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Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Train

Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Railway has operated to connect Shanghai City in the east of China with Zhengzhou (Shaolin Temple) in Henan Province in the Central part in China. It has greatly shortened the time transferring between Shanghai and Zhengzhou, the distance of which is about 940 kilometers and usually needs about 11.5 hours by driving. Since the opening of the Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Railway, taking a bullet train to go from Shanghai to Zhengzhou and from Zhengzhou to Shanghai becomes very conveninet, which needs only about 4 to 7 hours. Besides, travellers can also visit hot tourist destinations like Suzhou, Nanjing, Kaifeng, etc. to enjoy the charming culture, history and sceneries in China.

Useful Link: How to Get from Shanghai to Zhengzhou by Flight & Train

Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Train Schedule

● Shanghai to Zhengzhou

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Zhengzhou /
Zhengzhou East
Over 22 About 06:00-23:00 About 4-8.5 hours

● Zhengzhou to Shanghai

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Zhengzhou /
Zhengzhou East
Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Over 22 About 07:30-23:00 About 4-8 hours

Option 1: Shanghai to Zhengzhou by High Speed Train (Most Recommended)

Train Time: about 4 hours - 7 hours

Frequency: over 25 trains per day

From & To: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 上海虹桥站, Shanghai Railway Station 上海站 → Zhengzhou East Railway Station 郑州东站, Zhengzhou Railway Station 郑州站

Running Speed: 300 km/h -350 km/h (Fuxing Train)

Shanghai runs more than 25 high speed trains to Zhengzhou daily, including lots of G trains and 2 D trains. The G trains depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station from about 06:00 to 22:50. Most G trains take around 5 hours and the fastest G train just runs less than 4 hours. The D trains are overnight bullet trains which leave Shanghai Railway Station in the late evening and arrive in Zhengzhou Railway Station next morning.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 上海虹桥站

Address: No. 1500, Mingui Road, Minhang District 上海市闵行区申贵路1500号

Distance: about 25 km to the Bund (about 40 minutes’ driving), 20 km to Shanghai Museum (about 40 minutes’ driving), 25 km to Yuyuan Garden (about 45 minutes’ driving), 25 km to Lujiazui (about 50 minutes’ driving)

Zhengzhou East Railway Station 郑州东站

Address: No.199, Xinyi Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou City 郑州市金水区心怡路199号

Distance: about 15 km/30 minutes’ driving to the downtown area; about 34 km/40 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; about 150 km/2 hours’ driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; about 100 km/2.5 hours’ driving to Shaolin Temple; 100 km/1.5 hours’ driving to Yuntai Mountain in Jiaozuo

Useful Links:

>> Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station Location and Transportation
>> Zhengzhou East Railway Station Location and Transportation

Most Popular Zhengzhou Tours:

2 Days Shaolin Kung Fu Tour from Zhengzhou
3 Days Shaolin Temple Longmen Grottoes Tour from Zhengzhou

Shanghai to Zhengzhou High Speed Train Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai to Zhengzhou High Speed Train Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Option 2: Shanghai to Zhengzhou by Normal Train

Train Time: about 9 hours - 14 hours

Frequency: over 15 trains per day

From & To: Shanghai Railway station 上海站 → Zhengzhou Railway Station 郑州站

Running Speed: 120 km/h

Besides, every day, there are over 15 normal trains starting from Shanghai to Zhengzhou between about 09:00 and 21:00. These trains are all K, T and Z trains running at a slower speed and with simple facilities and most are overnight trains with over 10 hours’ ride. Though the tickets are much cheaper than that of the high speed train, the long duration and less-comfortable and inconvenient environment make the normal train travel not a good choice.

Shanghai Railway Station 上海站

Address: No. 303, Moling Road, Jing'an District 上海市静安区秣陵路303号

Distance: about 5 km to the Bund (about 20 minutes’ driving), 5 km to Shanghai Museum (about 15 minutes’ driving), 7 km to Yuyuan Garden (about 20 minutes’ driving), 10 km to Lujiazui (about 25 minutes’ driving)

Zhengzhou Railway Station 郑州站

Address: No.82, Erma Road, Erqi District, Zhengzhou City 郑州市二七区二马路82号

Distance: about 4 km/15 minutes’ driving to the downtown area; 37 km/40-50 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport; only 2 km/10 minutes’ driving to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station(郑州长途汽车中心站); about 140 km/2 hours’ driving to Luoyang Longmen Grottoes; nearly 100 km/2 hours’ ride to Shaolin Temple; 94 km/1 hour 20 minutes’ driving to Yuntai Mountain (Jiaozuo).

