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Shanghai to Nanjing Trains Schedules, Fares, Train Stations

Shanghai is well connected Nanjing by high speed trains. There are 216 daily high speed trains from Shanghai to Nanjing, including 184 G-trains and 32 D-trains. Both Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station operate high speed trains to Nanjing. From 05:48 to 22:55, you can take a Shanghai-Nanjing high speed train easily. The fastest nonstop high speed train G-16 can take you from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Nanjing South Railway Station within 1 hour. The slowest high speed train G7395 will take a stop at 9 railway stations and the whole journey takes about 3.5 hours. Besides, there are also some available Z-trains, T-trains and K-trains.

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Useful Link: Nanjing to Shanghai Trains Schedules

Shanghai Nanjing Train Route

Shanghai Nanjing high speed train usually passes through Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Zhengjiang, etc., but it not stop in all railway stations of these cities. The distance of the Shanghai Nanjing High Speed Railway is about 299 km (185 miles). Check the details about Shanghai Nanjing High Speed Rail Map:

Shanghai Nanjing High Speed Rail Map

Shanghai Nanjing High Speed Rail Map

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)

Location: No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号)

Next to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is well-connected with subway (metro Line 2), taxi as well as public buses. Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is mainly for high-speed trains. It operates high speed trains to Wuhan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Kunming, Mount Jiuhua, Ningbo, Hefei, Hankou, and so on. Besides, from Hongqiao Station, you could take the Fuxing trains to Beijing West Station for about only 4 hours. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>

Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)

Location: No. 303, Moling Road, Jing'an District (上海市静安区秣陵路303号)

Shanghai Railway Station is another important railway station in Shanghai and you can take a subway (metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4) to get there conveniently. It is also much closer to the highlighted attractions than other stations. From Shanghai Railway Station, you can take metro Line 1 to Nanjing Road quickly. And then you can visit the Bund by walking. In addition to high speed trains, it runs the majority of regular trains to/from 70 domestic large and middle-sized cities.

Nanjing South Railway Station (Nanjingnan Railway Station, 南京南站)

Location: No. 98 Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing (南京市雨花台区玉兰路98号)

Nanjing South Railway Station is a major high speed railway hub in east China and a junctional terminal in Nanjing. It offers a convenient transportation to your hotels in the downtown area, and you can easily to take a subway (metro Line 1, Line 3, Line S1 and Line S3), long-distance coach, public bus and airport shuttle bus.

Nanjing Railway Station (南京站)

Location: No. 111 Longpan Road, Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing (江苏省南京市玄武区龙蟠路111号)

Nanjing Railway Station is regarded as one of China’s most beautiful railway station in China, because is built between Xuanwu Lake and Xiaohong Mountain. It is also equipped with different transportation means, including subway, public bus, long-distance coach and taxi.

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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