Shanghai has the world's largest subway network, spanning 673 kilometers and 395 stations on 17 different lines.
Stations on each line
How to take the subway
How to buy your tickets
Similar to other metro systems in the world, Shanghai Metro adopts a distance-based fare system. Ticket fares range from 3 yuan for distances less than 6 kilometers, then an additional 1 yuan for each additional 10 kilometers.
It is recommended to purchase tickets from a ticket vending machine, which automatically calculates the fare according to the destination station specified.
Users of the Shanghai public transport card (SPTC) can get a discount of 10 percent after paying more than 70 yuan every month. The discount is only applied for journeys after the payment.
Senior citizens over 70 years old can take the metro for free (except during peak hours, 7–9 am and 5–7 pm on weekdays) by using their social security cards at the special entrances.
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