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Shanghai - Changsha Train

There are nearly 30 pairs of trains running between the metropolis, Shanghai and Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province. Among them, over 25 pairs are high speed G trains with duration of 4.5 hours to 7 hours. The other 3 pairs of normal types take much longer time, from 10.5 hours to 16 hours.
 

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 4.5 - 7 hours
 Distance: about 1,038 kilometers (645 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Changsha South Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Songjiang South, Jinshan north, Jiashan South, Jiaxing South, Tongxiang, Haining West, Yuhang, Hangzhou East, Zhuji, Yiwu, Jinhua, Youlong, Quzhou, Jiangshan, Yushan South, Shangrao, Geyang, Yingtan North, Fuzhou [Jiangxi] East, Nanchang West, Gaoan, Xinyu North, Yichun, Pingxiang North, Liling East, Zhuzhou
 

Shanghai to Changsha High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G8508:00 - 12:254h25m
G137308:55 - 13:514h56m
G136912:40 - 18:165h36m
G9914:10 - 18:564h46m
G136317:09 - 22:425h33m
27 departures in total: departure time from 06:11 to 17:38; duration from 4H25M to 6H52M.
See more Shanghai Schedule
 

Changsha to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G134207:06 - 12:145h8m
G134809:00 - 13:414h41m
G8610:24 - 14:504h26m
G10014:41 - 19:274h46m
G130618:12 - 23:104h58m
26 departures in total: departure time from 07:06 to 18:12; duration from 7H6M to 6H10M.
See more Changsha Schedule 

Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.
 

Shanghai - Changsha High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,497.5 - 1,555.5
USD 227 - 236
CNY 902.5
USD 137
CNY 798.5 - 814
USD 121 - 123
CNY 478 - 502.5
USD 72 - 76
All the rides run between Hongqiao Railway Station and Changsha South Railway Station. Although both of them are not close to the city center, the transfer is not very difficult. The Hongqiao Railway Station has been connected with subway line 2 and line 10 as well as Pudong Airport shuttle bus. Changsha South Railway Station has been connected with subway line 2, which also passes by Changsha Railway Station and Mt. Yuelu.
 

Normal Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 10.5 - 16 hours
 Distance: about 1,177 kilometers (731 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai South Railway Station, Changsha Railway Station
 

Shanghai to Changsha High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K137316:49 - 07:06+14h17m
K80718:51 - 11:07+16h16m
Z24720:42 - 07:30+10h48m

Changsha to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K137500:06 - 15:1315h7m
Z24520:08 - 06:44+10h36m
K80921:47 - 12:58+15h11m
Notes:
1. The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.
2. "+" indicates the second day.
 

Shanghai - Changsha Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 415.5
USD 63
CNY 272.5
USD 41
CNY 148.5
USD 23

Although take longer time, they are still a good complement to G types, especially the overnight sleeper trains. Because their ticket price is cheaper and also they can help travelers to save hotel fee as traveling overnight. Passengers can have a good rest during the trip and greet the next day with full energy. The overnight sleeper trains include K1373, K807/809, and Z245/247.
 

City Guide

Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, is well known for Yuelu Academy, an honored academic school in ancient China. Except the attractive landscape and historical sites, travelers are also able to enjoy the famous Hunan Cuisine (Xiang Cuisine) there, one of the Eight Cuisines of China. Travelers who are interested in Chinese Cuisine will surely enjoy their stay there.
 

Flight

Additionally, flights are available between the two cities and cut the trip to around 2 hours only. Travelers can make a comparison based on the schedule and price and choose the one suitable for you.


 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
 Major Rail Line from Changsha to:
- Last modified on Apr. 02, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Changsha Train
Asked by Javier from HUNGARY | May. 10, 2019 02:19Reply
How much would a flight ticket costs to Shanghai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lange from USA | May. 12, 2019 17:26
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Do you mean from Shanghai to Changsha? For economy class, full price ticket should be around USD200. However, for flight ticket, there is always discount offered, maybe 50% off if you meet a good time.
Asked by Fairy from DENMARK | Jan. 15, 2019 00:12Reply
From PVG to Changsha, how long it takes by train?
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Answered by Julius from USA | Jan. 15, 2019 18:22
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Well, there is no rail service in PVG, so you need to transfer to a railway station like Hongqiao Station first if you use high speed rail service. There is airport shuttle bus, metro line 2 and taxi can be used. If you will land by an international flight, it would be better if you can prepare around 3.5 to 4 hours between the two trips. The high speed rides from Hongqiao Station to Changsha South would take around 4.5 to 7 hours.
Asked by Andry Y from USA | Nov. 01, 2018 06:39Reply
the best and save transportationto take from changsa south to changsa railway st. after Midnight hr?
hi There, my train will arrive at 3Am n need to transfer in between. whats the best n save n perhaps the fastest transportation to take? thx
Answers (1)
Answered by Paul | Nov. 01, 2018 20:22
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If transfer at 3am, there is indeed only taxi in service.
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