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How to Get from Shaoxing to Shanghai | Shaoxing to Shanghai Train

After visiting former residences of notable Chinese literati like Lu Xun, Wang Xizhi and exploring distinctive cultures of water towns, ancient bridges, Shaoxing Wine in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, tourist often travel to Shanghai in the neighbourhood to witness the world-famous skyscrapers along the Bund and discover mixed western and eastern cultures. How to get from Shaoxing to Shanghai efficient? How long does a high speed bullet train take? Where to take the train from Shaoxing to Shanghai? To help you better plan a Shanghai tour from Shaoxing, China Discovery here gives you the most useful Shaoxing to Shanghai transportation guide with detailed distance, duration and train schedules below.

How Far is Shanghai from Shaoxing?

Where is Shanghai: Shanghai lies at the mouth of the Yangtze River, East China. It borders Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province to the north and west respectively. Besides, Shanghai 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.

Where is Shaoxing: Shaoxing is in north-central part of Zhejiang Province, East China, surrounded by Hangzhou to the west, Jinhua and Taizhou to the south, Ningbo to the east and Hangzhou Bay to the north. It is situated just 50 km southeast of Hangzhou (20 minutes by high speed bullet train), 120 km west of Ningbo (30 ~ 50 minutes by high speed train).

Shaoxing to Shanghai Distance: Shanghai is located approximately 185 km northeast of Shaoxing, with 3 hours’ drive journey or 1.5 hours high speed bullet train travel..

How Do I Get from Shaoxing to Shanghai?

At present, tourists can get from Shaoxing to Shanghai by both train and bus. A high speed train is more popular and time-saving for all travelers. You can check more train and bus information to compare and decide the best way to take to visit Shanghai from Shaoxing.

Shanghai to Shaoxing - Travel Map

Shanghai Shaoxing High Speed Rail Map

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

Train Time: about 1.5 hours

Frequency: nearly 40 (G & D) Trains per day

From & To: Shaoxing North Railway Station 绍兴北站 → Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 上海虹桥站

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

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

Shaoxing-Shanghai High Speed Railway is comprised of Shaoxing-Hangzhou High Speed Railway (part of Hangzhou-Ningbo High Speed Railway) and Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Railway (east section of Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway). These two rails have greatly shortened the train travel from Shaoxing to Shanghai to just 1.5 hours. Generally, there are almost 40 high speed bullet trains available every day, departing from Shaoxing North Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station between about 07:00 am and 22:00. All these fast trains will stop at Hangzhou, which provide travelers excellent chance for a West Lake sightseeing tour and Longjing Tea culture exploration in Hangzhou.

Most Popular Shanghai Tours: 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour / 3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour

◆ Shaoxing North Railway Station 绍兴北站

Address: Zhanqian Avenue, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing, Zhejiang 浙江省绍兴市越城区站前大道

Transportation: about 12 km, 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Shaoxing; about 16 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Former Residence of Lu Xun (Lu Xun Hometown); around 19 km, 40 minutes’ drive from East Lake; around 17 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Shen Garden; nearly 23 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Orchid Pavilion (Lan Ting).

◆ 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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>> Shanghai Train Stations Transportation Guide

Shaoxing to Shanghai High Speed Bullet Train Shaoxing North Railway Station
Shaoxing to Shanghai High Speed Bullet Train Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

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

Referential Currency: RMB=1USD
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Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.

Get from Shaoxing to Shanghai by Normal Train

Train Time: about 3 hours ~ 3.5 hours

Frequency: 2 trains (K & T Train) per day

From & To: Shaoxing Railway Station 绍兴站 → Shanghai South Railway Station 上海南站

Running Speed: 120 km/h

Moreover, there are two normal speed trains running from Shaoxing to Shanghai each day. However, the two slower trains leave Shaoxing from Shaoxing Railway Station in the afternoon and arrive at Shanghai South Railway Station at around 03:00 am in early morning. Limited number of trains, slower running speed, simple facilities and inconvenient arriving time lead to them out of the option.

◆ Shaoxing Railway Station 绍兴站

Address: No.210, Chezhan Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing, Zhejiang 浙江省绍兴市越城区车站路210号

Transportation: about 4 km, 15 minutes’ drive from downtown Shaoxing; about 3.5 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Former Residence of Lu Xun (Lu Xun Hometown); around 6 km, 20 minutes’ drive from East Lake; around 4 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Shen Garden; nearly 14 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Orchid Pavilion (Lan Ting).

◆ 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.

Shaoxing to Shanghai Train Shaoxing Railway Station
Shaoxing to Shanghai Train Shanghai South 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 Shaoxing to Shanghai by Bus

Still, tourists can take long-distance bus from Shaoxing to Shanghai. The bus ride takes about 3 hours. If you plan to catch flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), you can take a direct bus from Shaoxing Bus Station. The bus to Shanghai Pudong International Airport is special route with very comfortable seats and environment. Meanwhile, you can take bus from Shaoxing Bus Station to Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai South Railway Station and bus stations in Shanghai straightforwardly.

Tips: 1.)There isn’t much buses scheduled every day. 2.) The non-stop bus is an optional choice if you happen to stay near the bus station and want to avoid extra transfer.

Shaoxing to Shanghai Bus Shaoxing to Shanghai Pudong International Airport Bus

Some Shaoxing to Shanghai Bus Schedules:

Departure (in Shaoxing) Destination (in Shanghai) Duration Bus Type Frequency (daily) Departure Time
Shaoxing Bus Station Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) about 3 hours bus 1 bus 08:10
Shaoxing Bus Station Shanghai Disney Resort about 3 hours bus 1 bus 08:10

Note: We only listed part of the Shaoxing to Shanghai bus schedules and they are subject to change.

How to Plan a Shaoxing Shanghai Tour

The most popular Shaoxing Shanghai tour is 4 days’ itinerary, 2 days in each destination. If you have more time, you can visit more attractions and experience more featured local activities to make an in-depth local culture and history discovery trip.

During you Shaoxing tour, you can visit the Former Residence of Lu Xun (a dominating modern Chinese writer) to see his original living conditions, view best-preserved Qing Dynasty compound in Shaoxing, which is elegantly furnished in strong literature atmosphere. Shen Garden is a poetic Jiangnan-style garden where you can find ingenious layout and great harmony with buildings, water, rockeries and plants. Cangqiao Street, East Lake and Lan Ting are major spots recommended for your Shaoxing travel.

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 Shanghai Disney Resort, sample various Shanghai food and snacks, etc.

Top Recommended Shanghai Tours::

2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

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3 Days Shanghai Highlights & Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

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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