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Chengdu to Shanghai Trains Schedules, Fares, Railways Stations

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, is a relaxing city featured in its “slow-pace life”. It is also the hometown to giant panda – an adorable animal attracting thousands of tourists. As the center of southwest China, it offers flights and trains to most main cities in China. After your Chengdu tour, you can take a high speed train to Shanghai – a charming modern city offering frequent international flights. Chengdu East Railway Station and Chengdu Railway Station operate 5 daily high speed trains (1 G-train and 4 D-trains) to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station. All the high speed trains start from Chengdu in the morning (07:12 ~ 10:57) and arrive in Shanghai at night (20:52 ~ 23:02). You need to stay 11.5 ~ 15 hours on the train but the experience is more interesting than on airplane. You will get a freedom to walk and enjoy the sightseeing out of the window. 4 normal trains are also available to transfer from Chengdu to Shanghai.

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Useful Link: Shanghai to Chengdu Trains Schedules

Chengdu Shanghai High Speed Train Route Map

The high speed railway from Chengdu to Shanghai is about 1,976 km (1,228 miles) long and it passes through Chongqing City, Hubei Province, Anhui Province and Zhejiang Province. There are more than 20 railway stations along the road, but the high speed trains just stop in some of the railway stations, such as Chongqing North (重庆北), Xian North (西安北), Zhengzhou East (郑州东), Yichang East (宜昌东), Hefei South (合肥南), Nanjing South (南京南) and Suzhou North (苏州北) and so on.

Shanghai Chengdu High Speed Rail Map

Shanghai Chengdu Speed Rail Map

Chengdu East Railway Station (Chengdudong Railway Station, 成都东)

Chengdu East Railway Station is the main high speed railway station in Chengdu at present. It is located in Qingyijiang Road, Chenghua District (成都市成华区青衣江路) in eastern Chengdu. It is well-connected with metro Line 2 and Line 3. You can directly to get to the city center from Chengdu East Railway Station by metro Line 2. Besides, you are able to take an airport shuttle bus or a short high speed train to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Read more about Chengdu Railway Stations>

Chengdu Railway Station (成都站)

Location: No.1 Zhandong Road, Jinniu District, Northern Chengdu (成都市金牛区站东路1号)

Also called Chengdu North Railway Station by local people, Chengdu Railway Station is an old train station currently operating normal trains and a small number of high speed trains. It is located in. Tourists can take metro Line 7 to get there as well and there are airport shuttle buses running between this railway station and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is located in No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号) and just near Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. It is available to transfer between the railway station and Terminal 2 of the airport within 10 minutes’ walking. Tourists can also get there by maglev train, subway (metro Line 2 and Line 10), public bus and taxi. It is well connected with Shanghai Pudong International Airport and some attractions by subway, like Yuyuan Garden, Zhongshan Park, Lujiazui and Nanjing Road. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>

Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)

Located in No. 303, Moling Road, Jing'an District (上海市静安区秣陵路303号) in the downtown, Shanghai railway station offers quick access to the nearby attractions like Nanjing Road, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, etc. Accessible subway in Shanghai Railway Station includes metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4.

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High Speed Train Tips

Types of Seats

There are Second Class Seats, First Class Seats and Business Class Seats on most high speed G-trains. The second class is the standard type at a budget price. The First Class Seats feature in much quieter and more comfortable environment. The Business Class Seats offer a luxury experience onboard. The seats usually on D-trains can be divided into First Seats, Second Class Seats and Soft Sleepers (or Business Class Seats). Check more details about Types of Seats on China Bullet Train>

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel a Ticket

The train ticket can be booked online, with a ticket agency, at the ticket offices in railway stations etc. Remember to book your ticket as soon as possible, especially in the peak seasons. Reading tickets carefully to make sure that you get to the correct railway station and board the correct train. For foreign travelers without Chinese ID card, you have to collect, alter and cancel your train ticket from the ticket offices. Check more details about How to Book, Collect, Alter, and Cancel Train Tickets>

Board & Disembark a Train

1) Prepare your documents well (passport, visa); 2) Get to the right trains station in advance 3) collect train tickets; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the Identity Check; 6) Security check & luggage check; 7) Find right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. After you get off your train, your ticket will be check again to leave the station. Check more details about How to Board & Disembark a Train>

Baggage Allowance

Each passenger is able to take a high speed train with personal luggage in certain weight and volume without limitation of amount and types. Generally, the luggage won't be weighed and measured specifically, so you can take as much as you can hand it independently and place it in the train station. Besides, some items are prohibited to be carried to the railway stations and the trains, like weapons, knives, etc. Check more details about Check more details about Baggage Allowance for Taking a Train>

Facilities and Service

All high speed trains in China provide advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. You have different luggage racks to place your luggage, plugs to charge your laptop or phones and 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 broadcasts use both Chinese and English so that you don't need to worry about the language barriers. Check more details about Facilities & Services Onboard the Train>


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