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Shanghai-Nanchang Trains

Written by FabioUpdated Apr. 8, 2024

This train route links Shanghai with Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province. 42 pairs of trains operate daily between 06:10 and 18:28 - 38 pairs are high-speed trains and the other four pairs are normal-speed trains.

Train G817 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 8th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

G1321

06:10

10:10

4h

G997

07:15

10:17

3h 2m

G1375

11:11

15:21

4h 10m

G1395

18:28

22:19

3h 51m

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 8th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

G1382

07:20

11:16

3h 56m

G818

11:47

14:48

3h 1m

G1374

18:07

22:08

4h 1m

G1306

19:36

23:04

3h 28m

Shanghai to Nanchang High-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Business Class First Class Second Class
US$152 (CNY1,051.5) US$81 (CNY560.5) US$49 (CNY336.5)

Shanghai-Nanchang Normal-Speed Trains

Quick Facts

Shanghai to Nanchang Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 8th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

K1185

10:22

19:55

9h 33m

K287

20:21

06:47 (next day)

10h 26m

Please note: 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 Normal-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on April 8th, 2024)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration

K1187

20:04

06:32

10h 28m

K121

23:07

10:39 (next day)

11h 32m

Shanghai to Nanchang Normal-Speed Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$45 (CNY312) US$29 (CNY200) US$17 (CNY115)

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

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