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Shanghai to Guangzhou Trains Schedules, Fares, Railway Stations

Guangzhou is a city overwhelming with energy, color and sheer size. If you want to extend your Shanghai tour to Guangzhou, it is available to take a high speed train. Shanghai operates 4 daily high speed G-trains to Guangzhou. At 8:00, the earliest train G85 departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and arrives at Guangzhou South Railway Station at 14:51. It is also the fastest Shanghai Guangzhou High Speed Train which takes 6 hours and 51 minutes. The other three trains take about 7.5 ~ 8.5 hours. Sometimes, there might be available D-trains running from Shanghai to Guangzhou. And all the D trains are overnight train and the whole journey cost about 11.5 hours. Moreover, three normal trains are also available to travel from Shanghai to Guangzhou, but they take 16.5 ~ 23.5 hours.

Popular Shanghai Tours: >> 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour / 3 Days Shanghai Highlights & Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

Popular Guangzhou Tours: >> 3 Days Guangzhou Short Stay Tour / 4 Days Guangzhou Family with Kids Tour

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Useful Link: Guangzhou to Shanghai Trains Schedules | Shanghai Guangzhou Train Route Map

Shanghai Guangzhou High Speed Train Route Map

Connecting eastern and southern China, Shanghai Guangzhou High Speed Railway covers a distance of 1,790km (1,112 miles). In addition to Shanghai and Guangzhou, it passes through 3 provinces - Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hunan. You can also take a stop in some tourist destinations in these provinces, like Hangzhou, Nanchang and Changsha where you can explore Chinese history and culture deeply. The railway has 16 midway train stations, including Jiaxing South (嘉兴南), Hangzhou East (杭州东), Nanchang West (南昌西), Changsha South Railway Station (长沙东), Guangzhou North Railway Station (广州北), etc.

Shanghai Guangzhou High Speed Rail Map

Shanghai Guangzhou Speed Rail Map

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)

Located in No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, West Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), Shanghai Railway Stations> is the main train Station in Shanghai. Taking metro Line 2, you can get to People’ Sqaure, Shanghai Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Pundong International Airport, etc. Taking metro Line 10, you can travel to Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi, the Bund, and Terminal 1 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. It is also quite easy to walk about 10 minutes to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Read more about Shanghai Transportation Guide >

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Guangzhou South Railway Station (Guangzhounan Railway Station, 广州南站)

Located in Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou City (广州市番禺区石壁街道), Guangzhou South Railway Station is Guangzhou’s main railway station. From this railway Station, you can catch metro Lin3 2 to Guangzhou downtown, Yuexiu Park, Six Banyan Tree, Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall, Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Read more about Guangzhou Transportation Guide >

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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 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>

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>

Plan A Shanghai Guangzhou High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

Shanghai and Guangzhou are both super city in coastal area of China. More than half a day train travel, you can tranverse from one to another city, crossing major cities in Southern China and discoverying two different types of metropolises in China. When you are in Shanghai, you can spend 3 days to visit the iconic attractions in Shanghai. The 3 Days Shanghai Highlights Tour with Zhujiajiao Water Town covers famous pots like the Bund, Nanjing Road and etc. Then you can take a high speed train arriving in Guangzhou in the afternnon or evening. Join in our 3 Days Guangzhou Short Stay Tour, you could tour the major sites to capture the city skyline and distinctive culture, history. If you have more travel ideas, you can contact us to customize a unique China high speed train trip!


Recommended High Speed Train Tours

Top 3 High Speed Train tours chosen by most customers to explore High Speed Train in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Beautiful The Bund
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3 Days Guangzhou Short Stay with All Highlights


Giant Panda in Chimelong Safari Park
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