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Shanghai South Railway Station

Shanghai South Railway Station is a new one (opened 2006) with many regular lines for southern China mostly. It is a metro hub station for Line 1 and Line 3, so it can be accessed relatively quickly and conveniently.

  • Chinese: 上海南站 Shànghǎi Nánzhàn /shung-hi nan jan/
  • Name on train tickets: 上海南 Shanghainan
  • Address: 9001 Humin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 上海市徐汇区沪闵路9001号
  • Location: about 17 km (11 mi) SW of the Bund, and about 17 km (11 mi) SE of  Hongqiao Railway Station
  • Station size: 11 platforms

Popular Trains to Other Cities

This train station handles regular train lines for places south of the Yangtze River mainly, while the old Shanghai Station handles regular train lines going northwards. On regular overnight trains you can sleep on the train as you travel and so avoid hotels. Here are some popular slow train travel routes from Shanghai South:

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Using the Station

It has a circular design with a north square and a south square where there are bus stations and taxi stands. Inside the building, there are three floors:

  • Basement Level (B1) has the arrival hall, exits, ticket office, metro Line 1 and Line 3 and a taxi area outside the building.
  • Shanghai South B1
  • Level 1 has a waiting hall, ticket office, and train platforms.
  • Shanghai South F1
  • Level 2 is the top floor. There is a waiting hall, restrooms, and checkpoints.
  • Shanghai South F2

The main ticket office is on the eastern side of the North Square.

Temporary luggage deposit is on the southwest corner of the north square and the northwest corner of -1F. About 10 RMB/piece of luggage each day.

Arrive early: The station is quite large and it might take longer than expected to get there. So it is wise to be at the station at least 2 hours ahead of your departure time, especially if you plan on getting a ticket there (longer if it is a crowded holiday period).

See How to Get On/Off a Train and 7 Things to Know Before Riding a Train for more.

Transportation — to/from Shanghai South Station

Buses

Shanghai south

Taxis

Taxis are often the most convenient way to get around Shanghai, especially if you have a lot of luggage. See fares and tips for Shanghai taxis.

Subway to Shanghai's Other Railway Stations

  • For Shanghai Hongqiao Station: Take Line 3 to Hongqiao Road (5 stops), then Line 10 to Honggiao Railway Station (上海虹桥火车站, 8 stops). The journey is about 45 minutes.

To Hongqiao Airport

Honggiao Airport has two terminals that are wide apart and time consuming to go between, so it is important to go to the correct one to avoid delays.

  • Take Line 3 to Hongqiao Road (5 stops), then Line 10 to Terminal 1 (6 stops) or Terminal 2 (7 stops). The journey is about 40 minutes.

To Pudong Airport

binjiang dadaoThe Pudong towers
  • Take Line 1 to People's Square (人民广场, 8 stops), then Line 2...
  • a) to Longyang Road Station (龙阳路站, 7 stops), then the Shanghai Maglev (world's fastest commercial train) direct to  Pudong Airport (30 kilometers, 8 minutes, about 50 RMB). Journey time: about 1 hour.
  • b) to the intermediate terminal station — Guanglan Road (10 stops), then Metro Line 2 East Section to Pudong Airport (8 stops).  Leave at least 1½ hours.

To the Pudong Towers

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is just one of the tall buildings to go to in Pudong. Our 3-day tour of Shanghai and water towns provides private transport and you can modify the itinerary to go to other places too.

  • Take Subway Line 1 to People's Square (8 stops), then change to Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station (2 stops). The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is about 400 meters (¼ mile) from Exit 1.

Booking Tickets

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