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Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Train

Map of Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway
Map of Beijing-Shanghai High
Speed Railway (Click to enlarge)
The Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway, short for Jinghu High-Speed Railway, has been under construction from April, 2008. The train runs at a highest speed of 186mi/h (300km/h), shorten the 819 miles (1,318km) journey between the two cities to 5 hours. 

The High-Speed Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train, namely the G-trains, travel between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, going across Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. 

The ticket fare is CNY 1,748 for sightseeing and business seat, CNY933 for first-class seat and CNY553 for second-class seat.

The sightseeing areas are set just behind the cockpits, which includes 5 - 6 deluxe seats, each of which is equipped with reading lamp, a small foldable table, a LCD TV, and a power outlet. The business cabin has 24 deluxe seats. The seat backrest can be folded down flat for sleeping. In the first-class cabins, 4 seats are set in a line. The second-class seats, which are most-used, are designed to have 5 seats in a line.

The stations you should go are Beijing South and Shanghai Hongqiao. Beijing South station is accessible by subway line 4 and airport shuttle bus line 10 (CNY 24, 60 minutes from Capital Airport). Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is located next to Hongqiao airport. You can take subway line 2 (2 hours) or airport shuttle bus line 1 (1.5 hours, CNY30) from Pudong International Airport) to the station. 

A Second-Class Passenger Cabin
A Second-Class Passenger Cabin
A Dining Cabin
A Dining Cabin

 Beijing to Shanghai Timetable:  Beijing Train Schedule
G101 G105 G11 G107 G111 G1 G113 G115  G41 G117 G13
Depart 07:00 07:36  08:00 08:06 08:40 09:00 09:05 09:16 09:33  09:44 10:00
Arrive 12:36 13:21 13:09 13:41  14:20 13:48  14:29 14:48 15:08 15:42 14:55

G119
G121 G15
G125
G129 G131
G133
G135 
G137
G3
G43
Depart 10:05
10:28
11:00
11:13
12:13
12:27
12:48
13:06
13:40
14:00
14:05
Arrive
15:50
16:19
15:55
16:50
17:48
18:12
18:25
18:53
19:20
18:48
19:35

G141
G17 G143
G145
G19 G147
G149
G21 
G153
G157
Depart 14:41
15:00
15:12
15:30
16:00
16:10
16:15
17:00
17:10
17:45
Arrive
20:31
19:59
21:07
21:12
21:16
21:50
22:02
22:35
22:48
23:23

 Shanghai to Beijing:  Shanghai Train Schedule
G102 G104 G106 G12 G110 G112 G2 G114  G116 G14 G118
Depart 07:00 07:10  07:30 08:00 08:05 08:25 09:00 09:10 09:34 10:00 10:05
Arrive 12:23 12:42 13:09 13:16 13:55 14:14 13:48 14:45 15:21 14:55 15:48

G42 G122 G16 G124 G126 G128 G130 G132  G134 G136 G138
Depart 10:28 10:46 11:00 11:05 11:10 11:15 11:33 12:18 13:00 13:17 13:29
Arrive 16:06 16:27 15:55 16:37 16:50 17:00 17:35 18:14 18:53 19:00 19:08

        G140 G4 G142 G144 G18 G146 G148 G44  G20 G150 G152
Depart 13:41  14:00 14:21 14:39 15:00  15:05 15:19  15:24  16:00  16:05  16:20
Arrive 19:25 18:48 20:06  20:13 19:55 20:50 20:57 21:14  21:06 21:41  21:58

            
 
G22 G154 G158 G160
Depart 17:00 17:14 17:33 17:55
Arrive 22:16 22:37  23:22  23:27

Overnight Sleeper from Beijing to Shanghai
 D313, D311 and D321: Beijing South to Shanghai
Travel Time: 11.5 hours
Ticket prices: CNY309 for a second class seat and CNY696 for soft sleeper
The overnight soft sleeper on the bullet trains is comfortable, fast and safe, and is especially recommended for travelers with limited time, as you travel at night and leave more time for sightseeing in daytime. Plus, the two stations, Beijing South and Shanghai railway stations are close to city centers, so you also save the time of transferring to suburban stations. Shanghai Railway Station is reachable by subway line 1 and 4, and airport shuttle bus line 5 from Pudong Airport (1.5 hours, CNY25) and bus No.941 from Hongqiao Airport (2 hours, CNY6). 
        D313 D311 D321 D312 D322 D314
Beijing 19:34 21:16 21:23 Shanghai 19:30 19:55 21:11
Shanghai 07:20 08:58 09:10 Beijing  07:07 07:39 08:56

 If you travel on a budget, you may consider T109/T110 between Beijing Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station.
Travel Time: 15 hours
Ticket Prices: CNY315.5 for hard sleeper and CNY497.5 for soft sleeper.
To get to Beijing Railway Station, you can take subway line 2, or airport shuttle bus line 3 from the Capital Airport (1 hour, CNY 24). 
T109 T110
Beijing 19:33 Shanghai 18:14
Shanghai 10:44 Beijing 09:25

High-Speed Electric Multiple Units Train (G-Train)
High-Speed Electric Multiple Units Train

Train Travel from Beijing to Shanghai
You can travel between the two cities by the daytime G-trains or the overnight sleeper.

 If you have enough time, then we recommend the G type, as they are fast and comfortable. You can enjoy the great view on the way. What’s more, the Beijing South and Shanghai Hongqiao stations are well equipped like an airport, and it is easy for you to find out the right train. The seats and facilities in the carriages are clean and modern. Last but not least, they are punctual.

 If you want to save the time in daytime, travel overnight. The four bunk soft sleeper cabin is clean, comfortable and private. After a good sleep, you can reach your destination. The hard sleeper bunks are also comfortable and they are good choice if you travel on a budget. The beds are clean and the carriage will not be overloaded.

Just remember that the daytime G-trains run between Beijing South and Shanghai Hongqiao railway stations. The overnight bullet trains travel between Beijing South and Shanghai Railway Stations. T109/T110 run between Beijing Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station.