Ticket Purchase:

You could find out the ticket office under the guidance of the guide signs in the station.

Single ticket:
You can take Metro Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, Line 8, Line 9, Line 10, Line 11, Line 12, Line 13 and Line 16 with this ticket.

Public transportation card:
You can take Metro Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, Line 8, Line 9, Line 10, Line 11, Line 12, Line 13 and Line 16 with this ticket. You could also use it on the maglev train, bus routes and taxi.

Souvenir ticket for tourists:
You can take Metro Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, Line 8, Line 9, Line 10, Line 11, Line 12, Line 13 and Line 16 with this ticket.

(1) The type of tickets and rules for using them in metro stations:

- Single Ticket: When you enter the station, place the ticket above the circular “card reader” on the surface of the ticket gate. When you leave the station, insert the ticket into the slot on the ticket machine. The ticket will be taken back by the metro station.

The ticket is valid on the date of purchase. You can return it to us on the date of purchase without reason as long as you have not used it.

You need to purchase a new ticket if you want to transfer to other metro lines after leaving the station.

- Public Transportation Card: When you enter or leave the station, place the card above the circular “card reader” on the surface of the ticket gate. You should keep your card after leaving the station.

Deposit: 20 yuan for each card;

When you want to top up the card, you should pay at least 10 yuan each time;

You can transfer to other metro lines after leaving the station. The ticket price will be calculated in succession.

- Souvenir Ticket: When you enter or leave the station, place the ticket above the circular “card reader” on the surface of the ticket gate. You can keep the ticket after leaving the station.

You will be regarded as “taking the metro without ticket” or “with invalid ticket” if you lost the souvenir ticket or you damage it.

You can purchase this ticket in the souvenir shop in the People’s Square Station.

- Public Transportation Card for the Elderly: When you enter or leave the station, place the card above the circular “card reader” on the surface of the ticket gate. You should keep your card after leaving the station.

The elderly people aged above 70 could take the metro at non-peak hours on working days (7:00-9:00 a.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. are peak hours). They could take the metro with this card at any time on holidays.

Passengers with this card should enter and leave the station via a special ticket gate. They can take the metro free of charge with this card.

- One Day Pass: When you enter or leave the station, place the ticket above the circular “card reader” on the surface of the ticket gate. You should keep the ticket after leaving the station.

Price: 18 yuan

After you enter the station by swiping the ticket on the card reader on the ticket gate, you could take the metro (excluding the maglev train) for several times within 24 hours.

Three Day Ticket: When you enter or leave the station, place the ticket above the circular “card reader” on the surface of the ticket gate. You can keep the ticket after leaving the station.

Price: 45 yuan

After you enter the station by swiping the ticket on the “card reader” on the ticket gate, you could take the metro (excluding the maglev train) for several times within 72 hours.

- Coupon ticket for the maglev train and metro: When you enter or leave the station, place the ticket above the circular “card reader” on the surface of the ticket gate. You should keep the ticket after leaving the station.

Price: 55 yuan for a single-journey maglev ticket; 85 yuan for a round-trip ticket;

Passengers with a valid ticket could take the maglev train once (or twice) on ordinary seat. After entering the station by swiping this coupon ticket on the “card reader”, passengers could take any metro train on any metro line under operation within 24 hours.

(2) How to purchase the tickets

Ticket price calculation: The ticket price will be calculated based on a segmentation system focusing on mileage: 3 yuan for 0-6 kilometers (including 6 kilometers); 4 yuan for 6-16 kilometers (including 6 kilometers); for passengers traveling above 16 kilometers, they will pay 1 yuan for traveling every 10 kilometers;

- Artificial ticket-selling service: The ticket prices for all stations will be printed on the ticket price table. Before buying tickets, you could look for the price on this table or inquiry about the ticket price from our staffs.

- How to use the automatic ticket machine:

1. Click the name of the metro line that you need and choose your destination station on the metro line;

2. Click the number of tickets that you want to purchase (each person could purchase 9 tickets only each time;)

3. Insert bank notes or coins into the machine (one-yuan bank note will not be accepted);

4. Take the changes and tickets.

(3) Concession policy

- Concession policy for interchange between Shanghai Metro and bus routes:
Passengers with a Shanghai Public Transportation Card could have a concession price of 1 yuan if they transfer to other bus routes within 120 minutes after leaving the metro station;

- Concession policy for passengers who have spent 70 yuan in Shanghai Metro in one calendar month:

Passengers with a Shanghai Public Transportation Card could have a ten percent off of their ticket prices if they have spent 70 yuan in Shanghai Metro in one calendar month. The total amount of ticket price being spent will be recalculated in the next calendar month.

(4) Interchange outside the station

- Passengers with a Shanghai Public Transportation Card could transfer to other metro lines within 30 minutes after leaving the station. The ticket price will be calculated in succession;

- Passengers with a single ticket should buy a new ticket to enter a new station after going out of the station. They can not get a concession price for interchange outside the station.

- In the following stations, passengers should go out of the station to transfer to other metro lines:
Shanghai Railway Station (Metro Line 1, Metro Line 3/4)
South Shaanxi Road (Metro Line 1, Metro Line 10)
Terminal 2 of Hongqiao International Airport (Metro Line 2, Metro Line 10)

Tips:
1) Each passenger could bring a child with the height of (including) 1.3 meters with him on the metro. No need to buy a ticket for this child. However, if a passenger brings more than one child with him, he should pay the ticket price according to the number of children. Pre-school children are not allowed to take the metro unless they are accompanied by adults.
2) Other auxiliary equipment: Inquiry machine for Shanghai Public Transportation Card, self-service bank, bulletin board, etc.


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