Best Way to Travel between Changzhou and Shanghai

With the distance of nearly 190km (120mi), Changzhou and Shanghai are linked through high speed trains, normal speed trains and long-distance buses. High speed train departs most frequently, with the departure frequency of more than 100 per day, taking 1h and no more than CNY80 for 2nd class seat. Normal speed train needs 2-2.5h and its cheapest ticket is no more than CNY30. In addition, you can travel between these two places by long-distance bus with 3h and CNY50-80. The door to door taxi or hired car cost about CNY700 for a single trip.
 
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How to Travel from Changzhou to Shanghai

1. High Speed Train: 1h, CNY74.5-79.5 for 2nd Class Seat

115-120 bullet trains every day ensure passengers convenient travel from Changzhou to Shanghai within 1h. Most of them depart from Changzhou Railway Station or Changzhou North Railway Station, and only 1-3 trains leave Qishuyan Railway Station. Remember to make sure which one is your destination, Shanghai Railway Station or Hongqiao Railway Staion. Normally, there will be no train after 10:30 p.m.
​ Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY239.5-253.5; First Class Seat: CNY119.5-134.5; Second Class Seat: CNY74.5-79.5

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2. Normal Speed Train: 2-2.5h, CNY24.5-28.5 for Hard Seat

Every day, about 35 normal speed trains set off from Changzhou Railway Station. In 2-2.5 hours, passengers can arrive at either Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai South Railway Station.
​ Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY125.5-162.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY75.5-119.5; Hard Seat: CNY24.5-28.5
 

3. Changzhou to Shanghai Long-distance Bus: 3h, CNY65-80

Departure Station Departure Time Arrival Stations in Shanghai
Changzhou Central Bus Station 7:00, 8:00, 8:30, 9:10, 9:45, 10:20, 10:50, 11:40, 12:10, 13:00, 13:40, 14:10, 14:40, 15:00, 15:40, 16:05, 17:00, 17:40, 19:00 South Bus Station
North Square Bus Station
Hu Tai Bus Station
Hengfeng Road Bus Station
 

How to Travel from Shanghai to Changzhou

1. High Speed Train: 1h, CNY61-74.5 for 2nd Class Seat

110-120 Shanghai to Changzhou bullet trains are available every day. Most of them set off from Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and only two from Shanghai South Railway Station. In the other side, Changzhou Railway Station and Changzhou North Railway Station are most frequently used.
 Ticket Fare:
Business Class Seat: CNY239.5; First Class Seat: CNY98-129.5; Second Class Seat: CNY61-74.5

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2. Normal Speed Train: about 2h, CNY24.5-28.5 for Hard Seat

Nearly 40 daily trains travel from Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai South Railway Station to Changzhou Railway Station.
​ Ticket Fare:
Soft Sleeper: CNY128.5-157.5; Hard Sleeper: CNY75.5-119.5; Hard Seat: CNY24.5-28.5
 

3. Shanghai to Changzhou Long-distance Bus: 3h, CNY50-70

Departure Stations in Shanghai Departure Time Arrival Station
Intercity Bus Terminal 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 7:40, 7:45, 7:50, 8:00, 8:10, 8:40, 9:10, 10:00, 10:30, 10:50, 11:00, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:00, 13:10; 13:30, 14:00, 14:20, 14:30, 15:00, 15:35, 16:00, 16:20, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:25, 19:20 Changzhou Central Bus Station
Hengfeng Road Bus Station 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:10, 9:10, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:10, 15:35, 16:20, 16:40, 17:00, 17:20, 18:00, 18:25
Hu Tai Bus Station 7:00, 8:05, 9:30, 13:45, 16:05, 17:00
West Bus Station 10:10, 12:50, 13:50, 19:10
South Bus Station 7:34, 7:50, 8:24, 9:10, 9:31, 10:45, 13:10, 14:00
Bai Lian Jing Bus Station 7:00, 7:45
 

How to Travel between Changzhou and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Three bus stations in Changzhou provide passengers with the long-distance buses to PVG directly.
Departure Station Departure Time Duration Ticket Fare
Changzhou Central Bus Station 5:10, 6:20, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:20, 16:00 5h CNY130
Changzhou East Bus Station 6:40, 8:20, 10:20, 12:20, 14:40, 16:20 4h
Wu Jin Bus Station 6:10, 7:50, 9:50, 11:50, 14:10, 15:50 4h
 
Vice versa, if you arrive at PVG, you can transfer to the airport bus to Changzhou outside the Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Pick-up Point Departure Time Duration Ticket Fare
Terminal 1 9:40, 11:15, 13:10, 15:05, 17:05, 19:10, 20:35 3.5-4h CNY189
Terminal 2
- Last modified on Jul. 28, 2020 -
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