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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D220606:01 - 19:1713h16m
D35206:13 - 18:0711h54m
D63606:32 - 18:3812h6m
D307207:02 - 19:2412h22m
G197407:17 - 20:2713h10m
D305607:23 - 19:3812h15m
D221607:37 - 21:2013h43m
D221207:42 - 20:1912h37m
G328807:49 - 21:4813h59m
D226808:01 - 21:3013h29m
G133708:22 - 19:4611h24m
D95208:30 - 19:0010h30m
D95609:30 - 20:1410h44m
G147609:51 - 20:3210h41m
G133311:44 - 23:0911h25m
G153211:52 - 23:2711h35m
See more Shanghai Schedule

Chongqing to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D307406:18 - 18:2512h7m
D221407:03 - 19:2012h17m
D227007:18 - 21:1914h1m
D95807:43 - 18:2510h42m
G153407:59 - 19:3311h34m
D221808:27 - 21:3313h6m
D305808:40 - 21:1812h38m
G329008:42 - 22:4814h6m
G133508:49 - 20:5512h6m
G147809:07 - 20:0110h54m
G197609:14 - 22:3213h18m
D63809:33 - 22:1312h40m
D95409:46 - 20:2110h35m
D35410:10 - 22:2112h11m
D220810:22 - 23:1612h54m
G133911:32 - 22:5711h25m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class SeatDeluxe Soft Sleeper
G trainsCNY 2,680.5 - 3,405.5
USD 394 - 501
CNY 1,633.5 - 1,730.5
USD 240 - 254
CNY 1,430 - 1,769.5
USD 210 - 260
CNY 859.5 - 1,091
USD 126 - 160
D trains------CNY 935 - 1,018
USD 138 - 150
CNY 585 - 638.5
USD 86 - 94


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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K7114:13 - 15:34+25h21m
Z25719:07 - 12:44+17h37m


Chongqing to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K7309:46 - 12:03+26h17m
Z25814:10 - 09:08+18h58m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 598 - 624
USD 88 - 92
CNY 388 - 407
USD 57 - 60
CNY 224
USD 33

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

 See more: Chongqing to Shanghai / Shanghai to Chongqing: Best Way to Travel


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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
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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