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Shanghai-Tianjin Train

There are about 25 Shanghai to Tianjin bullet trains and 23 vice versa; travel time is 4 – 11 hours or so. Also, about 10 pairs of normal types are in service between the two cities with duration of 11.5 – 20.5 hours.

Besides, there are a number of flights available between the two cities and it takes less time of 2.5 hours or so. It would be a good choice for those who want to make a quick transfer. But you should know that flight tickets may cost more than railway tickets.
 

High Speed Trains

In Shanghai, all of them run from/to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station; in Tianjin, most of them arrive at /depart from Tianjin South Railway Station for a distance of 743 miles (1,196 km), a few of them to/from Tianjin West Railway Station for a length of 754 miles (1,213 km) and 7 pairs of them to/from Tianjin Railway Station with a length of 757 miles (1,218 km).

As the busiest and primary station in the city, Tianjin Railway Station is located in the city center and serves as an important station to many major cities in China; subway line 3 and many city buses are available here for passengers'  convenience. In contrast, South Railway Station is a little far from the city center and other attraction sites, but it is also connected with subway line 3. West Railway Station is connected with other places by subway line 1 and this station operates both ordinary and bullet trains to major domestic cities.

 Schedule
 Shanghai to Tianjin High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G12007:51 - 12:494h58m
G4210:26 - 15:315h5m
G13212:17 - 17:495h32m
G1415:00 - 18:593h59m
G15216:18 - 21:355h17m
Around 25 departures in total: departure time from 07:22 to 17:18; duration from 3H59M to 6H11M.
See more Shanghai Scedule

 Tianjin to Shanghai High Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G14308:31 - 13:124h41m
G11509:57 - 14:595h2m
G912:33 - 16:364h3m
G13313:27 - 18:405h13m
G1518:33 - 22:434h10m
Around 25 departures in total: departure time from 07:56 to 18:33; duration from 4H3M to 6H35M.
See more Tianjin Schedule 

Note: The timetable is for reference only. The schedule searching by the search box on page top shall prevail.

 Ticket Price (CNY)
(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,603.5 - 1,623.5
USD 238 - 241
CNY 968.5 - 982.5
USD 143 - 146
CNY 853.5 - 869.5
USD 126 - 129
CNY 508.5 - 516.5
USD 75 - 77
Note: One thing to note is that most of them just stop in Tianjin for a few minutes, so you should move quickly to get off or get onboard in time.

The above-mentioned stations are just the starting point or terminus. Besides, they also go through the stations below along the way:
Kunshan South, Suzhou North, Changzhou North, Wuxi East, Zhenjiang South, Danyang North, Nanjing South, Dingyuan, Bengbu South, Suzhou East in Anhui, Chuzhou, Xuzhou East, Tengzhou East, Tai'an, Zaozhuang, Qufu East, Jinan West, Dezhou East, and Cangzhou West
 

Normal Trains

 Shanghai to Tianjin Train

(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K51609:16 - 03:42+18h26m
G122811:25 - 17:085h43m
146212:18 - 07:44+19h26m
T13214:23 - 05:04+14h41m
K4816:34 - 12:52+20h18m
T11017:57 - 08:41+14h44m
K18818:09 - 12:26+18h17m
Z17218:56 - 07:19+12h23m
Z28219:30 - 09:03+13h33m
122820:22 - 14:59+18h37m
K7621:16 - 14:40+17h24m

 Tianjin to Shanghai Train

(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K51500:43 - 17:3216h49m
Z17101:21 - 12:5011h29m
122701:38 - 18:1516h37m
K7511:30 - 04:41+17h11m
K4712:19 - 06:00+17h41m
G122712:52 - 18:445h52m
146113:46 - 07:00+17h14m
Z28120:16 - 09:53+13h37m
T10921:33 - 11:00+13h27m
T13122:51 - 12:42+13h51m
K18723:18 - 16:04+16h46m
Note: Only the highest full ticket fare of each class is listed above and you can get the real-time ticket price via the search box on top of this page.

 Ticket Price
(Last Update on Jan 4, 2019)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 840.5
USD 125
CNY 436.5 - 456.5
USD 65 - 68
CNY 279.5 - 299.5
USD 41 - 44
CNY 143.5 - 163.5
USD 21 - 24

 Intermediate stops along the way: Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Chuzhou North, Mingguang, Bengbu, Suzhou in Anhui, Xuzhou, Zaozhuang West, Tengzhou, Zoucheng, Yanzhou, Ciyao, Taishan, Jinan, Yancheng, Yucheng, Pingyuan, Dezhou, Wuqiao, Dongguang, Botou, Cangzhou, Jinghai, Qingxian, and Yangliuqing

There are 10 pairs of normal types overnight sleeper trains shuttling between the two cities currently. Most of them are operated from/to Shanghai Railway Station and 3 from/to South Railway Station. The former station is close to the city center and you can take subway line 1, line 3 and line 4 to nearby places conveniently. The latter station mainly operates normal types to a few large cities and subway line 1, line 3, and city buses are easily accessible there. Vice versa, most of them arrive at / depart from Tianjin Railway Station and only 3 to/from the West Station.

You are advised to purchase a sleeper if you will take a normal type because it is a relatively long journey. A sleeper can ensure you a good rest overnight and then you can rejuvenate the next day for the exciting exploring journey.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major Rail Lines from Tianjin to:
- Last modified on Oct. 10, 2018 -
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