Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Hongqiao Railway Station is an important high speed train station in the city. It is adjacent to terminal building 2 of Hongqiao International Airport to its east, about 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) to Nanjing Road, 13 miles (21 kilometers) to Shanghai Railway Station, 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) to the South Station and 37 miles (60 kilometers) to Pudong International Airport.

Address: Shenhong Road, Minhang District
Hongqiao Railway Station See-off Service


Schedule and Ticket Booking

The station mainly operates bullet trains to/from many major cities in China.

  Major Rail Lines from this station to:

 Schedule to major destinations
(Last Update on Nov 13, 2018)
ToNos.DurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing South
G102, G104, G106, G108...
38 departures from 06:26 to 19:00
4h18m - 6h20mCNY 933/ 553
Xi'an North
G1970, G1974, G360, G1920...
9 departures from 06:10 to 17:06
5h56m - 7h26mCNY 1,095/ 669.5
Guangzhou South
G85, G1301, G99, G1305...
7 departures from 08:00 to 20:05
6h51m - 11h19mCNY 1,302.5/ 525.5
Shenzhen North
D2287, D3125, D2285, D3107...
11 departures from 07:46 to 20:09
7h56m - 11h58mCNY 909/ 478.5
Nanjing South
G456, G1970, D352, G1802...
138 departures from 06:05 to 21:42
0h59m - 3h25mCNY 120/ 75
Hangzhou East
G7541, G1321, G7331, G7333...
138 departures from 06:00 to 21:30
0h45m - 1h42mCNY 89/ 46.5
Xiamen North
D3145, G1651, D379, D3131...
20 departures from 06:40 to 13:19
5h16m - 8h27mCNY 621/ 388
D352, D636, D2206, G1974 from 06:13 to 07:1711h8m - 15h3mCNY 1,090/ 681.5
Chongqing North
D352, D636, D2206, D2212...
5 departures from 06:13 to 08:42
11h45m - 12h34mCNY 935/ 585
Note: The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Shanghai Train Schedule
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Station Plan

The station is made up of a terminal building and a front square. The main terminal building has three above ground floors and two underground floors.
 3F: shops, restaurants
 2F: waiting hall, check points, departure hall, ticket office, inquiry
 1F: platforms
 -1F: arrival hall, metro exits/entrance, taxi stand, long-distance bus station, restaurants, ticket office
 -2F: subway platform


How to get to the station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At West Traffic Center (drop-off area): Hong Qiao Line 5
At Railway Station (drop-off area): Hong Qiao Line 4
At East Traffic Center: 941, Hong Qiao Line 4, Hong Qiao Line 9, Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1
At Airport Terminal Building 2: Honglian Bus Line, Hong Qiao Bus Line (4, 6, 7, 8, 10)

Passengers getting to the station by bus will be dropped off at the west or east side of the station. For those with a ticket already, enter the station directly to find the correct waiting area according to the ticket. For those without, buy one in the ticket office on -1F or 2F and then go to the waiting hall to wait for departure.

 Arrival by metro: Line 2, Line 10, Line 17
If arriving at the station by subway, one will get off on -1F.

 Arrival by taxi:
From Shanghai Railway Station: It takes about 45 minutes and costs CNY75.
From South Station: It takes 40 minutes and costs about CNY65.
From Pudong International Airport: It takes about 75 minutes and costs around CNY220.
From People’s Square: It takes approximately 45 minutes and costs CNY60.
From Oriental Pearl Tower: It takes around 50 minutes and costs CNY80.
 More information on the Taxi

Elevated driveways are built on both the north and south sides of the station. Thus, passengers arriving by taxi can be dropped off at the entrance of waiting hall on 2F directly. 

Ticket Check and Boarding

A number of check points are available at either side of the waiting hall. Before check-in, passengers should read their tickets carefully to know which check point to go to. Afterwards go to platforms to get onboard. Please note that pink tickets should be checked manually, while blue ones can be used at automatic check points.

Checking Gate
Checking Gate
West Traffic Center of Hongqiao Station
West Traffic Center of the Station

How to exit and leave the station?

Upon arriving, passengers will be directed to -1F to exit. Afterwards, follow the direction boards to find bus, taxi, or metro to leave the station.

 Leave by metro:
The metro exits/entrances are located on -1F of the station and the platforms are on -2F.

 Leave by bus:
Bus stations are located in the west and east sides of the front square. Passengers should first confirm their routes and then go there to find the bus they need to take.

 Leave by taxi:
There are two taxi stands respectively to the south and north sides of the terminal on -1F.

 Transportation to other places:
 Hongqiao Airport:
1. When getting off, passengers can follow the signs and walk along the underground passage about 10-20 minutes to get there directly.
2. Or take metro line 2 for one stop to get there.

 Pudong Airport:
1. Take metro line 2 to to Guanglan Road and transfer to metro line 2 (eastern extension) to Pudong Airport.
2. Take metro line 2 to Longyang Road, then change to Maglev train to Pudong airport.
3. Take Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1 at the east traffic center of the station and get off at the terminal building 1of the airport. The bus is available from 06:00 to 23:00 with an interval of 20-30 minutes. The duration is about 80 minutes and ticket fare is CNY30.

