Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Train
Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Railway, Jinghu High Speed Railway for short, finishes the 1,318km's (819 miles) distance between the two cities in 4.5 hours.
Currently, there are two kinds of High Speed Trains, also called bullet trains in service, namely G trains running in daytime at a highest speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) mostly between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, and D trains running overnight at a highest speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station.
Beijing to Shanghai Train Schedule
(Last Update on Sep 21, 2018)
3 D types in total: departure time from 19:34 to 21:17; duration from 11H58M to 12H7M
(Last Update on Sep 21, 2018)
3 D types in total: departure time from 19:10 to 21:07; duration from 11H48M to 12H1M.
1. "+1"means the second day;
2. The timetable above is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of this page for real-time schedule.
Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Train Seat Classes and Ticket Price
|Types||Seat Classes||Ticket Fare|
|G trains |
|Business Seats||CNY 1,748|
|First Class Seats||CNY 933|
|Second Class Seats||CNY 553|
|Overnight D trains |
|New Type Soft Sleepers||CNY 605|
|Traditional Type Soft Sleepers||CNY 780|
|Second Class Seats||CNY 429|
1. New type soft sleepers are double-deck berths arranged lengthwise along the two sides of the aisle; traditional type soft sleepers are also double-deck berths, but arranged on two sides of a private cabin.
2. The schedule and ticket fare of the overnight high speed D trains may change on different dates.
How to go to Beijing South Station?
How to go to Shanghai Hongqiao Station?
The overnight D trains is well-equipped, 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. If you plan a day trip to visit the Great Wall, they are probably the best choices.
The normal type takes longer time, but costs less, hence they are popular among budget travelers. If you are going to travel by it, it is better to book a ticket in advance, especailly the sleeper ticket, as they are in a great demand in most time.
Which Train to Take Between Beijing and Shanghai?
If you would like to travel in daytime to enjoy the great view on the way, we recommend the G type, as they are fast and comfortable. What’s more, the Beijing South and Shanghai Hongqiao stations are well equipped like airports, and it is easy for you to find out the right boarding gate and platform. 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 choices if you travel on a budget.
Just remember that the daytime bullet trains run between Beijing South and Shanghai Hongqiao stations. The overnight D ones travel between Beijing South and Shanghai Railway Station. T109/T110 and 1461/1462 run between Beijing Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station.
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