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Shanghai Travel Guide

Visitor Information

The best thing to hit Shanghai since an extended metro system is the Shanghai Call Centre (962288), where a host of English-speaking operators answer any question you have, help you communicate with taxi drivers, and provide restaurant, bar, and shopping recommendations. There are also a number of French-, German-, and Spanish-speaking operators. Though you'll see what appear to be information kiosks on the street, bypass these; they're staffed by well-meaning college students who rarely offer valuable information.

Essentials

Airport Information

Hongqiao International Airport (021/6268–8918. www.shanghaiairport.com.)

Pudong International Airport (021/9608–1388. www.shanghaiairport.com.)

Bike Rental

Bohdi Bikes (021/5266–9013 or 139/1875–3119. www.bohdi.com.cn.)

Giant Bikes (743 Jianguo Xi Lu, Xuhui, Shanghai, 200030. 021/6437–5041.)

Bus Contact

Shanghai Central Long Distance Bus Station (1662 Zhongxing Lu, near Shanghai Railway Station, Zhabei, Shanghai, 200072. 021/6605–0000.)

Consulate

United States Consulate (American Citizen Services, Westgate Mall, 1038 West Nanjing Rd., 8th fl., Jing'an, Shanghai, 200040. 021/6433–6880; 021/6433–3936 after-hours emergencies; 021/3217–4650 citizen services. shanghai.usembassy-china.org.cn.)

Emergency Contacts

Fire (119.)

Police (110; 021/6357–6666 in English.)

Shanghai Ambulance Service (120.)

Ferry Contacts

China-Japan International Ferry Company (908 Dongdaming Lu, Hongkou, Shanghai, 200082. 021/6325–7642.)

Pudong–Puxi Ferry (Puxi dock, Jinling Lu, Huangpu, Shanghai, 200002. Pudong dock, 1 Dongchang Lu, south of Binjiang Dadao, Pudong, 200120.)

Shanghai Ferry Company (021/6537–5111 or 021/5393–1185. www.shanghai-ferry.co.jp.)

Medical Services

Huashan Hospital (Foreigners' Clinic, 15F, 12 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, Jing'an, Shanghai, 200040. 021/6248–9999 Ext. 2531 for 24-hour hotline.)

ParkwayHealth (Shanghai Center West Tower, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Room 203, Jing'an, Shanghai, 200040. 021/6445–5999.) Hongqiao Clinic (Mandarine City, 1F, Unit 30, 788 Hongxu Lu, Hongqiao, 201103.). Jinqiao Clinic (51 Hongfeng Lu, Pudong, 201103. 021/6445–5999.).

Shanghai East International Medical Center (150 Jimo Lu, near Pudong Da Dao, Pudong, Shanghai, 200120. 021/5879–9999 or. www.seimc.com.cn.)

Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics (1139 Xianxia Lu, Changning, Shanghai, 200336. 021/5133–1900; 021/5133–1999 emergencies. www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com.)

Postal Services

Post Office (276 Suzhou Bei Lu, Hongkou, Shanghai, 200080. Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing'an, 200040. 133 Huaihai Lu, Xuhui, 200003. 105 Tianping Lu, Xuhui.)

Subway Contacts

Maglev Train (021/2890–7777. www.smtdc.com.)

Shanghai Metro Passenger Information (021/6318–9000. www.shmetro.com.)

Train Contacts

Hongqiao Railway Station (Hongyu Elevated Road Exit, just west of Hongqiao Airport, Minhang, Shanghai, 201107. 021/12306.)

Shanghai Railway Station (303 Moling Lu, Zhabei, Shanghai, 200072. 021/6317–9090.)

Shanghai South Railway Station (289 Humin Lu, at Liuzhou Lu, Xuihui, Shanghai, 200231. 021/5436–9511.)

Visitor Info

Shanghai Tourist Information Services (Yu Garden, 149 Jiujiaochang Lu, Huangpu, Shanghai, 200001. 021/6355–5032.)

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