Transfer Tips: Zhengzhou Railway Station is very close to Zhengzhou Long-distance Bus Center Station (郑州长途汽车中心站), which dispatches direct bus to Shaolin Temple (about 2.5 hours). Also, you can take intercity train from Zhengzhou Railway Station to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (about 30 minutes); Zhengzhou East Railway Station (about 15 minutes), Kaifeng (about 20 minutes) and Jiaozuo (about 40 minutes).

Shanghai to Zhengzhou Train Shanghai Railway Station
Shanghai to Zhengzhou Train Zhengzhou Railway Station

Other Recommended Sections on Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Railway

From - To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration
Shanghai - Suzhou: over 187 G/D Trains about 05:48-22:55 about 23 minutes-1 hours
Suzhou - Nanjing: about 177 G/D Trains about 06:17-23:41 about 44 minutes - 2 hours
Shanghai - Kaifeng: about 3 G Trains about 06:15-16:26 about 4.5-5 hours
Suzhou - Zhengzhou: about 13 G/D Trains about 06:35-23:41 about 4-7.5 hours

Please Note: This information of time and duration might changes slightly, be free to contact us for the up-to-date schedule.

What to See along Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Railway

Along the Shanghai Zhengzhou high speed railway, there are a great number of great places to visit, from Shanghai, Nanjing, and Suzhou to Kaifeng and Zhengzhou. You could take time to have a wonderful China tour to enjoy the modern feature, antique flavor, historical charm, and cultural highlights in this one route. See the details at below.


Shanghai is one of the top tourist destinations for travellers from both home and aboard. With a lot to see in this city, Shanghai is worth to stay for 2-4 days and even longer to feel its modern and old culture and beauty. You could visit the top recommended: The Bund with splendid view of various buildings in day and night, Nanjing Road for good shopping, Shanghai Museum with a series of treasurable cultural and historical relics, Jade Buddha Temple to feel the serenity in hustle city, Oriental Pearl Tower and SWFC to feel the modern skyscrapers and overview of Shanghai city, Tianzifang and Xintiandi to have leisure time in the old Shikumen structures, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town with tranquil flavor with running water, Huangpu River Night Cruise, Shanghai Maglev Train of unbelievable world speed…

Useful links:

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

Recommended Shanghai Tours:

>> 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

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Shanghai Railway Station (上海站)

Location: No.303, Moling Road, Jingan District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号 上海火车站)

Transportation:Shanghai Railway Station is an interchange station between lines 1, 3 and 4 on the Shanghai Metro. Besides, the station is also accessible by numerous bus lines and taxi. > Check More about Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao 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: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is next to Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Taxi, bus lines and Shanghai Metro Lines 2, 10, 17 have already covered there. 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. > Check more about Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station


Suzhou as one the “Heaven on Earth” places in China is a fabulous city to enjoy some leisure and idyllic time. you could visit the Suzhou gardens like Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Lion Grove Garden to enjoy strolling in the amazing places, visit Suzhou Museum to appreciate the great World of Mr. Ieoh Ming Pei and brilliant relics of ancient Wu Kingdom, go to Suzhou No.1 Factory to see the detail process of making silk products, and if you have more holiday, you could pay a visit to Zhouzhuang, Tongli and other water towns to lost in the nice and peaceful moments in the old streets and constructions…

Useful links:

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

Recommended Suzhou Tours:

>> 1 Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

>> 2 Days Suzhou Classic Garden Tour

Suzhou North Railway Station (Suzhoubei Railway Station, 苏州北站)

Location: Fulin Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou (苏州市相城区富临路 苏州北站); driving about 22km to the downtown

Transportation: Take Suzhou Metro Line 2 to Shantang Street, Lingering Garden, Suzhou Railway Station, etc. Take Metro Line 2 and Line 4 to the Humble Administrative Garden and Suzhou Museum, Pingjiang Road, etc.

