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Shanghai - Hefei Train

Usually, there are about 56 pairs of trains running between Shanghai and Hefei. Among them, 3 pairs are normal types with duration of 8.5 - 11 hours and the rest are bullet trains with duration of 2 - 4 hours.
 

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 2 - 4 hours
 Distance: about 452 - 468 kilometers (281 - 291 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway StationHefei/ Hefei South Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Anting North, Kunshan South, Yangchenghu, Suzhou, Suzhou North, Suzhou New District, Wuxi New District, Wuxi, Qishuyan, Wuxi East, Huishan, Changzhou, Changzhou North, Danyang, Dantu, Zhenjiang, Zhenjiang South, Nanjing South, Quanjiao, and Feidong
 

Shanghai to Hefei High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D307206:27 - 10:163h49m
D307207:03 - 10:163h13m
G172411:40 - 13:482h8m
G727614:19 - 17:082h49m
G172816:51 - 19:002h9m
Around 55 departures in total: departure time from 06:11 to 20:13; duration from 2H6M to 3H35M.
See more Shanghai Schedule
 (Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G759810:33 - 12:592h26m
G173012:46 - 15:272h41m
G726614:44 - 17:212h37m
G60016:44 - 18:442h00m
Around 55 departures in total: departure time from 07:43 to 19:33; duration from 2H6M to 4H7M.
See more Hefei 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 - Hefei High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 599 - 701
USD 93 - 109
CNY 319 - 358.5
USD 49 - 56
CNY 192 - 217
USD 30 - 34

These rides are operated at different railway stations in both cities:

 In Shanghai, 36 pairs of them are operated at Hongqiao Railway Station and only 14 pairs of them use Shanghai Railway Station. It is needless to say that there are more choices in Hongqiao Station which is adjacent to Hongqiao International Airport. It is a little far from the city center and other attractions sites, but the transportation to and from the station is pretty convenient. Passengers can take city bus, subway line 2 or line 10 to other places. The schedule of Shanghai Station is not as dense as that of Hongqiao Station, but it is closer to city center. If the schedule fits, it will be more time-saving to use it.

 In Hefei, 47 pairs of them are operated at South Railway Station and only 4 pairs of them use Main Railway Station. South Railway Station is located a little far from the downtown area, but there are more choices and the transportation of this station is convenient. So you are advised to choose the South Station, except that you stay near the main station and its schedule fits your travel time.
 

Normal Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 8.5 - 11 hours
 Distance: about 457 kilometers (284 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/ Shanghai South Railway Station, Hefei Railway Station
 

Shanghai to Hefei Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K115611:16 - 19:208h4m
K110714:06 - 21:267h20m
K836223:24 - 07:11+7h47m

Hefei to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K110503:32 - 12:409h8m
K115505:46 - 14:408h54m
K836122:35 - 08:05+9h30m
Note: The timetable listed above is for reference only. You can search for the real-time schedule by the tool on page top.
 

Shanghai - Hefei Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jun 22, 2021)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 223 - 259
USD 35 - 40
CNY 148 - 161
USD 23 - 25
CNY 78 - 86
USD 12 - 13

 

Flights VS. High Speed Trains

Passengers can also travel by flight. There are three pairs per day. The travel time is 1.5 hours or so. But they are not recommended because the airports are a little bit far from the city center, making the total flight travel time no big difference from the high speed rail travel. Besides, easily affected by weather changes, flights are not as punctual as rail service. Last but not least, flight travel will cost more than rail travel in most cases.
 

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:



 Major Rail Lines from Hefei to:
- Last modified on Nov. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Hefei Train
Asked by Brooklynn from LATVIA | Nov. 14, 2019 17:27Reply
Need help to get from Hefei South Station to Parkview Hotel
Answers (1)
Answered by Lindsey from MOROCCO | Nov. 17, 2019 16:34
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The taxi is surely the easiest way. It should be around 20min and cost around CNY25 if the traffic is good. If you want to use city bus, it is also workable. You can take bus 120 from the North Square of the station and get off at Shuanggangxi. The hotel is right infront on your right side.
Asked by Paloma from USA | May. 10, 2019 02:17Reply
Hefei Station to PVG
I have a flight from PVG at 21:15pm. Which train should I take from Hefei to catch my flight? Shanghai Hongqiao or Shanghai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carver from USA | May. 12, 2019 17:25
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Will you take an international flight? In this case, you need 3 hours in advance at airport, so around 6:30pm. You need another 1.5 hours to 2 hours on the way from station to airport. So you can consider G7566 to Hongqiao Station or G7238 to the main station. The main station is a little bit closer in distance to PVG.
Asked by Florence from BELGIUM | Jan. 21, 2019 02:14Reply
Is there any meal offered on the train?
Can I bring my own food, fruits and drinks?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from SINGAPORE | Jan. 21, 2019 17:41
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If your travel time is during the lunch time, there could be meal for sale, not for free. You can take some food with you as well, but for drinks, they would be checked at the security. They may ask you to drink it for test. If you do not want this trouble, you can choose to buy drinks in station. There are always shops can be find, unless it is a small station.
Asked by Doreen-Ann from CANADA | Nov. 28, 2018 14:54Reply
Doreen-Ann from Canada
Hi it is our 1rst time going to Shanghai, we have never been before. We are staying near the Yu Garden and will need to go to Hefei going and back the same day. What do we need to do? Where do we need to go? How do we get tickets?
Thank you
Answers (3)
Answered by Hosea from GERMANY | Nov. 28, 2018 21:58
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The closest station to your location should be Shanghai Railway Station. There are a few rides a day from this station to Hefei and back. Most of them will use Hongqiao Station instead. Therefore, to use which station, it depends on the train you will choose. You can buy the ticket at a railway station ticket counter directly or book them online in advance. You can check the schedule, price and also make booking on this website.
Answered by Doreen-Ann from CANADA | Nov. 29, 2018 15:10
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From Shanghai Railway Station to Hefei is how many hours? Do we need to change train along the way?
Answered by Carroll | Nov. 30, 2018 01:38
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The duration is 2 to 3.5 hours and they are direct rides.
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