Ferry routes across the Huangpu

How to cross the river from Jinling Dong Lu, Gongping Lu and Taitongzhen piers

These ferries cost 2RMB/pedestrian, 2.8RMB/cyclist and 3RMB/scooter pilot, with same-day return trips half price. Note that rollercoaster rules apply: if you’re under 1.3m tall you can’t buy a ticket without a grown-up.

As well as connecting to the Fuxing Dong Lu Pier, The Dongchang Lu Pier, at the southern end of the Pudong promenade, delivers throngs of tourists to the Jinling Dong Lu Pier, smack on the Bund, every 15 minutes from 7am-10pm. (The hours from the Bund to Dongchang Lu are the same.)

The Jinling Dong Lu Pier really is at the business end of The Bund.One flight of steps and you’re on the riverside walk, and you’re just a couple of minutes’ walk from Three on the Bund. Bikes and scooters aren’t allowed on the ferries between Jinling Dong Lu and Dongchang Lu, which makes a nice break from their usual hit-and-run over-enthusiasm. The next pier north is a 30-minute walk away. If you’re not up for a stroll along The Bund and through the narrow park that passes the overseas passenger terminal, hop in a cab to the Gongping Lu Pier.

Until recently, there wasn’t much going on near the Gongping Lu Pier other than construction. With the launch of the new Banyan Tree hotel, which opened right next to the pier on October 22, that could change. Ferries between the pier on Gongping Lu, near Haiping Lu, and the Taitongzhan Pier, near the Oriental Mandarin Hotel on Pudong Nan Lu, near Binjiang Dadao, leave every 20 minutes from 7am-7pm, and more frequently at rush hours (8-9am and 5.30-6.30pm). Trips in the other direction start at 7.10am and end at 6.50pm.