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 15/16 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.
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.
High Speed Trains
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.
(Last Update on December 6th, 2017)
|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
|6h7m - 6h42m|
(Last Update on December 6th, 2017)
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule by the tool on top of the page.
|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|
|Business Class Seat||First Class Seat||Second Class Sseat|
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
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.