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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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G10407:13 - 12:335h20m
G121410:05 - 15:335h28m
G122811:24 - 17:065h42m
G15016:04 - 21:205h16m
G15817:20 - 22:385h18m
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.
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Tianjin to Shanghai High Speed Train Timetable

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G107:33 - 11:293h56m
G11910:01 - 15:325h31m
G26710:41 - 16:165h35m
G12511:39 - 16:505h11m
G12711:43 - 17:085h25m
G12911:54 - 17:385h44m
G1112:33 - 16:384h5m
G13512:48 - 18:215h33m
G122712:51 - 18:485h57m
G125413:26 - 19:155h49m
G1313:33 - 17:354h2m
G125113:39 - 19:155h36m
G121314:32 - 20:235h51m
G120315:40 - 21:406h00m
G123016:17 - 22:436h26m
G125716:27 - 23:096h42m
G123116:46 - 22:435h57m
G123516:56 - 22:535h57m
G16118:09 - 23:325h23m
G2518:37 - 22:584h21m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Business Class SeatVIP Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,607 - 2,131
USD 236 - 313
CNY 1,002 - 1,066.5
USD 147 - 157
CNY 769 - 987
USD 113 - 145
CNY 458 - 609
USD 67 - 90
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K51609:03 - 03:42+18h39m
G122811:24 - 17:065h42m
146212:15 - 07:40+19h25m
T13214:13 - 05:06+14h53m
K4816:29 - 12:52+20h23m
T11017:46 - 08:41+14h55m
K18818:09 - 12:09+18h00m
Z17218:54 - 07:21+12h27m
Z28219:19 - 09:04+13h45m
122820:08 - 14:59+18h51m
K33621:06 - 14:36+17h30m


Tianjin to Shanghai Train

(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K51500:43 - 17:3316h50m
Z17101:21 - 13:0111h40m
122701:38 - 18:1316h35m
K33511:30 - 05:01+17h31m
K4712:19 - 05:53+17h34m
G122712:51 - 18:485h57m
146113:46 - 06:47+17h1m
Z28120:40 - 09:46+13h6m
T10921:31 - 11:00+13h29m
T13122:51 - 12:46+13h55m
K18723:18 - 15:58+16h40m
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 Apr 25, 2023)
Deluxe Soft SleeperSoft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 436.5 - 456.5
USD 64 - 67
CNY 278.5 - 299.5
USD 41 - 44
CNY 143.5 - 163.5
USD 21 - 24

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 updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Tianjin Train
Asked by Rupert from YEMEN | Nov. 21, 2019 19:21Reply
Is the ticket price "CNY 508.5 - 516.5" for round trip or single trip?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 24, 2019 16:10

Thank you for your inquiry.

Ticket price online is for one way ticket only. For round trip, ticket price will be doubled. There is no discount for train ticket price for round trip or multiple trips. Hope for your kind understanding.
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

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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