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Shanghai - Sanya Train

There is no direct train running between Shanghai and Sanya. But one can make a transfer at Haikou Railway Station. The total travel time is around 43.5 hours/ 41.5 hours and the ticket price for a second class seat plus a hard sleeper is CNY 722.5.

Basic Facts of Shanghai - Sanya Train

Operated at: Shanghai South Railway Station, Sanya Railway Station
Transfer at: Haikou Railway Station
Travel time: around 43.5 hours/ 41.5 hours
Distance: 2,824 kilometers (1,755 miles)
Major stations along the way: Jiaxing, Hangzhou East, Yiwu, Jinhua, Shangrao, Yichun, Hengyang, Shaoguan East, Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhaoqing, Zhanjiang West, Haikou, Haikou East, Qionghai and Lingshui

Shanghai to Haikou to Sanya Train Schedule & Ticket Price

Shanghai South to Haikou Haikou to Sanya Overall Travel Time Ticket Price
Hard Sleeper/ Second Class Seat
K511 19:21 - 06:00+2 D7305 06:54 - 08:55  43h34m CNY 614.5 + CNY 108 = CNY 722.5
See more Shanghai Schedule & Haikou Schedule 

Sanya to Haikou to Shanghai Train Schedule & Ticket Price

Sanya to Haikou East Haikou to Shanghai South Overall Travel Time Ticket Price
Second Class Seat/ Hard Sleeper
D7344 15:08 - 17:04  K512 19:30 - 08:49+2 41h22m CNY 100 + CNY 613.5 = CNY 713.5
See more Sanya Schedule

1. “++” means the train arrives on the third day.
2. The above timetable is only for reference. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top.

Other Transportation Options

Shanghai - Sanya Flight

Of course, if you don’t have much time for the long rail travel and want to make a quick or direct transfer between Shanghai and Sanya, a flight will be a good choice. 16 flights scheduled from 06:40 to 20:55 are in service for trip from Shanghai to Sanya and from Sanya to Shanghai, 12 flights from 06:25 to 20:55 are available. It usually takes 3 hours or so, but it costs more than rail travel with the air fare from CNY 650 to CNY 1,500.

Shanghai - Haikou Flight + Haikou - Sanya Train

During peak seasons such as Chinese New Year and winter, the direct Shanghai - Sanya flight costs a lot than usual, so it is suggested to take Shanghai - Haikou flight first and then take Haikou - Sanya high speed train to get to Sanya. By this way, it will save a lot money. And if you have adequate time, spare some time hanging out in Haikou.

Top Things to Do in Sanya

1. Get some sunshine and enjoy the fun of swimming in places like Sanya Bay, Yalong Bay and Tianya Haijiao.
2. Dive in Wuzhizhou Island and explore the mystery of sea.
3. Learn the culture of Taoism in Nanshan Temple.
4. Trek across Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone to breathe fresh air in tropical rain forests and experience the customs of local people.
5. Eat some local rare sea foods, tropical fruits and buy some souvenirs in No. 1 Market which is located in Xinjian Street.
6. Go shopping in the duty-free shop at Haitang Bay.

Further Reading:
Shanghai - Haikou Train

How to Travel between Shanghai and Sanya

Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
Major Rail Lines from Sanya to:
- Last updated on Nov. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai - Sanya Train
Asked by Jared from BELGIUM | Nov. 21, 2019 00:09Reply
Is Sanya Station far from Pullman Oceanview Sanya Bay Resort & Spa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Griffin | Nov. 21, 2019 17:13

Not very far away, 20min driving only. You can find taxi outside train station easily.
Asked by Kelli | Jan. 21, 2019 02:14Reply
From Shanghai to Haikou, do I need to change trains?
Or do I need to change to a ferry and then change back to another train after reach Hainan Island?
Answers (1)
Answered by Elvis from LITHUANIA | Jan. 21, 2019 17:41

It is a direct ride, you do not need to change to other ride. You will indeed on a ferry ship to cross the sea but together with your carriages, so you still stay inside your carriage. It is indeed a special experience, but it is a pity that you cannot get out the carriage for a visit :-(
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