Shanghai sightseeing bus center is created in May of 1998, STBC is a Shanghai-based travel service supplier directly under the umbrella of Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, offering a full product lineup featuring over 170 travel routes that make for 1-day trips, 2-day trips, 3-day trips, bus trips and train trips to 270-odd attractions.
Lying where Zhongshan Road (S-2) and Caoxi Road converge and being close to Xujiahui, the main station which covers 12,000sqm in area features a massive public service building with two stories above the ground and one story underground.It provides travel information, ticketing service and transportation service, manages information releases, monitors quality, handles complaints and respond to safety emergency situations. The first floor above the ground is for departing passengers and buses, while the underground floor is for ticketing, information and other generic services. The facility offers 67 bus parking spaces, including 24 departure spaces.
Visitors can ride the double-decked City Sightseeing Buses for a one-day fun trip of Shanghai. Serving people in the same way as public buses, the City Sightseeing Buses run two routes respectively in Puxi area and Pudong area. Audio guides are available in the bus. Visitors can get a free earphone for free when they are aboard. After they install the earphone into the opening provided, Visitors can receive introductions of places of interest in the city in 8 different languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Chinese. Visitors can either have a through trip or stop at any stations at will. The through ticket is valid for unlimited rides in 24 hours at the cost of CNY30.