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How to Get from Nanjing to Shanghai | Nanjing to Shanghai Train

After you finished your culture exploration in Nanjing, one of the great ancient capitals of China, you can travel to neighboring Shanghai to view where the western culture meets the eastern and discover the unique charm of this internationally famous metropolis. Making a train travel, especially a fast high speed bullet train trip (about 1.5~2.5 hours) is super convenient and time-saving. How long does a high speed bullet train take? Which station to take the train? Below are comprehensive Nanjing to Shanghai transportation guide, including detailed train times, stations, tickets, prices and bus information.

Nanjing to Shanghai Distance

Where is Nanjing: Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, is located on downstream of the Yangtze River, southwest of Jiangsu Province, East China, adjacent to Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Changzhou of Jiangsu Province to the east and Anhui Province to the west. Nanjing is about 220 km, 1.5 hours’ high speed train from Suzhou and 190 km, 1 hour’s high speed train journey from Yangzhou.

Where is Shanghai: Shanghai situated on the south estuary of Yangtze River, East China, bordering Jiangsu Province to the north and Zhejiang Province to the west. It is about 1,175km southeast of Beijing (2.5 hours by flight; 4.5~6 hours by high speed bullet train), 1,355 km from Xian (around 2.5 hours by flight; 6.5~10 hours by high speed bullet train), 175 km northeast of Hangzhou (about 1 hour by high speed bullet train) and 100 km from Suzhou, almost 0.5 hour by bullet train.

How Far is Nanjing to Shanghai: Shanghai is about 300km southeast of Nanjing, which takes just around 1 hour by a Fuxing Train.

How Do I Get from Nanjing to Shanghai?

Please note that, there is no flight available between Nanjing and Shanghai. The most efficient and popular way to get from Nanjing to Shanghai is to take a high speed bullet train. Check more train details to better plan your Nanjing to Shanghai tour.

Nanjing to Shanghai Nanjing to Shanghai Transportation Map

Get from Nanjing to Shanghai by High Speed Train (Most Efficient & Recommended Way)

Train Time: about 1 hour ~ 2.5 hours

Frequency: over 240 (G & D) Trains per day

From & To: Nanjing South& Nanjing Railway Station 南京南&南京站 → Shanghai Hongqiao & ShanghaiRailway Station 上海虹桥&上海站

Running Speed: 300 km/h -350 km/h (G Train); 200 km/h (D Train)

Advantages: fast, convenient, comfortable, punctual, many choices of trains...

The Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, one of the busiest high speed rails in China, has largely cut down the traffic time between Nanjing and Shanghai to 1 hour to 2.5 hours. Totally, Nanjing delivers more than 240 high speed bullet trains to Shanghai each day, including over 200 G trains (some are newest Fuxing Trains) and dozens of D trains. Both Nanjing South Railway Station and Nanjing Railway Station offer high speed trains. The trains depart Nanjing from about 05:30 am to 10:30 pm, and most trains take around 1.5 hours and pass by Wuxi and Suzhou before getting to Shanghai.

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◆ Nanjing South Railway Station 南京南站

Address: No.98, Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing, Jiangsu 江苏省南京市雨花台区玉兰路98号

Transportation: about 13 km, 20 minutes’ drive from downtown Nanjing; about 16 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Ming Xiaoling (Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty); around 15 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Zhongshan Ling (Sun Yatsen Masusoleum); around 13 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Nanjing Museum; nearly 17 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Qinhuai River; about 32 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG).

◆ Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 上海虹桥站

Address: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 上海市闵行区申贵路1500号

Transportation: about 20 km, 50 minutes~1 hour’s drive to the Bund; 20 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai Museum; 23 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai World Financial Center; 35 km, 40 minutes’ drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town; 43 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai Disney Resort.

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Nanjing to Shanghai High Speed Bullet Train Nanjing South Railway Station
Nanjing to Shanghai High Speed Bullet Train Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Check the real-time Nanjing to Shanghai high speed bullet train timetable below with updated train numbers, times, train tickets and fares.

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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.

