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There are four railway stations in Shanghai – Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Shanghai West Railway Station. Among the four train stations, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station are the most frequently used stations for high speed trains. The two and Shanghai South Railway Station are honored as three greatest transportation junctions in Shanghai. They offered frequently high speed trains to major tourist cities in China (including Beijing, Xian, Huangshan, etc.) and its popular surrounding tourist destinations (like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, etc.)
Location: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号)
Distance: about 21 km to the Bund (about 30 minutes' drive); about 20 km to Shanghai Museum & Yu Garen (about 35 minutes’ drive); about 43 km to Shanghai Disney Resort (about 1 hour’s drive).
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is a high speed train station only operating high speed trains (both G Trains and D Trains). There are more than 600 high speed trains departing from, passing through and arriving in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station every day. It is eastern China’s railway passenger hub station with largest scale and most important status, and one of China's busiest railway stations. It occupies an area of 440,000 square meters and the main building covers about 240,000 square meters.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station mainly runs high speed trains on Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High Speed Railway and Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu High Speed Railway. Totally, it operates over 600 high speed trains (including more than 500 G Trains and 100 D Trains) to almost all major cities in China, like Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Suzhou, etc.
Check the mainly used high speed trains from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to other popular destinations:
|Departure Station||Destination||Train Type||Duration||Frequency (per day)||Check Detailed Train Schedules|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Beijing||G & D||4.5 ~ 6 hrs||over 30||Beijing Shanghai High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Xian||G||6 ~ 8 hrs||nearly 20||Shanghai Xian High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Hangzhou||G & D||1 ~ 1.5 hrs||nearly 150||Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Suzhou||G & D||0.5 ~ 1 hr||over 130||Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Nanjing||G & D||1 ~ 2.5 hrs||nearly 160||Shanghai to Nanjing Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Kunming||G||11 ~ 12 hrs||4||Shanghai Kunming High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Zhengzhou||G||4 ~ 6.5 hrs||over 35||Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Lanzhou||G||10.5 ~ 12 hrs||3||Shanghai Lanzhou High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Chengdu||G & D||11 ~ 15.5 hrs||8||Shanghai to Chengdu Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Chongqing||G & D||11.5 ~ 13 hrs||10||Shanghai to Chongqing Trains|
|Shanghai Hongqiao||Guiyang||G||8.5 ~ 9.5 hrs||10||Shanghai to Guiyang Trains|
Note: We only list part of high speed trains from/to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for your reference. You can contact us to check more available trains to Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities, and to find the latest train information.
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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is adjacent to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and about 20 km to Lujiazui and the Bund. Well connected with bus, taxi parking lot and subway (Line 2, 10 and 17), Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station offers convenient transportation means.
①Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
● By Maglev Train: From Shanghai Pudong Airport, you can take maglev train to Longyang Road firstly, and then take metro Line 2 to railway station.
● By Taxi: The driving from Pundong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
②Downtown to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
By Subway: If you plan to leave Shanghai from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station after your visit to the bund or want to visit the bund after you arrive in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, taking metro Line 10 is the easiest way. Metro Line 10 also pass through beautiful Yuyuan Garden.
③Zhujiajiao Water Town to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
By Subway: It is available to take metro Line 17 directly from Zhujiajiao to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station which cost only about 40 minutes.
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There are 4 floors in the building of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The first underground floor (B1) includes station exit and connections to other forms of transportation. There is also some fast food, like KFC, Dongfang Jibai, Gongfu etc. There are also available Automated Ticket Machines (only helpful to people with Chinese ID card) and ticket windows. The first floor (1F) is the platform layer and travelers transit through here to the second floor. The second floor is the departure hall, containing ticket windows, waiting hall, checking gate etc. The third floor is the commercial layer selling food, drinks, souvenirs, etc.
Entrance: The entrance to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is in the first floor and you need to pass the security check. If you take a subway to the railway station, you will get to the underground floor. Then, you can take an elevator to the first floor and pass the security check.
