Shanghai - Guangzhou High Speed Train

3 pairs of Shanghai - Guangzhou high speed trains are running between Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station daily, whose distance between is 1,790 kilometers (1,112 miles). The travel time is 7 - 8.5 hours and the ticket price is CNY 793 (USD 110) for a second class seat.

Besides, additional 3 pairs of bullet trains run overnight from Friday to Monday, taking about 11 hours. 

Shanghai to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Aug 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G81708:00 - 14:566h56m
G130110:18 - 18:458h27m
G130515:25 - 23:348h9m
See more Shanghai Schedule 
 (Last Update on Aug 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G81808:00 - 14:486h48m
G130213:22 - 21:518h29m
G130615:38 - 23:047h26m
See more Guangzhou Schedule 
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please use our tool on top of this page to search for the real-time schedule.

Ticket Fare of Shanghai - Guangzhou High Speed Trains

(Last Update on Aug 25, 2023)
First Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,302.5 / USD 181CNY 793 / USD 110
Shanghai - Guangzhou
High Speed Railway Map
Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Train
A First Class Cabin
with 4 seats each row

Transportation to/from the Railway Stations

 Shanghai Hongqiao: Subway line 2 has a stop there, which goes to Hongqiao International Airport, West Nanjing Road and People's Square in city center, and Pudong International Airport. Passengers can also take bus 316, 320, 941; or Hongqiao Lines 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; or Airport line 1 to leave or arrive at the station.

Arrival Hall of Hongqiao Railway Station
Arrival Hall of Hongqiao Station

 Guangzhou South: Passengers can get to or leave the station by subway line 2, which has stops at Yuexiu Park, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and Guangzhou Railway Station. Buses available here include 288A, 301A, 303A, 309A, Pan 75, Pan 99, Pan 100, Pan 108, Pan 108B, Pan 110, Pan 129, Pan 145, Night 20, and Night 61.

Running Route

 Shanghai-Changsha High Speed Railway: Running east-west, its allowed highest speed of 186mph (300km/h). The Shanghai-Hangzhou section was first put into use on October 26th, 2010, then Nanchang-Changsha section on September 16th, 2014, and finally the Hangzhou-Nanchang section on December 10th, 2014.
 Changsha-Guangzhou High Speed Railway: Running north-south, is a section of the Wuhan-Guangzhou High Speed Railway, put into service on December 26th, 2009. Its permitted highest speed is also 186mph (300km/h).

Overnight High Speed Sleeper Trains between Shanghai and Guangzhou

Shanghai to Guangzhou Overnight Sleeper Train Schedule 

(Last Update on Aug 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D94119:55 - 07:03+11h8m
D93120:00 - 07:08+11h8m
D93520:05 - 07:13+11h8m

Guangzhou to Shanghai Overnight Sleeper Train Timetable 

(Last Update on Aug 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D93319:20 - 06:50+11h30m
D93719:30 - 06:55+11h25m
D94319:35 - 07:00+11h25m


Shanghai - Guangzhou Overnight Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on Aug 25, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperNew Soft SleeperSecond Class Seat
---CNY 996 / USD 138CNY 599 / USD 83
1. One passenger can now book a whole compartment on these carriages. Ticket fare is the total of all sleepers inside the compartment and each sleeper is issued a ticket under the passenger's name;
2. The timetable and ticket price listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on the page top.

Regular Trains between Shanghai and Guangzhou

There are three pairs (K511/513, Z695/697, K827/529) of regular trains running between Shanghai South and Guangzhou Station. Their duration is about 17 - 24 hours, and the ticket fare is CNY 574 - 656 for a soft sleeper, CNY 337 - 363 for a hard sleeper, and CNY 198 - 213 for a hard seat.

 See also: How to Travel from Guangzhou to Shanghai

Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
- Last updated on Aug. 25, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Guangzhou High Speed Train
Asked by Ophelia from DENMARK | Apr. 23, 2020 18:31Reply
Does train G99 no longer in service?
I cannot find it on your searching page anymore.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 24, 2020 17:18

Thank you for your inquiry.

G99 is not in service recently. Due to the influence of the coronavirus breakout, some of the trains were cancelled for traffic control. There are still G85 at 8am and G1305 at 3:25pm in service from Shanghai to Guangzhou now. You may choose between them. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Asked by Laird from BELGIUM | Aug. 30, 2019 01:19Reply
Is it recommended to take a flight or train to Guangzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dillon from USA | Sep. 01, 2019 17:31

Flight is much faster and some time with good discount. However, during summer time, it can be influenced by weather problem. High speed trains take longer time but the trip itself is very smooth. If you want to save your time on this trip, you are recommended with flight. If you are traveling for sightseeing, I think you can experience the rail service.
Asked by Zona from LATVIA | Mar. 27, 2019 00:30Reply
When should I be at the station to catch train G85 at 8am?
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Answered by Bertha from USA | Mar. 27, 2019 19:40

I read online that it is advisable to reach station 1.5 hour in advance to collect the tickets. So to be safe, you may consider to be there around 6:30am or at least before 7am.
Asked by Mohammed from UAE | Nov. 24, 2018 16:29Reply
From canton to Peking time
Answers (1)
Answered by Miss Angelica from UK | Nov. 24, 2018 23:16

Do you mean that you want to have the train schedules from Guangzhou to Beijing? As I checked, there are totally 9 trains, 5 high speed ones and 4 normal ones everday. You can also check the details on this website directly.
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