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Nanjing Train Stations - Nanjing South Railway Station & Nanjing Railway Station

Nanjing in Jiangsu Province is an important railway hub connecting north China, east China and central China. It not only has frequent high speed trains to nearby cities such as Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, but also operates fast bullet trains to cities like Beijing, Wuhan, and Huangshan.

For tourists who are going to or leaving Nanjing, the main railway stations they choose are Nanjing South Railway Station and Nanjing Railway Station. Here we have provided detailed information of these two railway stations about their locations, transportations, connected cities, train schedules, etc. for you to better plan a Nanjing trip.

Railway Stations in Nanjing

There are a dozen of railway stations in Nanjing, including Nanjing Railway Station, Nanjing South Railway Station, Nanjing North Railway Station (under planning), Xianlin Railway Station, Jiangning Railway Station, Lishui Railway Station, etc. The first two are most chosen ones and both have convenient transportation connecting them with downtown. Nanjing Railway Station is the oldest railway station in Nanjing and serves both normal trains and some high speed trains, while Nanjing South Railway Station serves high speed trains only and it has more schedules of high speed trains.

Note: Nanjing Railway Station and Nanjing South Railway Station are about 15 km (30 minutes' drive) away. So extra attention should be paid when buying your train ticket and make sure you choose the correct one.

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Nanjing Railway Stations Nanjing Railway Stations Map

Nanjing South Railway Station - High Speed Trains

Chinese: 南京南站 (Pinyin: nán jīng nán zhàn)

Address: No. 98 Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing City 南京市雨花台区玉兰路98号

Nanjing South Railway Station, or Nanjingnan Railway Station is an important part of Nanjing railway system. It’s the largest transportation hub in East China and the largest high-speed railway station in Asia. All trains passing here are high speed trains and it mainly serves Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Nanjing-Hangzhou High-speed Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway, etc. You can transfer between most cities in China and here by high speed train. Metro Line 1, Line 3, Line S1 and Line S3 all pass Nanjing South Railway Station.

  • To Nanjing downtown (Xinjiekou): about 11 km, 40 minutes by car or metro.
  • To Confucius Temple & Qinhuai River: about 9 km, 25 minutes by car or metro.
  • To the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders: about 14 km, 30 minutes by car, 40 minutes by metro.
  • To Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum: about 14 km, 45 minutes by car, 1.5 hours by metro and bus.
  • To Nanjing Lukou International Airport: about 33 km, 30 minutes by car, 1 hour by metro.

Luggage Storage: Nanjing South Railway Station provides luggage storage lockers in the waiting room where you can enter with a train ticket. The fee is about CNY 3-5 for 12 hours. If you do not have a ticket, you can put your luggage in the shops nearby and the shop owners will charge you about CNY 20.

Connected Cities: Beijing (3.5-5h), Shanghai (1-3.5h), Hangzhou (1-4h), Suzhou (45min-2h), Ningbo (2-5h), Wuxi (45min-1.5h), Changzhou (30min-1h15min), Yangzhou (1h), etc.

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Nanjing Railway Stations

Nanjing South Railway Station Waiting Room

Nanjing South Railway Station Location Map

Major High Speed Trains to/off Nanjing South Railway Station

Route Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Beijing ↔ Nanjing G Trains about 3.5-5h about 30 Beijing to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Beijing Train Schedule >
Shanghai ↔ Nanjing G/D Train about 1-3.5h about 150 Shanghai to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Shanghai Train Schedule >
Hangzhou ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains 1-4h about 80 Hangzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Hangzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains 45min-2h over 110 Suzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Huangshan ↔ Nanjing G Trains 3-4h 4 Huangshan to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Huangshan Train Schedule >
Wuhan ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains 2.5-3.5h about 45 Wuhan to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Wuhan Train Schedule >
Qingdao ↔ Nanjing G Trains 5-5.5h 5 Qingdao to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Qingdao Train Schedule >
Ningbo ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains 2-5h about 30 Ningbo to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Ningbo Train Schedule >
Wuxi ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains 45min-1.5h over 100 Wuxi to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Wuxi Train Schedule >
Changzhou ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains about 30min-1h15min about 100 Changzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Changzhou Train Schedule >
Yangzhou ↔ Nanjing G/C/D Trains about 1h 5 Yangzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Yangzhou Train Schedule >

