Nanjing South Railway Station

Nanjing South Railway Station, which serves high speed trains only, is 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the Xinjiekou area in city center, 4.5 miles (7.5 kilometers) from famous Confucius Temple, 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Nanjing Railway Station, and 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Nanjing Lukou International Airport.

Address: Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District
Nanjing South Railway Station See-off Service

Train Schedule & Ticket Booking   

Nanjing South Train Station offers bullet trains to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Wuxi, Changsha, Xi'an, and Xiamen, etc.

 Major Rail Lines from the Station to:

 Schedule to Major Destinations:
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Hangzhou East
D781, D717, D3239, D2281...
124 departures from 04:45 to 22:20
1h2m - 4h45mCNY 145/ 86
USD 21/ 13
Beijing South
D710, D712, G2578, G102...
64 departures from 00:02 to 23:56
3h16m - 9h30mCNY 673/ 214
USD 99/ 31
Guangzhou South
G637, G1553, G1743 from 07:25 to 15:527h11m - 7h42mCNY 1,055.5/ 660.5
USD 155/ 97
D781, D709, G7029, G7101...
190 departures from 04:45 to 21:44
0h44m - 2h1mCNY 129/ 40
USD 19/ 6
D709, G7029, G7031, G7031...
239 departures from 05:17 to 22:20
1h1m - 4h00mCNY 178/ 56
USD 26/ 8
D3239, D2281, G7505, D3295...
39 departures from 06:13 to 21:01
1h52m - 5h17mCNY 244/ 152
USD 36/ 22
Xiamen North
D3239, D2281, G1667, D3295...
9 departures from 06:13 to 13:28
7h18m - 11h6mCNY 715/ 447
USD 105/ 66
Chengdu East
D2373, G1887, D3077, D353...
11 departures from 07:20 to 11:32
9h41m - 12h14mCNY 920/ 575
USD 135/ 85
Xi'an North
G1887, G1970, G1802, G3177...
15 departures from 07:39 to 18:23
4h38m - 7h9mCNY 875.5/ 540
USD 129/ 79
The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See detailed Nanjing Train Schedule 
Nanjing South Railway Station
Nanjing South Railway Station

Station Plan

The station includes a terminal building, a North Square and a South Square. It is a comprehensive transportation hub, providing railway, metro, bus, taxi, inter-city coach, and airport shuttle bus services.

Terminal Building:
It consists of 5 floors in total, including 2 basement floors. Passengers can enter and exit from either north or south side of the terminal building.

Floor Go from North Entrance Go from South Entrance
3F waiting hall, luggage lockers, small shops and restaurants, Red Cap Luggage Porters waiting hall, South Entrance, taxi drop-off stand, Self-service Ticketing Machines, luggage lockers, small shops and restaurants
2F railway platforms, Self-service Ticketing Office, North Entrance, taxi drop-off stand railway platforms
1F North Ticket Office, railway exits, Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 Drop-off Stand, metro entrances/exits , Long-distance Bus Center, small shops and restaurants South Ticket Office, railway exits,  metro entrances/exits, small shops and restaurants
B1 transfer hall of metro Line 1, Line 3, Line S1 and Line S3, commercial area
B2 Metro platforms

Outside the terminal building, there is a passage on west side used by public transport including city buses, airport shuttle buses, long-distance buses and taxis. Passengers can follow the signs and guidance to get there.

Bus: There are two bus stops. One is called "South Long-distance Bus Center" which offers Express Buses to Lishui City. The other one is named "Nanjing South Train Station"; city buses No. 19, 27, 84, 129, 190, 719, 791, 792, d12, d16, Night Bus No. y16 and Night Bus No. y27 are in service there.

Long-distance Bus: The South Long-distance Bus Center offers buses to many other cities in Jiangsu Province including Lishui, Gaochun, Wujiang, Changshu, and Suzhou.

Taxi: There is a taxi pick up area on the B1 floor in west passage. Taxi here usually heads to downtown area.

