Location: 500 meters west of Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2
Station size: 30 platforms
Popular Trains from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Other Cities
This bullet train station handles high-speed trains to most of China's major tourist cities: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Suzhou...
For Beijing South Station: 37 daily G-series trains (about 5½ hours, 550 yuan second class) depart from 07:00 to 17:45. Also three overnight D-class trains (12 hours) allow you to save on hotel accommodation and train cost.
For Suzhou Railway Station: 38 G and D trains; 07:45–21:15 daily. The G-trains take about 32 minutes (39 RMB second class, 59 RMB first class) and the D trains take about 38 minutes (27 RMB second class, 33 RMB first class).
For Suzhou North Railway Station: 56 G and D trains; 08:25–22:50 daily. The G-trains take about 23 minutes (65 RMB second class, 128 RMB first class)and the D trains take about 31 minutes (26 RMB second class, 39 RMB first class).
For Nanjing Railway Station: About 16 G-trains every day (about 1 hour, 140 RMB second class, 220 RMB first class).
For Nanjing South Railway Station: About 60 G-trains operate from 07:00 to 23:36 (about 70 to 90 minutes, 139 RMB second class and 232 RMB first class). About 36 D-trains operate from 7:00 am to 20:00 pm (about 1½ to 2½ hours, 100 RMB second class, 120 RMB first class).
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has two terminals that are wide apart (about 20 minutes' walk), so it is important to go to the correct one to avoid time consuming delays.
For Terminal 2 take Metro Line 2 or 10 (1 stop, 10 minutes), or walk from the railway station's B1 level by underground passage in 20 minutes.
For Terminal 1 take Line 10 (2 stops, 15 minutes).
To Shanghai Pudong Airport
a) By metro only: Take Line 2 to Guanglan Road (20 stops), then Line 2 East Section to its terminal station - Pudong Airport (8 stops). The journey will be about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Leave plenty of time so as not to miss your flight.
b) By metro and Shanghai Maglev: Take Line 2 to Longyang Road Station (17 stops), then transfer over to the Shanghai Maglev direct to the airport (30 kilometers, 8 minutes, about 50 RMB). The journey will be about 90 minutes.
c) ByPudong Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1 (80 minutes, 30 RMB): Go to the east traffic center of the station. The bus runs to Terminal 1 from 6 am to 11 pm about every 25 minutes.
First take Subway Line 2 to Lujiazui Station (12 stops). Then walk to the building you want to go to.
Booking Shanghai Train Tickets
Be sure you're booking tickets for the right stations. Many cities, like Shanghai, have more than one. You could book tickets at any train station or city ticket window or online with the Chinese railway website. See How to Buy Train Tickets in China.