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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 May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D35206:13 - 20:2414h11m
D63606:33 - 20:4914h16m
D220606:58 - 21:4114h43m
G197407:17 - 18:2711h10m
D95208:30 - 21:0612h36m
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Chengdu to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable:

(Last Update on May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D63807:12 - 22:1415h2m
D95408:00 - 20:2712h27m
D35408:12 - 22:1914h7m
D220808:14 - 22:2414h10m
G197610:57 - 22:2511h28m
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 May 24, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class SeatDeluxe Soft Sleeper
G trainsCNY 2,903
USD 440
CNY 1,516
USD 230
CNY 932.5
USD 141
D trains---CNY 1,090 - 1,091
USD 165
CNY 606 - 682
USD 92 - 103
CNY 1,629
USD 247

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 May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K29008:51 - 18:30+33h39m
K115611:16 - 18:42+31h26m
K35115:43 - 04:48++37h5m
K28220:28 - 11:20++38h52m

Chengdu to Shanghai Train

(Last Update on May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K115808:30 - 14:40+30h10m
K28418:22 - 07:06++36h44m
K29221:31 - 05:34++32h3m
K35223:51 - 12:35++36h44m
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 May 24, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 731 - 808.5
USD 111 - 123
CNY 477 - 525.5
USD 72 - 80
CNY 259 - 285.5
USD 39 - 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

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major Rail Lines from Chengdu to:
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