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Hangzhou - Nanjing Train

Currently, there are over 120 pairs of trains operated daily between Hangzhou / Hangzhou South / Hangzhou East Railway Station and Nanjing / Nanjing South Railway Station. About 100 more pairs of them are high speed types with duration of 1 hour to 4 hours. The rest 16 pairs or so are normal types with duration of 4.5 hours to 8 hours.

Bullet trains are much more popular for this short trip due to its frequency and short travel time. It makes a one-day-tour easier between two cities. Thus, travelers are recommended to choose this type of ride. However, they do not run in late night, which means bullet overnight sleeper trains are not available. As a complementarity, some non-bullet types with sleepers are still reasonable for passengers who need to depart during mid-night.

High Speed Trains

Most of these rides run between Hangzhou East Railway Station and Nanjing South Railway Station. Although fewer rides are available at Hangzhou/ Hangzhou South Station and Nanjing Station, they are good choices as located closer to the city center; travelers can take them into consideration as well if the schedule fits.

Hangzhou to Nanjing High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G186207:05 - 08:361h31m
G3207:48 - 08:561h8m
G765010:25 - 11:431h18m
G762618:22 - 19:431h21m
Over 120 departures in total: departure time from 06:49 to 21:52; duration from 1H1M to 6H5M.
See more Hangzhou Schedule

Nanjing to Hangzhou Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G764107:14 - 08:521h38m
G779110:00 - 12:412h41m
G3111:23 - 12:331h10m
G233511:50 - 13:121h22m
Around 120 departures in total: departure time from 04:45 to 22:19; duration from 1H3M to 5HM.
See more Nanjing Schedule 

Note: The vast majority of bullet trains run within 4 hours. Only 3-4 run for a longer time.
The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Price:

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 361 - 748.5
USD 53 - 110
CNY 223.5
USD 33
CNY 186 - 370.5
USD 27 - 54
CNY 112 - 226
USD 16 - 33
D trains------CNY 145 - 278
USD 21 - 41
CNY 86 - 174
USD 13 - 26

These rides run along 2 different routes thus the mileage differs a lot:

Most of them follow the Nanjing-Hangzhou High Speed Railway Line with a distance around 162 miles (260 kilometers). Stopovers along this route include Deqing, Huzhou, Changxing, Yixing, Liyang, Wawushan, Lishui, and Jurong West.

A few of them operate on Hangzhou-Shanghai High Speed Railway and Shanghai-Nanjing High Speed Railway with a distance of around 292 miles (470 kilometers). Stopovers along this route include Yuhang, Haining West, Tongxiang, Jiaxing South, Jiashan South, Jinshan North, Songjiang South, Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunshan South, Suzhou, Suzhou North, Wuxi, Wuxi East, Huishan, Changzhou, Chaozhou North, Danyang, Danyang North, Zhenjiang, and Zhenjiang South.

It is recommended to avoid the rides which follow the latter line since they are longer in duration and higher in cost. Rides on the latter line include: G7371/G7372, G7571/G7572, G7575/G7576, G7375/G7376, G7589/G7590, G7595/G7596, G7349/G7350, D3135/D3136, D2281/D2282, G7520, G41, G44, G7505.

Normal Trains

Hangzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T11210:18 - 15:325h14m
Z17613:37 - 18:364h59m
K4813:43 - 20:396h56m
Z8616:43 - 21:084h25m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 01:52 to 20:12; duration from 4H21M to 7H43M.

Nanjing to Hangzhou Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z28105:37 - 12:156h38m
Z8507:26 - 11:464h20m
T11113:11 - 18:455h34m
K10113:55 - 20:226h27m
Around 20 departures in total: departure time from 00:03 to 22:25; duration from 4H25M to 9H25M.

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

Ticket Price (CNY):

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 174.5 - 204
USD 26 - 30
CNY 117.5 - 136
USD 17 - 20
CNY 62.5 - 72
USD 9 - 11

There are totally 16 pairs of normal rides between. However, they are not recommended options except for these travelers who have to travel during mid-night for flight connection.

All the rides are operated at Nanjing Railway Station. But in Hangzhou, they are operated at two different stations. Double check your ticket to make sure to get on or off at the right one.

As most of the rides just stop for a few minutes at the related stations, it is recommended to pay more attention to the broadcast in order to make preparation for getting off in advance. If you are not sure whether your destination is approaching or not, you may show your paper ticket to the staff or local passengers around you for help.

 See more: How to Travel between Nanjing and Hangzhou

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- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Hangzhou - Nanjing Train
Asked by LP Chai from SINGAPORE | Sep. 08, 2023 20:40Reply
Nanjing to Hangzhou
I will travel from Nanjing to Hangzhou by taking bullet train. Alight at Hangzhou East Railway station. Staying in Metropolo Jinjing Hotels-Block A 553, Dongning Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou.

1) Is the hotel near to Hangzhou East Railway station?
2) From Hangzhou East Railway station, how long to reach the hotel? Which exit to come out from the station?
3) Any nearby tourist attraction?
Answers (1)
Answered by John | Sep. 11, 2023 02:18

1. The hotel is just adjacent to the railway station.
2. You may take the exit in the east and then walk eastward for a few minutes to reach the hotel.
3. There is no attraction nearby. But there is a shopping mall to the north, where you can taste some delicious food.
Asked by Pike from USA | Oct. 28, 2019 00:15Reply
Hangzhou to Nanjing to Shanghai
We will stay 2 days in each city and plan to use fast trains to travel between. We are wondering if we can and should collect tickets for both trains at first station?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 28, 2019 17:51

Thank you for your inquiry.

Yes, you can collect tickets for all trips together at same station as long as you offer ticket counter the pickup numbers for both trips. If your schedule are fixed, you are recommended to collect tickets for both trips together to avoid the same trouble for second trip. If you may need to make amendment to your tickets, it would be better if you collect them one by one on the day of travel. Once you collected paper tickets out, we will not able to make any online change or cancellation for you.
Asked by Kagharse from KAZAKHSTAN | Apr. 30, 2019 04:48Reply
The first train of line 1 from Longxiangqiao to Hangzhou East Station
What time it begins from Longxiangqiao station.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jayla from CANADA | May. 04, 2019 18:01

The first ride should be at 6:03am from Longxiangqiao to East Railway Station direction.
Asked by Carson from USA | Jan. 04, 2019 00:13Reply
Which station is Nanjing is closer to Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum?
Will it open to tourist during Spring Festival Holiday?
Answers (1)
Answered by Forbes from CROATIA | Jan. 06, 2019 18:56

Nanjing Railway Station is closer to the mausoleum. It will still open for visit in Spring Festival Holiday.
Asked by Lyna from USA | Oct. 30, 2018 00:56Reply
How long will it take at Nanjing South Station to catch the next one to Wuhu?
How do I know which platform to go to take the second train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Watts from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 31, 2018 00:06

Usually 30min is possible, but if with heavy luggage, it may takes longer time. You cannot go from one platform to another platform directly. After your arrival, you need to use the transfer passage to back to the waiting room/hall instead. Then find the checkin gate for your next trip. Then checkin again.
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