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|
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
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.
Railway Station Transfer Service
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.