Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station, built in 1987, is about 9 miles (15 kilometers) to South Station, 13 miles (20 km) to Hongqiao Station, 10 miles (16 km) to Hongqiao International Airport and 30 miles (48 km) to Pudong International Airport. The station is also called the New Passenger Station by the local people and is one of the finest stations in the country.

Address: No. 303 of Moling Road in Jing'an District
Shanghai Railway Station See-off Service

Schedule and Ticket Booking

The station provides rail links to most large cities nationwide. As for the trains, most are ordinary ones, including the overnight sleeper trains to Xi'an, while a few are high speed ones. In addition, the through train to Hong Kong is also operated here.

 Major Trains from the Station:

High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Nov 13, 2018)
ToNos.DurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Beijing South
G102, G104, G6, G106...
42 departures from 06:26 to 21:07
4h18m - 11h57mCNY 933/ 426
Xi'an North
G1970, G1974, G360, G1920...
10 departures from 06:10 to 22:55
5h56m - 11h7mCNY 1,095/ 459
Nanjing South
G7072, G456, G1970, D352...
170 departures from 05:48 to 21:42
0h59m - 3h25mCNY 120/ 75
G7541, G1321, G7331, G7333...
137 departures from 06:00 to 21:30
0h45m - 1h42mCNY 89/ 46.5
G7072, G7032, G1970, D352...
183 departures from 05:48 to 22:55
0h23m - 1h1mCNY 33/ 20
Chongqing North
D352, D636, D2206, D2212...
7 departures from 06:13 to 09:30
10h34m - 12h34mCNY 935/ 509.5
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on Nov 13, 2018)
ToNos.DurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
1462, T110 at 12:18 and 18:0215h28m - 22h28mCNY 476.5/ 304.5
K376, K360, K2186, T204...
11 departures from 08:57 to 20:10
14h45m - 21h54mCNY 509.5/ 331.5
K526, K528, K290, K376...
57 departures from 04:14 to 23:46
0h45m - 2h22mCNY 94.5/ 66.5
K149, K1556, T77, T381...
5 departures from 08:36 to 17:49
17h51m - 24h36mCNY 527.5/ 343.5
K290, K1156, K351, K282 from 08:51 to 20:4631h32m - 38h32mCNY 731/ 477
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Shanghai Train Schedule
Shanghai Railway Station

Station Plan

The station consists of a terminal building and two squares, one in the south, and the other in the north. The two squares are connected by an underground passage. Inside the terminal, there are 2 floors.
 2F: waiting hall, washing room, hot water
 1F: waiting hall, platforms, Exit & Entry Administration Service Center for passengers to/ from Hong Kong, washing room, hot water
 North Square: metro exits/entrances for line 3 and line 4, taxi stand, bus stop, ticket office
 South Square: metro exit/entrance for line 1, taxi stand, bus stop, ticket office

How to get to Shanghai Train Station from downtown area

 Arrival by bus:
At North Square: 106, 115, 117, 305, 306, 310, 817, 823, 912, 929, 942, 962 or Xinchuan Special Line
At Bus Terminal of the Station: 328, 573, 955, Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus Line 5, Nanxin Special Line or Shenfang Special Line
At South Square: 95, 104, 109, 113, 301, 302, 308, 315, 322, 324, 329, 837, 927, 930, 941, Shenfang Special Line, Tunnel Line 3, Tunnel Night Line

Passengers taking buses to the station will get off at the north square, south square or the bus terminal of the station. If having a ticket, enter the station directly and then find the waiting room shown on the ticket. If not, go to the ticket offices on the north or south square to obtain one first. Then go into the station and find the relevant waiting room.

 Arrival by metro: Line 1, Line 3, Line 4
If arriving at the station by subway, one can follow the direction boards to find the station.

 Arrival by taxi
Passengers arriving by taxi will be dropped off at the south square or north square.
From the South Railway Station: It takes 30 minutes and costs about CNY50.
From Hongqiao Railway Station: It takes 50 minutes and costs around CNY80
From Pudong International Airport: It takes an hour and costs about CNY170.
From Hongqiao International Airport: It takes 40 minutes and costs approximately CNY60.
From Nanjing Road: It takes 15 minutes and costs about CNY20.

Platform inside the Station
  Video of Shanghai Railway Station

Ticket Check and Boarding

When it's time to get onboard, passengers should read their tickets carefully to find which check point they should go to have their tickets checked. Then go to the platforms.
1. Passengers with pink tickets should have their tickets checked manually while those with blue tickets can have their tickets handled at automatic check points.
2. After finding the seat/berth in the carriage, passengers should have their luggage placed securely in the right position to prevent it falling and hurting others.

How to exit and leave the station

When arriving and getting off, passengers will be led to the underground passage which is connected to the southeast, southwest and north exits. Please read the direction boards carefully to decide which exit one should take to leave the station.

 Leave by bus:
Bus stops are available in both south and north squares. Passengers need to decide which bus line to take first and then head there through relevant exit.

 Leave by metro:
The metro exit/entrance for line 1 is located in the south square, while the metro exits/entrances for line 3 and line 4 are in the north square. Passengers should know the route exactly and find the right subway.

 Leave by taxi:
Passengers can find a taxi stand in the south or north square and they are close to the metro entrances.

 Leave by long-distance bus:
The Shanghai General Long-distance Bus Station is situated to the north of the station, closer to the north square. From there one can easily catch a long-distance bus to nearby provinces such as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui, and also farther provinces like Shandong, Fujian, Chongqing, Sichuan, and Shaanxi.

