Shanghai Bus Tickets
The Ticket Price
The ticket prices depending on the length of routes or bus conditions: as a rule, 1 Yuan for routes less than 1.3 km long, 1.5 for routes over 1.3 km and 2 Yuan for air-conditioned buses (indicated by a snowflake besides the bus number),and special lined buses with multiple tickets.
Public Transportation Card
The picture on the left side shows a standard Shanghai Public Transportation Card which is popularly used now.It is a nice light-blue IC card that stores money value. It can be used in most public transportation vehicles: Bus, Taxi, Ferry Boat, Metro.
Public Transportation Card Policy
- Transport card holders will receive a 0.5 yuan (6 US cents) discount on their two-yuan fare if they take a second trip on any of the routes involved in the discount scheme within 90 minutes of boarding the first bus.
- Not every bus route in Shanghai part of the discount scheme which covers some 70 bus routes along Yan'an Road, Beijing Road, Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road do.
- You can buy one at any Metro Station ticket counter. You can deposit as much money as you want (upper limit is 999 RMB), and there will be a 30 RMB card cost, which is refundable after you return the card to the dealer.