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Shanghai-Ningbo High-Speed Train

Written by FabioUpdated Jun. 25, 2021

There are 42 pairs of trains running between Shanghai and Ningbo, including 40 high-speed trains (25 pairs of G trains and 15 pairs of D trains) and 2 pairs of ordinary trains. High-speed trains operate at Shanghai Hongqiao and Ningbo Stations. Ordinary trains operate at Shanghai South and Ningbo Railway Stations.

In addition, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, four more D-category bullet trains will be added to this route. The second class ticket between Shanghai and Ningbo is cheaper than a ticket on other bullet trains.

Quick Facts

  • Distance: 213 kilometers (132 miles)
  • Number of trains: 50 pairs of bullet trains
  • Shortest duration: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Terminals: Shanghai Hongqiao Station, Ningbo Railway Station

Shanghai to Ningbo High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 13th, 2024)

Train Type Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G-category trains G7541 05:52 07:50 1h 58m
G7511 12:07 13:41 1h 34m
G7585 17:14 19:14 2h
G7527 20:19 22:21 2h 2m
D-category trains D2281 08:47 11:11 2h 24m
D3141 13:18 15:25 2h 7m
D2125 21:01 22:57 1h 56m
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The timetable above only lists some of high-speed trains from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo, for your reference. The earliest train departs from Shanghai Hongqiao at 05:52; the latest departs at 21:01. Trains run every 20 minutes. You can use the search box at the top of this page to check up-to-date train schedules.

Ningbo to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on March 13th, 2024)

Train Type Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G-category trains G7532 08:34 10:56 2h 22m
G7508 10:26 12:23 1h 57m
G7520 16:15 18:32 2h 17m
G7536 21:26 23:08 1h 42m
D-category trains D382 11:30 13:46 2h 16m
D3292 16:10 18:36 2h 26m
D2424 20:11 22:31 2h 20m

The timetables above are just for reference. To check the real-time schedule of trains from Ningbo to Shanghai, please click: Ningbo to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules.

Shanghai-Ningbo High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Train Types Business Class First Class Second Class
G-category train US$65 (CNY444) US$35 (CNY237) US$21 (CNY144)
D-category train -- US$27 (CNY186) US$17 (CNY116)

The ticket price of D-category trains is cheaper than that of G-category trains. D-category trains don't have business class.

Transportation to Train Stations

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (Chinese: 上海虹桥站)

hongqiao train station Departure concourse of Shanghai Hongqiao Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is a modern and airport-like station with convenient transportation. Taking a taxi or the subway is the easiest way to travel.

By subway:

The subway concourse is located on the first floor underground on the west side of Shanghai Hongqiao Station. Shanghai Metro Line 2 to the city center and Pudong International Airport, Line 10 to the city center and Line 17 to Zhujiajiao Ancient Village converge here.

By bus:

1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 23, 189, 316, 320, 941

By taxi:

The taxi stand is on the first floor underground. From this level, departure or arrival concourses can be reached directly by elevator. Most drivers don't speak English. It is a good idea to prepare a bilingual note with your destination:

  • English: Please send me to Shanghai Hongqiao Station.
  • Chinese: 你好,请送我到上海虹桥火车站,谢谢!

Ningbo Railway Station (Chinese: 宁波火车站)

By subway: Ningbo Metro Line 2 and Line 4.

By bus: 22, 26, 38, 345, 371, 380, 541, 753, 789, 852, 871, 965

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