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Shanghai-Chengdu Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Mar. 14, 2024

Between Shanghai and Chengdu, there are 12 pairs of high-speed trains in service. They are all daytime trains. These trains operate at different train stations in Shanghai, but only arrive in Chengdu East. The travel time is 11 to 15 hours. Second class is US$136 per ticket.

Besides, there are three pairs of normal-speed overnight trains traveling between those two cities with duration of 31 to 36 hours. The ticket price is cheaper than the ticket price of high-speed trains. Since Shanghai to Chengdu normal-speed trains take too long on the way, it is not recommended unless you are on a budget and have plenty of travel time.

Shanghai-Chengdu High-Speed Train

Shanghai to Chengdu High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 14th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D2206 06:01 21:53 15h 52m
D3056 07:23 22:04 14h 41m
G3288 07:49 19:57 12h 8m
D952 08:30 20:52 12h 22m
G3284 10:37 23:03 12h 26m
G2193 10:48 23:25 12h 37m

Please note:

1. Different trains operate at different train stations in both cities. Shanghai Hongqiao and Chengdu East railway stations are a long distance away from both cities' downtown. Shanghai railway station is centrally located.

2. The timetable above is for your reference. For up-to-date train high-speed train schedules from Shanghai to Chengdu, please click here.

Chengdu to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 14th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G2195 06:06 19:28 13h 22m
D954 07:47 20:21 12h 34m
D2208 08:02 23:16 15h 14m
G3294 08:50 21:02 12h 12m
G2191 09:10 22:25 13h 15m
G1976 11:01 22:32 11h 31m

Shanghai-Chengdu High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$405 (CNY2,912.5) US$209 (CNY1,498.5) US$131 (CNY939)

Please note:

1. Different trains have different classes and ticket fares.

2. First and second classes on D trains are cheaper than those on G trains.

Shanghai-Chengdu Normal-Speed Train

  • Duration: 31-36 hours
  • Terminals: Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, Chengdu Railway Station
  • Main stops: Shanghai, Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, Xiangyang,

Shanghai to Chengdu Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 14th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K351 10:13 19:56 (next day) 33h 43m
K1156 10:07 17:55 (next two days) 30h 58m
K282 20:45 08:44 (next two days) 35h 59m

Check real-time train schedules from Shanghai to Chengdu.

Chengdu to Shanghai Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 14th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
K1158 07:50 14:37 (next day) 30h 47m
K284 18:23 06:53 (next two days) 36h 30m
K352 18:57 08:04 (next two days) 37h 17m

Shanghai-Chengdu Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$103 (CNY734.5) US$65 (CNY463.5) US$38 (CNY273.5)

Shanghai to Chengdu By Train or Plane?

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Train Airplane
Duration 11-15 hours 31-39 hours 3 hours
Ticket Price Second class: US$136 Soft sleeper: US$107
Hard sleeper: US$67
US$230-325
Punctuality 99% punctual Occasional delays Occasional delays

1. Between Shanghai and Chengdu, airplane is much faster than trains, even high-speed trains. While airfare is usually more expensive than train ticket fares. But when there is good discount, the airfare can be more competitive.

2. For such a long journey between Shanghai and Chengdu by high-speed trains, soft sleeper is more comfortable than second class.

3. Taking trains is more enjoyable than taking an airplane. You can walk around on the train and have more window views along the way.

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