 Shanghai Railway Station:
1. Take metro line 2 to Zhongshan Park, and then change to line 3 or line 4 to reach it.
2. Take bus line 941 to the destination.

 South Station: Take metro line 10 to Hongqiao Road. Then change to metro line 3 to the destination.

 West Station: Take metro line 10 to Jiaotong University first and then transfer to metro line 11 to get there.

 People’s Square: Take metro line 2 to the square.

 Oriental Pearl Tower: Take bus line 2 to Lujiazui and get off from Exit 1. Afterwards, walk northwestward to the destination.

 Disneyland Park: From Hongqiao Railway Station, walk 3-5 minutes and get to Hongqiao Bus Station (West Bus Station). Then take Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone Express Line 3 and arrive at the destination. 

2nd Floor of Hongqiao Station
Arrival Floor of the Terminal Building

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:
One ticket office is located in the center of 2F, which includes 154 ticket windows. Ticket refund and ticket change services can be handled at window no.9. Another one is situated on -1F where four ticket windows are available. It is close to the metro ticket office.

Tickets for trains departing from Hongqiao Station can also be purchased at Shanghai Railway Station and the South Station in downtown area. Please note that tickets for trains to Kowloon, Hong Kong are not sold here. Passengers need to buy them at the specific departure station.

 Waiting Hall:
Covering an area of 11,900 square yards (10,000 square meters), the waiting hall without separate waiting rooms is located on 2F. Check points, toilets and hot water are spread on the two sides of the hall. When entering the hall, passengers can find a seat in the waiting hall or go shopping in the mezzanine on 3F.

 Left Luggage:
Left luggage service is offered at the two sides of the waiting hall. It usually charges CNY10 for small lockers and CNY20 for big lockers. Alternatively passengers can store their luggage in the shops around the square, but they are privately owned and cost more.

Inquiry Desk is in the waiting hall on 2F for passengers to seek advice, handle complaints, ask for directions, consult relevant information about ticket refund, lost tickets, ticket exchange or ask for help such as emergency medicine, needlework, and wheelchair.

- Last modified on Nov. 08, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Asked by BruceW from MEXICO | Oct. 21, 2018 07:45Reply
Where to collect my ticket?
As a foreigner, which is the window I should pick up my train ticket at? I have seen they are always crowded, so I don’t want to queue at the wrong window.
I’m arriving Hongqiao Station by metro.
Answers (1)
Answered by Abby | Oct. 25, 2018 20:18

I think on 2F, the counter 62 to 70 and also 109 to 118 should be work for the collection. Not sure about others, they are so much counters there. B1 floor seems also office available. If you are not sure, you can try to ask the local people there or any free counters first if you can find one.
Asked by JK from HONG KONG | Aug. 30, 2018 22:15Reply
How much is parking at the train station?
Can I leave my car for 4 days at the station? How much would it be?
Answers (1)
Answered by Denny | Aug. 31, 2018 02:50

I used to read somewhere, the first day will be CNY60, the second day will be CNY80, the third day and days after will be CNY110 per day. So if you park there for 4 days, it should be CNY60+80+110+110. But I am not sure if the policy still works as the online information.
Asked by Maria from PORTUGAL | Aug. 03, 2018 01:23Reply
Shanghai Hongqiao to Pudong airport
Can we go directly from Hongqiao railway station to Pudong airport in line 2 of metro? How long it takes?
Answers (3)
Answered by Kern from CANADA | Aug. 03, 2018 02:45

Although it is line 2, you should need to make a transfer at Guanglan Road. The line 2 from PVG to Guanglan Road is the east section of line 2. You need to change to the main line of line 2 at Guanglan Rd. and then continue to SHA
Answered by Maria from PORTUGAL | Aug. 03, 2018 05:19

But how long it takes? We will arrive at 5 p.m at Shanghai Hongqiao railway station.
(in your answer you write SHA, but I want to go to Pudong airport).
Answered by CHUNG | Aug. 04, 2018 00:34

It takes about 2 hours. From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, you need to take line 2 to Guanglan Rd, then change to east section of line 2 to get PVG. While there are also airport shuttle bus, you could take Line 1 of the shuttle bus, which will take you from Hongqiao to Pudong airport directly.
Asked by mcduffie from USA | Jun. 18, 2018 10:44Reply
round trip tickets visiting Great Wall
Are there round trip tickets for the great wall of China? What is the best way to visit and purchase round trip tickets
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex | Jun. 19, 2018 05:07

Do you mean train ticket between shanghai and beijing? There is no round ticket type, you need to buy it separately, one ticket for one trip.
Asked by Muhammad from PAKISTAN | Jun. 05, 2018 22:08Reply
Suggest Hotel
can you pls guide me which will be the best suitable 5 star hotel in shanghai which is near the international airport and also high speed train too.
Answers (1)
Answered by Haywood | Jun. 06, 2018 04:04

The cloest one should be Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel (Air China), but I am not sure if it is a 5 star hotel or 4 star hotel
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