Xi'an - Shanghai High Speed Train

Up to now, there are about 10 pairs of Xi'an - Shanghai bullet trains in service with a running distance of 938 miles (1,509 km).

How long is the train ride from Shanghai to Xi'an? The high speed G trains run in daytime at a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) between Xi'an North Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station; their duration is 6 – 7.5 hours. The D trains run overnight at a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) between Xi'an North Station and Shanghai Railway Station; their duration is about 11 hours.

Besides 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.
 

Xi'an to Shanghai Bullet Train Schedule

  
(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G191406:26 - 13:417h15m
G36208:49 - 14:455h56m
G191809:23 - 16:457h22m
G192210:23 - 17:387h15m
G192612:25 - 19:477h22m
G197213:56 - 21:267h30m
G197614:57 - 22:257h28m
G193815:13 - 21:466h33m
G194215:50 - 23:237h33m
D30819:44 - 06:26+10h42m

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Shanghai to Xi'an High Speed Train Timetable

 
(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G197006:10 - 13:227h12m
G197407:17 - 14:267h9m
G36008:36 - 14:325h56m
G192009:24 - 16:257h1m
G192411:40 - 19:067h26m
G192812:55 - 20:197h24m
G193213:44 - 20:316h47m
G193616:12 - 22:546h42m
G194017:06 - 23:336h27m
D30622:55 - 10:02+11h7m

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Notes:
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 Xi'an - Shanghai High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Soft SleeperBusiness Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trainsCNY 845
USD 124
CNY 2,114
USD 311
CNY 1,095
USD 161
CNY 459 - 669.5
USD 68 - 98
D trainsCNY 845
USD 124
CNY 2,114
USD 311
CNY 1,095
USD 161
CNY 459 - 669.5
USD 68 - 98

 

Xi'an - Shanghai Railway Map
Xi'an - Shanghai Railway Map
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

 Xi'an - Zhengzhou: This section shares the railway track with Xi'an-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 Xi'an 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.
 

Xi'an to Shanghai Train Schedule

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T20600:47 - 17:4917h2m
Z9416:46 - 07:53+15h7m
T11820:15 - 13:30+17h15m
Z16620:44 - 11:51+15h7m
Z25421:35 - 12:56+15h21m
          

Shanghai to Xi'an Train Timetable

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K37608:57 - 04:42+19h45m
T20412:04 - 05:23+17h19m
Z25215:52 - 07:57+16h5m
Z9218:44 - 09:29+14h45m
Z16420:10 - 11:14+15h4m
Notes:
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.
 

Xi'an - Shanghai Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 941.5
USD 138
CNY 509.5 - 533.5
USD 75 - 78
CNY 331.5 - 355.5
USD 49 - 52
CNY 180.5 - 189.5
USD 27 - 28


 See more about Xi'an-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.

Major Rail Lines from Xi'an to:
 
 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:


 
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- Last modified on Nov. 21, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Xian - Shanghai High Speed Train
Asked by Kevin from CANADA | Nov. 21, 2018 00:44Reply
Why is the second class seat on D306 cheaper? Is second class seat a good option?
Answers (1)
Answered by Maximus from LITHUANIA | Nov. 21, 2018 22:44
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D306 runs a little different in route and take longer time. Sitting there for 11 hours can be very tired. So it would be better if you choose the soft sleeper ticket instead. The soft sleeper ticket is indeed more expensive. If you do not mind to spend another 4 hours on the way, soft sleeper or hard sleeper on Z92 may be better option.
Asked by Amy from CHINA | Jun. 10, 2018 05:14Reply
Tickets for soft sleeper, private 4-berth compartment for 3 people...
Hello. I am trying to buy train tickets from Xi'an to Shanghai on the D308 on July 5th. We are 3 travelers, but we would like a private 4-berth compartment, soft sleeper. How can I buy these tickets? Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Aidan | Jun. 10, 2018 20:19
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It is a pity that one passenger can only buy one ticket thus for a group of 3 passengers, you cannot hold a 4-berth cabin.
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