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Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway StationOutside the Shanghai Railway Station are two plazas in the north and in the south. The north square is under reconstruction. Passengers can check out and reach the exchange hub through a passage at the southeast exit of Shanghai Metro Line 1. Due to its excellent connection with the Shanghai local bus network, the station can also easily be reached by scores of bus lines. Night buses are available to every district.

Transportation to Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4 all pass next to the station, so there is an adjacent interchange station of the same name. The location of the stop for Line 1 differs from the location of the stop for Line 3 and Line 4. There is discount with Shanghai Public Transportation Cards. Since June 2008, passengers can enjoy 30 minutes of continuous billing with the Shanghai Public Transportation Card.

Bus

1. To/from Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站) during day time: 13, 41, 58, 63, 64, 95, 104, 106, 109, 113, 115, 117, 502, 506, 508, 510, 515, 516, 517, 553, 563, 573, 584, 592, 710, 722, 723, 741, 744, 767B, 801, 802, 817, 823, 833, 835, 837, 844, 845, 866-A, 922, 927, 928, 929, 930, 941, 942, 943, tunnel line 3, 213 (running from 5:00AM to 8:15AM)

2. To/from Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站) during mid night (from 11:00PM to 5:00AM the next day): 301, 302, 305, 306, 308, 310, 315, 319, 322, 324, 328, 329, 332

3. To/from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (上海浦东国际机场): 51, 849, 952, or Metro Line 3

Subway

Metro Line 1: straight to Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 2: Renmin Square (人民广场) - change to Line 1 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 3: straight to Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 4: straight to Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 5: Xinzhuang Station (莘庄站) - change to Line 1 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 6: Shiji Avenue Station (世纪大道站) - change to Line 4 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 7: Changshu Road Station (常熟路) - change to Line 1 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 8: Renmin Square (人民广场) - change to Line 1 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 9: Shiji Avenue Station (世纪大道站) - change to Line 4 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 10: Hailun Road Station (海伦路站) - change to Line 4 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 11: Xujiahui Station (徐家汇站) - change to Line 1 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 12: Dalian Road Station (大连路站) - change to Line 4 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Metro Line 13: Jinshajiang Road Station (金沙江路站) - change to Line 4 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Maglev Line: Longyang Raod Station (龙阳路站) - change to Line 7 - Changshu Road Station (常熟路) - change to Line 1 - Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站)

Taxi

A taxi fare in Shanghai starts at 12 yuan within 3 kilometers. For 3–10 kilometers it is 2.4 yuan per kilometer. Over 10 kilometers it increases to 3.6 yuan per kilometer.

From Shanghai Railway Station to Other Railway Stations in Shanghai

To Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station is served by metro lines 1, 3, and 4. You can take metro line 1 towards Zizhuang Station for three stops to Zhongshan Park Station, and then line 2 towards Xujindong Station for six stops to reach Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

You can also take metro line 3 towards Shanghai South Railway Station for five stops or metro line 4 towards Hongqiao Station for five stops to reach the People’s Square, and then takes line 2 towards Xujing East Station for 10 stops to reach Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. All three methods take approximately one hour.

To Shanghai South Railway Station

The two railway stations are linked by metro line 1. From Shanghai Station, take metro line 1 towards Zizhuang Station for 11 stops and you will reach your destination in approximately 30 minutes.

International Train Routes

Z99 runs every two days from Shanghai to Kowloon in Hong Kong. There is a custom service desk at the south entrance of Shanghai Railway Station. The tickets can only be purchased in person at the station on the South Square, available for bookings in 60 days ahead.

From Shanghai Railway Station to Xi’an

The D306/D307 train can take you from Shanghai Station to Xi’an North in less than 11 hours. This is the fastest route, but the ticket price is a little expensive at 338 RMB for a second class seat and 834 RMB for a soft sleeper. If you want a cheaper journey, you can take the Z-, T-, and K-trains to Xi’an Railway Station. The ticket price is cheaper at 180 RMB for a hard seat, 331 RMB for a hard sleeper, and 509 RMB for a soft sleeper but the journey will take longer. You should also be prepared for an overnight train journey. You can refer to the following timetable to compare the duration times:

From Shanghai Station to Xi’an…
Train Destination Departs Arrives Duration
D306/D307 Xi’an North 22:00 08:41 10h 41min
Z92/Z93 Xi’an 18:55 09:20 14h 25min
T164/T165 19:36 10:09 14h 33min
T116/T117 15:42 07:50 16h 8min
T52/T53 20:25 12:45 16h 20min
T138/t139 15:52 08:21 16h 29min
K290/K291 08:43 04:18 19h 35min
K376/K377 08:50 04:30 19h 40min
K560/K557 14:42 10:57 20h 15min
K360/K361 09:29 05:52 20h 23min
K2186/K2187 11:25 10:02 22h 37min

From Shanghai Railway Station to Nanjing Railway Station

Using the 40 daily G-trains, passengers can travel from Shanghai Station to Nanjing Station in approximately two hours. The trains run from 06:18 to 21:45. The ticket price ranges from 139 RMB for a second class seat to 219 RMB for a first class seat.

