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Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Train

After operation of the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway and Xuzhou-Lanzhou High Speed Railway, there are high speed bullet trains running on the combined rails and connecting 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 from over 9 hours to only 4 ~ 6.5 hours, with a distance of 940 kilometers. Besides, travelers can also visit hot tourist destinations like Suzhou, Nanjing, Kaifeng, etc., en route to enjoy various charming culture, history and scenery in China.

Useful Links: How to Get from Shanghai to Zhengzhou by Flight & Train / Most Popular Zhengzhou Shaolin Temple Tours

Shanghai Zhengzhou High Speed Train Schedule

● Shanghai to Zhengzhou

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Zhengzhou /
Zhengzhou East
about 40 About 06:00-23:00 About 4-8.5 hours (D Train)

● Zhengzhou to Shanghai

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Zhengzhou /
Zhengzhou East
Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
about 40 About 07:30-23:00 About 4-7.5 hours (D Train)

Shanghai to Zhengzhou by High Speed Train (Most Recommended)

Train Time: about 4 hours - 8.5 hours

Frequency: about 40 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 nearly 40 high speed trains to Zhengzhou daily, including lots of G trains and several 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: Shanghai to Zhengzhou by Normal Train

Train Time: about 9 hours - 15 hours

Frequency: about 10 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 around 10 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 170 G/D Trains about 06:00-23:00 about 30 minutes
Suzhou - Nanjing: about 140 G/D Trains about 06:00-23:40 about 1-1.5 hours
Shanghai - Kaifeng: about 10 G Trains about 06:00-13:30 about 5-6 hours
Suzhou - Zhengzhou: over 20 G/D Trains about 06:30-23:30 about 4-5.5 hours

Please Note: This train departure time and duration, and train numbers 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 - "Oriental Paris" with Blended Culture

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:

Popular Shanghai Tours | Shanghai Travel Guide | Top Things to Do

Recommended Shanghai Tours:

☛ 2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

☛ 3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour

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 - Poetic City of Classical Gardens

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:

Popular Suzhou Tours | Suzhou Travel Guide | Top Suzhou Things to Do

Recommended Suzhou Tours:

☛ 1 Day Suzhou City Highlights Tour

☛ 2 Days Suzhou Classic Garden Tour

☛ 4 Days Shanghai In-depth Tour with Sidetrip to Suzhou

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. > Check More about Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou Humble Administrative Garden

Suzhou North Railway Station

Suzhou North Railway Station

Nanjing - Historic Ancient Capital of 6 Chinese Dynasties

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 Tours | Nanjing Travel Guide | 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. > Check More about Nanjing South Railway Station

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing Qinhuai River

Nanjing South Railway Station

Nanjing South Railway Station

Kaifeng - Famous Ancien Capital with Song Dynasty Culture

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 - The Best Gateway City to Shaolin Temple

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 Tours | 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

China Train Travel Tips

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 >>

Baggage Allowance

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 >>

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