This city is the gathering point of many major high speed rail lines; therefore it has convenient train services for tourists to many destinations throughout China, including trains of Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guilin, Huangshan, and Shenzhen.
It has four main railway stations: Shanghai Railway Station, South Railway Station, West Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station.
Passengers can purchase tickets for trains departing from the mentioned railway stations from any railway station in the country. Remember to bring your valid certificate such as passport, as real-name ticket policy is strictly implemented.
Shanghai Train Ticket Offices
Tip: It is better to book the tickets in advance, especially during the peak travel time, such as May Day, National Day, and Chinese New Year. Because there is a great possibility that they will be sold out in minutes once available.
Schedule to main destinations:
|Departure||Arrival||Travel Time (approximation)|
|'G’(speed: 300 or 350 km/h)||'D’(speed: 250 km/h)|
Major Rail Lines from Shanghai to:
- Haikou & Sanya
Also known as New Railway Station, it is the largest passenger rail station in the city located at 303 of Moling Road in Zhabei District. It is an integrated station which provides all kinds of scheduled trains to large numbers of cities inland. It also serves the through trains to Hong Kong, overnight sleeper trains to Beijing and overnight sleepers to Xi'an.
|Waiting Room of Hongqiao Station|
Railway Station Transfer Service
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Or, you can take the direct bus at Pudong Airport to Yiwu, departing at 9:00、11:30、14:10、17:10、18:40. The duration is about 4.5 hours.