to other metro systems in the world, Shanghai Metro also adopts the
distance-based fare system. Ticket fares range from 3 Yuan for journeys
under 6km, then 1 Yuan for each additional 10 km.
is advisable to purchase tickets from a ticket vending machine which
automatically calculates the fare according to the destination station
specified. However, general knowledge of how the fare is calculated will
be helpful too. Here are some points you may find useful:
of the Shanghai public transport card (SPTC) can get a 10% discount for
the rest of the calendar month after paying 70 Yuan. The discount is
applied only for journeys after the payment; it is not retroactively
applied to previous journeys.
part of the "Air-conditioned Bus Transfer Discount", SPTC users are
entitled to a 1 Yuan discount when transferring to the metro within 90
minutes. (The 10% monthly discount may be applied after the transfer
discount) This discount also applies for bus to Metro and bus to bus
transfers and can accumulate over multiple transfers. Depending on the
time spent at the destination, the discount will be applied at the start
of the return trip as well, making the cost of a round-trip 11 Yuan
instead of the original 16 Yuan.
citizens over 70 years of age can take the metro for free (except
during peak hours, 7–9am and 5–7pm on weekdays) by using their social
security cards (also RFID-embedded) at a special gantry at each metro
Ticket/ Card/ Pass
tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines or at a ticket
window. Single-ride tickets are embedded with RFID contactless chips.
When entering the system you tap the ticket against a scanner above the
turnstile, and on exit you insert the ticket into a slot where it is
stored and recycled.
can also be paid using a Shanghai public transport card (SPTC). This
RFID-embedded card can be purchased at selected banks, convenience
stores and metro stations with a 20 Yuan deposit. You can top up your
card at ticket booths, Service Centers at the metro stations as well as
many small convenience stores and banks throughout the city. The SPTC
can also be used to pay for other forms of transportation, such as taxi
one-day pass was introduced for the Expo 2010 held in Shanghai. The
fare for the calendar day was set at 18 Yuan, for unlimited travel
within the metro system. This has to be purchased at Service Centers at
metro stations and is not available through vending machines.
3- Day Tourist Pass
As of 1st
March 2012, tourists to Shanghai are able to purchase a new 45-yuan
pass which will allow unlimited journeys on all Shanghai Metro lines for
a 72 hour period. This is in addition to the existing one-day pass for