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Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Train

Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Rail, also known as Huhang High-Speed Railway, is a high speed rail line liking Shanghai with Hangzhou. The high speed train between Shanghai and Hangzhou is FAST and CONVENIENT. With a total distance of 144 kilometers (90 miles), it runs at an average speed of 300-350 km/h, taking 1 hour for Shanghai Hangzhou travel. There are nearly 132 pairs of G trains and D trains running daily between the two cities, making the rail journey as easy as bus ride.

Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Train Schedule

Both G trains and D trains are available between Shanghai and Hangzhou. Almost every 15 minutes has a train running between the two cities. During the rush time, almost every 5 minutes has a train going through. High speed trains are available from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station and Hangzhou Railway Station; from Shanghai Railway Station to Hangzhou Railway Station. Please check the detailed stations before you booking and boarding the trains.

● Shanghai to Hangzhou

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao Hangzhou East / Hangzhou Over 132 About 06:00-21:00 About 45 minutes – 1 hour 42 minutes

● Hangzhou to Shanghai

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Hangzhou East / Hangzhou Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao Over 133 About 06:10-22:39 About 45 minutes – 1 hour 45 minutes

Recommended Shanghai Hangzhou Tour Packages:

>> 5 Days Essence of Shanghai & Hangzhou Tour

>> 6 Days Splendid East China Tour by Train

>> 7 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Mt. Huangshan Tour Package

Which Stations Used in Shanghai?

Shanghai now has 2 available railway stations operating daily high speed trains to Hangzhou, namely Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station. Check more about Shanghai Train Stations>

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)

Transportation: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is close to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Travelers can take metro line 2 to Renmin Square, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Jing’an Temple, Lujiazui Area; take metro line 10 to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Zoo, Xintiandi, Yu Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road.

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)

Transportation: Shanghai Railway Station is located the north of city center. Travelers can take metro line 1 to Renmin Square, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road; metro line 3 to Shanghai South Railway Station and Zhongshan Park.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Which Station Used in Hangzhou?

The High Speed Railway Stations in Hangzhou that operating daily High Speed Trains to Shanghai are Hangzhou Railway Station and Hangzhou East Railway Station. Hangzhou Transportation Guide >

Hangzhou East Railway Station (杭州东站)

Location: No.1, Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (杭州市江干区天城路1号).

Transportation: Hangzhou East Railway Station can be reached by taking Hangzhou Metro Lines 1 and 4. Also, it is accessible by taxi and over 37 bus lines, airport shuttle buses are included.

Hangzhou Railway Station (杭州站)

Location: No.1, Huangcheng East Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (浙江省杭州市上城区环城东路1号).

Transportation: Hangzhou metro line 1, taxi and public bus lines have already covered Hangzhou Railway Station.

Hangzhou East Railway Station

Hangzhou East Railway Station

Hangzhou Railway Station

Hangzhou Railway Station

Note: All the above railway station transportation information is only for your reference. You can contact us to check the latest traffic guide to/off those railway stations and get more messages of rest stations.

How to Plan Your Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Train Tour?

Due to the well-linking Shanghai Hangzhou High Speed Rails, generally, after arriving at Shanghai, you could speed 2 days exploring its essences, including the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center, etc. After that, you can take the frequently operated high speed trains to travel to Hangzhou, and speed 2 ~ 3 days to explore Hangzhou’s highlights, like the most fantastic West Lack, the holy Lingyin Temple, China National Tea Museum, Wuzhen Water Town, Xitang Water Town, etc.


Shanghai is widely recognized as the most flourishing city of China. Here, unlike anywhere else in China, you can experience not only the bullet-fast Maglev Train, Which is running in a stunning speed at 430km/h, also the tallest skyscraper in China – Shanghai Tower, inside which the world’s highest observation deck and world’s fastest elevator can be find. Aside from the fastest train and tallest building, Shanghai is also a good place to have a view of the combination of Chinese style and western style buildings, especially when wondering along the Bund, Tianzifang and Xintiandi. Nearby Shanghai, there is a 1700-year-old Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, which also deserves a half day tour.

Useful links:

Shanghai Travel Guide | Popular Shanghai Tour Packages | Top Shanghai Things to Do

Recommended Shanghai Tours:

>> 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

>> 3 Days Shanghai Highlights & Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower


Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, is located about 159km (99 miles) southwestern Shanghai. As the old saying goes, “Up above there is Paradise, down here there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”, the elegant scenery of Hangzhou has been widely known since ancient times. The dreamy West Lake is located in the middle of Hangzhou city, and most of Hangzhou’s attractions are located near West Lack. Thus, When visiting the West Lack, you can encounter with lack, gardens, pagodas, temples and Chinese style bridges. Apart from the West Lack and its nearby attractions, there are also classic Water Towns of Jiangnan style in Hangzhou, like Wuzhen Water Town, and Xitang Water Town.

Useful links:

Hangzhou Travel Guide | Popular Hangzhou Tour Packages | Top Hangzhou Things to Do

Recommended Hangzhou Tours:

>> 2 Days Essence of Hangzhou Tour

>> 3 Days Classic Hangzhou Tour Plus Tea Plantation Exploration

Beautiful West Lake in Hanghzou

Beautiful West Lake in Hanghzou

Tips for Booking and Taking Shanghai Suzhou High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Shanghai Hangzhou high speed trains, there are two types of seats: the “First Class Seats” of the middle class of 231.0RMB per person and the “Second Class Seats” of the most economical class of 145.0RMB per person.

>> Check more about types of seat on high speed trains.

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

Second Class Seat on Bullet Train

2. Booking & collect your bullet train ticket

To book a Shanghai Hangzhou high speed train ticket, you could choose to book it at the official website: China Railway Customer Service Center or with a travel agency, also you could directly tell China Discovery to book the tickets for you. Besides, you could go to the Railway Station or Designated Ticket Offices to do that.

To collect your high speed train ticket, you could go to the railway station nearby, however, the Self-service Ticketing Machines are not serving foreign people. Besides, you can tell China Discovery to help you to do the collection, which only needs your passport information.

>> Check more about booking and collecting high speed train tickets.

3. How to embark the bullet train?

1) Prepare your documents well (valid passport with China Visa); 2) Get to the right train station in advance; 3) Collect train tickets; 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. Keep the ticket well, because the ticket will be checked again to leave the station after you get off.

>> Check more about boarding on & getting off a high speed train.

4. Facilities and service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service to make your journey more convenient and comfortable. There are different places you can put your luggage onboard, racks and specialized luggage storage areas. Besides, the air-conditioner train offers you plug under the seats to charge your phone or laptop, 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 the broadcast use both Chinese and English so that you don’t need to worry about the communication.

>> Check more about facilities & service on high speed train.

High Speed Train Travel with China Discovery

We China Discovery are very willing to help you with the high speed train tickets booking, tour customization and local guide and transfer arrangement, so you can be able to experience the superb bullet train in style and enjoy all the highlights of your ideal destinations in China without any worry. If you are interested, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants who are here ready to build your own tour to best suit for your needs and likes. Here is updated China high speed train schedules & routes and Popular China High Speed Bullet Train Tours >.

Recommended Tours

Top 3 tours chosen by most customers to explore in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Wuzhen Water Town
3 Days Best Hangzhou Tour with Wuzhen Water Town


Grand canal
3 Days Hangzhou & Suzhou Beauty Tour by High Speed Train

Hangzhou / Suzhou

West Lake Summer
5 Days Essence of Shanghai & Hangzhou Tour

Shanghai / Hangzhou / Shanghai

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