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Shanghai Xian High Speed Rail is a part of the Huxin High Speed Rail (Shanghai to Xinjiang, via Lanzhou). This railway of about 1509 kilometers long starts from the metropolis Shanghai city in the eastern China and reaches the great ancient capital city Xian in Shaanxi Province in central China. The whole way needs only 6 hours to travel by the bullet trains. And as the trains pass Jiangsu Province (Wuxi, Suzhou, Nanjing, etc.), Henan Province (Zhengzhou, Luoyang, etc.), and Mount Huashan before arriving in Xian, passengers could take the several hours to enjoy the beautiful view along the way from east part to the central area of the so wide land. And of course, you also could enjoy the shining essences in each destination passing by with efficiency and leisure.
|From||To||Frequency (day)||Operating Hours||Duration||Detailed Schedule >|
|Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao||Xian North||Over 10||About 06:10-22:55||About 6-11 hours|
|From||To||Frequency (day)||Operating Hours||Duration||Detailed Schedule >|
|Xian North||Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao||Over 10||About 06:26-19:44||About 6-11 hours|
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Aside from Shanghai and Xian, there are also many other popular tourist cities along the Shanghai Xian High Speed Railway, like Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Huashan, etc. For the whole journey traveling from Shanghai to Xian measures for about 1,509km (937 miles), a little bit long, you are recommended to get off at those wonderful destinations and continue your journey after in-depth visit over these places. For the details, you can check below train time schedule:
|From - To||Frequency (day)||Operating Hours||Duration|
|Shanghai - Suzhou:||over 187 G/D Trains||about 05:48-22:55||about 23 minutes-1 hours||Shanghai - Zhengzhou:||over 22 G/D Trains||about 06:10-22:55||about 4-8.5 hours|
|Shanghai - Huashan:||about 4 G/D Trains||about 09:24-22:55||about 6.5-10.5 hours|
|Zhengzhou - Xian:||about 68 G/D Trains||about 07:10-21:37||about 1 hour 48 minutes – 2 hours 45 minutes|
|Luoyang - Xian:||about 53 G/D Trains||about 07:49-21:59||about 1 hour 17 minutes – 2 hours|
|Huashan - Xian:||about 36 G/D Trains||about 09:19-21:55||about 30-45 minutes|
Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.
Taking a high speed train between Shanghai and Xian, you would encounter with a large number of worth-enjoying attractions, views, stories, culture and histories along the way in Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Huashan, Xian and so on. Let’s see the highlight of the top famous destinations along Shanghai to Xian High Speed Rail in advance.
Shanghai is not only a large international metropolis in the eastern part in China, where you could reach the top skyscrapers in the whole country and even Asia, such as the Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Jinmao Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower to admire the panorama of this city, have fun in the dreaming Shanghai Disney Resort. Also, you could take time to savor the rich cultural history of it. The Bund is the must-visiting spot to appreciate the multiple old structures styled of various countries from the Republic of China Period. Shanghai Museum is a cool place to enjoy the rich kinds of historical relics in China. Moreover, there are more fresh and new places and activities for you from the whole world to have a wonderful and unforgettable tour in Shanghai.
Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)
Location: District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号 上海火车站)
Transportation: located at 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. > Check More about Shanghai Railway Station
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站)
Location: No. 1500, Shengui Road, Minhang district, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号 上海虹桥站); driving about 20km to the downtown.
Transportation: Take the Shanghai Metro Line 2 to People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Railway Station, etc. Take Shanghai Metro Line 10 to Xintiandi, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, the Bund, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, etc. A lot of buses and taxies are available. > Check More about Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station
Suzhou is located about 84km northern Shanghai. For most times, Suzhou is widely known for its elegant flavor of Jiangnan. As a major city of the lower Yangtze, Suzhou is rich in canals, gardens, pagodas and water towns resources. Since early 2000, about 9 classical gardens of Suzhou have been listed in the World Heritage Sites, including Humble Administrator’s Garden,Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Garden of Cultivation, etc. In 2014, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, including Suzhou Grand Canal section has being listed in the World Heritage Site List by UNESCO. Besides, Suzhou is also a historical silk capital of China. The first Silk Museum in China, namely Suzhou Silk Museum, is located in the Renmin Road of Suzhou.
Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhoubei Railway Station, 苏州北站)
Location: Chengtong Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou (江苏省苏州市相城区城通路); about 40 mins’ driving for 18 km to the downtown area.
Transportation: Metro line 2, taxi and bus lines have already covered Suzhou North Railway Station. By taking metro line 2, travelers can easily transfer between Suzhou Railway Station and Suzhou North Railway Station.
