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Shanghai to Wuhan Train

Nearly 40 pairs of trains are operated between Shanghai and Wuhan. Among them, over 30 pairs are bullet trains with duration of 4 - 6.5 hours. The other pairs are normal types, including overnight sleeper trains; their duration is 9.5 - 18.5 hours.
 

High Speed Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: about 4 - 6.5 hours
 Distance: about 811 - 827 kilometers (504 - 513 miles)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai/ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Hankou/ Wuhan Railway Station
 

Shanghai to Wuhan High Speed Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G59807:46 - 11:443h58m
G172411:46 - 15:423h56m
G172013:51 - 17:503h59m
G172816:51 - 20:463h55m
D304617:53 - 23:015h8m
Around 30 departures in total: departure time from 06:11 to 17:53; duration from 3H56M to 5H40M
See more Shanghai Schedule 
 (Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G172208:00 - 11:533h53m
G171809:32 - 13:233h51m
G67813:35 - 18:084h33m
D95415:55 - 20:274h32m
G57816:32 - 20:464h14m
Around 30 departures in total: departure time from 07:31 to 17:25; duration from 3H51M to 6H19M
See more Wuhan Schedule 

Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please use our tool on top of this page to search for the real-time schedule.
 

Shanghai - Wuhan High Speed Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 1,027.5 - 1,031
USD 146
CNY 464.5 - 548
USD 66 - 78
CNY 262 - 336
USD 37 - 48

Stopovers of G types and D3090/3092, D3094/D3096, D3052/D3054 and D3086/D3054: Kunshan South, Suzhou North in Jiangsu, Wuxi East, Changzhou North, Danyang North, Zhenjiang South, Nanjing South, Quanjiao, Feidong, Hefei South, Liuan, Jinzhai, Macheng North, Hong'an West.

Stopovers of other D Types: Kunshan South, Chengyanghu, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou in Jiangsu, Suzhou New District, Wuxi New District, Wuxi, Huishan, Changzhou, Danyang, Zhenjiang, Nanjing South, Quanjiao, Feidong, Hefei South, Liuan, Jinzhai, Macheng North, Hong'an West.
 

Normal Trains

Basic Facts:

 Duration: around 9.5 - 18.5 hours
 Distance: about 820 kilometers (510 miles)
 Top speed: 100/ 120/ 140/ 160 km/h (62/ 75/ 87/ 99 mph)
 Operated at: Shanghai South Railway Station, Wuchang/ Hankou Railway Station
 

Shanghai to Wuhan Train Schedule

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K12313:40 - 05:01+15h21m
K25315:37 - 07:45+16h8m
K35115:43 - 08:03+16h20m
K112717:43 - 07:31+13h48m
Z25719:09 - 04:37+9h28m
Z2721:02 - 06:35+9h33m

Wuhan to Shanghai Train Timetable

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
K112518:09 - 08:30+14h21m
K12118:21 - 11:40+17h19m
K25419:18 - 13:47+18h29m
K35319:43 - 12:35+16h52m
Z2521:52 - 08:11+10h19m
Z25522:54 - 09:05+10h11m
Note: The above timetable is for reference only. Please use our tool on top of this page to search for the real-time schedule.
 

Shanghai - Wuhan Train Ticket Price

(Last Update on Sep 27, 2019)
Soft SleeperHard SleeperHard Seat
CNY 377.5 - 440.5
USD 54 - 62
CNY 247.5 - 288.5
USD 35 - 41
CNY 135.5 - 156.5
USD 19 - 22

Traveling by normal trains, you are advised to buy a sleeper as the carriages for hard seats may be rather crowded, especially during the holidays. Besides, you are recommended to buy the sleeper tickets in advance because it's usually in a great demand.

Among these normal rides, there are some overnight sleeper trains like Z27, Z25 and Z255 which are most recommended and popular among budget travelers, since they save hotel cost and daytime for sightseeing.
 

Flight

Passengers can also travel by air which only takes about 2 hours, but it will usually cost more. Besides, the airports are a little far from the downtown area, and it takes time for the transfer, which makes the total air travel time almost the same as the high speed rail travel time.

 Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:


 Major Rail lines from Wuhan to:

- Last modified on Sep. 18, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai to Wuhan Train
Asked by Xerri from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 16, 2019 23:42Reply
Hi, My husband and I want to travel by train in January.
When can/do we book the train tickets? We are from Australia. I am aware that some transport can be busy near Chinese new year.
Thanks,
Xerri

Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 18, 2019 02:02
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Thank you for your inquiry.

Ticket would begin for sale 30 days within departure date, you may make an online booking around 30 days in advance. Tickets are indeed very hard to get during Chinese New Year time. It is recommended to keep your schedule a little flexible and prepare some back up options in advance.
Asked by Sue from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 18, 2019 01:46Reply
First class seats on bullet trains
What is the difference between first and second class on bullet trains? Is first class worth paying extra?
Answers (1)
Answered by Graham from ROMANIA | Aug. 18, 2019 19:51
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First class seats did have more space and a little more comfortable, but for me, second class seat is also acceptable. They are just like economy class seats on flights. You can search some photos online about first and second class.
Asked by Beau | May. 20, 2019 03:36Reply
Which station is closer to my hotel, Wuhan or Hankou?
I will stay at Dorsett Wuhan, Hong Kong &Macau Center, 118 Jianghan Road. Please kindly advise, thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Marian from USA | May. 20, 2019 18:15
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It is more convenient to travel between Hankou Station and hotel. The distance is around 8km, easy to go by both taxi and metro line 2, 30min on the way!
Asked by Carlina from TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO | Jan. 22, 2019 23:19Reply
Is there train goes from Wuchang Station to Wuhan Station?
Do you know the train number?
Answers (1)
Answered by Marjorie from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 23, 2019 17:24
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There is no rail service, but you can take taxi or go by metro. Metro line 4 connects the two stations directly. It would be around 40min, the same by taxi.
Asked by Mukesh Kasargode from USA | Nov. 09, 2016 20:09Reply
can i upgrade from regular class to 1st class when i pick up the ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Noel from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 09, 2016 21:59
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It is possible if the seats still available. But you need to pay for the difference and also the ticket can only be changed once.
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