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 updated on Apr. 27, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Train
Asked by Amaline from SINGAPORE | Sep. 25, 2019 02:05Reply
I am planning to go to Nanjing from Shanghai for a 3 nights stay.
I am confuse which station should I alight? Nanjing or Nanjing South?
Answers (1)
Answered by Charlotte from FRANCE | Sep. 26, 2019 01:53

The high speed trains from Shanghai can reach to both stations in Nanjing. Thus you can just choose the one nearby your living place.
Asked by Rose | Jul. 25, 2019 01:19Reply
how much is a taxi fare from Nanjing south station to interncontinetal hotel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nikki from USA | Jul. 29, 2019 19:43

The cab fare is around CNY40-60 in the day time.
Asked by Tai from USA | Apr. 30, 2019 23:38Reply
Does Nanjing south railway station have locker to keep my luggage or baggage service?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | May. 05, 2019 02:04

Yes, it does. There is a self-service locker on the second floor.
Asked by Daniella from SINGAPORE | Mar. 01, 2019 20:14Reply
Which way to the Nanjing airport?
If I want to go to the airport which train station is better and closer to the airport Nanjing railway station or south railway station
Answers (1)
Answered by Ryan from GERMANY | Mar. 04, 2019 00:47

You are suggested to start from South Railway Station.
You can take airport shuttle bus or metro line S1 to the airport directly. For the shuttle bus, the operating hours are from 07:00 to 21:00 every 30mins. The duration is around 35 mins.
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