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 running between Beijing and Shanghai, namely G trains running in daytime at a highest speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), and D trains running overnight at a highest speed of 250 km/h (217 mph), linking Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu.
Beijing to Shanghai Train Schedule:
|Beijing South||Shanghai Hongqiao||G101, G105, G107... |
36 departures from 06:43 to 19:00
|4h18m - 6h17m|
|Shanghai||G5, G21 at 07:00 and 19:08||4h28m - 4h40m|
|D313, D311, D321 from 19:34 to 21:23||12h07m/ 11h58m/ 11h52m|
Shanghai to Beijing Train Timetable:
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Beijing South||G102, G104, G106... |
36 departures from 06:26 to 19:00
|Shanghai||G6, G12 at 07:00 and 12:00||4h38m|
|D312, D322, D314 at 19:10, 19:53 and 21:07||11h57m/ 11h52m/ 11h48m|
Class and Ticket Price
|G trains |
|Business Seats||CNY 1,748||3 seats in a row; |
the sofa-like seats can be adjusted for passengers to lie flat.
|First Class Seats||CNY 933||4 seats in a row.|
|Second Class Seats||CNY 553||5 seats in a row.|
|Overnight D trains |
|New Type Soft Sleepers||CNY 690||Double-deck berths arranged lengthwise on two sides of the aisle.|
|Soft Sleepers||CNY 960||4 berths in a cabin.|
|Second Class Seats||CNY 426||5 seats in a row.|
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.
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