There is also a taxi pick up stand in the passage which located on the east side of the terminal building, on the first floor. Taxi goes to both Jiangning area and downtown area.

Map of Nanjing South Railway Station
Map of Nanjing South Railway Station

North Square:
Metro entrances/exits and parking lots can be found on North Square. There is also a city bus station named South Station North Square set up there for bus No. 116.

South Square:
The square will be fully completed in around July, 2017. At that time, the South Square will also be equipped with metro entrances/exits, parking lots and facilities for commercial use.

How to transfer from South Railway Station to other places

To Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao): Travelers can take metro line 3 directly. The metro duration would be around 25 minutes. Taking a taxi would be around 20 to 25 minutes and the taxi fare is about CNY25.

To Dr. Sun Yat- sen's Mausoleum & Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty: These two destinations are not far from each other. Travelers can take metro line 3 to Daxinggong first and then take line 2 to Muxuyuan, get out via No. 3 exit. From there, travelers can walk to both destinations. The metro ride would take around 40 minutes.

By bus, passengers can take bus No. 84 to Weigang, the 24th stop and then walk there. The bus would take about 1 hour.

Taking a taxi would take about 45 minutes and cost around CNY50.

To Nanjing Railway Station: Passengers can take both metro line 1 and line 3 to get there directly. The duration would be around 40 minutes. By taxi, the trip would take about 30 minutes and the taxi fare is about CNY45.

To Lukou International Airport: Passengers can take the airport shuttle bus from the long-distance center on the west side of terminal building. The shuttle bus starts at 05:40 from Nanjing South Train Station and end at 21:00 with an interval of 30 minutes. A single trip takes around 40 minutes. From the airport, the bus starts since the arrival of the first flight and ends at 23:30. The ticket price for a one-way ride is CNY20 per person.

Passengers can also take metro line S1 (Airport Express). The metro duration would be around 50 minutes.

A direct taxi ride would cost around CNY100-120 and the duration would be around 30 minutes without traffic problem.

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing South Railway Station
Asked by Corey from SINGAPORE | Jun. 02, 2020 18:13Reply
A very-short time transit
I will connect a train in Nanjing south station, but I only have 20 minutes in between, do you think it is OK?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cecily from INDIA | Jun. 03, 2020 18:44

20 minutes is OK. There is an inner transit tunnel, but you need to hurry up getting off from the first train and then finding the second one.
Asked by Arlette from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 23, 2019 08:59Reply
How long before the departure time must I be at the Nanjing South station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Percy from MEXICO | Sep. 23, 2019 19:47

I was advised to be there 1.5 hours in advance but I think it also depends on your departure time. If at early morning, maybe less time needed.
Asked by Jennifer from LATVIA | Jul. 29, 2019 01:14Reply
Last train of S1 to airport
When is the last train to airport? We plan to stay at Fliport Garden Hotel for one night to catch our flight at next early morning. Is this hotel near the station of S1?
Answers (1)
Answered by Pearce from ITALY | Jul. 29, 2019 19:49

The last subway of S1 is at 10:40pm. The hotel is very close to the airport, so not far from the subway station too. It should be around 10min walking. If you are not sure about the direction, you may call the hotel. They offer pick up service.
Asked by Massimo from ITALY | Mar. 30, 2019 13:54Reply
smart card Jinlingtong at Nanjing South Railway Station
Can I buy Nanjing transport smart card (Jinlingtong) at Nanjing South Railway metro station?
Vending machine in metro sell the card?
Thanks for your attention!
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from USA | Apr. 01, 2019 20:07

I read somewhere that the card can be recharged in South Station by using vending machine, but no service for card sales.
Asked by Traveller from SOUTH AFRICA | Oct. 20, 2018 16:24Reply
How does one call/catch a taxi off the street? Do they use meters?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Abdul | Oct. 21, 2018 00:17

You could flag down one directly, they will charge you by miles and time.
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