Shanghai - Hangzhou High Speed Train

Currently, there are about 130 pairs of high speed trains running daily between Shanghai and Hangzhou. With such a dense schedule and the shortest travel time of 45 minutes, it feels like traveling by metro within one city. These bullet trains are operated at different railway stations in both cities. Carefully choose the stations close to your staying places before booking a ticket. 

Basic Facts of Shanghai - Hangzhou High Speed Trains

 Open Date: October 26, 2010

 Distance: about 200 km (124 mi)

 Shortest Duration: 45 minutes

 Operated at: Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Hangzhou / Hangzhou East Railway Station

 Stations: Shanghai, Shanghai Hongqiao, Songjiang South, Jinshan North, Jiashan South, Jiaxing South, Tongxiang, Haining West, Yuhang, Hangzhou East, Hangzhou

Shanghai - Hangzhou High Speed Railway Map
Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Train
High Speed Locomotive

Shanghai to Hangzhou High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G134107:32 - 08:310h59m
G750509:00 - 09:540h54m
G733512:30 - 13:290h59m
G753914:15 - 15:140h59m
G751915:52 - 16:510h59m
Around 130 departures in total: departure time from 06:00 to 21:30; duration from 49M to 1H42M.
See more Shanghai Schedule
 (Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G753008:39 - 09:380h59m
G750811:31 - 12:270h56m
G734813:12 - 14:040h52m
G730814:52 - 15:510h59m
G751816:26 - 17:250h59m
Around 130 departures in total: departure time from 06:00 to 22:39; duration from 51M to 1H45M.
See more Hangzhou Schedule 

Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Fare of Shanghai - Hangzhou High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 219.5 - 278.5
USD 32 - 41
CNY 89 - 147.5
USD 13 - 22
CNY 56 - 92.5
USD 8 - 14
D trainsCNY 219.5 - 278.5
USD 32 - 41
CNY 89 - 147.5
USD 13 - 22
CNY 56 - 92.5
USD 8 - 14


Entrance to Shanghai Railway Station
Entrance to Shanghai Station
Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Train
Platform at Hongqiao Station

Which station to choose / How to go

  Shanghai Hongqiao:
It is located far from the city center and close to Hongqiao Airport. If one arrives by flight at Hongqiao Airport, this station is a good choice to depart from or arrive at.
By Bus: 316, 320, 941; Hongqiao Lines 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; Airport line 1
By Subway: line 2

 Shanghai Railway Station:
If one lives in the urban area, it is more convenient and time-saving to use this station. However, there are only 2 pairs of high speed trains operated here each day.
By Bus: 13, 63, 64, 78, 95, 104, 106, 109, 113, 115, 117, 140, 301, 302, 305, 308, 310, 315, 322, 324, 328, 329, 744, 573, 723, 817, 823, 837, 845, 927, 929, 930, 941, 942, 948, 955, 962, 963, Xinchuan Special Line, Hutang Special Line, Nanxin Special Line, Shenchuan Special Line, Xinjia Special Line, Airport Line 5
By Subway: line 1, line 3, line 4

 Hangzhou Railway Station:
The station is located in the prosperous urban area, close to West Lake, Wulin Square and the clothes market. It is very convenient to get here, either by subway or bus.
By Bus: Y2, 3/K3, 7, 11, 21, 39, 49, 88, K156, 210, 222, 225, 276, 300, 528
By Subway: line 1

 Hangzhou East Station:
It is a little far from the city center, but it is connected by subway and city buses, too. Also, it has more bullet trains.
By Bus: B4, 9, 20, 28, 31, 33, 43, 48, 105, 106, 123, 179, 215, 224, 227, 228, 297M, 320
By Subway: line 1

 Yuhang Railway Station
It is located even further from city center. Although connected with subway line 1, it is not advisable to use this station unless one is going to or leaving from Yuhang District or its nearby areas.

Regular Trains between Shanghai and Hangzhou

In addition, there are 43 pairs of them running between Shanghai South Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station/ East Railway Station, even in late night. The duration is about 1.5 - 3.5 hours. The most expensive ticket fare for soft sleeper is CNY 157.5, for hard sleeper CNY119.5, and for hard seat CNY28.5; while the cheapest ticket fare is CNY153.5, CNY115.5, and CNY24.5 for soft sleeper, hard sleeper, and hard seat respectively.