Get from Nanjing to Shanghai by Normal Train

Train Time: about 3 hours ~ 4 hours

Frequency: over 40 trains (K & T & Z Train) per day

From & To: Nanjing Railway Station 南京站 → Shanghai South & Shanghai Railway Station 上海南&上海站

Running Speed: 120 km/h

At the same time, there are over 40 normal speed trains running from Nanjing to Shanghai. The train journey is at least two times of a high speed train, about 3 ~ 4 hours, some even lasts 6 hours. The earliest normal train leaves at nearly 01:00 am and the last train departs Nanjing at 10:30 pm in the evening.

Tips: Though the normal train tickets are cheaper than the high speed trains, but the slower speed, longer duration, simple facilities lead to a less-considered choice for traveling to Shanghai from Nanjing.

◆ Nanjing Railway Station 南京站

Address: No.111, Longpan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing, Jiangsu 江苏省南京市玄武区龙蟠路111号

Transportation: about 6 km, 15 minutes’ drive from downtown Nanjing; about 12 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Ming Xiaoling (Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty); around 12 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Zhongshan Ling (Sun Yatsen Masusoleum); around 8 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Nanjing Museum; nearly 9 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Qinhuai River; about 45 km, 1 hour’s drive from Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG).

◆ Shanghai South Railway Station 上海南站

Address: No.9001, Humin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 上海市徐汇区沪闵路9001号

Transportation: about 43 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG); about 14 km, 25 minutes’ drive from the Bund; almost 14 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Yu Garden; about 30 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Shanghai Disney Resort.

◆ Shanghai Railway Station 上海站

Address: No.303, Moling Road, Jingan District, Shanghai 上海市静安区秣陵路303号

Transportation: about 50 km, 1 hour’s drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG); about 6 km, 20 minutes’ drive from the Bund; almost 7 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Yu Garden; about 35 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Shanghai Disney Resort.

Nanjing to Shanghai Train Nanjing Railway Station
Nanjing to Shanghai Train Shanghai South Railway Station
Nanjing to Shanghai Train Shanghai Railway Station

China Train Travel Tips

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 >>

Baggage Allowance

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 >>

Get from Nanjing to Shanghai by Bus

In addition, Nanjing has several long-distance buses to Shanghai every day, which needs approximately 4.5 hours. Some buses depart from Nanjing Gaocun Bus Station (南京高淳汽车站) and arrive in Shanghai Hutai Road Bus Station, while there is one bus leaving from Nanjing Lishui Bus Station (南京溧水汽车客运站) and terminate at the North Square of Shanghai Railway Station. All the buses departs in the early morning.

How to Plan a Nanjing Shanghai Tour

The most favorite itinerary is to spend 4 days, 2 days in Nanjing and 2 days in Shanghai to discover the top highlights of the culture and history. If you have more time and are quite interested in local culture, you can take 1 to 2 more days to visit more attractions, join more local featured activities to make an in-depth Nanjing Shanghai tour.

During your trip in Nanjing, the top places to visit are Dr.Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), a majestic mausoleum combining the characters of ancient imperial tombs and remarkable modern buildings, Mingxiao Ling (Tomb of Hongwu Emperor of Ming Dynasty) - a huge royal tomb presenting the highest achievement in architectural and stone carving art of Ming Dynasty which has been listed as World Cultural Heritage, Nanjing Museum - an awesome treasury collecting massive precious cultural relics, Confucius Temple-Qinhuai River, a cultural scenic area showing Chinese Confucianism, temple, gardens, rivers, local food and festivals, etc.

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2 Days Ancient Nanjing Tour / 3 Days Best of Nanjing Tour

While in Shanghai, you can experience the flying speed of Maglev Train, marvel at towering modern skyscrapers, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui, learn amazing city development history and see a large number of cultural treasure in Shanghai Museum, enjoy western style historical architectures along the Bund, visit local cultural icons like Yu Garden, Tianzifang, City God Temple, Zhujiajiao Water Town, have fun in hanghai Disney ResortS, sample various Shanghai food and snacks, etc.

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With well-developed transportation network, it’s super convenient to extend your China tour from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan Mountain in nearby regions, and even go farther to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze River, Yunnan, Tibet, Silk Road and more wonderful destinations in China. If time allows, a longer holiday with different types of highlights, like Great Walls, Terracotta Warriors, Giant Panda, Li River Cruise... is an excellent idea for your once-in-a-lifetime journey in China.

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