As you might have heard, it’s October Holiday (or National Day or Golden Week – it’s got all sorts of names!), which means that getting around town might be a bit harder due to an influx of domestic tourists. In addition to the sheer number of people in Shanghai, the government is also shutting down areas around the Bund and Lujiazui to traffic, making it even harder for those of you who will have a great view of the fireworks to find a taxi.
Here’s the info you need to know:
Dates: 30 Sept – 3 Oct
Time: 3:30pm – 11:30pm
Area: Bund, People’s Square & Lujiazui (see map above)
Public Transit Closed: East Nanjing Road (Line 2/10), Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, South Bund Ferry service
(Also, on Oct 3 & 6, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum will change its entry gates).
We highly recommend you use the subway to get around the city over the next couple days – use Explore Shanghai to find out the best metro routes. And we hope you’re not heading out via plane or train – record ticket sales ensure this is going to be a very busy holiday season and extra security checks will mean it will take even longer to get to your gate, so prepare accordingly. Happy travels!
UnTour Shanghai will still be running tours during the holiday, so join us and get eating!