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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.
 

High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 4 - 11 hours
 Distance: about 1,213 - 1,218 km (754 - 757 mi)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Tianjin/ Tianjin West Railway Station
 Stations 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
 

Shanghai to Tianjin High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on May 7, 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
Over 20 G types in total: departure time from 07:22 to 17:18; duration from 3H59M to 6H11M.
1 D type in total: departure time is 21:18; duration is 10H50M.
See more Shanghai Scedule
 

Tianjin to Shanghai High Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on May 7, 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 20 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.
 

Shanghai - Tianjin High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,603.5 - 1,623.5
USD 243 - 246
CNY 978.5 - 982.5
USD 148 - 149
CNY 853.5 - 869.5
USD 129 - 132
CNY 508.5 - 516.5
USD 77 - 78
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.

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.

 

Normal Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 11.5 - 20.5 hours
 Distance: about 1,315- 1,339 km (817 - 832 mi)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/ Shanghai South Railway Station, Tianjin/ Tianjin West Railway Station
 Stations 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, Yangliuqing
 

Shanghai to Tianjin Train

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K51609:16 - 03:42+18h26m
G122811:25 - 17:085h43m
146212:18 - 07:45+19h27m
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 May 7, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K51500:43 - 17:3316h50m
Z17101:21 - 12:5611h35m
122701:38 - 18:1616h38m
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.
 

Shanghai - Tianjin Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 840.5
USD 127
CNY 436.5 - 483.5
USD 66 - 73
CNY 279.5 - 325.5
USD 42 - 49
CNY 143.5 - 163.5
USD 22 - 25

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.
 

Flights VS. High Speed Trains

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.


 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:

 Major Rail Lines from Tianjin to:
- Last modified on Apr. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Tianjin Train
Asked by Jacquelyn from USA | Jan. 22, 2019 02:23Reply
Which is a better one? Tianjin West or South?
I will stay at Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao. Which station is closer to the hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Faith from USA | Jan. 22, 2019 18:56
00Reply


The West station would be a better option for you. It is about 4km away from the hotel, should be the closest one. Normally 10min by taxi only.
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