The safest and most convenient place to exchange for currency is at a reputable hotel, where the rates are similar to those at the Bank of China and exchange desks are often open 24 hours.
Bank of China provides many convenient locations for currency exchange and credit card cash withdrawals. Bank of China can be found at the following locations:
The Bund located at 23 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road 23 ( Tel 021-6329-1979 );
On the north side of the JC Mandarin Hotel at 1221 Nanjing Xi Road ( Tel 021-6247-1700 );
At 2168 Yan'an Xi Road (Tel. 021-6278-5060 );
At 1207 Huaihai Zhong Road ( Tel 021-6437-8753 );
and at 2550 Hongqiao Road 2550 (Tel. 021/6268-8866 ).
The Bank of China's business hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to noon and 1:30 to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to noon.