Xi'an to Shanghai High Speed Train

There are about 25 pairs of Xi'an - Shanghai bullet trains in service between Xi'an North Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station with a running distance of 1,509 km (938 miles). How long is the train ride from Shanghai to Xi'an? The travel time of these high speed trains is 6 – 9 hours. 

Also, there are about 10 pairs of non-bullet trains taking 15-22.5 hours.


Xi'an to Shanghai Bullet Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 17, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G36208:52 - 15:066h14m
G316611:55 - 20:148h19m
G318214:36 - 22:187h42m
G194216:00 - 23:437h43m
G471017:56 - 00:16+6h20m
Around 25 departures in total: departure time from 00:10 to 17:56; duration from 5H44M to 8H39M.
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Shanghai to Xi'an High Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 17, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G197407:17 - 14:307h13m
G315211:34 - 20:308h56m
G193213:38 - 20:407h2m
G194017:07 - 23:226h15m
G406420:03 - 03:28+7h25m
Around 25 departures in total: departure time from 00:10 to 22:46; duration from 5H53M to 8H56M.
See more Shanghai Schedule 

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 Jan 17, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,072.5 - 2,324.5
USD 305 - 342
CNY 1,050.5 - 1,193.5
USD 154 - 176
CNY 659 - 745.5
USD 97 - 110


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 Jan 17, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z9416:40 - 08:11+15h31m
T11820:28 - 13:30+17h2m
Z16620:46 - 11:58+15h12m
Z4220:52 - 12:06+15h14m
Z25421:31 - 12:52+15h21m
Around 10 departures in total: departure time from 10:45 to 23:35; duration from 15H12M to 20H35M.

Shanghai to Xi'an Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 17, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K36009:29 - 06:18+20h49m
T11615:31 - 08:14+16h43m
Z25215:52 - 07:59+16h7m
Z9218:03 - 09:32+15h29m
Z16420:02 - 11:10+15h8m
Around 10 departures in total: departure time from 08:57 to 21:00; duration from 15H3M to 22H24M.

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 Jan 17, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 1,083
USD 159
CNY 410 - 586
USD 60 - 86
CNY 260 - 373
USD 38 - 55
CNY 125.5 - 180.5
USD 18 - 27

 See more about Xi'an-Shanghai Overnight Sleeper Trains

Major Cities along the Way

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.
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:
- Last updated on Jan. 17, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
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