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Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Trains

Shanghai, the west meets east metropolis, is located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China and bounded to the east by the East China Sea. Jiuhuashan, also called Mount Jiuhua, is located at Qingyang County, Chizhou City in Anhui Province. Jiuhuashan is in the west of Shanghai, about 430 kilometers away.

To travel between Shanghai and Mount Jiuhua, travelers can take flights, trains, coach, or private cars. While, high speed train is the comfortable, green and fast way to transfer between Shanghai and Mount Jiuhua. It is cheaper and with more daily schedules than flights, while it is faster than normal trains. China Discovery recommends you take high speed train (bullet train) to go between Shanghai and Jiuhuashan (Chizhou, Anhui Province).

Schedules of Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Trains

● Shanghai to Jiuhuashan

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao Chizhou Over 11 About 05:48-17:07 About 3.5-4 hours

● Jiuhuashan to Shanghai

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Chizhou Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao Over 11 About 07:53-19:09 About 3.5-4 hours

Recommended Shanghai Jiuhuashan Tour Packages:

>> 4 Days Mount Jiuhua Buddhism Tour with Shanghai Essence

>> 6 Days Shanghai, Mount Jiuhua & Huangshan Tour

Other Recommended Section on Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Railway

The whole Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Railway is measured for about 522km (324miles). Along the way High Speed Trains also passes through hot tourist cities like Suzhou, Nanjing, etc. You can make a stopover at the interested tourist cities and have an in-depth visit over them. Please check the detailed train time information of each popular railway section:

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Shanghai - Suzhou: over 187 G/D Trains about 05:48-22:55 about 23 minutes-1 hours
Suzhou - Nanjing: about 177 G/D Trains about 06:17-23:41 about 44 minutes - 2 hours
Suzhou - Chizhou: about 11 G Trains about 06:17-17:42 about 3-3.5 hours
Nanjing - Chizhou: about 11 G Trains about 08:05-19:20 about 1.5 hours - 1 hours 45 minutes

Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.

What to See along Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Railway

Taking the Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Trains, you can not only enjoy the highlights of the metropolis Shanghai and the holy Mount Jiuhua, also the chance to visit the popular tourist cities settled along the way, like the ancient garden city Suzhou, the ancient capital city Nanjing, etc. Both rich Chinese culture and picturesque scenery are waiting for you to explore along the way.


Shanghai is located in the Yangtze River Delta, border with Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province. As the most flushing and the most international city of China, Shanghai enjoys the most convenient water, land and air transportation among the whole China. Thus, Shanghai is always chosen as the first destination for China exploring travelers. When visiting the metropolis Shanghai, you can get to Oriental Pearl Tower and SWFC to have an overview of the whole Shanghai city, get to The Bund to experience the combination of buildings in Chinese style and western style, get to Tianzifang and Xintiandi to spend some time in the old Shikumen structures, get to the Maglev Train to experience the rapid speed. Besides, if you have time left, you can get to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town to have a date with the water and old buildings.

Useful links:

Shanghai Travel Guide | Popular Shanghai Tour Packages | Top Shanghai Things to Do

Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)

Location: District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号 上海火车站)

Transportation: Shanghai Railway Station is located on the north of city center. Travelers can take metro line 1 to Renmin Square, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road; metro line 3 to Shanghai South Railway Station and Zhongshan Park. > Check more about Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)

Location: No. 1500, Shengui Road, Minhang district, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号 上海虹桥站); driving about 20km to the downtown.

Transportation: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is close to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Travelers can take metro line 2 to Renmin Square, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Jing’an Temple, Lujiazui Area; take metro line 10 to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Zoo, Xintiandi, Yu Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road. > Check more about Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station


Suzhou lies in the west direction of Shanghai, about 100km (62 miles) away. With a long history over 2,500 years, Suzhou is widely known for its elegant gardens and grand cannels, which are also Word Heritage Sites. When visiting Suzhou, you can definitely enjoy some leisure and idyllic time. Here, you can spend 1~2 days to visit some of the gargerns like Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, Lion Grove Garden, etc. If you have time left, you can extend your tourist time in Suzhou to visit the water towns like Tongli, Zhouzhuang, etc. Besides, as the hometown of the beautiful silk, Suzhou enjoys a century-old silk factory - Suzhou No.1 Factory, where you can not only do some silk shopping, also have a close experience of the detail steps of silk making.

Useful links:

Suzhou Travel Guide | Popular Suzhou Tour Packages | Top Suzhou Things to Do

Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhoubei Railway Station, 苏州北站)

Location: Fulin Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou (苏州市相城区富临路 苏州北站); driving about 22km to the downtown

Transportation: Suzhou North Railway Station can be reached by Suzhou Metro Line 2, public bus lines and taxi. From there, you can take Suzhou Metro Line 2 to Shantang Street, Lingering Garden, Suzhou Railway Station, etc.

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou North Railway Station


Nanjing is located in the east part of China. It is the capital city of Jiangsu Province. Together with Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Nanjing is called one of the four Great Ancient Cities in China. To be calculated, Nanjing has been the capital city of 10 dynasties in ancient China. Its civilization and history can even be traced back into million years ago. With such a rich history, Nanjing is really worth to be visited for China exploring travelers, especially for the Chinese culture and history enthusiasts. When visiting Nanjing, you can spend 2-5 days to visit the highlights like Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Confucius Temple, Qinhuai River, Zhonghua Gate, Presidential Palace, Nanjing Massacre, etc.

Useful links:

Popular Nanjing Tour Packages | Top Nanjing Things to Do

Nanjing South Railway Station (Nanjingnan Railway Station, 南京南站)

Location: No. 98, Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing (南京市雨花台区玉兰路98号 南京南站); driving about 12km to the downtown

Transportation: Nanjing South Railway Station is accessible by taxi, public bus lines and Nanjing Metro Lines 1, 3, S1, S3. Take Nanjing Metro Line 1 to Xinjiekou Square, Zhonghua Gate, Xuanwu Lake, Jimin Temple, and Nanjing Railway Station, etc. Take Metro Line 1 and Line 2 to Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre, Mochou Lake, etc. Take Metro Line 3 to Confucius Temple, Presidential Palace, Zhenghe Park, etc. Take Metro Line S1 to Nanjing Lukou Airport, etc.

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing South Railway Station

Nanjing South Railway Station


Jiuhuashan is located in Qingyang County, Chizhou City, Anhui Province. Together with Mount Wutai in Shanxi, Mount Putuo in Zhejiang and Mount Emei in Sichuan, Jiuhuashan, which is also called as Mount Jiuhua, enjoys the reputation of one of the four great Buddhist Mountains in China. 78 monasteries and more than 1,300 pieces of relics can be found there. Aside from the abundant Buddhist culture and relics, Jiuhuashan is also noted for uniquely attractive scenery. Thanks to its perfect location that overlooks the Yangtze River in the north and Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in the south, Jiuhuahsan is featuring with magnificent peaks, murdering streams, bizarre rocks, beautiful waterfalls, seclude caves, etc.

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Mount Jiuhua

Chizhou Railway Station (池州站)

Location: Yongming Road, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui (安徽省池州市贵池区永明路 池州站)

Transportation: Chizhou Railway Station is the main train station served in Chizhou and Mt. Jiuhuashan. It is located about 7 kilometers from downtown area. While, the distance between Chizhou Railway Station and Mount Jiuhua is 48 kilometers which takes 1 hour for transfer by car.

Mount Jiuhua

Mount Jiuhua

Chizhou Railway Station

Chizhou Railway Station

Tips for Booking and Taking Shanghai Jiuhuashan High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Shanghai Jiuhuashan high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 1627.5RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 824.5RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 515.5RMB per person.

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Shanghai Jiuhuashan high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.

>> Check more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

4. Facilities and service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, sightseeing window to view the outside scenery as well as western-style toilets. There is also available dining area you can get some supplies. Bilingual signs and the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

>> Check more about facilities & service on high speed train.

High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes.

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