This timetable shows some of the train schedules for reference:

High-speed trains from Shanghai Station to Nanjing Station…
Train Departs Arrives Duration
G7034 06:18 08:24 2h 6min
G7044 09:12 11:16 2h 4min
G7056 12:41 14:34 1h 53min
G7072 17:28 19:26 1h 58min
G7092 21:45 23:31 1h 46min

From Shanghai Railway Station to Attractions in Shanghai

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The metro line can be taken to visit the landmark of Shanghai. Take metro line 1 towards Zizhuang for three stops to reach the People’s Square, and then take line 2 towards Guanglan Road for two stops to reach Lujiazui. You will see the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to the west.

Shanghai Museum

If you wish to visit one of the best museums in China, Shanghai Museum, metro line 1 and bus 109 will take you there. Take metro line 1 towards Zizhuang for three stops to reach the People’s Square, or take bus 109 to Wusheng Road. When you have reached the People’s Square, you will see the museum situated to the south-east.

Yu Garden

This traditional Chinese garden is accessible by taking bus 930 for 10 stops to New North Gate Station where you will see Yu Garden located to the south.

Shanghai Railway Station Special Tips

Services in the Shanghai Railway Station

Lianhe Ticketing Building of Shanghai Railway Station

The Lianhe Ticketing Building 200 meters southeast of Shanghai Railway Station south entrance. The signage can be confusing, so refer to the map below:

Shanghai Station Ticketing Building

The image shows Shanghai Station Lianhe Ticketing Building:

Shanghai Station Ticketing Building

Shanghai Railway Station Overview

Shanghai Railway Station has the heaviest passenger traffic of all railway stations in Shanghai. It is on a stop of the Shanghai Metro Line 3, Line 1 and Line 4 subway lines. It is called "The New Railway Station" by locals. It replaced the old Shanghai Railway Station (the "Old North Railway Station"). Since Shanghai is one of the major hubs in China's rail network, trains departing from the station leave for destinations all over China, including high-speed EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) trains to Beijing, the Express Train to Tianjin, and the Express Coach to Kowloon in Hong Kong. Unlike most stations in China, there is an Immigration Check Point and Customs office at the station for the Shanghai-Kowloon (Hong Kong) Express Train. At present, there are eight regular waiting areas and a soft seat waiting area, as well as a special terminal for the Hong Kong express train, and Immigration and Customs. The ticket hall of the Shanghai Railway Station has a total of more than 80 ticket windows, including 20 at a ticket office in the Beijing East Road Huangpu District.

Destination List for Shanghai Railway Station

From Shanghai Station to…
Type Train Destination Departs Arrives Duration
G-trains G7216 Suzhou 17:23 17:55 32min
G7204 Wuxi 14:19 15:09 50min
G7206 Changzhou 12:53 14:04 1h 11min
G7363 Hangzhou 18:08 19:40 1h 32min
G7002 Nanjing 07:00 08:39 1h 39min
G7226 Hefei 07:29 10:27 2h 58min
G7292 Xuzhou East 11:55 15:11 3h 16min
G7240 Liu’an 11:18 15:04 3h 46min
D-trains D306 Xi’an North 22:00 08:41 10h 41min
D312 Beijing South 19:30 07:07 11h 37min
T-trains T7606 Chizhou 23:30 06:59 7h 29min
T99 Kowloon 18:20 13:01 18h 41min
T116 Lanzhou 15:42 15:15 23h 33min
T132 Dalian 14:18 14:37 24h 19min
T72 Harbin 13:52 14:15 24h 23min
T268 Hohhot East 15:04 18:05 27h 1min
T52 Urumchi South 20:25 16:12 43h 47min
T164 Lhasa 19:36 19:10 47h 34min
K-trains K8432 Huaibei 23:21 07:44 8h 23min
K8362 Fuyang 23:36 09:25 9h 49min
K8434 Anqing 22:06 08:25 10h 19min
K8366 Bozhou 23:42 10:30 10h 48min
K8418 Huangshan 21:24 08:58 11h 34min
K8356 Lianyungang East 20:45 08:28 11h 43min
K464 Xinyang 16:30 05:15 12h 45min
K1506 Zhoukou 23:54 12:40 12h 46min
K152 Zhengzhou 16:43 07:45 15h 2min
K1106 Nanyang 14:48 06:12 15h 24min
K738 Luoyang 14:24 06:46 16h 22min
K1102 Anyang 13:33 07:05 17h 32min
K2504 Rizhao 13:27 07:46 18h 19min
K234 Shijiazhuang 11:12 06:05 18h 53min
K782 Yingtan 12:28 08:50 20h 22min
K372 Taiyuan 16:03 12:50 20h 47min
K560 Yan’an 14:42 14:33 23h 51min
K1152 Chongqing North 22:12 23:50 25h 38min
K516 Changchun 10:58 15:29 28h 31min
K1156 Chengdu 08:56 14:00 29h 4min
K1332 Yinchuan 09:29 19:53 30h 39min
K376 Xining West 08:50 16:28 31h 38min
K188 Dandong 17:12 05:05 35h 53min

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