Nanjing Railway Station

Reconstructed in 2005, Nanjing Railway Station is 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the Confucius Temple, 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) from Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, 10 miles (16 kilometers) from South Railway Station and 28 miles (46 kilometers) from Lukou International Airport.

Address: Longpan Road, Xuanwu District
Nanjing Railway Station See-off Service

Schedule & Ticket Booking

Currently, Nanjing Train Station serves not only high speed trains running to and from Shanghai, Suzhou, Ningbo, Beijing, but also ordinary types to and from Chengdu, Nanning, Guangzhou, and Xi'an, etc.

 Major Rail Lines from the Station to:

High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
D305, D309, D781, D701...
198 departures from 03:33 to 22:40
0h45m - 2h8mCNY 104.5/ 44
USD 15/ 6
D305, D309, D781, D701...
248 departures from 03:33 to 22:46
1h2m - 3h28mCNY 144.5/ 60
USD 21/ 9
D3239, D3125, G7505, D3295...
45 departures from 06:14 to 18:51
2h11m - 5h9mCNY 239/ 149
USD 35/ 22
Beijing South
D710, D712, G204, G102...
64 departures from 00:03 to 23:57
3h16m - 9h27mCNY 748.5/ 196
USD 109/ 29
Hangzhou East
D781, D717, D3239, G7625...
130 departures from 04:44 to 22:19
1h2m - 4h46mCNY 152/ 94
USD 22/ 14
Shenzhen North
D3125, D2281, G1603, D2293 from 06:37 to 10:3810h59m - 14h7mCNY 1,019/ 637
USD 149/ 93
Xi'an North
D306, G1970, G3177, G1886...
21 departures from 01:49 to 18:21
4h43m - 8h8mCNY 876.5/ 370.5
USD 128/ 54
The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations

Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Z175, 3555, K1511, K8371...
68 departures from 00:03 to 23:02
1h46m - 3h59mCNY 121.5/ 78.5
USD 18/ 11
3555, K1511, K8371, K8351...
60 departures from 00:33 to 23:02
2h34m - 5h26mCNY 133.5/ 94.5
USD 19/ 14
K335, T135 at 01:04 and 01:218h34m - 9h51mCNY 288/ 169
USD 42/ 25
K102, 1462, T110, K46...
5 departures from 00:58 to 22:55
11h27m - 18h28mCNY 397.5/ 254.5
USD 58/ 37
K527, T151 at 14:38 and 17:5723h00m - 27h52mCNY 673/ 377
USD 98/ 55
Z175, K1511, K8371, K8351...
16 departures from 00:03 to 22:25
4h25m - 8h4mCNY 211.5/ 117.5
USD 31/ 17
K33 at 21:0125h18mCNY 658/ 420
USD 96/ 61
K4636, K4028, Z376, K560...
18 departures from 01:04 to 23:51
12h2m - 25h59mCNY 427.5/ 279.5
USD 62/ 41
The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

See detailed Nanjing Train Schedule 

Station Plan

Nanjing Railway Station

Nanjing Train Station consists of a South Terminal, a South Square, a North Terminal and a North Square.

 South Terminal
 1F: ticket office, luggage consignment office, left luggage office, waiting room for soft sleeper/soft seat ticket holders
 2F: waiting rooms No. 1 to No. 4, waiting rooms for army men and mothers with infants, "158' service office, left luggage, book stores
 3F: waiting rooms No. 5 and No. 6
Toilets, drinking water, small shops & restaurants are available on both 2F and 3F

 North Terminal
The North Terminal mainly serves high speed trains.
 1F: ticket office, ticket checking gates A1 & B1, waiting area, luggage lockers
 2F: ticket checking gate A2 & B2, waiting area, left luggage office, "158" service office
 B1: transfer hall between station terminal, metro and coach station
Toilets, drinking water, small shops & restaurants can be found on both 1F and 2F.

 Up to now, the South and North Terminals are not connected. However, both of the terminals are connected with the platforms and passengers can use either terminal for boarding. The waiting area and ticket checking gate are printed on the paper ticket. For example, "South Terminal No. 4 Waiting Room or North Terminal A2 Boarding Gate" on the paper ticket means passengers can check the ticket at both South Terminal No. 4 Waiting Room and North Terminal A2 Boarding Gate.

