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. The line was put into operation on July 1, 2010.
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. Check schedule, timetable and fares of Shanghai – Nanjing bullet trains
Stations along the Line
There are 21 stations on the line: Nanjing, Shanxi, Baohua, Zhenjiang, Dantu, Danyang, Changzhou, Qishuyan, Huishan, Wuxi, Wuxi New Area Suzhou, Suzhou SIP, Yangchenghu, South Kunshan, South Lujiabang, North Anting, North Nanxiang, Shanghai West Station and Shanghai Station.
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). See details on how to buy train tickets in China.