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Guangzhou - Nanjing Train

Around 2 pairs of high speed trains run between Guangzhou and Nanjing with a duration of 7.5 – 8.5 hours. The distance is about 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) and a second class seat costs CNY660. The other two pairs of normal speed overnight sleeper trains take a long time of 23 – 28 hours for a distance of 1,800 kilometers (1,118 miles). A hard sleeper costs CNY377/444 per person.
 

Guangzhou – Nanjing High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Open Date: May 15th, 2016
 Distance: 1,500 kilometers (932 miles)
 Running speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Duration: 7.5 – 8.5 hours
 Stations along the way: Guangzhou South, Shaoguan, Qingyuan, Chenzhou West, Hengyang East, Zhuzhou West, Changsha South, Miluo East, Yueyang East, Xianning North, Chibi North, Wuhan, Hong’an West, Macheng North, Jinzhai, Liu’an, Hefei South, Nanjing South
 

Guangzhou to Nanjing High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G174406:48 - 14:477h59m
G112815:13 - 22:347h21m
See more Guangzhou Schedule
 

Nanjing to Guangzhou Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G111307:28 - 14:397h11m
G174315:47 - 23:107h23m
See more Nanjing Schedule 

Note: The timetable is for reference only. Please check for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
 

Ticket Fare of Guangzhou – Nanjing High Speed Trains

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,054
USD 311
CNY 1,055
USD 160
CNY 660
USD 100
 
 

Normal Trains of Guangzhou - Nanjing

Guangzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule:

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K52807:45 - 08:16+24h31m
T15209:00 - 08:55+23h55m

Nanjing to Guangzhou Train Timetable:

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K52714:38 - 18:30+27h52m
T15117:57 - 17:00+23h3m
Notes:
1. The timetable is for reference only. Please check for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.
2. "+" indicates the second day.
 

Ticket Fare:

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 673 - 753
USD 102 - 114
CNY 377 - 428
USD 57 - 65
CNY 206 - 236
USD 31 - 36
 
They are shuttling between Guangzhou Railway Station and Nanjing Railway Station. T152/T151 takes the shorter time of 23/24 hours, so they are better choices if passengers will travel by normal trains. Besides, a soft sleeper or hard sleeper berth is highly recommended for such a long distance journey and the sleeper tickets should be purchased in advance in case they are sold out.

 Stations along the way:
 K528/K527: Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Leiyang, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Liling, Pingxiang, Yichun, Fenyi, Xinyu, Zhangshu, Fengcheng, Jinxian, Yingtan, Shangrao, Yushan, Quzhou, Yiwu, Zhuji, Hangzhou East, Haining, Jiaxing, Shanghai South, Suzhou, Wuxi, Danyang, Zhenjiang, Changzhou

 T152/T151: Shaoguan East, Chenzhou, Hengyang, Zhuzhou, Pingxiang. Xinyu, Yingtan, Jingdezhen, Huangshan, Jixixian, Xuancheng, Wuhu, Ma’anshan
 

Guangzhou – Nanjing Train vs. Flight

Direct flights between the two cities take about 2 hours for a single journey, saving a lot of time compared with a rail trip. Flights are the first choices for those who are tight in time. Usually, the full price for an economy class is about CNY1,300, but when discounts are provided by airlines in low seasons, the flight ticket fare can be low to CNY400 – 900, which is pretty competitive. In peak seasons, the ticket fare may exceed CNY1,000.
 
Compared with normal speed trains, high speed trains save a lot of time as well. The facilities and environment on bullet trains are better than that on normal speed ones. In high seasons, they are good choices to save money and time. Besides, the land scenery outside the window is amazing.

In general, budget travelers are very likely to choose normal speed overnight sleeper trains as they are much cheaper. 

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 Major Rail Lines from Nanjing to:
- Last modified on Apr. 01, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Guangzhou - Nanjing Train
Asked by Jerome from DENMARK | Dec. 21, 2018 00:39Reply
Train departs at 6:55am
G1744 departs at 6:55am. When should I be at the station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerome | Dec. 23, 2018 16:16
00Reply


Since it is early morning, 1 hour should be possible for ticket collection. If you are worried about finding direction, maybe 1.5 hours. It would be better if you can collect the paper ticket in advance before travel date. In this way, 40min should surely enough.
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