China Train China Train Travel Tips Shanghai to Nanjing/Nanjing to Shanghai Bullet Train

Shanghai to Nanjing/Nanjing to Shanghai Bullet Train

Shanghai Terminus: Hongqiao Railway Station
Nanjing Terminus: Nanjing Railway Station

A high-speed rail line (Shanghai –Nanjing High-Speed Rail Line), Abbreviated as Huning High-speed Railway (沪宁高铁), has put into use between Shanghai and Nanjing. The line covers a distance of 301 kilometers, with 267 kilometers within the territory of Jiangsu Province and 33 kilometers within Shanghai.

It has a designed speed of 350 km/h or 257 mph. A trip between the two cities has been shortened from two hours to only 73 minutes on non-stop service.

240 bullet trains will be operated on the rail according to the plan of related departments. The time interval between services is 5 minutes at the shortest. Besides the trains starting in Shanghai, Trains starting from Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou are also available.

The glitz and glamour of Shanghai attracts visitors all around the world. Shanghai Classic Tour and Evening Huangpu River Cruise, Night View of the Bund, Nanjing Road are the best for a first comer. For a return visitor, To Be a Shanghainese: Longtang, Local Dinner and Free Market and Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Tour from Shanghai are recommended.

Ticket Price

There are two kinds of tickets. Price for the first class is 69 yuan and for the second class is 58 yuan.

How to Buy the Ticket?

Tickets for the new bullet train can be bought at train stations or booked through a travel agency. Bullet train tickets are available for sale 10 days before departure. You may need to book your tickets in advance on weekends or during the major Chinese holidays such as the Chinese New Year and National Day. From June 1, 2011, passengers need to present their valid ID (passport) to buy bullet train tickets (including tickets of C trains, D trains, and G trains).

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