Shanghai has four main railway stations: Shanghai Railway Station, South Railway Station, West Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station.
The city is the gathering point of many major high speed rail lines; therefore it has convenient train services for tourists to many destinations throughout China, including high-speed trains of Beijing-Shanghai, Shanghai-Guangzhou, Shanghai-Hangzhou, Shanghai-Nanjing and Shanghai-Suzhou.
Schedule to main destinations:
|Departure||Arrival||Travel Time (approximation)||'G’(speed: 300km/h)||'D’(speed: 200km/h)||Shanghai||Beijing||5-6h||10.5-12.5h||Suzhou||20m-40m||25m-50m||Hangzhou||60m-1h50m||1-2h||Guangzhou||7-8.5h||11-11.5h|
Passengers can purchase tickets for trains departing from the mentioned railway stations from any railway station in the country. Remember to bring your valid certificate such as passport, as real-name ticket policy is strictly implemented.
Tip: It is better to book the tickets in advance, especially during the peak travel time, such as May Day, National Day, and Spring Festival. Because there is a great possibility that they will be sold out in minutes once available.
Shanghai Railway Station
Also known as New Railway Station, it is the largest passenger rail station in the city located at 303 of Moling Road in Zhabei District. It is an integrated station which provides all kinds of scheduled trains running to large numbers of cities inland. It also serves trains to Kowloon, Hong Kong.
South Railway Station
Formerly known as New Longhua Station, it is the first round rail station in the world. It is the southern transportation hub of the city which is connecting with the Yangtze River, the Pearl River Delta and other areas in southern China. Most trains travel from this station to many second-tier cities over the country. Additionally, there are many scheduled intercity trains running from this station to Jinshan District.