Waiting Hall: Located in the second floor, the large waiting hall is well equipped with electronic board with information in Chinese and English words, enough seats, toilets, drinking fountain, Red Hat Porter etc.
Checking Gate: All checking gates are equipped in the waiting hall with a small electronic board which displays the present and next checking information.
Exit: There are six exits in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, and each platform has access to a corresponding exit.
Location: No.303, Moling Road, Jing'an District, Shangai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号)
Distance: about 5 km to the Bund (about 20 minutes’ drive); about 5 km to Shanghai Museum (about 15 minutes’ drive); about 7 km to Yuyuan Garden (about 20 minutes’ drive); about 10 km to Lujiazui (about 25 minutes’ drive)
Shanghai Railway Station is referred as “New Railway Station” by local people since it replaces Shanghai North Railway Station which is called “Old Railway Station” and acted as Shanghai’s main train station in 1987. Shanghai Railway Station mainly serves north-south and westward location. It operates 155 high speed trains (147 G-trains and 8 D-trains) as well as T-trains and K-trains.
Shanghai Railway Station runs both normal trains and high speed trains to many destinations. From Shanghai Railway Station, you can take high speed bullet trains to Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hefei, Huangshan and other cities, and normal trains to Lhasa (Tibet), Xian, Xining, Hohhot, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Jiayuguan, Yinchuan, etc.
Check the main high speed trains and normal trains between Shanghai Railway Station and other popular destination:
|Departure Station||Destination||Train Types||Duration||
|Detailed Train Schedules|
|Shanghai||Beijing||High Speed Train (G)||4.5 ~ 6.5 hrs||4||Beijing Shanghai High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai||Xian||High Speed Trian (D)||11 hrs||2||Shanghai Xian High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai||Hangzhou||High Speed Train (D)||1.5 hrs||3||Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai||Suzhou||High Speed Train (G&D)||30 mins||over 90||Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai||Nanjing||High Speed Train (G&C)||2 hrs||over 70||Shanghai to Nanjing Trains|
|Shanghai||Zhengzhou||High Speed Train (G&D)||5.5 ~ 8.5 hrs||5||Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai||Chengdu||High Speed Train (D)||12.5 hrs||1||Shanghai Chengdu High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai||Chongqing||High Speed Train (D)||10.5 hrs||2||Shanghai Chongqing High Speed Trains|
|Shanghai||Lhasa||Normal Train (Z)||47.5 hrs||1||Shanghai to Lhasa Train|
|Shanghai||Chizhou (Mount Jiuhua)||High Speed Train (G)||3.5 hrs||9||Shanghai to Chizhou Train|
Tips: You can contact us to get more trains from/to Shanghai Railway Station and get useful transfer advice of Shanghai Railway Station.
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With a good location in the downtown area, Shanghai Railway Station offers convenient access to the nearby attractions.
Shanghai Railway Station to Most Popular attractions
Shanghai Railway Station is only about 3 km away from Nanjing Road, and you can reach there by metro Line 1 within 15 minutes. From Nanjing Road, you can walk to the Bund to savor the beautiful architectures in Shanghai.
①Shanghai Pundong International Airport to Shanghai Railway Station
● By Shuttle Bus: There are frequent shuttle buses transferring between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Railway Station which take about 2 hour.
● By Subway: It is also available to take metro Line 2 and then transfer to metro Line 4 at People Square Station, taking about 1.5 hours.
● By Taxi: To save time, you can choose to call a taxi which needs about 1 hour regardless of traffic jam.
②Shanghai Hongqiao Airport / Railway Station to Shanghai Railway Station:
● By Taxi: Rather than complicated transfer, you are suggested to take a taxi directly, which takes about 1 hour.
③Shanghai Hongqiao Airport / Railway to Shanghai Railway Station
● By Subway: Take metro Line 2 and then transfer to metro Line 4 at Zhongshan Park Station. You needn’t worry about the traffic jam and the whole trip takes about 50 minutes.
