Nanjing Train

Nanjing is a railway hub with two main train stations in the city: Nanjing Railway Station and South Railway Station.

The Nanjing Railway Station is the main passenger station and all trains on transit stop here for connecting passengers to board. The South Railway Station is  one of the five major stops on Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway.

Currently, the city has been connected with most cities in China by railway lines, like Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xiamen, and Chengdu.

 Major Rail Lines from the City to:

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 Established in September 1968, it is located in the north of the old city. The station building has one floor below ground and three floors above ground. There are luggage room, ticket hall and VIP lounge arranged from west to east on the first floor. The arrival platforms, common waiting rooms and special waiting rooms for baby, soldier and 158 ateliers are on the second floor. The entire third floor is a waiting area. There are food vendors, a small convenience store, and a KFC on the floor underground.

Nanjing Railway Station
Nanjing Railway Station

 Enter the Station
G-train tickets holders (G7001-G7043, G7101-G7195) enter the waiting rooms No.2 and No.4 through the special entrance for G-train on the second floor. While D-train tickets holders enter the VIP waiting room on the first floor. Passengers who hold other tickets are guided to waiting rooms shown on the second floor information screen.

 Buying Train Tickets
Tickets are sold at the ticket windows at the train station and city ticket agencies. You can purchase them with a valid ID certificate like a passport. The main ticket offices are:
Xinjiekou Ticket Office: 129, Hanzhong Lu, Xinjiekou
Zhongshan East Road Ticket Office: 50, Ruijin Lu
Drum Tower Post Office Ticket Office: 336, Zhongshan Lu
Zhongshan North Ticket Office: Provincial Tour Office, 225-1, Zhongshan Bei Lu
China Unicom Ticket Office: 32, Zhongyang Road

 By metro: Line 1 takes you to Nanjing Railway Station directly. From the metro’s Exit 4, passengers can walk into the railway station directly. When you arrive in the city by train, you can go directly into the metro from the train station.
 By taxi: Taxis stands are on the 2nd floor outside the station and underground next to the metro station.  The taxis underground take passengers into the city only. Taxi fare will be about CNY130-150 from Nanjing Railway Station to the airport. Airport shuttle bus line 1 can directly take you from Nanjing Railway Station to the airport and it costs CNY20. You can also take metro to Zhonghuamen first and then take the airport shuttle bus line 2 to the airport. The metro fare is about CNY2 and the shuttle bus fare is CNY20. 
 By city-bus: Nos.1, 10, 13, 17, 22, 28, 32, 33, 36, 44, 45, 56, 59, 64, 66, 71, 73, 97, 130, 136, 141, 143, 157, 159, 173, 309, 318, 801, 808, 809, 810, 811, 813, 815, 817, 819, 823, Line Nanxi, Nanzhou, Yuliu, Yuge, Nanshang, Nantang, Jinnan, Nanguang, Lukou airport express

 Service Facilities
The station has automatic consultation, automatic deposit charter, automatic teller machines and cell phones fast charge equipment. Its information center targets one phone platform for handling integrated services. For special needs passengers, the station sets up a series of special wickets for disabled, emergency, bilingual and group. It also provides medical service for contingencies. You can easily reach them with the guide sign. The directional signs are labeled in English.


It is bounded by Shuanglong Road, Airport Freeway, Bypass Highway and New Qinhuai River, in an area of two square kilometers. Currently, it is served by the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway, Hangning Passenger Railway (Hangzhou-Nanjing) and the Hu-Han-Rong (Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu) Railways. It is one of the largest railway hub in Asia, some 5 times larger than that of Nanjing Railway Station. Nanjing plans to build a first-grade passenger south station with metro Line 1, 3 and 6 intersecting at the station. There are trains going to Shanghai, Nanchang, Huangshan and Hangzhou from Nanjing South Railway Station everyday. Nanyan Line of Metro Line 1 can take passengers from downtown area to the railway station conveniently.

 Railway Station Transfer Service

- Last modified on Jan. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Train
Asked by Janet from SINGAPORE | Jan. 20, 2019 19:57Reply
Nanjing South Train Station same as Nanjing South Railway Station?
Hi. Planning DIY itinerary and researching online. I'm confused. South Train Station is a metro station. South Railway Station is where the high speed train CRH is. These two stations are not the same, am I right? Are they near each other and how is the travelling time? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua from CANADA | Jan. 20, 2019 22:05

NJ South Train Station is a metro station close to the South Railway Station. People can take metro line 1, line 3, line S1 or line S3 to South Train Station first. Then walk to the South Railway Station directly.
Asked by Laura from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 18, 2018 21:27Reply
Planning to travel by fast train in Nanjing from Shanghai to collect my daughter at Lukou airport.
Which train station is easier to get to the airport from; Nanjing or Nanjing South?
Answers (1)
Answered by Isobel from SINGAPORE | Dec. 19, 2018 21:48

You are advised to go to the airport from South Railway Station. The distance is about 33km. And the transportation is quite convenient. Take metro line S1 directly.
Asked by rosi from INDIA | Jul. 13, 2018 03:40Reply
how to get to lukou airport from Nanjing main railway station?
i will be arriving at main train station by 2pm .. if i can take metro whats the metro line and the travel hours or any shuttle bus available?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kelvin from CANADA | Jul. 15, 2018 20:13

You can directly take the shuttle bus line 1 from the station to the airport and it takes about 70 minutes.
Asked by CoCo Yuen from USA | May. 16, 2018 05:40Reply
Arriving Nanjing Trian Station at 4am-any transportation to NKG airport by 6am?
I will be arriving at Main Train Station around 4am. Is it safe?
What transport option do I have to reach airport by 6am to catch departure flight at 8am?
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Answered by Amy from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 18, 2018 02:51

As I know, shuttle bus line 1 is available. The first bus departs at 5:00am and takes about 1h to the airport.
Asked by Jay from SINGAPORE | Feb. 19, 2018 01:07Reply
How far is Nanjing South Station from Nanjing Staton?
Will be arriving from Beijing into Nanjing South Station and departing to Yangzhou from Nanjing Station.
Are the stations far apart? How much time do I have to buffer including collection of the train ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 22, 2018 20:49

No worry! It’s not far, about 17km. You can take subway line 1 straight to the south station within 40mins. I think you’d better leave 2h for all the procedures.
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