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Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Train


Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, Jinghu High Speed Railway for short, finishes the 819 miles' (1,318km) journey between the two cities in 5 hours.

The High Speed Trains, namely G trains, run at a highest speed of 186mi/h (300km/h) between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, linking Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu.


 Class and Fare

Business Seats CNY 1,748 24 seats in a cabin with 3 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.


 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.

Map of Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway
Map of Beijing-Shanghai High
Speed Railway (Click to enlarge)
A Second-Class Passenger Cabin
Second-Class
Passenger Cabin

 Timetable
 Beijing to Shanghai: 
(Last Update on May 22th, 2016) 
Beijing Train Schedule
G101 G5 G103 G105 G11 G107 G109 G111 G113 G1 G41 G115 G117 G13
Depart 06:44 07:00 07:05 07:35  08:00 08:05 08:15 08:35 08:53 09:00 09:16 09:22  09:40 10:00
Arrive 12:38 11:55 12:42 13:15 13:10 13:38 14:07  14:25 14:30 13:48 14:46 15:07 15:31 14:55
 
G119
G121 G15 G123
G125
G411 G127 G129 G131
G133
G135
G137
G139
G3
G43
Depart 10:05
10:28
11:00 11:05
11:10
11:20 11:35
12:10
12:25 12:40
12:55
13:07
13:40 14:00
14:05
Arrive
15:45
16:28
15:55
16:50
16:59
17:07 17:16 17:49 18:14
18:37
18:57
19:01
19:52
18:48
19:38
 
G141
G143 G145 G17 G147 G19
G149
G151
G21
G153
G155
G157
G159 G7
Depart 14:10 14:31 14:36
15:00
15:41
16:00
16:25 16:35
17:00
17:15
17:20 17:43 17:48 19:00
Arrive
20:13
20:26 20:43
19:56
21:15
21:54
22:24
22:35
22:39
22:52
23:08
23:23
23:28 23:55

 Shanghai to Beijing:
(Last Update on May 22th, 2016) 
 Shanghai Train Schedule
G102 G104 G6 G106 G108 G110 G12 G112 G114 G2 G116 G118 G14
Depart 06:39 06:53 07:00  07:10 07:20 07:30 08:00 08:05 08:18 09:00 09:34 09:54 10:00
Arrive 12:18 12:23 11:55 12:42 13:11 13:33 13:16 14:08 14:12 13:48 15:23 15:44 14:58
 
G42 G122 G16 G126 G130 G132 G412 G134 G138 G140 G4 G142 G18
Depart 10:28 10:46 11:00 11:10 11:26 12:12 12:23 13:02 13:30 13:41 14:00 14:21 15:00
Arrive 16:06 16:33 15:55 17:00 17:23 18:08 18:31 18:52 19:23 19:31 18:48 20:18 19:55
 
             G146 G148 G20 G150 G152 G22 G154 G44 G158 G8
Depart 15:05 15:32 16:00 16:05 16:19 17:00 17:14 17:24 17:34 19:00
Arrive 20:50 21:12 21:17 21:47 21:52 22:40 22:40 23:01 23:18 23:48

Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of this page for real-time schedule.

A Dining Cabin
A Dining Cabin
High-Speed Electric Multiple Units Train (G-Train)
High Speed Locomotive


 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: