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Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train

Bullet train is a popular and wise choice for your Beijing Shanghai tour. They are fast, comfortable and with quite fair price. To provide another speedy transfer choice besides flying, the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway of about 1318 kilometers long has been completed and put into service for all of you. There are many bullet trains running between Beijing and Shanghai every day. Most of them are G trains of CRH series (with a speed of 300 km/h) that take you only about 5 to 6 hours. Therefore, you can travel between the profound ancient capital city and the modern fashionable metropolis with real high speed and at true ease. More surprisingly, there are some Fuxing trains of CR400 series running between Beijing and Shanghai with the speed of about 350km/h. Travellers on the train can both enjoy many new experience of the faster train and also reach the two destinations for about 4.5 hours.

As it stretches from the north to the southeast China, passing several distinct provinces, you can still get chance to stop by and even get off to visit Tianjin (天津), Dezhou (德州), Jinan (济南), Zaozhuang (枣庄), Xuzhou (徐州), Nanjing (南京), Wuxi (无锡), Zhenjiang (镇江), Suzhou (苏州), etc. Please check the detailed high speed railway map at below.

G Train

G Train

D Train

D Train

Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train Schedules

● Beijing to Shanghai

Train Type From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
G TrainsBeijing SouthShanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Over 45About 06:30-19:00About 4.5-6 hours
Over-night D TrainsBeijing /
Beijing South
ShanghaiAbout 3About 19:30-21:00About 12 hours

● Shanghai to Beijing

Train Type From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
G TrainsShanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Beijing SouthAbout 45About 06:30-19:00About 4.5-6.5 hours
Over-night D TrainsShanghaiBeijing /
Beijing South
About 3About 19:00-21:00About 12 hours

Recommended Beijing Shanghai Tour Packages:

>> 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

>> 3 Days Beijing Essential Short Stay Tour (Visa Free)

>> 6 Days Beijing Shanghai Tour by High Speed Train

Other Recommended Sections on Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway

As Beijing Shanghai high speed trains also make stops at some interesting tourist cities along the way north-south, such as Tianjin, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, and so forth, you may also get off at those destinations to enjoy their diverse highlights and experience the high speed train trip by section. Let’s see the top recommended railway section and the train schedule at below.

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Beijing - TianjinOver 160About 06:00-23:00About 0.5 hour
Beijing - NanjingOver 50About 06:30-19:00About 3.5-5 hours
Beijing - WuxiOver 10About 07:00-17:00About 5.5 hours
Beijing - SuzhouAbout 20About 06:30-17:30About 4-6 hours
Shanghai - SuzhouAbout 160About 06:00-22:30About 0.5 hour
Shanghai - WuxiAbout 150About 06:00-22:00About 0.5-1 hour
Shanghai - NanjingOver 190About 06:00-22:00About 1-2 hours
Shanghai - TianjinOver 20About 07:30-17:30 About 5-5.5 hours

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

Newest Fuxing Trains between Beijing and Shanghai

Fuxing trains are multiple unit trains with complete intellectual property rights of China, which has the world advanced technologies. As the Fuxing trains run from Beijing and Shanghai to each other with the speed between 350-400km/h on June 25th in 2017, it has successfully drawn the attention of the globe. This set of truebred Chinese trains not only cut the traveling duration down to only 4.5 hours between Beijing and Shanghai, but also indicate that China becomes the country with trains of the highest commercial travel speed in the world. Fuxing trains at present have two types, which are CR400AF (called “Blue Dolphin”) and CR400BF (called “Golden Phoenix”).

Check more details about the newest Fuxing Trains in China.

Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train - Fuxing Trains

Beijing Shanghai Fuxing Train

Beijing Shanghai Fuxing Trains Schedule

During the first phase of the operation of Fuxing trains, there are about 6 CR400 series Fuxing trains put into use from Beijing South Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and about 6 Fuxing trains from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing South. Check the detail train numbers and schedules at below for your reference.

Beijing to Shanghai:

G1 (09:00-13:49), G3 (14:00-18:50), G5 (07:00-11:55), G7 (19:00-12:56), G13 (10:00-14:55), G17 (15:00-19:56)

Shanghai to Beijing:

G6 (07:00-11:55), G2 (09:00-13:49), G14 (10:00-14:58), G4 (14:00-18:49), G18 (15:00-19:55), G8 (19:00-23:49)

Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train - Fuxing Train Seats

Second Class Seats on Fuxing Train

Note: the above information of train number, train schedules are only for your reference, practical information may be adjusted slightly according to real situation. You could contact out Travel Consultant for the latest news of Fuxing high speed trains between Beijing and Shanghai.

