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Shanghai - Chongqing Train

There are 12 pairs of trains shuttling between Shanghai/  Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Chongqing North/ Chongqing West Railway Station including 10 pairs of bullet trains running for a distance of 1,672 kilometers (1,039 miles) with duration of 10.5 - 12 hours and 3 pairs of normal types running for 19/ 29 hours due to speed and route differences.

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 10.5 - 12 hours
 Distance: about 1,672 kilometers (1,039 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/  Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Chongqing North/ Chongqing West Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Kunshan South, Suzhou, Wuxi, Wuxi New District, Changzhou, Zhenjiang, Nanjing South, Quanjiao, Feidong, Hefei South, Liuan, Jinzhai, Hongan West, Macheng North, Hankou, Qianjiang, Hanchuan, Xiantao, Tianmen South, Jingzhou, Zhijiang North, Yichang East, Jianshi, Enshi, Lichuan, Shizhuxian, Fengdu, Fuling North, Changshou North

Shanghai to Chongqing High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D35206:13 - 18:0011h47m
D307206:29 - 19:1512h46m
D63606:32 - 18:3612h4m
D220606:58 - 19:1012h12m
G197407:17 - 20:1913h2m
D305607:19 - 18:5911h40m
D221207:34 - 20:1012h36m
G133708:25 - 19:4511h20m
D95208:30 - 18:5310h23m
D221608:42 - 21:1312h31m
D95609:30 - 20:0510h35m
G133311:39 - 23:0511h26m
See more Shanghai Schedule

Chongqing to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D307406:41 - 18:4612h5m
D221407:14 - 19:2012h6m
D95807:59 - 18:2510h26m
D305808:21 - 21:1912h58m
D221808:38 - 20:2911h51m
G133508:48 - 20:5612h8m
G197609:12 - 22:2513h13m
D63809:37 - 22:1412h37m
D95410:05 - 20:2710h22m
D35410:23 - 22:1911h56m
D220810:32 - 22:2411h52m
G133911:36 - 23:0311h27m
See more Chongqing 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 - Chongqing High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class SeatDeluxe Soft Sleeper
G trainsCNY 2,680.5 - 3,341
USD 391 - 488
CNY 1,633.5
USD 238
CNY 1,430 - 1,749.5
USD 209 - 255
CNY 859.5 - 1,078.5
USD 125 - 157
D trains------CNY 935 - 961
USD 136 - 140
CNY 576.5 - 600.5
USD 84 - 88
CNY 1,335
USD 195


Normal Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 19/ 29 hours
 Distance: about 2,037/ 2,167 kilometers (1,266/  1,347 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai South Railway Station, Chongqing North Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Langfang North, Yangcun, Tianjin West, Jinghai, Qingxian, Cangzhou, Botou, Dongguan, Wuqiao, Dezhou, Jinan, Taishan, Ciyao, Yanzhou, Zoucheng, Tengzhou, Zaozhuang West, Xuzhou, Suzhou [Anhui], Bengbu, Chuzhou North

Shanghai to Chongqing Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K408501:02 - 09:33+32h31m
K467101:36 - 11:06+33h30m
K463202:27 - 11:32+33h5m
K7114:34 - 15:58+25h24m
Z25719:09 - 12:49+17h40m

Chongqing to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K7309:25 - 12:15+26h50m
K466911:57 - 23:28+35h31m
Z25814:32 - 09:05+18h33m
Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.

Shanghai - Chongqing Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jan 10, 2020)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 598 - 732.5
USD 87 - 107
CNY 388 - 479.5
USD 57 - 70
CNY 224 - 254.5
USD 33 - 37

The trains run along different rail lines, so the running length and intermediate stops along the way are different:

 For Z257/Z258: Jiaxing, Hangzhou East, Yiwu, Jinhua, Yingtan, Wuchang, Yichang East, and Enshi

 For K71/K73: Songjiang, Jiaxing, Haining, Hangzhou East, Zhuji, Yiwu, Jinhua, Shangrao, Yingtan, Jinxian, Xinyu, Pingxiang, Liling, Zhuzhou, Loudi, Huaihua, Tongren, Xiushan, Youyang, Qianjiang, Pengshui, Wulong, and Fuling


It can be seen that rail travel takes a long time, even the bullet types take more than 12 hours, so if you are pressed for time, flight will be a good choice and it only takes 3 hours for the whole journey. Of course, there are some disadvantages for flight travel such as it will be easily affected by weather. Also, flight travel will cost more than rail travel, even in low season.
 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major rail lines from Chongqing to:
- Last modified on Nov. 14, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Chongqing Train
Asked by Wendell from ARGENTINA | Nov. 13, 2019 17:47Reply
Which station should I use to take the train to Chongqing?
I am staying at Novotel Atlantis Shanghai. Thank you for your information in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Fisher from CANADA | Nov. 14, 2019 17:13

I checked that Shanghai Railway Station is the nearest one to your hotel. 6 stops by metro line 4 or 30min by taxi. So if the time fits you, you can use D952 or D956. They should be the best option.
Asked by miriam reinfeld from UNITED STATES | Apr. 16, 2019 15:17Reply
Answers (1)
Answered by Pamela | Apr. 17, 2019 04:10

Most of the time, it is the countryside view like some fields and hills. When reaching a station, some of the town buidings can be see. When you pass Wuhan, you may have a quick sight of Yangtze River.
Asked by Kinsey from CAMBODIA | Jan. 18, 2019 00:51Reply
How much would a flight ticket price cost?
I am considering flight or maybe a soft sleeper on D952. Is it comfortable enough to use second class seat for an 11 hours trip?
Answers (1)
Answered by Bella from HUNGARY | Jan. 20, 2019 16:15

The full price of economy class would be CNY1,870 per ticket, however, there are usually discount offered. Sometimes, the discount can be very good and the price can be even lower than second class on bullet ride. You can search your date for the detailed price. Iif good discount offered, it would be better option. If for rail service, it is indeed more recommended to pay more and use soft sleeper bed. Although the second class seats are not bad, sitting 11 hours are still tired.
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