Shanghai South Railway Station

Shanghai South Railway Station, the former New Longhua Station, was constructed in 1908. It is about 9 miles (15 kilometers) from Shanghai Railway Station, 11 miles (17 kilometers) from the Hongqiao Railway Station and 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Pudong International Airport. It mainly operate normal speed trains. 

Extensively renovated in 2006, the station got a modern circular makeover, and became the world's first round station.

Address: No. 289 of Old Humin Road in Xuhui District
Shanghai South Railway Station See-off Service


Shanghai South Railway Station
Shanghai South Railway Station
Waiting Hall inside the Station
Waiting Hall inside the Station

Schedule and Ticket Booking

The South Station provides service to a few large cities such as Hangzhou, Kunming, Guilin, Chongqing, Guangzhou and many second-tier cities such as Nantong, Huaihua, Fuzhou, Baotou, and Shiyan. Passengers to Haikou can also take trains directly from this station via the Yuehai Railroad. Additionally, services to some of the adjacent tourist destinations are both efficient and convenient. Most importantly, it serves the intercity service along Jinshan Rail Line.

 Major Rail Lines from the Station to:

(Last Update on Sep 11, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
T169, Z99, K527, K511 from 10:50 to 19:2116h25m - 23h15mCNY 584.5/ 343.5
USD 86/ 51
K526, K528, K290, K376...
60 departures from 04:14 to 23:59
2h36m - 5h26mCNY 179.5/ 131.5
USD 26/ 19
Hangzhou East
K1805, K1511, K75, K8371...
47 departures from 04:22 to 23:30
1h41m - 3h22mCNY 153.5/ 115.5
USD 23/ 17
K290, K1156, K351, K282 from 08:51 to 20:2831h26m - 38h52mCNY 747/ 493
USD 110/ 73
Chongqing North
K71, Z257 at 14:34 and 19:0917h40m - 28h21mCNY 598/ 388
USD 88/ 57
K1373, K807 at 16:49 and 18:5120h8m - 22h33mCNY 549.5/ 343.5
USD 81/ 51
K1373, K807, Z247 from 16:49 to 20:4210h48m - 16h16mCNY 415.5/ 272.5
USD 61/ 40
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Shanghai Train Schedule

Station Plan

The station is comprised of a terminal building, a North Square and a South Square. Inside the terminal building, there are three floors.
 2F: waiting hall, ticket office, check points, entrance
 1F: waiting hall, ticket office, platforms, entrance
 -1F: arrival hall, exits, ticket office for transfer passengers, Metro Line 1 and Line 3, taxi stand
 South Square: South Long-distance Bus Station, city bus stops, taxi stands
 North Square: city bus stops, taxi stand
Map of Shanghai South Railway Station 1F
Map of Shanghai South Railway Station 1F
Map of Shanghai South Railway Station 2F
Map of Shanghai South Railway Station 2F

How to get to Shanghai South Railway Station from downtown area?

 Arrival by bus:
At South Railway Station Bus Station: 32, 341, 704, 747, 867, 957, 973, Pudong Airport Bus Line 7, Shangshi Bus Line
At North Square: 180, 301, 303, 729, 763, 803, Hongqiao Bus Line 1, Songlong Bus Line
At South Square: 144, 164, 315, Nanchuan Bus Line, Nannan Bus Line, Shangfeng Special Line, Shangjia Bus Line, Shangzhu Bus Line

Passengers arriving by bus will be dropped off at either north or south squares. If having the tickets in hand, enter the station directly to find the waiting area according to the tickets. If not, buy one in the north square ticket office, or B1 and B2 ticket offices on -1F. Afterwards, read the ticket to find the waiting room and wait there.

 Arrival by metro: Line 1 & Line 3
If getting to the station by subway, one will get off on -1F.

 Arrival by taxi:
Taxis are allowed to drop passengers off at the station entrance on 2F.
From Shanghai Railway Station: It takes about 30 minutes and costs around CNY55.
From Hongqiao Station: It takes 35 minutes and costs about CNY65.
From Pudong International Airport: It takes about 50 minutes and costs around CNY150.


Ticket Check and Boarding

Passengers should have their tickets checked at the right check point by reading their tickets carefully. After, go to the platforms to get onboard.
Transportation Map of Shanghai South Railway Station
Transportation Map of Shanghai South Station

How to Exit and Leave the Station?

Upon arrival, all passengers will be led to transfer hall on -1F to exit. Passengers can easily find taxi stands, metro entrances or buses here to leave the station.

 Leave by metro :
Waiting area of Metro Line 1 and Line 3 is on -1F. After confirm which line to take, go to the specific area to take it.

 Leave by bus:
Bus stations can be found at either north or south squares. Passengers should confirm where they need to go first, and then find the corresponding bus station.