What to See along Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway

Only the superb bullet train speed experience in your Beijing Shanghai high speed train travel? Definitely not! Besides that, you are going to embrace a lot of classic historical and cultural sites to know China better, wonderful creations of natural world, taste many sorts of special food, meet many interesting local citizens there, etc. in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, Tianjin……


This large capital city in China tells a lot of the old culture and historical stories of this profound country. To experience the real charm of it, you are not to miss the Forbidden City to enjoy the grand quality of the past royal families, the Temple of Heaven to feel their respect to nature and heaven, the Great Walls to marvel at the effort and wisdom of ancient people, etc. After your savory of the high-end charm, have some leisure walk along the old Beijing Hutongs and taste some famous local snacks including Beijing Roast Duck, and watch Beijing Opera to get closer to life of local Beijing people.

Useful links:

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

Beijing South Railway Station

Address: No.12, Yongwai Street, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号 - 北京南站); about 25mins for 7km to downtown by car.

Transportation: Transportation: not far from the city center, Beijing South Station needs about 25-30mins to go to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Besides, you can transfer by local Metro Line 4 and Line 1 for about 40 mins. Besides, Metro Line 14 is available in this station, you can also go to many attractions and other places by the convenient Metro System in Beijing. > Check more about Beijing South Railway Station.

Beijing Tiananmen Square

Beijing Tiananmen Square

Beijing South Railway Station

Beijing South Railway Station


Tianjin, only half and hour’s high speed train riding from Beijing, is one of the 14 coastal open cities since 1980s. When you are traveling in this beautiful seaside city, we recommend to see the Five Great Avenues that contains hundreds of old buildings of international styles left from its concession period, visit the China House to see the unbelievable porcelain house, and go to see Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, Jingyuan Garden, Shi Family Courtyard, Dule Temple, Eye of Tianjin, and so forth to see the modern and ancient contrast of this major city in north China!

Useful links:

Popular Tianjin Tour Packages | Top Tianjin Things to Do

Tianjin Railway Stations

Tianjin South Station is the most used station in Tianjin for Beijing Shanghai high speed train. It is located between Jincang Highway and Jinjin Highway, Zhangjiawo Town, Xiqing District, Tianjin (天津市西青区张家窝镇津晋高速公路与津沧高速公路之间 – 天津南站), and needs about 40 minutes to get to Tianjin downtown by taxi, and about 50 minutes by local Metro Line 3 and Line 6. Besides, some trains used Tianjin Railway Station and Tianjin West Railway Station. Tianjin Station is located at No.1 Xinwei road, Hebwi District, Tianjin (天津市河北区新纬路1号 - 天津站), which needs about 0.5 hours to the downtown by taxi. And Tianjin West Station is located at Xiqingdao, Hongqiao District, Tianjin (天津市红桥区西青道 - 天津西站), which takes about 40 minutes to the city downtown by taxi.

Tianjin China House

Tianjin China House

Tianjin South Railway Station

Tianjin South Railway Station


Nanjing is not only the capital city of Jiangsu Province, but also the famous ancient capital of 6 dynasties in the past, including Song, Ming dynasties. Therefore, interesting and meaningful historical and cultural places are preserved and prepared for your classic and deep learning of the experience of Nanjing, such as the Memorial Hall to the victims in the Nanjing Massacre, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Nanjing Museum, Qinhuai River, etc.

Useful links:

Popular Nanjing Tour Packages | Top Nanjing Things to Do

Nanjing South Railway Station

Address: No.98 Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing (南京市雨花台区玉兰路98号 - 南京南站); about 25mins for 13km to downtown by car.

Transportation: not very far from Nanjing city center, it needs about 20 minutes to Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre, about 50 minutes to Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, about 25 minutes to Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River, etc.

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing South Railway Station

Nanjing South Railway Station


It is reputed as the “Peal of Taihu Lake”. Adjacent to Suzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Yangtze River, this city is a great city to enjoy the city of water romance. Stunning natural sceneries are easy to get there at Yuantouzhu, Taihu Lake, Liyuan Garden, Plum Garden, where you can appreciate blossoms, waterscape, classical garden view, and atmospheric view and charm. Besides, you can go to feel the holy and profound Buddhist culture by visiting Lingshan Grand Buddha, Nanchan Temple, etc. to enjoy the peaceful and antique feature of this destination.

