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Beijing to Shanghai Train Schedules, Tickets and Stations

Undoubtedly, Beijing and Shanghai often come to your ear before you really visit China. Beijing is China’s most well-known capital with over 3000 years history as well as the top-rated city preserving numerous historic and cultural legacies. By less than half a day high speed train travel from Beijing, you can meet the Orital Paris - Shanghai, the largest and most prosperous city with west and east style culture and the best showpiece of China. ( 6 Days Beijing Shanghai Tour by High Speed Train) There are altogether 43 daily trains running from Beijing to Shanghai, consist of 41 high speed trains (38 G trains & 3 D trains) and 2 normal slow trains (T trains).

Among all the high speed trains, the 38 G trains depart from Beijing South Railway Station and arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station with duration of 4 hours 18 minutes ~ 6 hours 17 minutes, while other 3 D trains leaves from the same train station but get to Shanghai Railway Station finally after running about 12 hours. Checking the train times, G101 leaving at 06:43 is the earliest train and G21 at 19:08 is the latest train. G17 train (19:00 ~23:36) is the one with the shortest travel time while G151 (16:45~23:02) runs the longest journey. (Note: The D trains from Beijing to Shanghai are all overnight bullet trains leaving in the evening.)

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Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train Route

As one of the most influential high speed railways connecting two principle cities in China, the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail is also an important longitudinal line of the “Four Vertical & Horizontal” system of the national railway network. With the highest running speed of 350km/h, it begins from Beijing South Railway Station,extends 1318km in total, passes 7 provinces and 23 stops at Jinan West (济南西), Nanjing South (南京南) or maybe Tianjinn West (天津西) and etc, and at last arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (D bullet trains will terminate at Shanghai Railway Station)

Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail Map

Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail Map

Useful Link: Shanghai to Beijing Train Schedules

Beijing South Railway Station (北京南站)

Location: No.12 Yongwai Avenue, Fengtai District, South Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号)

Beijing South Railway Station is the largest and most important high speed train station in Beijing. It is located about 40km (1hr’s driving) to Beijing Capital International Airport & 8km (25mins’ driving) from Tiananmen Square. You can get to the station from Beijing Capital Airport by taxi for about 1 hour, or take the No.10 Airport Bus. Still, you can transfer to Metro Line 4 or Line 14 from downtown area to get there. Learn more about Beijing South Railway Station >

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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)

Location: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, West Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号)

Next to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is about 40 mins’ driving to Shanghai Museum and 45 mins’ driving to Yuyuan Garden. You can take Metro Line 10 to Terminal 1 of Hongqiao Airport and then walk few minutes to Terminal 2. If you will go to Pudong Airport, taking a taxi for around 1 hour and 20 minutes is the most convenient way. Meanwhile, there are two subway lines (Metro Line 2 & 10) available for transportation to central city area. Learn more about Shanghai Railway Station >

Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)

Location: No.303, Moling Road, Jingan District, North Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号)

Shanghai Railway Station is one of the major train stations of Shanghai, both serving 170 high speed trains (G & D trains)and 53 normal (K, T, Z trains) every day. The station is located about 15 mins’ driving to Shanghai Museum, 30 mins’ driving to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and 1 hour to Shanghai Pudong Airport. From here, you can take Metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4 to transfer to downtown or other places in Shanghai, or get to the Pudong Airport by airport bus. Learn more about Shanghai Train Stations >

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High Speed Train Tips

Class of Ticket

On high speed trains from Beijing to Shanghai, there are three kinds of tickets are provided, including Business Class Seat, First Class Seat and Second Class Seat. Second Class Seat is the most budget level you will share a row space with other passengers. First Class of Seat is more comfortable and quiet for those who prefer a good rest on the way. If you would like to try the most luxury and superior train travel experience, the Business Class Seat better than the business level on airplane will shock you beyond expectation. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or ask help from ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. One thing you should remember is to book the ticket as early as possible, especially in peak tourist seasons. After collecting the tickets, please read carefully about the train number, departure date and station to make sure you won’t miss the train. If you want to cancel, alter your train tickets, you are required to bring your passport to the ticket counter and make the adjustments. Check details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>

Board & Get off

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 details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>

Baggage Allowance

China train travel with luggage is much easier than taking flight, for you don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger with a train ticket is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. Though there are written regulation and rules about the luggage allowance, in practice, passengers can take as much luggage as you can if only you handled them properly. Check detailed Baggage Allowance & Policy to Take China Train>

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 All Facilities & Service on China Train>


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