 Leave by taxi:
Taxi stands are easily accessible at the east side of the south square, west side of the north square or on -1F.

 Transportation to other places:
 People's Square: Take Metro Line 1 to the square. If interested, one can also walk westward to visit the prosperous Nanjing Road or eastward to the Bund.

 Oriental Pearl Tower: Take Metro Line 1 to People's Square, and then change to Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui. Get out from Exit 1 and walk about 440 yards (400 meters) to the destination.

 Railway Station: Take Metro Line 1 to the destination.

 Hongqiao Station: Take Metro Line 3 to Hongqiao Road and then transfer to Metro Line 10 to get there.

 Hongqiao Airport: Take Metro Line 3 to Hongqiao Road and then change to Line 10 to get there. It is one stop further than Hongqiao Station.

 West Station: Take metro line 1 to Xujiahui first, and then transfer to metro line 11 to West Station.

 Pudong Airport:
1. Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 7 from South Square of the station to get there directly. It departs from 06:50 to 21:30 with an interval of 20 minutes. The duration is about 70-80 minutes and costs CNY20.
2. Or take metro line 1 to People's Square, then change to line 2 to the airport.

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:
There are five ticket issuing locations in the station, including north square ticket office, the No.1 and No.2 ticket offices on 2F, and B1 and B2 ticket offices on -1F. The No.1 ticket office on 2F opens day and night.

 Waiting Hall:
Waiting rooms are available on 1F and 2F. There are A1 and A2 waiting room on the first floor. Waiting rooms 1 to 12 are hard seat ones on second floor. Among them, waiting room 2 is especially for the old, weak, sick and disabled. On west and east sides of 2F are soft seat waiting rooms. If you are making a train travel with kids or during pregnancy, you can go to the nursery room for babies and mothers outside waiting room 2.

 Left Luggage:
Storage cabinets for small articles are respectively close to No. 1 and No. 2 ticket offices on 2F. Other left luggage services can be found on the southwest corner of the north square and the northwest corner of -1F. It charges CNY10 per piece of luggage each day.

 Youth Service Desk:
It is located in the waiting hall on 2F. It provides services including advice seeking, emergency medicine, needlework, wheelchair as well as complaint handling, lost and found etc.

 Toilets and Hot Water:
Many toilets and hot water can be found inside the waiting hall. They can be found between the No. 1 ticket office and east soft seat waiting hall, between No. 2 ticket office and west soft seat waiting hall, and another seven toilets and hot water can be found in the hard seat waiting area.

Besides, medicine stores, gift stores, shopping areas are also available in the station.

- Last modified on Aug. 30, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai South Railway Station
Asked by Yi Ping from SINGAPORE | Aug. 04, 2019 08:33Reply
Am I able to get tickets departing from Shanghai South Station from Hongqiao Railway Station?
Or I can only get them at Shanghai South Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Isla from INDONESIA | Aug. 04, 2019 17:50

You can get it from Hongqiao station too or any other railway stations in China mainland.
Asked by Theobald | Jul. 30, 2019 19:18Reply
Is there left luggage service at Shanghai South Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Shepherd from CANADA | Jul. 31, 2019 18:03

Yes, you can find it at B1 floor, it should be near the North side.
Asked by taleb from MOROCCO | Mar. 04, 2018 13:46Reply
How to go by train from Shanghai Pudong Aeroport to SHAOXING ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anthony from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 05, 2018 02:08

If you want to go from this South Station, there are only 2 normal rides a day. You can take an airport shuttle bus to the South Station from Pudong airport first (or subways/taxi) and then take the normal ride to Shaoxing. There are more than 40 high speed types a day from Hongqiao station to Shaoxing. you may take shuttle bus or subway line 2 or taxi to the Hongqiao station for high speed rides.
Asked by kia from USA | May. 31, 2016 04:58Reply
Anyone knows the exact address of Shanghai Station?
Im departing the train from there bound to Liaocheng Station..
And how to get there from Pudong Airport?
Thanks in advance!!
Answers (1)
Answered by Josef from MALAYSIA | May. 31, 2016 20:50

No. 303 Moling Road, Zhabei District. From Pudong airport, you may take the airport shuttle bus. Or you can take subway Line 2 first to Century Avenue and then change to Line 4 to there.
Asked by edhz from PHILIPPINES | May. 29, 2016 06:38Reply
Im traveling to Shanghai to Liaocheng
Do they really collects the ticket while you are in soft sleeper? Like one of my friend did told me a while ago..? Will they return it before exit, I heard they're also checking the tickets before leaving the train.. First time in China☺
Answers (1)
Answered by Kendall from NEW ZEALAND | May. 29, 2016 19:32

As your friend said, for sleeper ticket, they will collect the paper one and give you a card instead. When your destination is approaching, they will change your paper ticket back. You need to keep the paper one until you checkout the station completely.
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