Further Reading:
How to Travel between Shanghai and Hangzhou: Beside trains, long-distance buses and taxis are available.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major Rail Lines from Hangzhou to:

 Recommended Guided Tours:
 2 Days Private Hangzhou Tour from Shanghai from $209
 Hangzhou Day Tour to Tea Village and West Lake from $79
 2-Day Private Shanghai Tours without Hotel from $99
- Last modified on Nov. 29, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Hangzhou High Speed Train
Asked by Cynthia from SINGAPORE | Nov. 29, 2018 08:27Reply
If my train departs at 10.00 am, what is the latest time I must be there to collect my tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by Angelia from USA | Nov. 29, 2018 16:45

There is no really a deadline for the ticket collection. However, to avoid missing it, usually it would be better to reach the station at least 1 hour or 1.5 hours in advance.
Asked by sharon young from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 08, 2018 14:25Reply
Shanghai to Hangzhou fast train with lots of luggage
We are away for 6 weeks in varied climates so have 3 or 4 large 77cm cases.
Is it possible to get this train and will we be able to get down to the platform etc?
It is probably 31 Dec or 1st Jan
May travel Business if it helps.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tipton | Nov. 08, 2018 21:56

In fact the station is not very strict with the luggage policy, so it is OK to take all the luggages into the carriage directly. If you mean 3 to 4 pieces of large sized luggage per person, it maybe questioned. If totally 3 or 4, it is not a problem.
Asked by Othman from OMAN | Oct. 24, 2018 22:46Reply
How long is the distance between Shanghai International Airport and the nearest train station knowing I want to go to Hangzhou?
Is there a place to put the bags on the train note that I have three bags of travel?
Answers (3)
Answered by Weston | Oct. 25, 2018 02:55

Will you land at PVG or SHA? If for SHA, Hongqiao Railway Station is surely the cloest one. If for PVG, Shanghai Railway Station is the one closer in distance, but in fact, the time used to both Shanghai or Hongqiao station should not be a big difference from PVG.

It is no problem to put your luggages in the carriage. There is luggage rack above the seats.
Answered by Othman from OMAN | Oct. 25, 2018 05:16

Thanks for the quick answer. I will land at PVG Airport on 11/11/2018 at 12pm
Answered by Weston | Oct. 25, 2018 16:54

If so the main station should be closer but for the trip to Hangzhou, it seems only 3 rides a day to this main station. Other high speed rides all use Hongqiao Station. You may take airport shuttle bus or metro line 2 for this transfer to Hongqiao Station.
Asked by Margaret Tang from HONG KONG | Oct. 23, 2018 01:45Reply
Hyatt Regency West Lake Hangzhou day trip to Shanghai
Which Hangzhou train station is closest to Hyatt Regency West Lake as I wish to do a day trip to Shanghai taking the High speed train. Can I buy tickets on the travel day?
Answers (3)
Answered by Nick | Oct. 23, 2018 17:34

The closest station is Hangzhou Railway Station which is also called Chengzhan Station by local people. You can use metro line 1 or by taxi. You can buy the ticket on the travel date but it would be better if you check the availability more often when the date is approaching.
Answered by Margaret from HONG KONG | Oct. 23, 2018 21:39

Which Shanghai Station should I get off which is located downtown in the urban district? I note from the train map : Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao and not many trains stop at Shanghai station.

Is it easy to get taxi from Shanghai Hongqiao to the city and how far away is Hongqiao station to the city? Would traffic be busy around noon time?
Answered by Nick | Oct. 25, 2018 03:37

Indeed, most of the rides go to Hongqiao Station. It is not hard to get taxi. YOu can also use metro line 2. If you travel non time, the traffic should not be too bad. To the city center area, it may need around 45min.
Asked by Paula Phillips from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 12, 2018 05:06Reply
Nearest high speed train station from Shanghai Pu Dong airport to hotel Intercontinental Hangzhou?
(1) Please can you advise nearest high speed railway station to Pu Dong airport.

(2) Which station is nearest to hotel Intercontinental Hangzhou, Jiefang East Road. Many thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Chappell | Sep. 13, 2018 00:16

The nearest station is Shanghai main station, but for this route, you may need to use Hongqiao Station as most of the rides go from there.

Hangzhou Railway Station is closer to the Hotel Intercontinental
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