Xi'an to Shanghai High Speed Train

There are about 10 pairs of Xi'an - Shanghai bullet trains in service 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 G trains is 6 – 7.5 hours. 

Besides these running in daytime, a pair of high speed overnight sleeper trains run with the duration of about 11 hours. Also, there are about 10 more pairs of non-bullet trains taking 15-22 hours.


Xi'an to Shanghai Bullet Train Schedule

(Last Update on Feb 21, 2019)
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 Feb 21, 2019)
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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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 Feb 21, 2019)
Soft SleeperBusiness Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
G trains---CNY 2,114
USD 313
CNY 1,095
USD 162
CNY 669.5
USD 99
D trainsCNY 900
USD 133
------CNY 459
USD 68


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 Feb 21, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T20600:47 - 17:4917h2m
Z9416:46 - 08:05+15h19m
T11820:15 - 13:30+17h15m
Z16620:44 - 11:51+15h7m
Z25421:35 - 12:50+15h15m

Shanghai to Xi'an Train Timetable

(Last Update on Feb 21, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K37608:57 - 04:42+19h45m
T20412:04 - 05:23+17h19m
Z25215:52 - 07:57+16h5m
Z9218:03 - 09:29+15h26m
Z16420:08 - 11:14+15h6m
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 Feb 21, 2019)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 941.5
USD 139
CNY 509.5 - 533.5
USD 75 - 79
CNY 331.5 - 355.5
USD 49 - 53
CNY 180.5 - 189.5
USD 27 - 28

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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.

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