China Train Ticket

 South Square: city bus stops, metro entrance/exit No. 1 and No. 4 of Line 1, underground parking lots

There are two bus stops on South Square.
South Square West Bus Stop: No. 13, 33, 56, 201, 555, 557, g5, b1, Night Bus y13 and Night Bus y23
South Square East Bus Stop: No. 17, 97, 130 and d8

 North Square: city bus stops, metro entrance/exit No. 5, 7, 8 and 10 of Line 3, taxi stands on B1, Long-distance Bus Center

There are also two city bus stops on North Square.
North Square West Bus Stop: No. 32, 64, 510, b1 and Night Bus No. y1
North Square East Bus Stop: No. 36, 141, 206, 207, 208, g6 and Night Bus No. y17

The Long-distance Bus Center serves buses to cities including Changzhou, Huai'an, Kunshan, Xuzhou, Yancheng, and Taizhou.

A Second Class Carriage
Travel in a Second Class Carriage

How to get from Nanjing Railway Station to other places

 To Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao): Passengers can take metro line 3 to Fuzimiao directly. The duration is about 20 minutes. Taking a taxi would take around 25 to 30 minutes and would cost around CNY30-40.

 To Dr. Sun Yat- sen's Mausoleum & Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty: The two sites are next to each other. Travelers can take metro line 1 to Xinjiekou and then take metro line 2 to Muxu Park. From Muxu Park, passengers can walk to both places.

Travelers can also take bus No. 201 to Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum Parking Lot directly. To Xiaoling Mausoleum by bus, passengers can take bus No. D8, 190, 17, or 59 to Suo Jin Cun, and then transfer to bus No. 203 to Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty Station.

Taking a taxi, it would take around 45 minutes and would cost around CNY40-50.

 To South Train Station: Passengers can take metro line 1 or line 3 to get there. The metro would take about 30 minutes. By taxi, the duration would also be around 30 minutes and the cost would be CNY40.

 To Lukou International Airport: Passengers can take airport shuttle bus line 1 to get to the airport. The shuttle bus starts from 05:00 and ends at 21:00 from railway station. The ticket price is CNY20 per person. The bus duration is around 1 hour.

Passengers can also take metro line 1 or line 3 to South Railway Station first and then change to metro S1 Line (Airport Express Line) to reach the airport. The metro would take around 80 to 90 minutes on the way.

Taking a taxi would cost around CNY150 and the duration should be around 50 to 60 minutes without traffic problem.

Facilities & Services

Waiting Hall
Waiting Area

 Waiting Area:
For South Terminal, waiting rooms No. 1, No. 3, waiting rooms for army men, for mothers with infants can be found in the east side of 2F. Waiting rooms No. 2 and No. 4 can be found in the west side of 2F. On the third floor, waiting room No. 5 is in the east side No. 6 is in the west side.

For North Terminal, the waiting area is set up on both 1F and 2F, around the 4 ticket checking gate.

 "158" Service Office:  
They are set up on both north and south terminal which provide free medicine, wheelchairs for the disabled, guidance service, inquiry service and so on.

 Left Luggage:  
Left luggage office can be found on 1F and 2F in South Terminal as well as 2F in North Terminal. Some luggage lockers can also be found on 1F in North Terminal. The cost of luggage storage depends on the luggage size. Usually it should be CNY5 per day for each piece of small sized luggage and CNY10 per day for large sized luggage. Once it passes 24:00, it will be counted as a second day.

- Last modified on Nov. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Railway Station
Asked by Dave from USA | Oct. 28, 2019 06:39Reply
Walking/transfer time from Beijing-Nanjing train to Nanjing-Yangzhou train
How long does it take an older couple to transfer at Nanjing coming from Beijing-Nanjing high speed train to Nanjing-Yangzhou train? Reason I am asking is that I see alot of options which are ~25mins OR 1hour 25mins. I am traveling with my parents so I am wondering if 25mins is too tight.

