Recommended by CNN and Lonely Planet, this is Shanghai's best subway map! Up-to-date with all the metro lines for 2018; Works offline; Routeplanner, GPS, Street maps; English and Chinese included.

Download the app completely free! The free app is ad-supported. Upgrade to VIP features if you'd like to get extra features, remove ads and support future development!


1. Fully up-to-date for 2018
Accurate metro map, includes every station on every line. Free updates for future station openings and timetable changes.

2. Designed for iPhone X
Our gorgeous maps have been fully redesigned for the iPhone X. Runs on all iOS9, iOS10 and iOS11 devices.

3. Designed for iPad
Specially redesigned interface for the larger iPad screen with split screen. Drag and drop station names, tips, maps and timetables into other apps.

4. Street maps for every station
Need to get your bearings at a station? Integrated Street maps show you metro exits and nearby streets for every station.

5. Route-planner
A really easy route-planner. Get route and time information for any journey with just three taps.

6. "Find my nearest station"
Using your GPS, see a list of the closest metro stations to your current location.

7. Works offline
Everything works without an Internet connection. Search stations and plan routes on the go.


I've been developing this app for 9 years. Upgrading to VIP helps support future development of the app. VIP users get additional features, like NO ADS, accurate prices for every journey, first/last train times, offline street maps, tips at every station, and a general warm fuzzy feeling.


CNN Travel: "These maps are very easy on the eye and simple to navigate. They work offline and also include free updates of stations that have yet to be completed, operating hours and schedules."

Lonely Planet: "Easy to use, up to date and work offline. Very handy, especially when they've run out of paper maps at the stations."


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What's New

Version 15.1.1

Updated first/last train times. Pujiang Line opens early 2018.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

219 Ratings

219 Ratings

Great for first time travelers! Easy to use.

Roxys precious

I was in Shanghai and needed to get from Jiading to Pudong. I've never been on the Metro before, but this app seemed clear for route planning and gave estimated time and voice (and character) translation of the station stops. (Useful if you need to ask anyone where the station is.)

When I used the app in Shanghai, the estimated times were spot on and the interactive map route was helpful since I started at a different station. I liked the app better than another "back up" metro app because it has zero pop up add. Space is key and I didn't like half my map space taken up by adverts.

This map also has a light blue designation for the river, which was important because looking at a basic subway map, I didn't know if I was on the correct side of Shanghai. This was a little feature that helped me navigate.

Highly recommend as a non Mandarin speaker to feel independent.

Wish list: 1. closure times for specific lines (I ended up taking a taxi at a station because the line closed at 10pm.) 2. quick tutorial on single issue ticket purchase and how to scan/ deposit ticket at entry and exit.

Trust this app!


We used this app all the time during our Shanghai trip, but the funny thing is the one time we didn't trust it, we were wrong. In Shanghai, some line transfers require you to leave the station to switch trains -- big inconvenience. The app said we should go out of our way two stops to switch, but I ignored it. Well, if we had done that then we wouldn't have had to leave the station in the rain! So download this app and just believe what it says when it tells you the best routes.

Getting around the subway in Shanghai


This application has been very helpful. The train map is current. So many of the maps you get with travel guides are outdated because of the subway systems continuous growth. I really like the street map or train map view. If you plan on traveling on the subway in Shanghai, this application will help you get around.

The only complaint I have is the the find my location button stopped working on my iPad.


Matthew Mayer
75 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Hindi, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© ExploreMetro
In-App Purchases
  1. VIP mode $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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