Transportation Map of Shanghai Railway Station
Transportation Map of Shanghai Railway Station

 Transportation to famous sites:
 Oriental Pearl Tower:
Take metro line 1 to People's Square, and then transfer to line 2 and get off at Lujiazui. After getting off at exit 1, walk northwest to reach it.

 Nanjing Road:
Take metro line 1 and get off at People's Square. After getting off, take exit 19 and walk north. After visiting the Nanjing Road, one can walk eastward to appreciate the beautiful scene of the Bund, too.

 South Railway Station:
Take metro line 1 to get there directly.

 Hongqiao Station:
Take subway line 3 or 4 to Zhongshan Park, and then transfer to line 2 to Hongqiao Station.

 West Station:
Take bus no. 106 to the destination directly.

 Pudong International Airport:
1. Take metro line 4 to Century Avenue, transfer to line 2 to the airport.
2. Or take airport shuttle bus line 5 to reach the airport directly. The bus departs from the south corner of the south square, near the Youyi Sweater Mansion in Moling Road. It departs from 05:10 to 21:30 with an interval of 20-30 minutes. The duration is about 80 minutes and the ticket fare is CNY25.

 Hongqiao International Airport:
1. Take subway line 3 or line 4 to Hongqiao Road, transfer to line 10 and get off at Hongqiao Airport.
2. Take bus no. 941 and get off at Youle Road, 1st Yingbin Road. After getting off, walk westward about 1,000 yards to reach the airport.

North Squre of Shanghai Train Station
North Square
Airport Line 5 near Shanghai Railway Station
Stop of Airport Line 5


Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office:

Ticket Office
Ticket Office

There are two ticket offices in the station. One is situated in the south square. The other is located in the north square. The former has 20 ticket windows. Windows 1 and 2 provide ticket refunds; no. 3 and no. 4 are for ticket change; no. 7 to no. 16 are general windows; and no. 20 sells group tickets. The ticket office is open from 05:00 to 23:30 every day. The one in north square is equipped with ticket vending machines, but they are only open to passengers with Chinese ID Cards.

 Waiting Rooms:
The station has 13 waiting rooms, including 9 for ordinary use, one for VIP passengers, one for passengers with soft sleeper tickets, one for the disabled, seniors and mothers with babies, and one for military personnel. All the waiting rooms are equipped with wash rooms and hot water.

 Red Cap Luggage Carriers: Spread inside the terminal building, one can find them easily by their red caps. They provide luggage carrier service at CNY10 per piece.

 Luggage Storage: The luggage storage offices are located on the first floor of the station building (near the south and north entrances respectively). The average price is CNY10 for each piece per day.

 Zhangqinghuan Service Station: It is located on the first floor, close to the south entrance. The station offers emergency service for passengers. It provides medicine, sewing kits, clothing repair and shoes polish for passengers’ convenience.

 Chengwei Service Station: The station is located in the ticket office of the south square. Staff in this station can help the elderly, pregnant, disabled, and VIP passengers to book ticket. In addition, it provides information about ticket counter locations, bus routes and the latest train schedule as well as guiding service for the blind.

 LED Screens:
A number of LED screens are provided in the station to show the train nos., departure time, arrival time, or waiting room in the ticket office, waiting hall, and at the exits.

- Last modified on Nov. 09, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Railway Station
Asked by ib marcker from BAHAMAS | Jun. 17, 2018 10:48Reply
ninium for group ticket discount
Answers (1)
Answered by Herbert | Jun. 19, 2018 05:15

I think there is no group ticket discount
Asked by Martina from CZECH | Jan. 04, 2018 14:55Reply
How many time before the train departure
Hello, how much time before departure should I arrive to the station?Are there many controls?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alice G. from FRANCE | Jan. 05, 2018 01:52

Wish paper tickets in hands, 40min would be enough for security check. If you need to collect the paper ticket before boarding, it would be better if you reach there around 1 to 1.5 hours. It could be a waiting line for ticket collection
Asked by Bob from USA | Nov. 13, 2017 00:45Reply
What if my flight arrives late and I miss my train?
What if my flight arrives late in Pudong and I'm suppose to catch a ride at Shanghai Railway station, will you be able to change my ticket for the next trip if I purchased it from your website?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rainer | Nov. 13, 2017 02:09

If you missed the departure time, you can only make the change at the station counter then if there are still tickets left on other later ones for the same day. If yes, you can still make the change at the station counter.
Asked by Yeo from USA | Sep. 04, 2017 08:17Reply
Red Cap Luggage service in station
I am traveling from Beijing to Shanghai by high speed train. How can I arrange for a red cap luggage service to pick my luggage from the train when I arrive Shanghai?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abbie | Sep. 05, 2017 04:28

I think you can find it in the waiting room usually, if not, you may ask the information desk to find one for you.
Asked by Maggie from CANADA | Mar. 31, 2017 08:46Reply
I lost a bag on the Shanghai to Beijing train.
I am back in Shanghai now. Where can I go at the Shanghai Railway station to look for my lost bag? This is urgent because my passport and ID are in the bag and I have a ticket to leave China in 2 days. Where can I go to try to locate my lost bag?
Answers (1)
Answered by Waddell from MEXICO | Mar. 31, 2017 20:14

It is too bad! However, I am afraid that you need to go for the station in person for the lost bag to see if anyone got it. Maybe inquiry desk or luggage ofice etc. It is not sure which station will have it, the one in Beijing or in Shanghai. Anyway, wish you a good luck!
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