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 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 300 km/h (186 mph), and D trains running overnight at a highest speed of 250 km/h (217 mph), linking Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu.
It is reported that the running speed of G trains will be accelerated to 350 km/h (217 mph) in October, 2017, by then the shortest journey time will be reduced to about 4 hours.
|Beijing South||Shanghai Hongqiao||G101, G5, G105, G11... |
36 departures from 06:44 to 19:00
|Shanghai||D313, D321 at 19:34 and 21:23||11h50m/12h7m|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Beijing South||G102, G6, G104m G106... |
36 departures from 06:44 to 19:00
|Shanghai||D314, D322 at 19:53 and 21:08||11h47m/11h52m|
Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please use the search tool on top of this page for real-time schedule.
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.
|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 |
|New Type Soft Sleepers||CNY 730||Double-deck berths arranged lengthwise on two sides of the aisle.|
|Soft Sleepers||CNY 780||4 berths in a cabin.|
|Second Class Seats||CNY 386||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.
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.
Major Rail Lines from Beijing to:
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