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Nanjing Railway Station

Nanjing Railway Station is one of the major train stations in Nanjing. It mainly serves norma-speed trains to major cities and high-speed trains to neighbouring cities. It is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Nanjing South Railway Station and 46 kilometers (28 miles) from Nanjing Lukou International Airport.

The other two major train stations in the city of Nanjing is Nanjing South Railway Station and Nanjing West Railway Station. Nanjing South operates high-speed trains to and from the city.

Nanjing Railway Station Basics

  • Chinese: 南京站
  • Name on train tickets: 南京
  • Address: 111 Longpan Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 南京市玄武区龙蟠路111号
  • Metro: Take line 1 to Nanjing Railway Station
  • Station size: 8 platforms, 16 platforms

Nanjing Railway Station Overview

The Nanjing Railway Station was opened in October of 1968. The new building was built in 2005 and is spacious. The station has conventional lines and a bullet train line. It is affiliated with the Shanghai Railway Bureau, and it is ranked first-class. Nanjing Railway Station has 10 tracks in total. Among the 10 tracks, there are 2 main tracks which are also called passengers lines, 5 arrival and departure tracks, 1 locomotive track and 4 train compartment storage tracks. There are 4 station platforms, and each measures 500 meters. The station sits next to the subway line and is just north of a big lake with a park. Several lines meet at the station such as the Jinghu Railway (from Beijing to Shanghai) and the Hening Railway (from Hefei to Nanjing).

Station Plan

Nanjing Railway Station consists of a Nouth Terminal, a Nouth Square, a Sorth Terminal and a Sorth Square. The North Terminal has five storeys and the South Terminal has four storeys. South terminal mainly serves intercity trains to neighbouring cities.

North Terminal

  • 3F: stores, restaurants, escalator, elevator
  • 2F: waiting rooms, toilets, escalator, elevator
  • 1F: waiting rooms, toilets, escalator, elevator
  • -1F: exit, subway station, parking lot, escalator

South Terminal

  • 3F: waiting rooms
  • 2F: entrance, waiting rooms, waiting room for infants and their mothers
  • 1F: ticket office, left luggage office, VIP waiting room
  • -1F: arrival concourse for intercity trains, exit, subway station, subway transfer passage, parking lot for taxies
  • -2F: parking lot for other vehicles

The south terminal has 2 floors underground and 3 floors above ground, and it measures 270 meters long from east to west and 53.5 meters long from south to north. Its peak capacity is more than 10,000 passengers. There are 32 ticket booths and emergency 8 ticket offices in the Ticket Concourse. The total area of the Ticket Concourse is 115 square meters.

Nanjing Station Plan View

Nanjing Railway Station Nanjing Railway Station

The first floor of the Station Building has a Luggage Office in its western end; the Ticket Concourse in its middle and the soft-seat VIP waiting area in its eastern end. In the second floor, there are the Entrance Concourse, the General Waiting Room, the Mother-and-child Room, the Servicemen Waiting Room, and a "158" office where people can seek help, including medical help. In the third floor is the General Waiting Room. For passenger convenience, the station building is equipped with 18 escalators, 4 lifts and 10 elevators (7 for disabled people and 3 for goods).

Passengers can enter the Waiting Room on the second floor directly from the bus station on the second floor level. The Exit Concourse underground is connected with the Nanjing Subway Station and the Parking Lot where there are taxis that depart from the building. Passengers can catch the subway, buses or taxis without leaving the building.

The station has an Automatic Storage Machine area, ATMs and Mobile Quick Charger Equipment for the convenience of passengers. There are special ticket services for the disabled people, foreigners, and groups. There are medical service centers and rooms for VIPs.

Popular Train Routes to Other Cities

High-Speed Train Timetable

Trains Destination Departure Duration Ticket Fares (second/first class)
D305, D309, D781... Shanghai 03:33 to 22:46 1 to 3.5 hours USD 10 / USD 22
D305, D309, D781... Suzhou 03:33 to 22:40 45 minutes to 2.5 hour USD 7 / USD 16
D710, D712, G204... Beijing South 00:03 to 23:57 3 to 9.5 hours USD 30 / USD 110
D3239, D3125, G7505... Ningbo 06:14 to 18:51 2 to 5 hours USD 23 / USD 35
D781, D717, D3239... Hangzhou East 04:44 to 22:19 1 to 5 hours USD 15 / USD 23
D2281, D2281 Xiamen North 07:46, 08:09 10 to 11 hours USD 75 / USD 119
D3125, D2281, G1603... Shenzhen North 06:37 to 10:38 11 to 14 hours USD 94 / USD 150

Non-Bullte Train Timetable

Trains Destination Departure Duration Ticket Fares (hard/soft sleeper)
K102, 1462, T110... Beijing 00:58 to 22:55 11.5 to 18.5 hours USD 38 / USD 59
K1511, K8371, K8351... Shanghai 00:33 to 23:02 2 to 5 hours USD 15 / USD 19
K527, T151 Guangzhou 03:33 to 22:40 45 minutes to 2.5 hour USD 7 / USD 16
K4028, Z376, K560... Xi'an 01:04 to 23:51 12 to 26 hours USD 42 / USD 63
D781, D717, D3239... Shenzhen 04:44 to 22:19 1 to 5 hours USD 15 / USD 23
K33 Xiamen North 21:01 25 hours USD 61 / USD 96
1228, K336, K516... Jinan 00:29 to 23:24 7 to 11 hours USD 23 / USD 35

Transportation to Nanjing Railway Station

Passengers can take bus No. 1, 13, 17, 32, 33, 36, 50, 59, 64, Tourist 1, 801, 811, and 813 to get there. Nanjing Metro Line 1 and Line 3 also connect Nanjing Railway Station to other places.

Nanjing Station Plan View

How to Get to Nanjing South Station from Nanjing Station

By subway: after getting off the train, go straightly down to the -1F to take subway line 1 or line 3 directly from Nanjing Railway Station to Nanjing South Railway Station. The journey takes around 40 minutes.

By taxi: a taxi ride takes about 25 minutes, with the cost of 60 CNY (USD 10).

How to Get to Lukou Airport from Nanjing Railway Station

By subway: take subway line 1 or line 3 from Nanjing Railway Station to Nanjing South Railway Station (11 or 13 stops), then take line S1 to Nanjing Lukou International Airport (8 stops). The whole journey takes an hour and 40 minutes.

By shuttle bu: walk 2 to 3 minutes to the east side of South Square, take shuttle bus from the station to the airport. The whole journey takes around an hour and 20 minutes, with the cost of 20 CNY (USD 3).

Nanjing Railway Station Special Tips

  • Inquiry Phone Number: 025-85822222; 025-85824224
  • Nanjing Railway Station Ticket Booking Number:  85824224, 85071111.
  • Passengers can collect their tickets at the No 1 Service Window on the first floor of the Nanjing Gulou Post Office Tower.