Xian - Shanghai High Speed Train

Up to now, there are about 10 pairs of high speed trains in service between Xian and Shanghai with a running distance of 938 miles (1,509 km).

How long is the train ride from Shanghai to Xian? The G trains run in daytime at a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h); their duration is 6 – 7.5 hours. The D trains run overnight at a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h); their duration is about 11 hours.

Except the above-mentioned bullet types, there are about 10 more pairs of non-bullet type overnight sleeper trains running between. They run at a lower speed, taking 15-22 hours.
 

Xian to Shanghai High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on October 18th, 2017)  
 Xian Schedule                    
From To No. Duration
Xian North Shanghai D308 (19:40/06:26+) 10h42m
Hongqiao G1922, G1914, G362, G1918..
9 departures from 06:24 to 15:48
5h59m-7h29m
 

Shanghai to Xian Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on October 18th, 2017)  
 Shanghai Schedule 
From To No. Duration
Shanghai Xian North D306 (22:55/10:06+) 11h11m
Hongqiao G360, G1970, G1974...
9 departures from 06:09 to 17:05
5h59m-7h30m
Note:
1. "+" indicates the second day.
2. The above timetable is for reference only. The schedule searching by the search box on page top shall prevail.
 

Ticket Fare of Xian - Shanghai Bullet Trains

Seat Classes Deluxe Soft Sleeper Soft Sleeper Second Class Seat First Class Seat Business Class Seat
D Trains CNY1,807 CNY903.5 CNY459 --- ---
G Trains --- --- CNY669 CNY1,095 CNY2,114

Stopovers of G types: Weinan North, Huashan North, Lingbao West, Sanmenxia South, Mianchi South, Luoyang Longmen, Gongyi South, Zhengzhou West, Zhengzhou East, Kaifeng North, Lankao South, Minquan North, Shangqiu, Dangshan South, Yongcheng North, Xiaoxian North, Xuzhou East, Suzhou East, Bengbu South, Nanjing South, Zhenjiang South, Danayng North, Changzhou North, Wuxi East, Suzhou North, Kunshan South.

Stop-bys of D types: Weinan North, Huashan North, Sanmenxia South, Luoyang Longmen, Zhengzhou East, Xuzhou, Nanjing and Suzhou
 

Running Route

 Xian - Zhengzhou: This section shares the railway track with Xian-Luoyang-Zhengzhou High Speed Rail Line, which has been put into service since 6th February in 2010 and it shortens the journey time between the two cities to 2 – 3 hours.

 Zhengzhou - Xuzhou: The Zhengzhou-Xuzhou High Speed Railway has been put into service since Sep 10th, 2016. The duration is 1.5 to 2.5 hours only.

 Xuzhou - Shanghai: This section is a part of Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway which has been put into use since June 30, 2011. The journey between the two cities takes 2.5 - 6 hours or so.
 

Normal Trains

They are running overnight between Xian Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station. Traveling overnight will save you one-night hotel expenditure and day time and it will be a preferrable choice for budget travelers because they cost less than bullet types.
(Last Update on October 18th, 2017)  

Xian to Shanghai Train Schedule

T206, K292, K378, K362...
12 departures from 00:49 to 23:27 
Duration: 15h7mm-20h34m

Shanghai to Xian Train Timetable

K2186, K290, K376, K360...
12 departures from 08:51 to 20:10
Duration: 14h45m-21h54m

 See more about Xian-Shanghai Overnight Sleeper Trains
 

Major Cities along the Way

 Luoyang
Located in the west Henan Province, Luoyang was once the capital city of 13 ancient dynasties. Nowadays, Luoyang is well-known for Longmen Grottoes, Song Mountain, White Horse Temple etc. Besides, you can go to Shaolin Temple easily by coaches from this city. Transportation around the city is pretty convenient. The trains, flights and long-distance buses connect this city with other major cities in China.
 
 Nanjing
As the capital city of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing is one of the hot tourist destinations in China. The city was once the capital city of six dynasties in ancient times, so it has many historical sites, museum and memorials such as Confucius Temple, and Nanjing Museum. Nowadays, because of the rapid development, it is a major city in China and an important junction point of China's north-south and east-west railway trunks. You can take both ordinary and high speed trains from Nanjing Railway Station or Nanjing South Station to major China cities.

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