Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Train
Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, Jinghu High Speed Railway for short, finishes the 819 miles' (1,318km) distance between the two cities in 5 hours.
The High Speed Trains, namely bullet trains or G trains, run at a highest speed of 186mph (300km/h) between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, linking Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu.
Class and Fare
|G trains |
|Business Seats||CNY 1,748||3 seats in a row; |
the sofa-like seats can be adjusted for passengers to lie flat.
|Sightseeing Seats||CNY 1,748||5 to 6 deluxe seats in the first car, just behind the cockpit.|
|First Class Seats||CNY 933||4 seats in a row.|
|Second Class Seats||CNY 553||5 seats in a row.|
|Overnight D trains |
|Luxury Soft Sleepers||CNY 1,428||2 berths in a cabin.|
|Soft Sleepers||CNY 696||4 berths in a cabin.|
|Second Class Seats||CNY 309||5 seats in a row.|
How to go to Beijing South Station?
Take subway line 4 which directly connects to the -1F of the station building. The airport shuttle bus line 10 allows passengers to transfer between Capital Airport and the station. A taxi to the station costs about CNY 120 from Capital Airport and CNY 25 from the city center area around the Tiananmen Square.
How to go to Shanghai Hongqiao Station?
Take subway line 2 or line 10 to reach the station, which is located next to Hongqiao Airport. A taxi takes 1.5 hours and costs CNY 230 from Pudong Airport to the station, while 45 minutes and CNY 70 from the downtown area near People's Square.
Beijing to Shanghai Train:
(Last Update on Jan. 24th, 2017)
Shanghai to Beijing Train:
(Last Update on Jan. 24th, 2017)
Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of this page for real-time schedule.
Beijing-Shanghai Overnight Sleeper Trains
The above mentioned high speed trains mostly run in day. If you want to save daytime, those running overnight are also available. Currently, there are two types of them, the high speed D type and normal type.
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?
How far from Beijing to Shanghai? The road distance is 754 miles (1,213 km) while the railway measures 819 miles (1,318km). You can travel between the two cities by the daytime G trains or the overnight sleeper.
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.
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to: