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Shanghai - Hohhot Train

As of now, only two pairs of normal trains are running daily between Shanghai / Shanghai South Railway Station and Hohhot Railway Station, taking 25 – 27 hours. The distance is 2,620 kilometers (1,628 miles). Ticket fare for a soft sleeper is CNY732.5/ 674 per person. High speed trains may be operated between the two cities in 2019 along with the opening of Beijing – Hohhot High Speed Railway, by then the duration between Shanghai and Hohhot may be shortened to 7 – 10 hours.

For those who are pressed for time, flight is a good choice. Direct flights between the two cities take approximately 3 hours and ticket fare for an economy class seat can be low to CNY500 or so in low season.

Shanghai to Hohhot Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z26814:54 - 17:27+26h33m
Z28219:19 - 20:09+24h50m
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Hohhot to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
Z28408:56 - 09:46+24h50m
Z26711:09 - 12:14+25h5m
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Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on top of this page. 

Ticket Fare of Shanghai - Hohhot Trains

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Nos.Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
Z268/Z267---CNY 717.5 / USD 106CNY 464.5 / USD 68CNY 254.5 / USD 37
Z282/Z284---CNY 640 / USD 94CNY 416 / USD 61CNY 229 / USD 34
Z282/Z284---CNY 656 / USD 96CNY 428 / USD 63CNY 236 / USD 35
For the sake of having a comfortable journey, passengers are advised to purchase a soft or hard sleeper and then they can lie down to rest, but sleeper tickets should be booked in advance as they are in great demands in most cases.

 Stopovers along the way:
 Z268/ Z267: Suzhou in Jiangsu, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Bengbu, Xuzhou, Zoucheng, Yanzhou, Ciyao, Jinan, Yancheng, Yucheng, Dezhou, Hengshui, Shijiazhuang North, Yangquan North, Taiyuan South, Jiaocheng, Wenshui, Lvliang, Wubu, Suide, Yulin, Ordos, Dongsheng West, Baotou, Baotou East

 Z282/Z284: Suzhou in Jiangsu, Zhenjiang, Nanjing, Bengbu, Xuzhou, Yanzhou, Dezhou, Cangzhou, Tianjin West, Shalingzi West, Jining South

Shanghai – Hohhot High Speed Trains

Currently, there is no bullet train between the two cities, but passengers can make a quick high speed train trip between Shanghai and Hohhot with a transit in Beijing. The duration will be reduced to 7.5 – 9 hours.

See detailed: 
Shanghai - Beijing Train
Beijing - Hohhot Train

Major cities along the way

Known as the capital city of six or ten dynasties in ancient Chinese history, Nanjing is currently the capital city of Jiangsu Province and a hot tourist destination in China. When going to the city, tourists should not miss the Confucius Temple, Xiaoling Mausoleum of Ming Dynasty, Qinhuai River, and Nanjing City Wall, etc. The city can be easily reached by air, train, and long-distance bus. When traveling around, tourists can take city bus, metro or taxi.

As the capital city of Shandong Province, Jinan is known as the 'City of Springs'. Among all its attraction sites, Baotu Spring Park, Daming Lake Park, and Thousand-Buddha Mountain are highly recommended. If interested in natural and historical relics, tourists can visit Shandong Provincial Museum. Tourists can get to the city by air, train, or long-distance bus and travel around by city bus or taxi.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to: Major Rail Lines from Hohhot to:

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Hohhot Train
Asked by Ava | Nov. 14, 2019 17:26Reply
We are looking for train Z282 from Shanghai to Hohhot
It says we are traveling from Shanghai south. Is it far from Shanghai Station and our hotel Holiday Inn Shanghai Jinxiu?
Answers (1)
Answered by Freddy from LUXEMBOURG | Nov. 17, 2019 16:34

The distance to your hotel is around 14km. If you take a taxi from hotel, it should be around 30 to 40min. There is also a Nanchuan Bus can be used. The main station is on a totally different direction.
Asked by Valentin from FRANCE | May. 10, 2019 02:17Reply
Is there any other ways to travel faster to Hohhot instead of 25 hours train?
Is flight the only possible way? If possible, I want to avoid flight as much as possible. Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Wilbur from SWEDEN | May. 12, 2019 17:25

Flight is indeed the fastest one and most direct option too, only 3 hours on the way. If you prefer to go by rail/land, you may choose to go to Beijing by high speeds first and then again by sleeper ride to Hohhot. This option still takes a long time, but better than 25 hours trip.
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