Beijing to Nanjing: Travel via Flight & Train

The approximate distance between Beijing and Nanjing is 1,020km (630mi). Travelling by plane is the fastest way, taking 2h5min and CNY400-950 for economy class. But, considering that it is easier for tourists to get to the railway station instead of the airport, G-type high speed trains are most worth choosing, which need 3.5-4.5h and CNY443.5 for 2nd class seat. In addition, budget travelers should not miss the cheaper normal speed trains. And long-distance bus is also available.
 
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How to Travel from Beijing to Nanjing

1. Most Convenient Way: High Speed Train: 3.5-4.5h, CNY443.5 for 2nd Class Seat

About 35 daily high speed trains are available. The vast majority of them are G-type trains, which travel from Beijing South Railway Station to Nanjing South Railway Station within 3.5-4.5h. And G-type’s departure frequency is three trains per hour in the morning and two per hour in the afternoon. There are also two special D-type trains. D717 leaves Beijing Railway Station at 19:16 and arrives at Nanjing Railway Station at 4:45. D709 leaves Beijing South Railway Station at 19:46 and arrives at Nanjing Railway Station at 5:09.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY1,403.5; First Class Seat: CNY748.5; Second Class Seat: CNY443.5

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2. Beijing to Nanjing Flight: 2h 5min, CNY440-700 for Economy Class

Main flights are MU2832, CA1817, CA1847, CA1561, CA1503 and CA1819. But sometimes only a few of them can be seen in one day. These planes take off at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and land off at Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG). Normally, the earliest plane sets off around 8:30 a.m.
 Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY6,600; Economy Class: CNY440-700
 

3. Normal Speed Train: 10.5-15h, CNY130.5-448.5

The following four trains can send passengers from Beijing Railway Station to Nanjing Railway Station. By the way, Train T109 is recommended to overnight travelers. Remember to book a sleeper to get a good rest.
Train Dep. Arr. Duration
1461 11:55 02:56+1 15h1min
Z281 19:10 05:30+1 10h20min
T109 20:05 07:43+1 11h38min
K101 23:20 13:47+1 14h27min
​ Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY425.5-448.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY254.5-272.5; Hard Seat: CNY130.5-148.5
 

4. Beijing to Nanjing Long-distance Bus: about 13h, CNY200-350

Below are the departure stations in Beijing and their departure time.
→Mu Xi Yuan Bus Station: 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30
→Zhao Gong Kou Bus Station: 11:10, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 15:00
 

How to Travel from Nanjing to Beijing

1. Most Convenient Way: High Speed Train: 3.5-4.5h, CNY443.5 for 2nd Class Seat

Among 36 to 38 daily high speed trains, G-type trains need 3.5-4.5h to travel from Nanjing South Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station. And they are densely scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with 3-4 trains leaving every hour. Two exceptions are D710 and D718, and they both need more than 9 hours to arrive in Beijing.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY1,403.5; First Class Seat: CNY748.5; Second Class Seat: CNY443.5

​ More details about: Nanjing to Beijing Train
 

2. Nanjing to Beijing Flight: 2h 5min, CNY400-950 for Economy Class

Tourists who want to book Nanjing to Beijing plane tickets can search CA1562, CA1504, CA1820, CA1818 or CA1848. Their departure airport is Nanjing Lukou International Airport and the destination airport is Beijing Capital International Airport.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class: CNY6,600; Economy Class: CNY400-950
 

3. Normal Speed Train: 11.5-18.5h, CNY130.5-425.5

Normal speed trains suit those who want to set off from Nanjing Railway Station and arrive at Beijing Railway Station. T110 and Z282 enable budget travelers save the hotel charge for one night.
Train Dep. Arr. Duration
K102 00:58 15:43 14h45min
1462 16:22 10:50+1 18h28min
T110 22:07 10:08+1 12h1min
Z282 22:55 10:22+1 11h27min
 Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY425.5-448.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY254.5-272.5; Hard Seat: CNY130.5-148.5
 

4. Nanjing to Beijing Long-distance Bus: almost 13h, CNY200

Every day, only one long-distance bus sets off from Zhong Yang Men Bus Station in Nanjing at 15:30. Tourists can arrive in Beijing in 13h.
- Last modified on Jul. 16, 2020 -
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