Shanghai - Guangzhou High Speed Train

5 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 for the second class seat.

Besides, additional 3 pairs of high speed trains run overnight every Friday to next Monday, taking 11-11.5 hours. 


Shanghai to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G8508:00 - 14:516h51m
G130110:23 - 19:038h40m
G9914:10 - 21:327h22m
G130515:25 - 23:388h13m
See more Shanghai Schedule 
 (Last Update on May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G8608:00 - 14:506h50m
G10012:05 - 19:277h22m
G130413:24 - 21:518h27m
G130615:38 - 23:107h32m
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 May 24, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 2,492.5 / USD 378CNY 1,302.5 / USD 197CNY 793 / USD 120
Shanghai - Guangzhou High Speed Railway Map
Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Train
A First Class Cabin

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 May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time

Guangzhou to Shanghai Overnight Sleeper Train Timetable 

(Last Update on May 24, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time


Shanghai - Guangzhou Overnight Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on May 24, 2019)
Deluxe Soft SleeperNew Soft SleeperSecond Class Seat
1. They depart every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday;
2. If passengers purchase a round-trip ticket of these overnight high speed sleepers, they can enjoy a 20% discount off the return ticket;
3. 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;
4. The timetable and ticket price listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.

Regular Trains between Shanghai and Guangzhou

There are three pairs (K511/512, T169/170, K527/528) of regular trains running between Shanghai South and Guangzhou Station, and one pair (Z99/100) between Shanghai Station and Guangzhou East. Their duration is about 16.5 - 23 hours, and the cheapest ticket fare is CNY 605.5/656/673/685 for soft sleeper, CNY343.5/367/377/388 for hard sleeper, and CNY189.5/201/206 for hard seat.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major Rail Lines from Guangzhou to:
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    Posted on Jun. 06, 2019
    We enjoyed our trips on the high speed train which was very smooth and comfortable.

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    Posted on Jun. 03, 2019
    Dear Mr Sunny

    Thank you so much for your help.

    Overall experience is very good. As far as the train is concerned, no complaint at all except the announcements
    were on low volume. Not audible when noise from background was too loud (Chinese passengers talking too loudly).

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    Posted on May. 26, 2019
    My booking experience through TCG booking center was Excellent. Maybe including some instructions in English on how to check-in, find the platform, etc with the delivery of the tickets will be better.
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    Posted on May. 03, 2019
    I am very sastified with the booking of my 2 train tickets with you. It was very easy to pick up the first ticket at the railway station in Shanghai. People are always helpfull to show you at wich counter you have to go. For the second ticket I asked for a delivery at my hotel, it arrived on the next day of your shipping message, just as we arrived at the hotel.
    Trains in soft sleeper are very comfortable. Some are older than others but the sleepers are good and the bed sheets super clean The toilets and bathroom are ok. I like the conviniency of having boiling water in self-service to prepare ones own tea or noodle instant soup during the travel. The railway stations are well organised with several waiting rooms releated to the different trains, reminds of the boarding procedure of the airports. The boarding is some times a little bit stressfull, because some chinese people want to be the first boarding in, so it is better to wait a little before standing for boarding. My second train was coming from an other town and I was a little bit scared about having enough time to get in the train with all my lugage and all those poeple! But it was so good organised that it was no problem, they let us come on the platform some 15 minuts before the train came and asked the people to built a trail in front of the right place where ones own carriage will stop. There is an employee responsible for each carriage helping to climb in with the lugage. It was a good experience, that I prefere to the plain. I will use the train again....More
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