Nanjing Railway Station - High Speed Trains & Normal Trains

Chinese: 南京站 (Pinyin: nán jīng zhàn)

Address: No. 111 Longpan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing City 南京市玄武区龙蟠路111号

Nanjing Railway Station built in 1905 has served Nanjing people for over 110 years. It is just behind the beautiful Xuanwu Lake and is one of the most beautiful railway stations in China. It now mainly serves normal trains across China and some high speed trains in or near Jiangsu Province on Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Nanjing-Wuhu Railway, Nanjing-Xi'an Railway, and Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway. Metro Line 1 and Line 3 can get you there conveniently.

  • To Nanjing downtown (Xinjiekou): about 8 km, 30 minutes by car, 20 minutes by metro.
  • To Confucius Temple & Qinhuai River: about 11 km, 40 minutes by car, 25 minutes by metro.
  • To the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders: about 13 km, 40 minutes by car, 30 minutes by metro.
  • To Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum: about 12 km, 30 minutes by car, 70 minutes by metro and bus.
  • To Nanjing Lukou International Airport: about 48 km, 70 minutes by car, 1.5 hours by metro.

Luggage Storage: You can leave your luggage at the left-luggage office (fee: about CNY 5-15 a day) or in the self-service locker (fee: CNY 3-7 every 6 hours), or in the nearby shops.

Connected Cities: Shanghai (1h40min-4h), Hangzhou (3h), Suzhou (1.5h), Ningbo (4h), Wuxi (1-1.5h), Yangzhou (46min-1h15min), Changzhou (40min-1h), etc.

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Nanjing Railway Stations

Nanjing Railway Station

Nanjing Railway Station Locatiom Map

Major High Speed Trains to/off Nanjing Railway Station

Route Train Types Duration Frequency (per day) Check Details
Shanghai ↔ Nanjing G/D/C Train 1h40min-4h about 30 Shanghai to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Shanghai Train Schedule >
Hangzhou ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains about 3h 3 Hangzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Hangzhou Train Schedule >
Suzhou ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains about 1.5h about 25 Suzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Suzhou Train Schedule >
Ningbo ↔ Nanjing D Trains about 4h 1 Ningbo to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Ningbo Train Schedule >
Wuxi ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains 1-1.5h about 25 Wuxi to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Wuxi Train Schedule >
Changzhou ↔ Nanjing G/D Trains 40min-1h about 20 Changzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Changzhou Train Schedule >
Yangzhou ↔ Nanjing C/D Trains 46min-1h15min 13 Yangzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule >
Nanjing to Yangzhou Train Schedule >

*The train schedules change from time to time and they are only provided for your reference, please do not hesitate to contact us for the updated info!

How to Plan Your Travel in Nanjing

How to Get to Nanjing: You can easily get to Nanjing by high speed train from Beijing (about 3-5h), Shanghai (about 1-2.5h), Hangzhou (about 1.5-5.5h), Suzhou (about 45min-2.5h), etc. and flight from Beijing (2h), Guangzhou (2h15min), Chengdu (2.5h), Xian (2h), etc.

Best Time to Visit Nanjing: March to June and September to November, especially in late October and early November.

Generally, to explore the cultural and natural highlights of Nanjing, 2 ~ 3 days are needed. You can pay a visit to Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (the tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Father of Modern China), take a walk in Confucius Temple Area along the Qinhuai River, climb up the ancient City Wall, and know a part of heavy history and cherish peace in the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre.

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