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Shanghai - Jinan Train

About 70 more pairs of trains are shuttling between Shanghai and Jinan daily. Over 60 pairs of them are bullet trains running for a distance of 912 kilometers (567 miles) with duration of 3 - 5 hours or so; the other pairs of normal types take 9 - 15 hours for the length of 968 kilometers (601 miles). During Friday to Sunday, sometimes there will be additional rides added.

High Speed Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 3 - 5 hours
 Distance: about 912 kilometers (567 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Jinan/ Jinan West Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Kunshan South, Suzhou North, Wuxi East, Changzhou North, Zhenjiang South, Danyang North, Nanjing South, Chuzhou, Dingyuan, Bengbu South, Suzhou West in Anhui, Xuzhou East, Tengzhou, Zaozhuang, Qufu East, Tai'an 

Shanghai to Jinan High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G809:00 - 11:592h59m
G1010:00 - 12:582h58m
G1411:53 - 15:083h15m
G1612:55 - 16:083h13m
Over 60 departures in total: departure time from 06:05 to 18:05; duration from 2H59M to 4H53M.
See more Shanghai Schedule

Jinan to Shanghai Bullet Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G309:26 - 12:323h6m
G510:25 - 13:373h12m
G912:24 - 15:373h13m
G1113:35 - 16:383h3m
Over 60 departures in total: departure time from 07:18 to 19:43; duration from 3H4M to 4H57M.
See more Jinan Schedule 

Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Shanghai - Jinan High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,264 - 1,686
USD 186 - 248
CNY 605 - 772.5
USD 89 - 114
CNY 360 - 482
USD 53 - 71


Normal Train

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 11 - 18 hours
 Distance: about 968 kilometers (601 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/ Shanghai South Railway Station, Jinan Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Chuzhou North, Mingguang, Bengbu, Suzhou [Anhui], Xuzhou, Zaozhaung West, Tengzhou, Zoucheng, Yanzhou, Ciyao, Taishan

Shanghai to Jinan Train Schedule

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K51609:03 - 22:5613h53m
G122811:24 - 15:394h15m
146212:15 - 02:06+13h51m
T13214:13 - 00:51+10h38m
Z26814:54 - 00:37+9h43m
K4816:29 - 07:45+15h16m
K33621:06 - 09:46+12h40m
T13622:39 - 10:39+12h00m


Jinan to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T13102:37 - 12:4610h9m
Z26702:51 - 12:149h23m
K51505:46 - 17:3311h47m
G122714:19 - 18:484h29m
K33516:56 - 05:01+12h5m
K4717:13 - 05:53+12h40m
T13517:36 - 05:41+12h5m
146118:31 - 06:47+12h16m
Note: The timetable is for reference only. For real-time schedule, please search for it by the tool on top of the page.

Shanghai - Jinan Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 334 - 363.5
USD 49 - 53
CNY 214 - 237.5
USD 31 - 35
CNY 109 - 128.5
USD 16 - 19


Besides, you can choose to travel by flight which takes merely about 1.5 hours. But there are fewer flights per day and usually its ticket price is higher than rail tickets.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major Rail Line from Jinan to:
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Jinan Train
Asked by shams ur rehman from PAKISTAN | Jan. 22, 2023 08:53Reply
suitable time and train station in Shanghai for jinan
i will landed on 15:40 at pudong airport Shanghai so what time i will reach to train station which is nearest to pudong airport, two questions
1) near station to pudong airport
2) time for booking in advance for jinan city station
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo | Jan. 27, 2023 19:36

1) The trains to Jinan depart from Shanghai Railway Station (50km away) and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (60km away). The last train from SH railway station leaves at 17:55, so you need to hurry up after landing.
2) Currently, China railway tickets are available 15 days prior to departure.
Asked by Caleb from GERMANY | Nov. 18, 2019 01:42Reply
Land at PVG airport at 2:15pm, which train should I take to Jinan?
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry from ITALY | Nov. 18, 2019 18:37

I suppose you will land by an international flight right? You need time for passport control and to claim your luggage first, so at least 1 hour should be necessary. Then you need a shuttle bus or metro to reach Shanghai Hongqiao Station. This transfer may take around 1.5 to 2 hours. Then, another point is that you need to prepare 1.5 hours at station to buy a ticket or to exchange the pre-booked ticket. Considering these process, you could only have a try of the last trainG298 ay 6:09pm.
Asked by Fraser from NEW ZEALAND | May. 13, 2019 03:20Reply
How long it takes to go from JI Hotel Jinan Quancheng Square to Jinan West
I plan to catch a train at 10:17am. How long it takes on the way by taxi? Will there be a traffic problem as I will travel in weekday? Do you think 8am departure from hotel is workable?
Answers (2)
Answered by Pedro from AUSTRALIA | May. 13, 2019 17:50

Normally it should take around 30 to 40min by taxi from the hotel. Considering another 1.5 hours at station, if you depart from hotel at 8am, it should be OK. If you already have paper tickets, it would be even better. It may save you another 30min.
Answered by Charles from UK | Sep. 09, 2019 15:55

From Ji Hotel approx 15 min
Asked by Darcy from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 21, 2019 02:12Reply
First class seat on train G8 and G2
I want to buy first class on G8 and G2, but no tickets available. Will there be more tickets later? Or they are no longer available?
Answers (1)
Answered by Julianna from USA | Jan. 21, 2019 17:40

This G8 and G2 are fastest one so they are very popular. Also, their final station is Beijing, not Jinan. Usually tickets to Beijing are under greater demands so the tickets are offered to travelers to Beijing first. If there can be free seats left, they will be sold to passengers to other stations. There could be a chance to have more seats, but personally speaking, it is a small chance. So if possible, maybe it is safer to get a ticket on other rides.
Asked by KG Tan from MALAYSIA | Oct. 25, 2016 23:44Reply
I am interested in a soft sleeper train from Shanghai to Taian, Shandong.
Please advise schedule and prices. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Belle from SINGAPORE | Oct. 26, 2016 01:19

Tai'an station is for high speed rides, if you take soft sleeper on normal types, you would stop at Taishan Railway Station instead. There are about 12 rides a day. YOu can input the cities and date on this website for the detailed schedule and price
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