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Shanghai - Nanchang Trains

This train route links Shanghai with the capital of Jiangxi Province. Thirty-six pairs of trains operate daily between 06:00 and 18:00 - 29 pairs are high-speed trains and the other seven pairs are normal-speed trains.

Train G85 from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Nanchang West Railway Station is the fastest and takes 3 hours. It is much faster than taking a normal-speed train.

Shanghai–Nanchang High-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 741 kilometers (460 miles)
  • Terminals: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Nanchang West Railway Station
  • Duration: 3–4½ hours
  • Main stops: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanchang

Shanghai to Nanchang High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number

Departure

Arrival

Duration

G1321

06:10

10:12

4 h 2 min

G85

08:00

11:00

3 h

G1375

11:15

15:21

4 h 6 min

G1395

18:28

22:19

3 h 51 min

Please note: These are just some of the trains in operation. The timetable is just for your reference.

If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Nanchang to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number

Departure

Arrival

Duration

G1382

07:22

11:31

4 h 9 min

G86

11:47

14:48

3 h 1 min

G1376

18:32

22:59

4 h 27 min

G1306

19:36

23:12

3 h 36 min

Shanghai to Nanchang High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class

Superior Class

First Class

Second Class

¥1,051.5 ($150)

¥633.5 ($91)

¥560.5 ($80)

¥336.5 ($48)

Shanghai–Nanchang Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

Shanghai to Nanchang Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number

Departure

Arrival

Duration

K1556

10:21

23:46

13 h 25 min

K782

13:28

05:48+1

16 h 20 min

K351

15:43

02:28+1

10 h 45 min

K287

20:24

06:23+1

9 h 59 min

Please note: The timetable is just for your reference.

“+1” means you will arrive on the second day.

If you want up-to-date schedules, you can use the search tool at the top of this page or search via our China Highlights train ticket service.

Nanchang to Shanghai Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 1, 2020)

Train Number

Departure

Arrival

Duration

K353

00:05

12:35

12 h 30 min

K1558

16:17

05:23+1

13 h 6 min

K784

21:02

11:41+1

14 h 39 min

K121

22:56

11:40+1

12 h 44 min

Shanghai to Nanchang Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper

Hard Sleeper

Hard Seat

¥315–343 ($45–49)

¥203–224 ($29–32)

¥105–115 ($15–17)

Pay Attention to Your Train Stations

On the Shanghai–Nanchang train route, all of the high-speed trains operate at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai and most of them operate at Nanchang West Railway Station in Nanchang. All of the normal-speed trains operate at Nanchang Railway Station and most of them operate at Shanghai South Railway Station. Carefully select the stations when you book the trains.   

Seat Types on G Trains

All of the high-speed trains on this route are G trains. There are three main types of seats on G trains:

  • Business class is the highest class available on high-speed trains. It is the most expensive class but also the most comfortable, especially for long train journeys.
  • First class is comfortable and offers more space than second class.
  • Second class is the most economical and the facilities are better than those on normal-speed trains.

Spend a minute to read about the differences below:

Business Class

First Class

Second Class

  • Most luxurious
  • 3 seats in a row (2+1)
  • A VIP lounge in the station
  • Fully reclining
  • Free meal on some trains
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Power outlet available
  • Comfortable ride 
  • 4 seats in a row (2+2)  
  • Partially reclining 
  • Foldable table, a pillow, and a footrest
  • Power outlet available
  • The most affordable
  • 5 seats in a row (3+2) 
  • Often crowded
  • Power outlet available

For further reading:

How to Choose Between Train Types and Seat Classes in China