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With a good location in central China, Xian holds an important position as a transfer stopover. It almost connects with all major cities by high speed railway, including Shanghai. After your wonderful tour of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, you can turn to Shanghai with a high speed train journey. There are 10 daily high speed trains – 9 G-trains and 1 D-train departing from Xian to Shanghai. The earliest train G1914 departs from Xian North Railway Station at 06:26 and arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station at 13:23, while the latest train D1942 runs from Xian North Railway Station at 19:44 and arrives at Shanghai Railway Station at 06:26 of the next day. In every 2 hours during 06:26~15:50, there is one or two trains departing from Xian to Shanghai and the fastest one takes only 5 hours and 56 minutes.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
Useful Link: Shanghai to Xian Train Schedules
The distance of the railway between Xian and Shanghai reaches about 1,509km (938 miles). The trains from Xian to Shanghai have several routes and pass by different cities. Generally, they run from Shanghai through Jiangsu Province and Henan Province to Shaanxi Province. If your time permits, you could take a one day’s stopover in Nanjing to explore the rich culture of this old capital city or stop in Zhengzhou and enjoy a Kung Fu experience in Shaolin Temple. Check more details in Shanghai Xian Train Route Map:
Xian North Railway Station (Xianbei Railway Station, 西安北站)
Location: Yuansuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian City (陕西省西安市未央区元朔路)
All Xian Shanghai High Speed G-trains and D-trains depart from Xian North Railway Station. It is located about 20km (50 minutes’ driving) from the city center, but you can easily take a subway (Metro Line 3) from the railway station to your hotel in downtown area. There are also available shuttle buses running between this high speed railway station and Xian Xianyang International Airport. Read more about Xian North Railway Station>
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)
All high speed G-trains from Xian North Railway Station arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. As the most important high speed railway station in Shanghai, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway station is well-equipped with facilities and transportation. It can be easily reached by subway (Line 2 and Line 10), public bus, taxi, etc. Besides, passengers are able to walk from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station directly which takes about only 10 minutes. Read more about Shanghai Railway Stations>
Shanghai Railway Station (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)
The only D-train from Xian will stop in Shanghai Railway Station finally. With a good location in the downtown area of Shanghai, Shanghai Railway Station is quite close to many top attractions and offers quite convenient transportation to them, including metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4, shuttle buses and many public buses.
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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