Master of the Nets Garden
Suzhou North Railway Station
Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu Province. Its name is meaning “southern capital” in Chinese. Actually, Nanjing was the capital of several dynasties in the Chinese history. As one of the four ancient capitals in China, Nanjing has rich heritages to explore. Besides, Nanjing is also a significant tourist city along the lower Yangtze River.
Nanjing South Railway Station (Nanjingnan Railway Station, 南京南站)
Location: No.98, Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing (南京市雨花台区玉兰路98号); about 50 min’s driving for 13km to the downtown area.
Transportation: Taxi, Bus lines (including airport terminals) and Metro line 1, 3, S1, S3 are available in Nanjing South Railway Station.
Nanjing South Railway Station
Zhengzhou is now the capital of Henan Province in China, also an important birthplace of Chinese civilization. For travelers, they are mostly attracted by the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, where people can have a personal experience of Chinese Kung Fu. With a long history over 3,000 years, Zhengzhou is also a perfect choice to explore the Chinese cultural highlights.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station (Zhengzhoudong Railway Station, 郑州东站)
Location: No.199, Xinyi Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, Henan (河南省郑州市金水区心怡路199号); about 24 km to the downtown area.
Transportation: Taxi, bus lines and Metro line 1 have already covered there. Metro line 5 and line 8 are under construction and are said to cover Zhengzhou East Railway Station soon.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station
Luoyang is located in the western of Henan province and the middle reaches of the Yellow River. In the history, Luoyang was the capital of 13 ancient dynasties, including Xia, Shang, Western Zhou, Eastern Han, Western Jin, Northern Wei, Sui, Tang, etc. Thus, Luoyang is also widely known as one of the four imperial capitals of China, together with Beijing, Xian and Nanjing. When visiting Luoyang, make sure not to miss the world heritage site - Longmen Grottoes and the first Chinese temple - White Horse Temple. For more culture and history exploring, you can plan a visit to the Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum.
Luoyang Longmen Railway Station (洛阳龙门站)
Location: Tongqu Road, Luolong District, Luoyang (洛阳市洛龙区通衢路 - 洛阳龙门站); about 15mins for 4km to downtown by car.
Transportation: Till the end of August 2018, frequent public bus lines and taxi have already covered Luoyang Longmen Railway Station, while the metro line 2 is under construction and is planned to be available in 2020.
Luoyang Longmen Grottoes
Luoyang Longmen Railway Station
Mount Huashan is located 120km (74.5 miles) east of Xian, Shaanxi. The “Hua” in the Chinese words of “Zhong Hua” (中华, means China) and “Hua Xia” (华夏, the ancient name for China) just originated from the Hua Shan (Mount Huashan). Thus, Huashan also enjoys the reputation of “Root of Huaxia (China)”. When visiting Huashan, you can not only get a unforgettable experience of walking on the cliffs, but also amazing scenery like sunrise, sunset, numerous mountains, etc.
Recommended Mount Huashan Tours:
Huashan North Railway Station (Huashanbei Railway Station, 华山北站)
Location: North Huayue Avenue, Huayin, Weinan (渭南市华阴市华岳大道北 - 华山北站); about 5mins for 2.5km to downtown by car.
Transportation: Huashan North Station is really close to Mount Huashan. Transferring by local taxi, it needs only about 15 minutes to drive to the amazing tourist area.
Huashan North Railway Station
Xian is one of the most popular destinations in China. This great ancient city prosperous for thousands of years is reputed as a world famous historical city by the UNESCO. You could take 1 to 3 days according to your schedule to savor the charm of this antique and international city. The Terracotta Warriors is not to be missed, since it is one of the 8 World Miracles and World Cultural Heritage Site. Besides, you are recommended to visit the Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, etc. to know more about the culture, history and interesting development of Xian and its influence to the world. More importantly, you also could wander in the Muslim Quarter to taste the delicious snacks and feel the comprehensive culture of Xian.
Recommended Xian Tours:
Xian North Railway Station
Location: Yuanshuo Road, Weiyang District, Xian (西安市未央区元朔路 - 西安北站); about 50mins for 20km to downtown by car.
Transportation: Take Xian Metro Line 2 to Xian downtown, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower, Da Ming Palace, etc. Take Metro Line 2, Line 1 and bus 307 to Terra Cotta Warriors, etc. Take Metro Line 2 and Line 3 to Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, etc. > Check More about Xian North Railway Station
Xian Terracotta Warriors
Xian North Railway Station
On Shanghai Xian high speed trains, there are three types of seats: the "Business Class Seats" like the first class seat in an aircraft and the most comfortable and expensive, with the price of 1627.5RMB per person, the "First Class Seats" of the middle class of 824.5RMB per person and the "Second Class Seats" of the most economical class of 515.5RMB per person.
Second Class Seat on Bullet Train
To book a Shanghai Xian 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.
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.
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.
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