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Shanghai-Fuzhou Train

There are 29 pairs of trains in total running between the two cities. 28 pairs of them are bullet trains with duration of 4.5 – 7 hours; and only one pair is normal types taking about 15 hours.

Flight is another option for passengers. It takes about 2 hours for the whole journey. But the airports are located in the outskirts, and usually it needs another 2 hours or so to transfer between the city center and airport. Thus, the total time for flight journey is almost the same as high speed rail journey. Besides, the flight is more easily influenced by the weather as both the cities are in coastal area, so delays happen more frequently.

 High Speed Trains
There are many of them running between the two cities including 10 pairs of G trains and 18 pairs of D trains. All of them are operated in daytime, the bullet overnight sleeper trains are not available yet.

G types run between Hongqiao Railway Station and Fuzhou Railway Station which is about 6 miles (9 km) from the city center. They run at a highest speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) with the travel time of 4.5 – 5 hours or so. The distance is 522 miles (840 km). Around the Fuzhou Railway Station, passengers can takes bus, or taxis to the downtown area; and coaches are also available for passengers to go to the nearby cities. The South . G types runs faster than D types, so they cost a little more, too.

The D types run between Hongqiao Railway Station and Fuzhou South Railway Station at a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), the distance is 549 miles (883 km). The duration is around 6 – 7 hours. This station is a little bit far, about 11 miles (18 km) from the city center, but transportation here is convenient. Subway, buses and taxis are accessible for passengers to go to the urban area.

Please note that Fuzhou is just an intermediate stop for some of the rides, and you just have about 4 – 13 minutes to get off upon arrival. Prepare your luggage in advance and make sure to get off in time.

  Shanghai to Fuzhou High Speed Train Schedule:
(Last Update on March 27th, 2017)
 Shanghai Schedule
From To Nos. Duration
Shanghai Hongqiao Fuzhou G1651, G1631, G1653, G1655...
11 departures from 06:56 to 17:22
4h24m - 6h42m
Fuzhou South D3145, D379, D3131, D2287...
17 departures from 06:40 to 15:57
6h07m - 6h42m

  Fuzhou to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable:
(Last Update on March 27th, 2017)
From To Nos. Duration
Fuzhou Shanghai Hongqiao D3102, G1632, G1634, G1652...
11 departures from 07:40 to 18:49
4h29m - 6h34m
Fuzhou South D382, D3104, D3142, D3136...
17 departures from 07:37 to 16:19
6h11m - 6h54m
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.

  Ticket Price:
Business Class Seat First Class Seat Second Class Sseat
CNY1,180.5 CNY629.5/494 CNY377.5/309

Stopovers for G types: Songjiang South, Jinshan North, Jiashan South, Jiaxing South, Tongxiang, Haining West, Yuhang, Hangzhou East, Zhuji, Yiwu, Jinhua, Youlong, Quzhou, Jiangshan, Yushan South, Shangrao, Wuyishan, Wuyishan North, Wuyishan East, Jianou West, Nanping North, Gutian North, Minqing North

Stop-bys of D type: Songjiang South, Jinshan North, Jiashan South, Jiaxing South, Tongxiang, Haining West, Yuhang, Hangzhou East, Shaoxing North, Shangyu North, Yuyao North, Zhuangqiao, Ningbo, Fenghua, Ninghai, Sanmenxian, Linhai, Taizhou in Zhengjiang, Wenling, Yandangshan, Shenfang, Yueqing, Yongjia, Wenzhou South, Ruian, Aojiang, Cangnan, Fuding, Taimushan, Xiapu, Fuan, Ningde, Luoyuan, Lianjiang

Normal Trains
 Shanghai to Fuzhou Train : K525
 Fuzhou to Shanghai Train : K526

 Running Length: 613 miles (987 kilometers)
 Duration: 15 to 16 hours
 Ticket Price (CNY): 363.5 for soft sleeper, 237.5 for hard sleeper and 128.5 for hard seat.

It is not advised to take it. But if insist, a hard sleeper or soft sleeper is recommended because it's a long overnight journey. You'd better prepare some food and bottled water, or take a bottle to fetch free hot drinking water onboard. The food is provided onboard, but it's not delicious and costs a little more. Bottled water is the same case. Besides, take care of your luggage and valuable items because there may be thieves.

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