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Beijing – Shanghai High-Speed Train

The railway between Beijing and Shanghai, also called Jinghu Railway, is one of the busiest, most important and popular rail lines in China. It departs from Bejing, passes through major cities Tianjin, Jinan, Nanjing and Suzhou, and arrives at Shanghai. After the high-speed service on this railway began, the travel time between Beijing and Shanghai has been greatly shortened.

  • Distance: 1,318 kilometers (819 miles)
  • Shortest duration: 4 hours and 28 minutes
  • Number of trains: 47 pairs of high-speed trains and 2 normal-speed overnight trains

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Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Train

There are 47 pairs of high-speed trains running between Beijing and Shanghai, with G-category trains operating during the daytime and D-category trains running at night. Find out more about China high-speed train types.

“Fuxinghao” high-speed train, the most fast train in China “Fuxinghao” high-speed train

China has developed a new type of high-speed train called "Fuxinghao", with a maximum speed of 400 kph (250 mph). Compared to "Hexiehao", "Fuxinghao" high-speed trains are more comfortable and better-equipped. The whole train has access to Wi-Fi. "Fuxinghao" on Beijing-Shanghai route are G5/G6 between Beijing South Station and Shanghai Railway Station; G1/G2, G3/G4 and G9/G10 between Beijing South and Shanghai Hongqiao Station.

Beijing to Shanghai Daytime High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on September 27th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G1 09:00 from Beijing South Station 13:28 at Shanghai Hongqiao Station 4 hours and 28 minutes
G7 10:00 from Beijing South Station 14:28 at Shanghai Hongqiao Station 4 hours and 28 minutes
G9 12:00 from Beijing South Station 16:36 at Shanghai Hongqiao Station 4 hours and 36 minutes
G3 14:00 from Beijing South Station 18:28 at Shanghai Hongqiao Station 4 hours and 28 minutes
G11 15:00 from Beijing South Station 19:28 at Shanghai Hongqiao Station 4 hours and 28 minutes
G13 17:00 from Beijing South Station 21:36 at Shanghai Hongqiao Station 4 hours and 36 minutes
G5 07:00 from Beijing South Station 11:40 at Shanghai Railway Station 4 hours and 40 minutes
G21 19:08 from Beijing South Station 23:36 at Shanghai Railway Station 4 hours and 28 minutes

*Trains listed in the table are the fastest ones from Beijing to Shanghai. There are 44 daytime bullet trains in total running between these two cities. Departure time from 06:43 to 19:08.

*The timetable above is only for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, use the search tool at the top of this page, or search on China Train Ticket Service.

Beijing to Shanghai Overnight Bullet Train Schedule

(Updated on September 27th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D313 19:34 from Beijing South Station 07:41 the next day at Shanghai Railway Station 12 hours and 7 minutes
D321 21:04 from Beijing Railway Station 09:09 the next day at Shanghai Railway Station 12 hours and 5 minutes
D313 21:17 from Beijing South Station 09:15 the next day at Shanghai Railway Station 11 hours and 58 minutes

*From July 1st, 2018, the departure station of train D321 has been changed to Beijing Railway Station (originally was Beijing South Station). The destination is still Shanghai Railway Station.

Shanghai to Beijing Daytime High-Speed Train Schedule

(Updated on September 27th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G8 08:00 from Shanghai Hongqiao Station 12:24 at Beijing South Station 4 hours and 24 minutes
G2 09:00 from Shanghai Hongqiao Station 13:28 at Beijing South Station 4 hours and 28 minutes
G10 10:00 from Shanghai Hongqiao Station 14:28 at Beijing South Station 4 hours and 28 minutes
G4 14:00 from Shanghai Hongqiao Station 18:28 at Beijing South Station 4 hours and 28 minutes
G14 15:00 from Shanghai Hongqiao Station 19:36 at Beijing South Station 4 hours and 36 minutes
G6 07:00 from Shanghai Railway Station 11:38 at Beijing South Station 4 hours and 38 minutes
G12 12:00 from Shanghai Railway Station 16:38 at Beijing South Station 4 hours and 38 minutes

*Trains listed in the table are the fastest ones from Shanghai to Beijing. There are 44 daytime bullet trains in total running between these two cities. Departure time from 06:26 to 19:00.

