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Ningbo Railway Station

Ningbo Railway Station is the main railway station in the city whose history can be dated back to the year of 1959. It is about 2 miles (3 kilometers) to Tianyi Square (city center), 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) to Tianyi Pavilion and 6.8 miles (11 miles) to Ningbo Lishe International Airport. The station is also called South Railway Station by local residents as it is located outside of the south gate of the city. To meet the increasing demands from passengers, the station has undergone a reconstruction since 2010 and was put into use again on December 23rd, 2013. As an important railway hub, it has trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Wuhan, and Fuzhou, etc.

Address: East Nanzhan Road of Haishu District

Station Plan

The station is mainly made up of three parts: South Square, North Square and the main building.

The South Square is the main transportation hub so far. There are stops for city buses and parking lots for private vehicles in its center; city bus stops, taxi stands, and parking lots for private vehicles in its southwest; and taxi stands and parking lots at its basement. In addition, the long-distance bus station to the south of this square is under construction and will be put into use soon.

The North Square is still under construction and it is scheduled to be put into use by end of 2015. Subway exits/entrances of line 2 and line 4 are planned at this square.

The main building consists of six floors, three above ground and three underground. Here below is a list of its major structure and facilities:
3F: business area with restaurants, shops, and entertainment facilities…
2F: Entrance hall, waiting hall, ticket office, service center, luggage cabinets…
1F: Entrance hall, transfer hall, ticket office, platforms, luggage cabinets…
-1F: arrival hall, a passage connecting the north square and south square…
-2F: subway line 2(not opened yet)…
-3F: subway line 4(not opened yet)…

A Bullet Train at Ningbo Station
A Bullet Train at the Platform
A Second Class Carriage
A Second Class Carriage

Ningbo Railway Station Train Schedule to Major Cities

 Major Rail Lines from Ningbo to:

(Last Update on July 6, 2018)

High Speed Train Schedule

To Train Nos. Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
First Class Seat/ Second Class Seat
Shanghai Hongqiao
G7536, G7550, G7518…
30 departures from 06:25 to 21:27
1h51m - 2h19m 237/ 144
D2288, D3206, D378…
18 departures from 11:33 to 20:23
2h12m - 2h50m 176/ 110
Beijing South
G58, G168, G56, G60
4 departures from 07:45 to 14:38
6h51m - 7h40m 1,003/ 595.5
Hangzhou East
G56, G7568, G7662…
61 departures from 06:25 to 21:27
46m - 1h15m 120/ 71
D656, D3132, D3108…
28 departures from 06:45 to 21:40
57m - 1h22m 87/ 54
Nanjing South
D656, D2196, D3296 
from 06:45 to 15:48
2h45m - 3h14m 239/ 149
G7588, G7572, G7582...
31 departures from 06:25 to 18:59
2h11m - 4h29m 465.5/ 287
Xiamen North
D3207, D3215, D3305…
23 departures from 06:59 to 17:11
5h21m - 5h48m 445/ 278
Shenzhen North
D3111, D2287, D3125...
7 departures from 08:49 to 13:39
9h3m - 9h18m 733/ 458
Guangzhou South
D941*, D931*, D935*
at 21:58, 22:03 and 22:08 from every Friday to next Monday
9h14m/9h17m ---/ 435.5
Changsha South
G1416, G2332, G2342...
6 departures from 07:00 to 17:09
6h4m - 6h29m 783.5/ 465
G590, G582, D656, D2196 
from 06:45 to 15:38
5h45m/ 6h38m 623/ 380
Shenyang North
G1224 at 07:34 10h52m 1,286/ 769.5
Wenzhou South
G7575, G7539, G7659…
30 departures from 07:51 to 21:15
1h40m - 2h23m 154/ 96
D2281, D379, D3131…
31 departures from 06:59 to 18:13
1h44m - 2h4m 154/ 96

Normal Speed Train Schedule

To Train Nos. Duration Ticket Price (CNY)
Soft Sleeper/ Hard Sleeper
Hangzhou East
K76, T136, K8564
from 15:43 to 18:52
2h27m/ 2h40m 153.5/ 115.5
K584 at 08:16 28h3m 658/ 434
K422 at 07:39 32h35m 789/ 520
K1040, K466 
at 12:52 and 13:31
23h41m/ 23h45m 560/ 373
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.


 By Subway: Line 2
 By Bus: 1, 22, 26, 201Huan, 202 Huan, 301, 354, 356, 364, 369, 380, 501, 505, 514, 518, 541, 965
 By taxi:

From Time (minute) Cost (CNY)
Tianyi Square (city center) 8 12
North Long-Distance Bus Station 11 15
Airport 20 30

Note: The above duration and fare are for reference only. They may be different due to traffic jams and lights.

 How to get to other sites from the railway station:
 To Tianyi Square: Take bus 518 to Dongmenkou, get off and walk southwest for about 300 yards to get there,
 To Tianyi Pavilion: Take bus 26 to Tianyi Pavilion and one will see its entrance;
To North Long-Distance Bus Station: Take bus 380 to Yijiang New Village, and then walk westward for about 750 yard to get there;
 To Airport: Take airport shuttle buses to get there directly. The buses depart from the parking lots for private buses at the south square. They are available at 08:20, 09:00, 09:20, 10:00, 10:20, 11:00, 11:20, 12:00, 12:20, 13:00, 13:20, 14:00, 14:20, 15:00, 15:20, 16:00, 16:20, 17:00, 17:20, 18:00, 18:20, 19:00, and 19:20. Ticket fare is CNY12 and duration is about 30 minutes.

- Last modified on Sep. 14, 2018 -

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