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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:

High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Shanghai Hongqiao
G1866, G7502, G7504, G7532...
48 departures from 06:25 to 21:27
1h51m - 2h50mCNY 176/ 110
USD 26/ 16
Beijing South
G58, G168, G60, G56 from 07:45 to 14:386h51m - 7h40mCNY 1,003/ 595.5
USD 148/ 88
Hangzhou East
G1866, D656, G1416, G7502...
89 departures from 06:25 to 21:40
0h46m - 1h22mCNY 120/ 71
USD 18/ 10
Nanjing South
G1866, D656, G58, G590...
34 departures from 06:25 to 18:59
2h11m - 4h29mCNY 318/ 188.5
USD 47/ 28
Xiamen North
D3219, D3231, D3111, D3145...
23 departures from 06:59 to 17:11
5h21m - 5h48mCNY 445/ 278
USD 65/ 41
Shenzhen North
D2287, D3125, D2285, D3107...
11 departures from 08:49 to 22:13
8h31m - 9h18mCNY 388.5
USD 57
Guangzhou South
D931, D941, D935 from 21:58 to 22:089h7m - 9h16mCNY 435.5
USD 64
Changsha South
G1416, G2332, G2342, G1432...
6 departures from 07:00 to 17:09
6h4m - 6h29mCNY 783.5/ 465
USD 115/ 68
D656, G590, D2196, G582 from 06:45 to 15:385h45m - 6h38mCNY 623/ 380
USD 92/ 56
Shenyang North
G1224 at 07:3410h49mCNY 1,286/ 769.5
USD 189/ 113
Wenzhou South
D3219, G7659, D3231, D3111...
60 departures from 06:59 to 21:15
1h40m - 2h23mCNY 154/ 96
USD 23/ 14


Normal Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Dec 4, 2018)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
Hangzhou East
K1040, K466, K1220, T326...
10 departures from 12:52 to 19:48
2h27m - 3h7mCNY 157.5/ 119.5
USD 23/ 18
K584 at 08:1628h3mCNY 658/ 434
USD 97/ 64
K422 at 07:3932h35mCNY 789/ 506
USD 116/ 74
K1040, K466 at 12:52 and 13:3123h41m - 23h45mCNY 560/ 351
USD 82/ 52
 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 Dec. 10, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Ningbo Railway Station
Asked by Pat from THAILAND | Dec. 10, 2018 00:21Reply
Public transportation
Any public transportation from Ningbo airport to Ningbo railway station after 22:00 hrs. due to my flight landing at 21:45 hrs.
Answers (1)
Answered by Yahys | Dec. 10, 2018 23:30

The last subway from the airport departs at 22:27, it is still possible to catch it if your flight doesn't delay.
Asked by Angela from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 23, 2018 03:03Reply
Where is the foreigner ticket purchase/pickup place located?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tay | Nov. 23, 2018 22:41

There is no special counter for foreigners, you could go to any of the ticket windows.
Asked by Eva M Pollitt from UNITED STATES | Nov. 23, 2018 00:01Reply
what time is the ticket window open for me to pick up tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by Murphy from INDONESIA | Nov. 23, 2018 01:19

It should be no later than 6am, at least some of the counters should be open at that time.
Asked by Ad from BELGIUM | Jul. 26, 2018 20:31Reply
Transfer in Ningbo
I need to transfer trains in Ningbo, there's 22 minutes between the 2 trains. Is it enough time, and how can I do it? Can I go from one train to the next or do I have to exit the station and go back in?
Answers (1)
Answered by Denny | Jul. 27, 2018 01:01

The time is indeed a little limited but still possible if you hurry up. There should be direct transfer service in this station. You can hold the paper ticket for the second trip and then upstairs to the waiting room directly for the second one. In this way, you do not need to exit the station and then enter againa and avoid the security check. It will save your time. It is important to hold the paper ticket for second trip, otherwise you cannot do this transfer!
Asked by safavi from IRAN | Jun. 22, 2017 02:49Reply
how do i get high speed train from ningbo to wenling?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeff | Jun. 22, 2017 03:40

There are about 35 high speed rides a day run for this trip. You can check the schedule on this website directly
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