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Zhengzhou, located in the central area of China, can be reached by high speed trains from different cities in different direction. Shanghai is usually the first stop for foreign travelers and it operates frequent high speed trains to other cities, including Zhengzhou. There are 22 daily high speed trains running from Shanghai to Zhengzhou from 06:10 to 22:55, including 21 G-trains and 1 D-trains. Most of them depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and arrive at Zhengzhou East Railway Station. The fastest high speed train G368 takes only 3 hours and 59 minutes and other G-trains take about 4 ~ 5.5 hours. The D-train is a night train departing from Shanghai Railway Station at 22:55 and arriving at Zhengzhou East Railway Station at 07:15 of the next day. The whole train trip takes 8 hours and 20 minutes. You are suggested to choose soft sleeper seat to make sure you have a good sleep if you want to take this night D-train.
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Useful Link: Zhengzhou to Shanghai Trains Schedules
Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Railway, with a distance of 986km (about 613 miles), starts from Shanghai to Henan via Jiangsu Province and Anhui Province. There are several stopover cities along the railway worthy of a stop to visit, especially Suzhou and Nanjing. Suzhou is the world-famous Garden City which enjoys many delicately-designed classical gardens. Nanjing has been the capital of China for six dynasties and it also offers many historical sites. Taking a high speed train from Shanghai to Zhengzhou, you may stop in Kunshan South (昆山南) Suzhou North (苏州北), Nanjing South (南京南), Xuzhou East (徐州东), etc.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Located in No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District. (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is about 20km to the downtown of Shanghai. Within about 10 minutes’ walking, you can transfer to the Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport directly. Besides, it provides quick access to public transportation means, like subway (metro Line 2 and Line 10), maglev train, public bus and taxi. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)
Shanghai Railway Station is located in No. 303, Moling Road, Jing'an District (上海市静安区秣陵路303号) in the downtown area. Quite close to the city center and some top attractions, Shanghai Railway Station provides convenient transportation methods, like metro Line 1, Line 3, Line 4, public bus, taxi, shuttle bus, etc.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station (Zhengzhoudong Railway Station, 郑州东站)
Zheng East Railway Station is located No. 199 Xinyin Road, Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou City (河南省郑州市郑东新区新怡路), about 12km to Henan Museum. It can be reached by many public buses, Bus Rapid Transit, metro Line 1 and taxi. Most of the Shanghai Zhenghzou High Speed Trains arrives at Zhengzhou East Railway Station and it is one of the largest high speed railway stations in Asia.
Zhengzhou Railway Station (郑州站)
Zhengzhou Railway Station is an old railway station available for both high speed trains and normal trains. It is located No. 82, Erma Road, Erqi District (郑州市二七区二马路82号), in the city center and about 8km to Henan Museum. Taking metro Line 1, you can get to Zhengzhou Railway Station easily. Besides, public buses and taxies are also accessible.
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 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>
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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