China Intercity High Speed Trains

To make the travel among the large and busy cities more convenient, China has constructed intercity high speed railways, which carry frequent bullet trains every day just like city buses or subways do.

These high speed trains relieve the transportation pressure during high travel seasons.

Below are some major intercity high speed rail lines that have been put into use:

Line Open Date Length (km) Designed Speed (km/h)
Beijing-Tianjin 2008/08/01 119 350
Chengdu-Dujiangyan 2010/05/10 68 200
Nanchang-Jiujiang 2010/09/20 135 250
Changchun-Jilin-Hunchun 2011/01/11 359 250
Guangzhou-Zhuhai 2012/12/31 117 200
Guangzhou-Shenzhen 2011/12/26 116 350
Shanghai-Nanjing 2010/07/01 301 350
Nanjing-Hangzhou 2013/07/01 249 350
Tianjin-Qinhuangdao 2013/12/01 261 300

 Beijing-Tianjin (Jingjin) Railway 

It connects Beijing South and Tianjin. For the whole journey of 74 mi (120 km), it only takes about half an hour. Every day trains are very frequently scheduled from 06:30 to 23:00 every 5-10 minutes. Upon arrival at Beijing South, passengers can easily transfer to subway line 4. For passengers getting off at Tianjin, they can conveniently transfer to subway line 2, 3 and 9.

 Shanghai-Nanjing (Huning) Railway 

It connects Shanghai or Shanghai Hongqiao and Nanjing via Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou and others. At present, more than 50 pairs of bullet trains make the journey and the interval is within 10 minutes.

 Nanjing-Hangzhou (Ninghang) Railway 

The journey can now be finished in about 2 hours. The 155 mi (249 km) rail line has 11 stations, including Nanjing South, Jiangning East, Huzhou and Hangzhou East.

 Guangzhou-Shenzhen (Guangshen) Railway 
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It is a part of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong (Guangshengang) High Speed Rail Line. Covering 65 mi (105 km), it connects Guangzhou South and Shenzhen North via Humen. On this line, about 90 highballs run for single journey every day and the shortest interval is within 5 minutes.

 Guangzhou-Zhuhai (Guangzhu) Railway 

It can take passengers for the journey in around 70min. It passes through Guangzhou South, Shunde, Zhongshan, Zhuhai Gongbei.

 Chengdu-Dujiangyan (Chengguan) Railway   

It starts from Chengdu North and ends at Mt. Qingcheng town, Dujiangyan. Upon arrival at Chengdu North, passengers can easily transfer to the local subway line 2 at Xipu Subway Station.

 Hainan Eastern Ring Railway  

It connects Haikou and Sanya and passes through Wenchang, Qionghaiand, Wanning and Lingshui Li Nationality Autonomous County. It forms Hainan island roundabout railroad together with the local Western Ring Rail Line.

 Nanchang-Jiujiang (Changjiu) Railway  

It connects Jiujiang and Nanchang North via Lushan and other stations in Jiangxi Province.

 Changchun-Jilin (Changji) Railway  

Its major stations are Changchun, Longjia Airport and Jilin. A direct train on the rail reaches its destination within half an hour. From 06:00 to 22:00 every day, trains operate very frequently and the shortest interval is only 4min.

 Tianjin-Qinhuangdao (Jinqin) Railway  

This service begins in May, 2013. It allows the travel from Tianjin to Tangshan to be achieved within 30 min and from Tianjin to Qinhuangdao, it takes only 50 min. Tianjin, Tianjin Binhai New Area, Tangshan, Beidaihe and Qinhuangdao are the main stations.

 Qinhuangdao-Shenyang (Qinshen) Railway  

It is China's first high speed rail, which laid solid foundation for the development of China's high speed railway.

Aside from the above ones, Hangzhou-Huangshan (Hanghuang) Railway and Chengdu-Chongqing (Chengyu) Railway, both of which are still under construction, will also play very important roles.

- Last updated on Dec. 14, 2022 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on China Intercity High Speed Trains
Asked by Frazier from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 25, 2019 01:55Reply
When will the tickets Beijing South to Binhai released for sale?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 25, 2019 19:17

Thank you for your inquiry.

Due to the recent schedule adjustment, the intercity city train between Beijing South and Binhai are in pending status now. The detailed date for sale is still not clear yet. You may check the schedule often on our website. We will make update once they released for sale. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Asked by Sue from USA | Mar. 13, 2016 13:30Reply
I want to travel by G train from Shanghai to Suzhou. I will be arriving at Pudong Airport.
Which train station will I use and how should I get there?
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Answered by Sergio | Mar. 13, 2016 19:24

For the Suzhou trip, both Shanghai and Shanghai Hongqiao stations are available with high speeds. Shanghai railway station is a little closer in distance, you can take metro Line 2 to People's Square and then change to line 4 there to Shanghai station. If you go for Hongqiao, you can also take the metro Line 2 directly.
Asked by Jocelyne from SWITZERLAND | Feb. 08, 2016 05:04Reply
Where can I find a bullet-trains map on your website (to see all the bullet roads)?
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Answered by Fernando | Feb. 13, 2016 18:37

You may have a try on this page:
Asked by Mark from USA | Oct. 05, 2015 14:03Reply
Train numbers. G1276/G1277 on a schedule.
I understand the G mains a high-speed bullet , but does this mean the passenger change trains?
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Answered by Mallia | Oct. 06, 2015 00:45

No, it is the same , passengers don't need to change.
Asked by Herry from INDONESIA | Jul. 29, 2015 07:30Reply
is there any High speed rail from Huangshan to Hangzhuo
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Answered by Caroline | Jul. 29, 2015 19:34

Only 1 available, G1507(14:33/17:50). The trip would take about 3 hours and 17min.
Answered by Herry from INDONESIA | Jul. 29, 2015 21:52

Thanks Caroline
Is the G Train start from Huangshan North Rail Way Station?
How much is taxi fare from Tangkuo to this station ?
Answered by Fiona | Jul. 30, 2015 00:51

Yes, it is Huangshan North. If you take the taxi, it would be at least CNY200. If it is the day time, you can also take the xpress shuttle bus. It would be around 1 hour but much cheaper.
Answered by Herry from INDONESIA | Jul. 30, 2015 03:47

Thanks Flora
Answered by Herry from INDONESIA | Jul. 30, 2015 21:59

Is there any recomendation transport Huangshan to Hangzhuo on 07 October (GOLDEN WEEK) because this time very CROWDED.
Answered by Edith | Jul. 31, 2015 03:54

Except go by rail, most people would choose long distance bus for this trip. But for Oct 07, it would be a very crowded.
Answered by Herry from INDONESIA | Jul. 31, 2015 10:47

Thanks Edith
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