Answers (1)
Answered by Sewell | Oct. 29, 2019 02:56

In fact the first thing is to check if you are transfer within the same station. As I see, high speed ride from Beijing stop at Nanjing South Station, unless you are taking an overnight D type. The train to Yangzhou, however, departs from the main station in Nanjing.

If within same station, normally around 30min is fine by using "transfer" passenger. But if you are very worried about the walking and with a lot luggage, 1 hour would be better.
Asked by BS Koh from SINGAPORE | Jul. 25, 2019 08:34Reply
From Nanjing to Suzhou or to Ningbo? Which is nearer? How to go about taking high speed train
Hi, I would like to stay in Nanjing for 3 nites, Ningbo for 2 nites, Hangzhou for 3 nites. From Hangzhou I want to visit Suzhou for a day trip. But I do not know if the above route is possible as some people told me I should go from Nanjing to Suzhou first. Pls help me plan. Thank you.
Answers (4)
Answered by Isla | Jul. 25, 2019 18:43

Do you need to back to Hangzhou finally? If yes, I think you can consider Nanjing-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Ningbo-Hangzhou.
Answered by BS Koh from SINGAPORE | Jul. 26, 2019 04:36

Thanks Isla. Yes, fly in to Nanjing & fly out from Hangzhou. Can Suzhou be a day tour or we have to stay in Suzhou for 1 night, then go Hangzhou? To visit Ningbo, can we set out from Hangzhou as a day trip? What do you suggest? Where do I take the train from Hangzhou to Suzhou? I think there are many stations in Nanjing & Suzhou.
Answered by Isla | Aug. 04, 2019 23:35

One day trip in Suzhou is no problem, I am not sure about Ningbo. If you plan to visiting Mt Putou, one day trip is not enough. There are indeed many stations in each city. Which one to use depends on the detailed train you will use. Most trains depart from Nanjing South station to Suzhou and from Hangzhou to Ningbo, you would need to use Hangzhou East. The departure station will be listed online. You can check it one by one.
Answered by BS Koh from SINGAPORE | Aug. 05, 2019 04:31

Thank you so much Isla. I appreciate your help. I believe I will plan a smooth itinerary now.

Asked by Serene Lim from SINGAPORE | May. 15, 2019 08:51Reply
How long is the metro ride from Nanjing North Railway Station to XinMoFanMaLu (Shangrila Hotel)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Santiago | May. 15, 2019 18:04

North Station? There is no North Station, only Nanjing Station and South Station. If you will arrive at Nanjing Station, it is close to the hotel, just one stop by metro line 1. If you will arrive at South Station, it is about 45min and 12 stops by line 1.
Asked by Suparuedee from THAILAND | Apr. 17, 2019 07:14Reply
How do we go to Mingfa Jiangwan Hot Spring hotel.
We will go to Hexian County next month, and don't know how go to Mingfa Jiangwan Hot Spring hotel from Nanjing Lukou Airport. We have 3 peoples.Please let us know.
Answers (2)
Answered by Georgina from MALAYSIA | Apr. 18, 2019 20:51

It seems there is no very direct way except taxi. If you do not mind make a few transfer on the way, you may take metro line S1 from the airport to Nanjing South Station first and then change to line S3 there to Gaojiachong. Finally take a taxi from the metro station to the hotel. The metro station should be around 8km away from the hotel.
Answered by Suparuedee from THAILAND | Apr. 20, 2019 06:26

Thank you for your help..very useful for us..😊🙏🏻
Asked by Alan Chai from SINGAPORE | Oct. 07, 2018 07:07Reply
Station to board in Nanjing and station to alight in Shanghai
I am staying in Sofitel Nanjing Galaxy Hotel and I intend to travel to Shanghai by high speed train. Which station should I board and which station I should alight if I am staying at Pullman Shanghai Subway hotel? What is the ticket price, how long is the journey and what is the frequency of the ride?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dunham | Oct. 07, 2018 19:13

The cloest station should be Nanjing Railway Station, the one near Xuanwu Lake. As for the hotel in Shanghai, do you mean the one at No. 15 Dapu Road? If yes, Shanghai Railway Station is the one closer in distance. There are about 30 rides a day between this two stations. The price is from CNY139.5 to 437.5 per person based on the seat class.
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