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A Hong Kong Shanghai Tour is considered as the most convenient way to explore China. Hong Kong, equipped with convenient international flights, is a good place to start your great China tour. Besides, a Hong Kong Shanghai Tour can give you the most impressive experience about the two metropolises, which are widely known as the most modern cities of China.
There is now only one direct High Speed Train (Train G100) traveling from Hong Kong to Shanghai every day, which departs before noon from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and arrives in the evening at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The whole journey takes about 8.5 hours. You can check more information about exact duration, departing time, arrival time, etc. at below:
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
With a length of 1,931km (1,200miles), Hong Kong Shanghai High Speed Railway firstly runs from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shaoguan in Guangdong Province by Guangdong-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, and then goes northward to Changsha in Hunan Province, Nanchang and Shangrao in Jiangxi Province, later gets to Jinhua and Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, eventually terminates in Shanghai. Traveling across Southeastern China, there are so much you can explore along the rail, such as modern cities - Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, cultural and historic Nanchang, scenic Hangzhou.
Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus (香港西九龙总站)
West Kowloon Terminus, the only train station connecting with mainland of China, is located between Kowloon Station (九龙站) and Austin Station (柯士甸站). With a good location in central Hong Kong, it offers quick access to many great hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and entertainment choices. It is also convenient to Hong Kong Disney Resort by Disneyland Resort Line, East Rail Line and West Rail Line within 1 hour. If you want to travel to Hong Kong International Airport, you can take Hong Kong West Railway Line, Tung Chun Line and Airport Express. Airport Express can also take you to Victoria Peak to admire the beautiful skyline. Learn more about Hong Kong West Kowloon Station >
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai’s main railway station operating high speed trains, is located in in No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, West Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号). It is connected with Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport by a pedestrian path. By 10 minutes’ walk, you can transfer between them. In the railway station, you can easily take metro Line 2 and Line 10. Metro Line 10 passes through the Bund and Yuyuan Garden as well. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Class of Ticket
On high speed trains from Hong Kong to Shanghai, there are two kinds of tickets are provided, including 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. Such arrangement is similar to some high speed D trains in China. However, as the short running time between the cities, there is no Business Class Seats, Premier Class Seats or Dining Car onboard. Check All Types of Seats on China High Speed Train>
Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel
For most high speed railway sections in China mainland, 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. For trains to and from Hong Kong, you could contact us to know more about tickets booking, collection, alteration and cancellation. 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>
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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