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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 Aug 20, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing
G102, G104, G106, G108...
48 departures from 06:26 to 21:31
4h18m - 12h11mCNY 933/ 292
USD 137/ 43
Guangzhou
G85, G1301, G99, G1305...
7 departures from 08:00 to 20:05
6h51m - 11h17mCNY 1,302.5/ 525.5
USD 192/ 77
Hong Kong
G99 at 14:108h20mCNY 1,646.5/ 1,008
USD 242/ 148
Xi'an
G1970, G1974, G360, G1920...
11 departures from 06:10 to 22:50
5h56m - 11h13mCNY 1,095/ 459
USD 161/ 68
Guilin
G1501 at 10:038h51mCNY 1,085.5/ 657.5
USD 160/ 97
Hangzhou
G4931, G4027, G7541, G1321...
150 departures from 01:33 to 21:30
0h45m - 1h49mCNY 89/ 46.5
USD 13/ 7
Suzhou
G7072, G7032, G1970, D352...
205 departures from 05:48 to 22:50
0h23m - 1h29mCNY 39/ 17
USD 6/ 3
Nanjing
G7072, G7032, G4590, G456...
249 departures from 05:48 to 22:50
0h59m - 3h25mCNY 142/ 60
USD 21/ 9
Huangshan
G7317, G7313, G7319, G7311...
14 departures from 08:05 to 19:06
2h26m - 3h19mCNY 267/ 166.5
USD 39/ 24
Kunming
G1371, G1373, G1377, G1375 from 07:22 to 11:1510h39m - 12h1mCNY 1,475/ 879
USD 217/ 129
 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 12306.cn. 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. 


 

Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

- Last modified on Jul. 23, 2019 -
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