Useful links:

Wuxi Travel Guide

Wuxi East Railway Station

Address: East Xianfeng Road, Anzhen Town, Xishan District, Wuxi (无锡市锡山区安镇先锋东路 - 无锡东站), about 40mins for 19km to downtown by car.

Transportation: local Metro Line 2 can take you from this station to the city center and other places in Wuxi. Usually, you can go by taxi, and it needs abiout 40 minutes to Yuantouzhu Scenic area, Taihu Lake, Liyuan Garden, 45 minutes to Plum Garden, about 30 minutes to Nanchan Temple, etc. If you want to visit Lingshan Grand Buddha, it needs about 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.

Wuxi Yuantouzhu

Wuxi Yuantouzhu

Wuxi East Railway Station

Wuxi East Railway Station


One of the heavenly wonderlands on earth, Suzhou is absolutely recommended for all visitors to China for the exquisite enjoyment of its elegant Jiangnan flavor. Among all the highlights, the extremely famous classic Suzhou gardens has no reason to be missed, such as the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Linger Garden, Master of Nets Garden, etc. Furthermore, you could get totally laid back at the idyllic Tongli, Zhouzhuang and other old water towns. Besides, Suzhou Museum by I. M. Pei, Suzhou Silk Factory, Shangtang Street, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Grand Canal, and so forth will give you a new and layered love to Suzhou.

Useful links:

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

Suzhou Railway Stations

Nearly all Beijing Shanghai G trains use Suzhou North Station, which is located at Chengtong Road, Xiangcheng district, Suzhou (苏州市相城区城通路 - 苏州北站), a little far away from city center. From there, you can take Metro Line 2 and Line 4 to the downtown for about 45mins. Also, you can take a taxi to most attractions, like Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, etc. for about 30mins, to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory for about 35mins, etc. Besides, all D trains nearly stop at Suzhou Railway Station, which is located at No.27, Suzhan Road, Gusu District, Suzhou (姑苏区苏站路27号 - 苏州站), much closer to the city center and needs about 15 minutes by local Metro Line 4.

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou North Railway Station


Shanghai has been a dreaming visiting place for international tourists from over 100 years ago. You will both encounter with a series of old international architectures left at the Bund, ancient classical garden at Yuyuan Garden, and admire the world first-class skyscrapers including Shanghai Tower at Lujiazui area, jubilant Shanghai Disney Resort, etc. no matter you are interested in the historical relics, cultural attractions, or modern vibrancy, etc., Shanghai will show you why it is called “Magic City” and why it is the oriental pearl in the eyes of foreign people.

Useful links:

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

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Address: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号 - 上海虹桥站), about 50mins for 20km to downtown by car.

Transportation: Shanghai Hongqiao Station is served for most Beijing Shanghai high speed trains. You can take local Metro Line 2 to Shanghai City center for about 50 minutes. Also, besides the Line 2 and Line 10 available there, you can also transfer to other Lines to visit your ideal places in this city.

Besides, some G trains at daytime and almost D trains use Shanghai Railway Station. It is located No. 303, Moling Road, Jingan District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号 - 上海站), which is about 20 minutes away from the city center by Metro Line 1. Besides, Line 3 is also available there for your easy transfer. > Check more about Shanghai Railway Stations.


Shanghai Skyscrapers View from The Bund

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Tips for Booking and Taking Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Beijing Shanghai 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 1748.0-1762.5RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 933.0-939.0RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 553.0-558.0RMB 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 Beijing Shanghai 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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Questions & Discussions

Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

Western flush toilets.
Are there western type flush toilets on second class carriages.
2018-11-03 14:43
Hi, Peter, thanks your question. The Beijing Shanghai high speed trains, as well as all o other bullet trains, have both western flush toilets and squat toilet in each carriage. You can find the western style toilets one the left or right side, at end of each carriage. Before you walk there, you can check if it is occupied from the sign on LED screen overhead. If you are in a hurry, you may walk to other carriages to find available one.
I am a uk resident. Do I need a visa to go to bejing or shanghai
2018-01-16 05:12
Hi Del,

Thanks for your message. Yes, you have to have a Visa to go to Beijing or Shanghai. Learn more details here

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