Travel from Shanghai to Yellow Mountain - Bullet Train and Driving 2024

Shanghai is a metropolis attracting travelers to see China's fashion and modernity here. As China's most outstanding metropolis, Shanghai is a museum displaying many international buildings with various architectural styles, some of China's tallest skyscrapers as well as its home-grown laneway and stone gate. Also, there are endless entertainment and arts to delight you. Starting from Shanghai, you can have many ways to explore China. And turning to Yellow Mountain in Huangshan city delivers you one of the best memories of Shanghai Huanghshan tour in China.

Why Travel from Shanghai to Yellow Mountain

1. Enjoy the Convenience to Reach Shanghai

Shanghai ranks as one of the largest international air hubs in China, served by two international airports, namely Pudong International Airport (airport code: PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (airport code: SHA). Both of them offer direct international flights to some European and US cities. So Shanghai is usually chosen as the gateway city to start a China vacation.

2. Enjoy the Quick Transfer between Shanghai and Yellow Mountain (Huangshan)

High-speed trains are available to take you to transfer between Shanghai and Huangshan. Taking a high-speed train traveling from Shanghai to Huangshan becomes popular, because of its shorter duration and more comfortable than the normal train, and lower cost than flight. There are over 10 daily high-speed trains available.

3. Enjoy A Contrast View between Modern City and Peaceful Mountain

Shanghai is a city full of fashion and energy. When you get to Huangshan, you can get quite a different feeling. Yellow Mountain makes you praise the artworks of nature and less-known Huizhou villages give you a resort far away from the crowds.

Where Shanghai and Yellow Mountain Located

Located at the fertile Yangtze River Delta in eastern China, Shanghai is a municipality directly under the central government. Yellow Mountain is located in Huangshan city, a prefecture-level city in the southern Anhui Province. It lies between Chizhou to the northwest, Xuancheng to the northeast, Jiangxi Province to the southwest, and Zhejiang Province to the southeast. Covering a distance of about 400km, trains and coaches are all available to run between Shanghai and Huangshan.

Shanghai Huangshan High-Speed Train


Railway Distance – 444km (177 miles); Train Duration: approximately 2.5 ~ 3.5 hours

The present high-speed rail connecting Shanghai and Huangshan is a newly-built one with a distance of only 444km (177 miles), passing through Jiaxing, Hangzhou, Fuyang, Qiandao Lake, etc. Currently, there are over 10 pairs of high-speed trains running between Shanghai and Huangshan. Most of the high-speed trains connecting Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Huangshan North Railway Station.

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● Shanghai to Huangshan High-Speed Train

So far (Jan, 2021), there are about 16 high-speed trains departing mainly from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Huangshan North Railway Station, including 15 G-trains and 1 D-train. The earliest one leaving Shanghai Railway Station around 08:00 and the last one leaving Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station around 17:30. The whole train trip takes about 2.5 ~ 3.5 hours.

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From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao Huangshan North about 14 about 08:00 ~ 19:00 about 2.5 ~ 3.5 hours

Huangshan to Shanghai High-Speed Train

There about 16 high-speed trains (15 G-trains and 1 D-train) available operating from Huangshan North Railway Station to Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station during around 07:00 ~ 17:30. It takes about 2.5 ~ 3.5 hours as well.

From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
Huangshan North Shanghai / Shanghai Hongqiao about 13 about 07:20 ~ 17:25 about 2.5 ~ 3.5 hours


Please Note: All the schedule information is only for your reference and they might change, be free to contact us for the up-to-date information.

Stations Used for Shanghai Huangshan Train

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)

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is about 20km from the city center. With convenient city transportation, it can be reached by metro Line 2 and Line 10. Maglev train, taxi, and pubic bus are also available to take you to the city area and top attractions in Shanghai. Besides, there is only 10 minutes' walking distance between Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

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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)

Shanghai Railway Station runs 68 G-trains 3 D-trains to Suzhou Railway Station every day, and they take about 3 days. Shanghai Railway Station mainly serves westward location. All of metro Line 1, Metro Line 3, and Metro Line 4 are able to take you there.

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Huangshan North Railway Station (黄山北站)

Location: No.2, Yingkesong Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan, Anhui (安徽省黄山市屯溪区迎客松大道北2号– 黄山北站)

Huangshan North Railway Station is the only high-speed railway station in Huangshan, about 15km (35 minutes’ driving) to the downtown area, 42km (50 minutes’ driving) to Tangkou Town (at the foot of Mount Huang), and about 60km (1 hour and 20 minutes’ driving) to Hongcun Village. No metro is operated in Huangshan but there are frequent buses running from Huangshan North Railway Station to downtown and different scenic attractions like Mount Huang, Hongcun Village, Xidi Village, etc.

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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Shanghai Railway Station Shanghai Railway Station
Huangshan North Railway Station Huangshan North Railway Station

Travel from Shanghai to Yellow Mountain by Flights

There used to be nonstop flights flying between Shanghai and Huangshan. After the new high-speed rail was built and the high-speed train journey was cut to about 3 hours, the airlines canceled all flights between Shanghai and Huangshan.

Travel from Shanghai to Yellow Mountain by Driving

Distance – 400 km; Duration: approximately 5 hours

You could also choose to use a vehicle as a transfer between Shanghai and Huangshan (Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Road and Hangzhou-Ruili High-Speed Road are suggested). The whole journey covers 400 km and about 5 hours. Check on the map to learn the details.

Warm Tip: You are strongly suggested to use a high-speed train which takes less time and offers better sightseeing on the way.

Shanghai Huangshan Driving Shanghai Huangshan Driving Map

How to Plan Your Shanghai Yellow Mountain Tour

You are suggested to spend at least 5 days touring Shanghai and Huangshan with a high-speed train experience.

How to Plan a Shanghai Tour

In general, travelers usually spend 1 ~ 2 days discovering the essences of Shanghai, including the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Museum, and Shanghai World Financial Center. To travel further, you can extend to the nearby ancient towns – Zhujiajiao / Fengjing, enjoy different activities and thrill in the dreamland – Shanghai Disney Resort for one day, take your kids to Shanghai Ocean Aquarium to see marine life or even ride a bike to explore something different for half-day.

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How to Plan a Huangshan Tour

Usually, a Huangshan tour takes about 3 ~ 4 days. Yellow Mountain is the essence of Huangshan. It can be divided into Front Mountain, Back Mountain and West Sea Grand Canyon. The Front Mountain features sublime peaks, interesting stone paths, and far-reaching views. The Back Mountain is famous for idyllic smaller peaks and shapely pine trees. In the West Sea Grand Canyon, there are many odd-shaped rocks resembling different figures. It is recommended to spend 2 days getting amazed by Huangshan's natural beauty. Then you can explore one or more Huizhou typical ancient villages, like Hongcun Village and Xidi Village – both listed in UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.

Flying-over Rock on Yellow Mountain Flying-over Rock on Mount Huangshan

Travel with China Discovery

Booking a private tour package which covers sightseeing, dining, and transfer from us, no matter which kind of transportation you choose, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up at the place directly (railway station, port or hotel). Then you can get rid of the hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation and just focus on sightseeing.

If you have more questions about transfer between Hangzhou and Huangshan, please feel free to Contact Us and our professional travel consultants are here ready to help!

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