Shanghai to Nanjing Intercity High Speed Train

At present, there are about 250 pairs of high speed trains in total running between Shanghai and Nanjing, making rail journeys as convenient as metro rides. The shortest travel time between the two cities is about 60 minutes. Ticket price for a second class seat varies from CNY 70 to CNY 191 (USD 10  - 27) due to different running speeds and operation stations. 

Basic Facts of Shanghai - Nanjing Intercity High Speed Trains

 Open Date: July 1, 2010

 Distance: 301 km (187 mi)

 Duration: about 1 - 3 hours

 Operated at: Shanghai / Shanghai South / Shanghai West / Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Nanjing / Nanjing South Railway Station

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

Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway Map
Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway Map

Shanghai to Nanjing High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Aug 28, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G197407:17 - 08:401h23m
G180609:09 - 10:371h28m
G1211:00 - 12:001h00m
G1411:53 - 13:081h15m
G1612:55 - 14:061h11m
Around 250 departures in total: departure time from 05:46 to 21:50; duration from 59M to 4H.
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 (Last Update on Aug 28, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G734907:37 - 09:071h30m
G110:26 - 11:291h3m
G311:25 - 12:321h7m
G512:26 - 13:371h11m
G22915:00 - 16:101h10m
Around 230 departures in total: departure time from 05:13 to 22:20; duration from 1H2M to 3H54M.
See more Nanjing Schedule 

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

(Last Update on Aug 28, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 428 - 592
USD 59 - 82
CNY 175 - 315.5
USD 24 - 44
CNY 110 - 191
USD 15 - 27
D trains---CNY 178 - 196
USD 25 - 27
CNY 70 - 122
USD 10 - 17
Shanghai-Nanjing High Speed Train
Intercity High Speed Locomotive
A First Class Carriage
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, Line 17
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

Shanghai South Railway Station:
Though located a little bit far away from downtown, the station links to the downtown directly by subway line 1. But only 4 trains stop here. Tourists are advised to choose carefully. 
1. By Subway: line 1, line 3
2. By Bus: 32, 144, 164, 180, 301, 303, 315, 341, 704, 729, 747, 763, 803, 867, 957, 973, Pudong Airport Bus Line 7, Shangshi Bus Line, Hongqiao Bus Line 1, Songlong Bus Line, Nanchuan Bus Line, Nannan Bus Line, Shangfeng Special Line, Shangjia Bus Line, Shangzhu Bus Line

Shanghai West Railway Station:
Only 5 trains stop at this station. And located about 13 kilometers (8 miles) driving away from downtown and far from scenic areas, it is not very recommended for tourists.
1. By Subway: line 11
2. By Bus: 01, 106, 117, 129, 319, 742, 744, 768, 944, Changzheng line 1, Huyong Special Line

 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 about 40 pairs of regular trains between Shanghai Railway Station/ South Railway Station and Nanjing Railway Station. The duration is between 2.5 - 5 hours. The ticket fare is generally CNY 140.5 for a soft sleeper, CNY 92.5 for a hard sleeper, and CNY 46.5 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 hour  long-distance bus.
Nanjing to Shanghai Train
Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
- Last updated on Aug. 28, 2023 by Kate Liu -
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