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As one of the most populous and riches cities in China, Shenzhen attracts many tourists to enjoy its charm. If you finish your business trip or travel in Shenzhen, Shanghai is a good gateway city to continue to explore more Cities in China or return home. Traveling from Shenzhen to Shanghai, both flights and trains are available for you. If your time allows, taking a high speed train is top recommended. It is much more economical than flights and faster than normal train. Moreover, you can have a comfortable experience in the train. Shenzhen North Railway Station operates 6 high speed trains to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The trains usually depart in the morning and arrive at night. The duration of the high speed trains ranges from about 8 hours to 11 hours. There are still 1 overnight normal train (T Train) available to take you from Shenzhen to Shanghai. Shanghai Shenzhen Train Route Map >
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Useful Link: Shanghai to Shenzhen Trains Schedules
The railway between Shenzhen and Shanghai is measured 1,623 km (1,008 miles). Connecting Guangdong Province and Shanghai, it passes through Zhejiang province and Fujian Province. There are 27 midway railway stations along this railway, including Huzhou South (惠州南), Xiamen North (厦门北), Fuzhou South (福州南), Wenzhou South (温州南), Ningbo (宁波), Hangzhou East (杭州东), etc. Thus, you can travel betweeen Shanghai and Shenzhen, and transfer in Hangzhou, Nanchang, Changsha and Guangzhou and enjoy a city tour there. Not all the trains will stop at the same railway stations, so the duration will be different.
Shenzhen North Railway Station (Shenzhenbei Railway Station, 深圳北站)
Shenzhen North Railway Station is situated in No. 28, Zhiyuan Middle Road, Longhua New District, Shenzhen (深圳市龙华新区致远中路28号), about 16 kilometers (30 minutes’ driving) to Window of the World, 10 kilometers (25 minutes’ driving) to Shenzhen Museum and 15 kilometers (about 25 minutes’ driving) to China Folk Culture Village. You can take metro Line 4 from the downtown or Shenzhen Museum to Shenzhen North Railway Station directly. Taking metro Line 4 and 5, you can also easily transfer to some tourist spots like Window of the World, Splendid China, China Folk Culture Village, etc. Shenzhen Transportation Guide >
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is adjacent to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and about 25km (about 40 minutes’ driving) to Lujiazui and the Bund. Taking Metro Line 10, you can transfer between Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and the Bund or Yuyuan Garden. If you want to go to Shanghai Pundong International Airport, you can take metro Line 2 and then transfer to maglev train. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Both Shanghai and Shenzhen are two highly developed cities in China. Different location and history bring the two destinations distinctive metropolis features and landscape. While in Shenzhen, this young and energetic city has many theme parks and fasinating attractions showing its creation and rapid development. It’s suitable to tour Shenzhen for 2 ~ 3 days to visit the major sites, and if you travel with children, we offer the very popular 4 Days Shenzhen Family Tour with Kids. During your stay in Shanghai, you have many places to experience the international city and its mixture of eastern and western culture. Two or three days is reommended to tour the essential landmarks, including the Bound, Yu Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Museum and etc. If you want to travel to other tourist cities in China, join us to explore the old and new Shanghai on the wheels via our 3 Days Best Shanghai Tour with Hald-day Cycling. Check more popular China high speed train tours to plan your train travel in China!
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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[Important] Travel News for Expats: China travel is reopening now! Travel with China Discovery and learn about where to visit & requirements for each destination! Read Details >