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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took line 2 from Chuansa station (near Qube hotel) to the Shanghai museum of science and technology station for the knock off market. The ticket price is incredibly cheap (5 yuan, or 1 CAD!) and easy to buy from the machine, with English option....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank eset2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has to be one of the best subway / metro / underground / tube's in the world. Better by far, than most that I have travelled in around other cities. Cheap, hassle free (apart from rush hour) and usually drops you very close to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MikeYoung1957
Reviewed 2 days ago

going anywhere with subway is easy and cheap disneyland and all is easy to catch.. helpfull for tourist also

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tarasera
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tested many times, including morning and afternoon rush hours. Definitely dimensioned for a big modern metropolis. Always a reliable service, definitely competitive with other surface transportations.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lucapS450YW
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I first visited Shanghai in 1984, I could not ride the bus due to the pushing and shoving and there was no subway, so I took the taxi, which was great because there were very few cars. Even with no Chinese language skill, I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 939freda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite not speaking a word of the local language I found the metro quite user friendly and easy to navigate. (Just follow the coloured arrows for the line you want). Reasonably priced for a big city, a single journey ticket was between 30 - 50...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Long-Distance-Cole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I found the subway so incredibly easy to navigate and use. And so very impressive. We are from the Washington, DC area, and each subway station was about the size of our local airport. The stations and trains were clean, modern, prompt...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 701tamib
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never delayed, fast, clean and gets you anywhere in the city. One of the finest metros in the world!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank meeshleboeuf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it comprehensively covers the city, providing a cheap way to explore, it is not the speediest of services. The station doors creak open and the trains almost have a delay on them after the doors are closed. Am I being too picky?

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfortable, consistent and cheap. It's easy to get anywhere in Shanghai and never were the shuttles too crowded.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dennis E
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WanderingsAscent
21 December 2018|
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Response from 802spyrosk | Reviewed this property |
You can also buy from the automatic machines in the stations, they are also in English, easy to use
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Henny S
25 November 2018|
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Response from Antoine K | Reviewed this property |
There are two metro stations at Hongqiao Airport, at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. In theory you should be able to get the refund for your card at the Metro Station Service Booth.
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Steve D
12 October 2018|
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Response from CoffeeMust | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't. We we're advised not to use our credit card in China at all due to some hacking and theft,very used Chinese money.
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