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Shanghai is the gathering point of many major high speed rail lines; therefore it has convenient train services for tourists to many destinations throughout China, including trains to/from Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guilin, Huangshan,  and Shenzhen.

They are operated at four main railway stations: Shanghai Railway Station, South Railway Station, West Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station.

Shanghai Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jul 5, 2021)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
G104, G6, G106, G110...
32 departures from 06:37 to 21:23
4h18m - 12h6mCNY 933/ 247
USD 145/ 38
G85, G1301, G99, G1305 from 08:00 to 15:256h51m - 8h38mCNY 1,302.5/ 793
USD 202/ 123
G1970, G3180, G1974, G360...
14 departures from 06:10 to 22:50
5h52m - 11h13mCNY 1,095/ 459
USD 170/ 71
G1501 at 10:038h52mCNY 1,085.5/ 657.5
USD 168/ 102
G7541, G7541, G1321, G7331...
158 departures from 05:49 to 21:30
0h45m - 2h2mCNY 74/ 32
USD 11/ 5
G7072, G7032, G1970, D352...
213 departures from 05:48 to 22:50
0h21m - 1h30mCNY 44/ 14
USD 7/ 2
G7072, G7032, G456, G1970...
227 departures from 05:48 to 22:50
0h59m - 3h57mCNY 169/ 51
USD 26/ 8
G7317, G7317, G1509, G7313...
16 departures from 08:05 to 19:06
2h26m - 3h25mCNY 272/ 169.5
USD 42/ 26
G1371, G1373, G1377, G1375 from 07:21 to 11:1510h39m - 11h57mCNY 1,475/ 879
USD 229/ 136
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

How to Buy Shanghai Train Tickets

1. From TravelChinaGuide by clicking the arrival destinations in the table above or using the search box on this page top. This is the most convenient way. 

2. From any railway station in mainland China, including the four in Shanghai. Remember to bring your passport, as real-name ticket policy is strictly implemented.

3. From ticket offices scattering all over China, even in some suburban areas.  See Shanghai Train Ticket Offices

4. From the This is the official website of China Railway Corporation, but it is in Chinese only.

Tip: It is better to book the tickets in advance, especially during the peak travel time, such as  National Day and Chinese New Year. Because there is a great possibility that they will be sold out in minutes once available.

Multiple Unit Train
 Video of Shanghai Railway Station
Waiting Room of Hongqiao Railway Station
Waiting Room of Hongqiao Station

Located at 303 of Moling Road in Zhabei District, Shanghai Train Station is an integrated station which provides all kinds of scheduled trains to large numbers of cities inland, such as Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Harbin.  It also serves the through trains to Hong Kongovernight sleeper trains to Beijing and overnight sleepers to Xi'an.

Location Map of Railway Stations in Shanghai
Location Map of Railway Stations in Shanghai
It is the southern gate of the city which is connecting with the Pearl River Delta and other areas in southern China. Trains from there mainly leave for Guiyang, Changsha, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Nanchang, and other cities. Additionally, there are many scheduled intercity trains running from this station to Jinshan District.

Hongqiao Railway Station is a large-scale, multi-functional, integrated rail hub with advanced facilities and the high level of modernization. It serves high speed trains plus connections to flights, subways, city buses, coaches and taxis. Currently, this station mainly serves bullet trains to Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Fuzhou, Wenzhou, Nanchang, Xiamen, Beijing and several other cities over China.

 See more
How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to the Bund

How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to People’s Square & Nanjing Road

How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Pudong Airport 


Although the smallest one of the four stations, the West Station is a modern transportation hub serving for high speed trains, the city metro, and the city bus. It . High speed trains passing through the West Station including those to/from Nanjing, Suzhou, Changzhou, Danyang, Huishan, Hefei, and Wuxi. 
 Scheduled to be opend in 2024, East Railway Station will be the second largest train station in Shanghai. It is located near Shanghai Pudong International Airport. After completion, trains to/from Suzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Yangzhou, Nanjing and more places will be operated.


Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

- Last modified on Apr. 19, 2021 -
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