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 about 15 daily high-speed trains – 13 G-trains and 2 D-trains departing from Xian to Shanghai. The earliest train G1914 departs from Xian North Railway Station at around 06:30 and arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station at around 13:30, while the latest train D312 runs from Xian North Railway Station at around 20:30 and arrives at Shanghai Railway Station at around 06:30 of the next day. Every 2 hours during 06:30~20:30, there is one or two trains departing from Xian to Shanghai and the fastest one takes only about 6 hours.
Note: Train information is subject to final confirmation due to the delay of data occasionally.
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 Suzhou or 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 the 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>
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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, the 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 (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 at 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.
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Drop-off Platform of Xian North Railway Station
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station
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 >>
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 >>
As the ancient capital city of China for 13 dynasties, ruled by 73 emperors, Xian has left massive cultural heritages and relics for you to explore. Within about two days, you can finish visiting the main sites, which include the incredible man-made wonder, the Terracotta Warriors, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim Quarter where you can get to try the local cuisines. Besides, biking around the Ancient City Wall and tracing back the history at Shaanxi History Museum and watching the Tang Dynasty Show, all of these activities are definitely unmissable for your stay in Xian. Now, it is available to have 72 hours Visa-Free Transit in Xian, and you can go for a history and culture tour or photography tour to explore all the stunning attractions in the city even without applying for a visa.
Travel from Xian to Shanghai
Usually, spending 4 to 6 days in Xian and Shanghai is the most suitable travel length for the two hot destinations. A tour from Xian to Shanghai is like traveling by time machine taking you from the ancient China to the bustling metropolis. Flights, high-speed trains and normal trains are available from Xian to Shanghai every day. As an important gateway city to/off China, Shanghai preserves the mixed culture of the western and eastern, including the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center in Lujiazhui, various historical architectures, Yu Garden, City God Temple along the Bund and busy Nanjing Road, etc. Local culture lovers can use one extra day to visit Tianzifang, Zhujiajiao Water Town, while family travelers can have fun in Shanghai Disney Resort. Meanwhile, you can also expedience Maglev Train and energetic nightlife, taste diverse snacks to make your Shanghai tour interesting and memorable.
Travel Xian with Shanghai, Beijing & More China Destinations
Beijing Xian Shanghai are golden triangle cities often visited together for a week holiday. Besides Xian and Shanghai, you can use 3 days to visit the Great Wall in Beijing and major iconic spots like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, etc. Or, with more time in Shanghai, you can extend the trip to the nearby cities of Shanghai such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan Mountain, and further to Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery.
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