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou North Railway Station


Nanjing is the provincial capital city of Jiangsu. More importantly, it is one of the 4 Great Ancient Cities in China, for it has been the capital city of 10 dynasties in ancient China. This great city is one of the best places to learn the culture and feel the long history of this great nation. Spend 2-5 days to visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum to know the story of that great leader, go to Zhonghua Gate, Presidential Palace and the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty to appreciate the well-preserved constructions from long ago, go to the Memorial Hall of Victims in the Nanjing Massacre to know more about the history and pay for peace in the world, visit Confucius Temple, Qinhuai River

Useful links:

Popular Nanjing Tour Packages | Top Nanjing Things to Do

Recommended Nanjing Tours:

>> 2 Days Ancient Nanjing Tour

>> 3 Days Best of Nanjing Tour

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 南京南站); driving about 12km to the downtown

Transportation: Nanjing South Railway Station has already conveniently covered by taxi, public bus, long distance bus and 4 metro lines, including line 1, 3, S1 and S3. Take Nanjing Metro Line 1 to Xinjiekou Square, Zhonghua Gate, Xuanwu Lake, Jimin Temple, and Nanjing Railway Station ,etc. Take Metro Line 1 and Line 2 to Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre, Mochou Lake, etc. Take Metro Line 3 to Confucius Temple, Presidential Palace, Zhenghe Park, etc. Take Metro Line S1 to Nanjing Lukou Airport, etc.

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing South Railway Station

Nanjing South Railway Station


Kaifeng city in Henan Province is one of the 8 great ancient capital cities in China, and with a long history of over 3,000 years, it is a top favorite places for tourists to know about the culture and history in China. you could visit the Millennium City Park to enjoy the harmonious sceneries, visit Iron Pagoda Park to see the about 1,000 years old iron tower, go to the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao to learn the praisable stories of Bao Qingtian, visit Xiangguo Temple, Kaifeng Fu, Dragon Pavilion Park, appreciate the shows and chrysanthemum exhibitions…

Useful links:

Kaifeng Travel Guide | Popular Henan Tour Packages

Kaifeng North Railway Station

Location: at the junction of Dongjing Avenue and Sida Street, Kaifeng (开封市东京大道与第四大街交叉口 开封北站); driving about 10km to the downtown

Transportation: Take the Sightseeing Bus No.1 to the Millennium City Park, Iron Pagoda Park, etc. Take Sightseeing Bus No.1 and No. 2 to Memorial Temple of Lard Bao, etc.

Kaifeng Millennium City Park

Kaifeng Millennium City Park

Kaifeng North Railway Station

Kaifeng North Railway Station


Zhengzhou as the provincial capital city of Henen Province is also a popular tourist destinations for many people from different places in the world. you could go to know the amazing Kung Fu in Shaoling Temple, admire the brilliant carving and statues at Longmen Grottoes. Also, if you are not in a hurry, we also recommend you visit Mount Song, Henan Museum, Yellow River Scenic Area, and so on.

Useful links:

Popular Zhengzhou Tour Packages | Top Zhengzhou Things to Do

Recommended Zhengzhou Tours:

>> 2 Days Dengfeng Shaolin Kung Fu Tour from Zhengzhou

>> 3 Days Zhengzhou Shaolin Temple Highlights Tour

Zhengzhou East Railway Station (Zhengzhoudong Railway Station, 郑州东站)

Location: Xinyi Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou (郑州市金水区心怡路 郑州东站); driving about 18km to the downtown

Transportation: Public bus lines, taxi and metro line 1 have already covered Zhengzhou East Railway Station. Take Zhengzhou Metro Line 1 to Erqi Memorial Tower, Yellow River Scenic Area. Take Metro Line 1 and Line 2 to Henan Museum. > Check More about Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Shaolin Temple

Zhengzhou Shaolin Temple

Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Zhengzhou East Railway Station

Tips for Booking and Taking Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Train

1. Seats choosing & price comparing

On Shanghai Zhengzhou 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.

>> 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 Zhengzhou 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. Popular China High Speed Bullet Train Tours >

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