Shanghai - Nanjing Intercity High Speed Train

At present, there are over 210 pairs of bullet trains in total running between Shanghai and Nanjing daily, making rail journeys as convenient as metro rides. The opening of this intercity high speed rail line has reduced the journey time between the two cities from 2.5 hours to about 70 minutes.
 

Basic Facts of Shanghai – Nanjing Intercity High Speed Trains

 Open Date: July 1, 2010

 Distance: 301 km (187 mi)

 Shortest Duration: about 70 minutes

 Major Stations: Shanghai, Shanghai Hongqiao, Suzhou, Suzhou Industrial Park, Wuxi, Changzhou, Zhenjiang, Nanjing, Nanjing South

Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway Map

Shanghai to Nanjing High Speed Train Schedule

Shanghai Train Schedule
(Last Update on April 17th, 2018)

From To Nos. Duration
G Type D Type
Shanghai Nanjing G7002, G7032, D306, D314…
35 departures from 05:53 to 22:55
1h39m - 2h9m 2h28m/ 2h45m
Nanjing South D952, G7072, G222, G7076…
34 departures from 05:48 to 21:00
1h13m - 2h14m 1h43m/ 1h48m
Hongqiao Nanjing G7102, G7104, G7106…
16 departures from 07:25 to 21:26
1h53m - 2h9m 1h48m - 2h43m
Nanjing South D352, G456, G102, G1970…
131 departures from 06:05 to 21:42
59m - 3h28m
1h51m - 2h36m
 
 

Nanjing to Shanghai Bullet Train Schedule

Nanjing Train Schedule
(Last Update on April 17th, 2018)
From To Nos. Duration
G Type D Type
Nanjing Shanghai D305, D313, G7029…
35 departures from 03:28 to 20:41
1h39m - 2h12m 2h29m - 2h58m
Hongqiao G7101, D3125, G7105…
17 departures from 06:11 to 19:48
1h46m - 2h9m 1h59m - 2h29m
Nanjing South Shanghai D955, G7271, G7031, G7043…
34 departures from 05:54 to 22:33
1h3m - 2h24m 1h53m/ 1h56m
Hongqiao G7581, G7505, G7349, G7103…
130 departures from 06:47 to 22:15
1h2m - 3h27m 1h37m - 2h52m
Note: Timetable here is for reference only. For the most up-to-date schedule, you can search for it by the tool on the page top.
 

Ticket Fare of Shanghai - Nanjing High Speed Trains

Route G Trains D Trains
Business/ First/ Second Class Seat
First Class Seat/ Second Class Seat
Shanghai Nanjing CNY 437.5/ 219.5/ 139.5 CNY -/ -/ 88.5
Nanjing South CNY 451.5/ 229.5/ 144.5 CNY 115.5/ 95.5
Hongqiao Nanjing CNY 437.5/ 219.5/ 139.5 CNY 149/ 93 
Nanjing South CNY 429.5/ 229.5/ 134.5 CNY 154/ 95.5 
 
Intercity High Speed Locomotive
A First Class Carriage

 Which Station to Choose/ How to Go

 Hongqiao Railway Station:
Located in the west of the city, it is adjacent to Hongqiao International Airport. For those who arrive by air, it is a good choice. In addition, it is easy to transfer to subways, buses, and coaches.
1. By Subway: line 2, line 10
2. By Bus: 173, 189, 320, 941, Hongqiao line 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1 

 Shanghai Railway Station:
It is only about 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) from the city center and has the highest passenger flow. It is a convenient and time-saving choice for those in urban areas.
1. By Subway: line 1, line 3, line 4
2. By Bus: 13, 58, 63, 78, 95, 104, 106, 109, 113, 115, 117, 140, 301, 302, 305, 306, 308, 310, 315, 319, 322, 332, 324, 328, 329, 502, 510, 573, 723, 741, 744, 817, 823, 837, 845, 859, 927, 929, 930, 942, 948, 955, 962, 963, Xinchuan Special Line, Nanxin Special Line, Shenchuan Special Line, Xinjia Special Line, Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus Line 5, Tunnel Line 3

 Nanjing Railway Station:
It operates more trains to/from Shanghai Station. Compared with the South Station, it is closer to the city center, Xuanwu Lake, the Ming Dynasty Xiaoling Mausoleum and Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum. There are coaches, city buses, subways, and airport shuttles available for passengers' convenience.
1. By Subway: line 1, line 3
2. By bus: 13, 17, 32, 33, 44, 56, 59, 64, 71, 97, 141, 173, 190, 205, 206, 207, 208, 309, 510, 536, 555, 557, 558, D8, Y8, Y9, Y11, Y13, Y17, Y23 and Airport Shuttle Bus line 1.

 Nanjing South Station:
Many more trains are available here from/to Hongqiao Station. Although located a little far from city center and some attraction sites, transportation here is very convenient, including coaches, subways, city buses, as well as airport shuttles; and they can carry passengers very conveniently to these places.
1. By subway: line 1, line 3 and S1
2. By bus: 19, 84, 116, 129, 190, 719, 791, 792, D12, Y16, or Y27
 

Regular Trains Between Shanghai and Nanjing

In addition, there are over 58 more pairs of regular trains between Shanghai Railway Station/ South Railway Station and Nanjing Railway Station. The duration is between 2.5 - 5.5 hours. The ticket fare is generally CNY185.5/ 179.5 for a soft sleeper, CNY137.5/ 100.5 for a hard sleeper, and CNY46.5 for a hard seat.

Further Reading:
How to Travel between Shanghai and Nanjing: Besides trains, the alternatives are the 1-hour daily flight and 3.5-4 hours'  long-distance bus.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

  Other Rail Lines from Nanjing to:
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