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Shanghai - Shenzhen Train

Altogether 12 pairs of trains are in operation between Shanghai and Shenzhen: 10 pairs of them are bullet trains which run for 10.5 - 12 hours with a distance of about 1,623 km (1,008 mi); the other 2 pairs are normal types with a total running distance of 1,684 km (1,046 mi) and duration of 19 hours or so.
 

High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 10.5 - 12 hours
 Distance: about 1,623 km (1,008 mi)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shenzhen North Railway Station
 Stations along the way: Songjiang South, Jinshan North, Jiashan South, Jiaxing South, Tongxiang, Haining West, Yuhang, Hangzhou East, Shaoxing North, Shangyu North, Yuyao North, Zhuangqiao, Ningbo, Fenghua, Ninghai, Sanmenxian, Linhai, Taizhou in Zhejiang, Wenling, Yandangshan, Shenfang, Yueqing, Yongjia, Wenzhou South, Ruian, Aojiang, Cangnan, Fuding, Taimushan, Xiapu, Fuan, Ningde, Luoyuan, Lianjiang, Fuzhou South, Fuqing, Hanjiang, Putian, Quanzhou, Jinjiang, Xiamen North, Jiaomei, Zhangzhou, Zhangpu, Yunxiao, Zhaoan, Raoping, Chaoshan, Changyang, Puning, Kuitan, Lufeng, Shanwei, Huidong, Huizhou South
 

Shanghai to Shenzhen High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D228707:02 - 18:2511h23m
D37707:46 - 19:1911h33m
D312508:49 - 20:3411h45m
D228509:05 - 20:4011h35m
D310709:40 - 21:2811h48m
D228110:28 - 21:5311h25m
D228311:24 - 22:4011h16m
D90519:35 - 06:46+11h11m
D94119:55 - 06:27+10h32m
D93120:00 - 06:32+10h32m
D93520:05 - 06:39+10h34m
Note: D905, D941, D931 and D935 are available every Friday to next Monday.
See more Shanghai Schedule 
 (Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
D312606:50 - 18:4211h52m
D37808:18 - 20:0111h43m
D228408:48 - 20:4411h56m
D228209:21 - 21:2011h59m
D228609:59 - 22:1212h13m
D310810:41 - 22:2711h46m
D228810:46 - 22:3611h50m
D90620:04 - 07:12+11h8m
D93220:14 - 06:50+10h36m
D93620:19 - 06:55+10h36m
D94220:24 - 07:00+10h36m
See more Shenzhen Schedule

Notes:
1. D906, D932, D936 and D942 are available every Friday to next Monday.
2. Timetable here is for reference only. For the most up-to-date schedule, you can search for it by the tool on the page top.
 

Shanghai - Shenzhen High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
First Class SeatSecond Class SeatDeluxe Soft SleeperNew Soft Sleeper
CNY 909 - 1,402
USD 134 - 206
CNY 478.5 - 867.5
USD 70 - 128
CNY 1,435 - 1,570
USD 211 - 231
CNY 930
USD 137
Note: There are daytime and overnight high speed trains, so the ticket fare may be diferent.
 

Normal Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 19 hours
 Distance: about 1,684 km (1,046 mi)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai South Railway Station, Shenzhen Railway Station
 

Shanghai to Shenzhen Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T21111:41 - 06:15+18h34m
T10113:20 - 08:08+18h48m

Shenzhen to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
T21213:08 - 07:58+18h50m
T10216:00 - 11:06+19h6m
Note: Timetable here is for reference only. For the most up-to-date schedule, you can search for it by the tool on the page top.
 

Shanghai - Shenzhen Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Jul 12, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 638
USD 94
CNY 420
USD 62
CNY 234
USD 34

Only these two pairs of normal types run between the two cities currently. They cost less than the bullet types, but the environment is not as good as that of bullet types. They are also not as punctual as bullet types.

If you are going to travel by any of them, a sleeper will be better because the hard seats are not comfortable, and the carriages for hard seats are rather crowded, especially during holidays when thousands of people will travel by rail. The carriages for sleepers are quieter and you can have a good rest during the night. In this case, you can be energetic to travel around in day.
 

Flight

If you are pressed for time or do not feel comfortable about the long journey, you can travel by air which takes only 2.5 hours. But the ticket price is generally higher than railway tickets.


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