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If you just finish your Guangzhou tour, Shanghai is a good destination for several days' discovery and a gateway city to go back home. Both flights and high speed trains are available to take you from Guangzhou to Shanghai, but a high speed train journey is more economical and visual-feasting. From 08:00 to 15:39, there are 4 high speed G-trains running from Guangzhou to Shanghai usually. The whole high speed train journey takes about 7 ~ 8.5 hours, saving over 10 hours than normal trains. All of them are served by Guangzhou South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
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Useful Link: Shanghai to Guangzhou Trains Schedules
The high speed railway between Guangzhou and Shanghai is 1,509km (938 miles) long. It passes through about 10 cities in 3 provinces (Hunan Province, Jiangxi Province and Zhejiang Provinces). There are 16 railway stations along the railway totally, including Guangzhou North (广州北), Hengshan West (衡山西), Changsha South (长沙南), Shangrao (上饶), Hangzhou East (杭州东), Jiaxing South (嘉兴南), etc.
Guangzhou South Railway Station is located in Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou City (广州市番禺区石壁街道), about 17km to the city center. As the largest and busiest railway station in southern China, it serves several major high speed railways. It is well-equipped with city rail traffic and you can easily get there by metro Line 3, Line 6 and Line 7. Besides, it also offers long distance bus and public bus. Calling a tax is also quite convenient in the railway station.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Stations(上海虹桥站)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is Shanghai’s most important railway station located in No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号). It is 5km (about 40 minutes’ driving) to the Bund, (about 40 minutes’ driving) 20km to Shanghai Museum and (about 45 minutes’ driving) 25km to Yuyuan Garden. Equipped with convenient city inner traffic, it provides quick access to maglev train, subway (metro Line 2 and Line 10), taxi and bus. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Types of SeatsThere 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 on D-trains can be divided into Soft Seats, Second Class Seats and Soft Sleepers. 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>
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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