● By Bus: It cost longer time but you don’t need to transfer if you take public bus No. 941 which takes nearly 2 hours.
● By Taxi: Calling a taxi or using a private car which needs only about 50 minutes if you are lucky to miss the traffic jam.
There are two squares in Shanghai Railway Station, namely North Square and South Square. From each of them, you can enter the waiting rooms. The ticket offices (equipped with booking, altering, canceling windows) are outside the entrance. After collecting your tickets, you can pass the security check and enter the railway station. There are 9 waiting rooms in the second floor Shanghai Railway Station. As you enter the station, you can see an electronic board from which you can find which waiting room for your train. Waiting Room 0 is located in the first floor. Climbing to the second floor with an escalator, you can see two lines of waiting halls on eastern sides and western sides. There are toilets and drinking fountains between two adjacent waiting rooms. The commercial areas where you can get some fast food and drinks are beside the Waiting Room 3 and Waiting Room 4. Each waiting room is equipped with enough seats and several checking gate. When it’s time to check, the broadcast will remind you in bilingual language (English and Chinese). After passing the checking gate, you can take an escalator or a barrier free elevator to the first floor to catch your train. Getting off the trains and follow the signs to exit, you will get to the southwestern exit and northeastern exit. The subway station is located in the underground floor of the South Square and the first ground of the North Square.
Location: No.22 Taopu Road, Putuo District, Shanghai (上海市普陀区桃浦路22号)
Shanghai West Railway Station, originally called Zhenru Railway Station, is a high speed railway station as well. It normally serves 14 G-trains to the surrounding cities of Shanghai, like Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, etc. Check the high speed trains from Shanghai Railway Station to other popular destination:
Location: No.9001 Humin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai (上海市徐汇区沪闵路9001号)
Shanghai South Railway Station is another major railway station mostly serving high speed C-trains to other towns in Shanghai and other ordinary trains to cities in southern China. It is featured with a unique design with a huge round body which looks like a UFO. There are three floors and two squares. The underground floor is arriving floor. The first floor is equipped with platforms and passages which connects the southern square and northern square. The second floor is departure floor with waiting hall which can accommodate 10,000 people.
Since Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station both operate the high speed trains to Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, etc., you may have different choices according to your own needs. If you want to take a high speed train after your visit to the attractions in downtown area, like the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, or the highest buildings in Lujiazui, you are suggested to Choose Shanghai Railway Station which is just located nearby. If you want to take a train after your flight to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, you'd beeter choose Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
Class of Ticket
You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. learn more >>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. learn more >>
Board & Get off
1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 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. learn more >>
Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. learn more >>
Facilities and Service
All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc. learn more >>
How to Get to Shanghai: You can fly to Shanghai directly from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Los Angeles & many overseas countries (regions) and almost all major Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xian; or take high speed bullet train to Shanghai from domestic cities.
Best Time to Visit Shanghai: March to May (in spring) & September to November (in autumn), because these periods offer beautiful nature scenery and comfortable weather for outdoor sightseeing and activities.
Top Attractions to Visit in Shanghai: The Bund, Lujiazui Skyscrapers, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, Shanghai Disney Resort…
Best known as an international popular tourist destination, Shanghai perfectly preserves mixed culture of the western and eastern. The duration and theme of your Shanghai tour can be flexibly arranged based on your time and interests. Usually, tourists spend 2 days on sightseeing the most famous landmarks, including the Bund, Yu Garden, skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum, etc. With one extra day, you can enjoy family fun in Disneyland Park or visit Zhujiajiao Water Town in the suburb. Don't miss the Shanghai Maglev Train, wonderful nightlife and Shanghai Cuisine.
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Beijing Xian Shanghai are golden triangle cities often visited together for a week holiday. You can use 3 days to visit the Great Wall and major iconic spots like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and leave 2 days for fulfilling your Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian. With more time, you can extend the trip from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery. (more top China tours from Shanghai >>)
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