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Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, enjoys a good location in the central area of China. From there are there are many high speed railways. It is also a tourist destination always attracting thousands of tourists with its Shaolin Temple (in Dengfeng City of Zhengzhou) which is the origin of Chinese Kung Fu. Moreover, Henan Museum is also a great site to explore the old history and rich culture of China. After a trip to Zhengzhou, it is easy to take a high speed train to Shanghai, a modern city with frequent international flight and wonderful cityscape. Zhengzhou operates 21 high speed G-trains and 1 high speed D-train to Shanghai. The G-trains depart at 07:33 ~ 18:08 and it takes 4.5 ~ 5.5 hours to get to Shanghai. The D-train is a night train departing at 22:32 and arriving at 06:26 of the next day. The whole trip cost about 8 hours.
Popular Zhengzhou Tours: >> 2 Days Dengfeng Shaolin Kung Fu Tour from Zhengzhou / 3 Days Zhengzhou Shaolin Temple Highlights Tour
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Useful Link: Shanghai to Zhengzhou Trains Schedules
The high speed railway connecting Zhengzhou and Shanghai is about 986km (613 miles) and passes through Anhui Province and Jiangsu Province. There are some railway stations along the railway, like Kunshan South (昆山南) Suzhou North (苏州北), Nanjing South (南京南), Xuzhou East (徐州东), etc. But you won’t stop in every railway station. If your time allows, it is recommended to travel Nanjing and Suzhou and exploring their long history and local culture.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station (Zhengzhoudong Railway Station, 郑州东站)
Zhengzhou East Railway Station, located in No. 199 Xinyin Road, Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou City (河南省郑州市郑东新区新怡路199号), is about 20km to the city center and 12km to Henan Museum. You can get there by metro Line 1 easily. Besides, all of public bus, BRT and taxi are can be caught conveniently there.
Zhengzhou Railway Station (郑州站)
Located in No. 82, Erma Road, Erqi District (郑州市二七区二马路82号) in the city center, Zhengzhou Railway Station is an old railway station operating both high speed trains and normal trains. It can be reached by metro Line 1 as well as public bus and taxi.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is the main high speed railway station located in No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District. (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号), about 20km to the downtown of Shanghai. It is easy to transfer between this railway station and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport – walking to the Terminal 2 or taking subway to the Terminal 1. In Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, you can take metro Line 2, metro 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), close to the city center. From Shanghai Railway Station, you can easily transfer to the top attractions (like the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road…) in Shanghai by subway or public bus. It can be reached by metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4.
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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