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 May 24, 2019)
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 45M to 1H45M.
See more Shanghai Schedule
 (Last Update on May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G753008:39 - 09:380h59m
G750811:31 - 12:270h56m
G734813:12 - 14:040h52m
G730814:48 - 15:470h59m
G751816:26 - 17:250h59m
Around 130 departures in total: departure time from 06:00 to 22:39; duration from 45M to 1H41M.
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 May 24, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 219.5 - 278.5
USD 33 - 42
CNY 117 - 147.5
USD 18 - 22
CNY 73 - 92.5
USD 11 - 14
D trains---CNY 89
USD 13
CNY 56


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:
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