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Shanghai - Chengdu Train

Shanghai and Chengdu are two of major tourism destinations in China. Both normal and high speed trains are running between. The high speed ones all run in daytime, taking 11-15 hours. The ordinary ones travel overnight, but they take a long time of 30 to 38.5 hours. Although the sceneries along the way are not bad, it wastes a lot of time, especially for those who are pressed for time. In the case, high speed ones are better choices. After arriving and have a good rest over the night, one can travel around energetically and leisurely.

However, if you travel in a hurry, flight will be a good option, whose duration is about 3.5-5 hours. But it will generally cost you more.

High Speed Trains

All the three pairs of bullet trains are running between Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Chengdu East Railway Station. The travel time is two times less than the ordinary ones. But correspondingly, they are more expensive, even more expensive than the flight tickets in low season. They usually depart in the morning and arrive in the late evening, so you have a full day to relax yourself and admire the scenery along the way.

Shanghai to Chengdu High Speed Train Schedule:

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D220606:00 - 21:3715h37m
D35206:13 - 20:2514h12m
D63606:32 - 20:4814h16m
G197407:17 - 18:2711h10m
G218907:29 - 20:3313h4m
D95208:30 - 20:5912h29m
G219310:48 - 23:2112h33m
See more Shanghai Schedule

Chengdu to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G219506:13 - 19:1813h5m
D63807:10 - 22:1315h3m
D95407:47 - 20:2712h40m
D35407:57 - 22:1914h22m
D220808:07 - 23:1415h7m
G219109:24 - 22:2012h56m
G197610:56 - 22:2511h29m
See more Chengdu Schedule 

Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class SeatDeluxe Soft Sleeper
G trainsCNY 2,903 - 3,142.5
USD 450 - 487
CNY 1,516 - 1,676
USD 235 - 260
CNY 932.5 - 1,012.5
USD 145 - 157
D trains---CNY 1,104 - 1,152
USD 171 - 179
CNY 690 - 721
USD 107 - 112

Stop-bys along the way: Kunshan South, Suzhou in Jiangsu, Wuxi New District, Wuxi, Changzhou, Danyang, Zhenjiang, Nanjing South, Quanjiao, Feidong, Hefei South, Liuan, Jinzhai, Macheng north, Hongan West, Hankou, Hanchuan, Tianmen South, Xiantao West, Qianjiang, Jingzhou, Zhijiang North, Yichang East, Badong, Jianshi, Enshi, Lichuan, Shizhuxian, Fengdu, Fuling North, Changshou North, Chongqing North, Hechuan, Tongnan, Suining, Daying East

Normal Trains

Shanghai to Chengdu Train

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K29008:45 - 18:58+34h13m
K115611:16 - 17:01+29h45m
K35115:36 - 05:55++38h19m
K28220:14 - 08:35++36h21m

Chengdu to Shanghai Train

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K115808:29 - 14:40+30h11m
K29217:50 - 05:35++35h45m
K28419:03 - 07:07++36h4m
K35221:00 - 12:34++39h34m
Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 731 - 780.5
USD 113 - 121
CNY 477 - 506.5
USD 74 - 79
CNY 259 - 278.5
USD 40 - 43

Four pairs of normal type sleeper trains are in service between the two cities at present. Although the ticket fare is much cheaper compared with the high speed ones, the long journey may make one annoying and dog-tired. To travel by it, you'd better buy a sleeper and buy one in advance because they are always in demand.

Running route:
They are all different. In addition to the Shanghai, Shanghai South, and Chengdu these three stations, there are many others invoved.

 For K290 and K292, the stations also include Suzhou (Jiangsu), Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Chuzhou North, Bengbu, Suzhou (Anhui), Xuzhou, Xiayixian, Shangqiu, Lankao, Kaifeng, Zhengzhou, Yanshi, Luoyang, Sanmenxia, Huashan, Weinan, Xi'an, Xianyang, Xingping, Baoji, Liangdang, Huixian, Lueyang, Yangpingguan, Guangyuan, Jiangyou, Zhuyuanba, Mianyang, and Deyang;

 For K1156/K1158, K4138, and 3216/3218, the other stations contain Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, Hankou, Suizhou, Xiangyang East, Shiyan, Ankang, Wanyuan, Dazhou, Yingshan, Pengan, Nanchong, and Suining; 

 For K282/K284, and 3258, the other stations are Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Ma'anshanBengbu, Xuzhou, Dangshan, Shangqiu, Kaifeng, Zhengzhou, Ruzhou, Pingdingshan West, Lushan, Nanzhao, Nanyang, Dengzhou, Xiangyang, Wudangshan, Shiyan, Baihe East, Ankang, Xixiang, Hanzhong, Guangyuan, Jiangyou, Mianyang and Deyang;

 For K351 and K352, the stations also contain Jiashan, Songjiang, Jiaxing, Haining, Hangzhou East, Yiwu, Jinhua, Quzhou, Yushan, Shangrao, Yingtan, Nanchang, Wuchang, Yunmeng, Zaoyang, Anlu, Xiangyang East, Gucheng, Wudangshan, Shiyan, Baihe East, Baihexian, Xunyang, Ankang, Ziyang, Wanyuan, Xuanhan, Dazhou, Yingshan, Nanchong, and Suining.

 For K4636/K4638, the other stations include Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Bengbu, Xuzhou, Kaifeng, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Xi'an South, Ankang, and Dazhou.

 For K4663, the other stations include Jiaxing, Haining, Hangzhou East, Yiwu, Jinhua, Quzhou, Shangrao, Yingtan, Xinyu, Yichun, Pingxiang, Liling, Huaihua, Xiushan, Neijiang

 Further Reading: Shanghai to Chengdu / Chengdu to Shanghai: Best Ways to Travel

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:
- Last modified on Sep. 23, 2020 -
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