Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal
Conveniently close to Shanghai, most passengers head straight for the city on convenient private city tours which cover highlights such as the Bund, traditional temples and gardens, trendy areas such as the Old French Concession, Tianzifang, Xin Tian Di, and the modern skyscrapers of Pudong.
Other tours offer tailored experiences centered on food, shopping, art, culture, or history. Add on activities such as a Huangpu River cruise, acrobatics show, or cooking class for a more complete experience. Popular day trip options outside of Shanghai include Suzhou and water towns such as Zhujiajiao.
Things to Know Before You Go
Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, also known as Baoshan Cruise Terminal, can berth four ships simultaneously.
Cruise ship passengers who book a guided group tour may enjoy up to 15 days of visa-free travel; 144-hour and 24-hour visa-free programs may also be available.
Most shore excursions include port pickup and drop-off.
Shore excursions to attractions outside of Shanghai, such as Zhujiajiao or Suzhou, can take upwards of eight hours.
There are several cruise terminals in and around Shanghai; make sure you know which terminal your ship arrives and departs from.
How to Get To Shanghai From the Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal
Wusongkou is located in the Baoshan District of Shanghai, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from downtown Shanghai. Free shuttle buses connect the terminal to Baoyang Metro Station (Line 3), which take passengers further afield. Taxis and buses, including bus Nos. 51, 160, 508, 728, and 952, are also an option. Shore excursions often include round-trip transportation.
The official language of Shanghai is Mandarin Chinese. English is not widely spoken, so it’s best to have your destination and your cruise port written down in Chinese to show taxi drivers. The official currency is the RMB (or Yuan) and ATMs are plentiful. You can also exchange money at banks by showing your passport.
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