Shanghai Metro is the navigation app that makes travelling by Shentong Metro Group public transport in Shanghai simple

From the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to the Yuyuan Garden, cheering on the Shanghai Sharks or rooting for the Shanghai Swordfish, whether you’re a Shanghai native on your commute to work or sightseeing fresh from Shanghai Pudong International Airport we’ll show you the best way to get where you’re going in Shanghai. We make riding the metro easy. You’ll be a Shanghai Public Transportation Card tapping pro in no time

Tap, tap, tap!
Pan and zoom your way across Shanghai with ease using our simple, interactive maps. We’ll even show your route on the map

Plan journeys, sharpish
Search for stations and find your way using the world’s fastest route planner

No internet? No problem
Maps and journey planning even work offline

Regular map updates
Auto-magic updates keep our maps always up-to-date and box fresh

Every step of the way
Step-by-step guide means you’ll never get lost again

Multi-language support
Spot what you’re looking for quicker with both English and Chinese station names right there on the map

Save your faves
From finding your way back home, to taking the stress out of commuting, and all the places in-between. Your personal Shortcuts are never more than a swipe away

Shanghai Premium features:

An ad-free experience
Proper VIP treatment, with no ads, ever

Priority support
Problem with the app? We’ll be there to help you out

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Shanghai Premium available as an in-app subscription: ¥15.00 monthly or ¥38.00 annually, or as a one-off purchase of ¥88.00. Prices may vary by location. Cancel at any time, for any reason. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, at the cost of your chosen price tier. Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings in your iTunes Account. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased, where applicable. Read our terms in full at

What’s New

Version 3.0.0

We've rebuilt the app from the ground up, and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been busy working on.

Have a play with our super maps, now featuring all the bells and whistles that will help you get where you're going faster and easier than before.

This update also features our magic over-the-air maps, which means you’ll have the most up-to-date map. Always.

What are you still reading this for? Go forth and explore!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Ganlo ,

Great tool!

This is a great app, it is well thought out and has a very clear, intuitive interface. It would be very helpful for veteran expats exploring new areas of the city and tourists in need of a helping hand. All we need now, is a map update to take into account the new stations that have popped up this year!

Developer Response ,

Thank you reviewing. I have passed on your review and we will raise a ticket to update the map.

melcat92 ,

A the job done

Excellent basic functions. Clear interface to tell you where stations are in Mandarin and Pinyin, easy to use 'directions' functions which tells you how long it will take from one station to another. This does not take into account walking between lines when changing. A useful addition would be to allow passengers to see first and last trains, the intervals that trains are arriving, live train times and delays, station closures etc. It also takes a very long time to update when new lines are open. Line 13 had been fully open for months before they released an update. Overall fine for getting from A to B.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great feedback, these are features we can definitely look at for future updates. Thanks again.

Fan Bao ,

Great app; less encouraging customer service!

This is a really useful app with clear graphics and easy to use. The regular interruptions, at start-up, of ads for the Hong Kong Metro app is annoying, simply because there is no way to stop it (even when, like me, you also have the HKM app installed).

The most frustrating thing, however, is that this app really needs updating, to show the new lines on Shanghai Metro. I used the publishers' web site, to send in an enquiry, but they haven't bothered to respond. Meanwhile, I am having to use a different app, whose graphics are nowhere near as clear, nor the route planner as intuitive to use, simply because their map is up-to-date.


Mapway Limited
47 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove Ads £3.99
  2. Premium Yearly + Free Trial £4.99
  3. Premium Yearly £4.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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