Shanghai to Beijing Bullet Train up-to-date schedules.

Shanghai to Beijing Overnight Bullet Train Schedule

(Updated on September 27th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D312 19:10 from Shanghai Railway Station 07:07 the next day at Beijing South Station 11 hours and 57 minutes
D322 19:53 from Shanghai Railway Station 07:54 the next day at Beijing Railway Station 12 hours and 1 minutes
D314 21:07 from Shanghai Railway Station 08:55 the next day at Beijing South Station 11 hours and 48 minutes

*From July 1st, 2018, the arrival station of train D322 has been changed to Beijing Railway Station (originally was Beijing South Station). It still departs from Shanghai Railway Station.

Ticket Prices

Train Types Seat Classes Price
G trains Business class seat ¥1,748 ($266)
1st class seat ¥933 ($142)
2nd class seat ¥553 ($84)
Overnight D trains Soft sleeper (four berths in a private compartment) ¥740 ($110)
New soft sleeper (berths are parallel to hallway) ¥690 ($102)
2nd class seat ¥386 ($57)

*A child fare is 50% (for seats) or about 75% (for sleepers) of the full price (children fares do not apply to sleepers on D and G trains). Children's fares apply to children not taller than 1.5 m and younger than 12 years of age. Refer to this link for more information about children's tickets.

Type of Seats on G and D Trains in China

Beijing-Shanghai Non-Bullet Train

Beijing to Shanghai Overnight Train Schedule and Ticket Fares

(Updated on September 27th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration Seat Classes
1460 11:54 07:19 the next day 19 hours and 25 minutes Soft sleeper: ¥455.5 ($67)
Hard sleeper: ¥283.5 ($42)
Hard seat: ¥156.5 ($23)
T109 19:30 10:43 the next day 15 hours and 13 minutes Superior soft sleeper: ¥879.5 ($129)
Soft sleeper: ¥476.5 ($70)
Hard sleeper: ¥304.5 ($45)
Hard seat: ¥177.5 ($26)

Beijing to Shanghai Bullet Train up-to-date train schedule.

Shanghai to Beijing Overnight Train Schedule and Ticket Fares

(Updated on September 27th, 2018)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration Seat Classes
1462 12:18 10:46 the next day 22 hours and 28 minutes Soft sleeper: ¥455.5 ($67)
Hard sleeper: ¥283.5 ($42)
Hard seat: ¥156.5 ($23)
T110 18:02 09:30 the next day 15 hours and 28 minutes Superior soft sleeper: ¥879.5 ($129)
Soft sleeper: ¥476.5 ($70)
Hard sleeper: ¥304.5 ($45)
Hard seat: ¥177.5 ($26)

Shanghai to Beijing Bullet Train up-to-date schedule.

How to Choose Train Types and Seat Classes in Beijing – Shanghai Bullet Train

Beijing – Shanghai Daytime G-Category Train

1. This type of trains are the fastest ones among all the types. Especially "Fuxinghao", the fastest passenger train in the world, which can operate up to 400 km/h (249 miles per hour). Tickets on G trains are the most expensive.

2. G trains have three classes of seat: business class, first class and second class.

  • Second class is the cheapest class on a high-speed train, with 5 seats (3+2) in a row. Some passengers find second class a bit cramped.
  • First class is more spacious than second class, with 4 seats (2+2) in a row. More expensive than second class.
  • Business class is the most comfortable yet most expensive class on a high-speed train. It has 3 leather seats (1+2) in a row, which can be reclined to a flat bed.

Beijing – Shanghai Overnight High-Speed Train

China overnight bullet trainHigh-speed sleeper train

1. Overnight bullet trains are fast, clean and modern. They travel at night, save you a night's hotel bill and also leaves you sufficient daytime for sightseeing.

2. Soft sleeper on bullet trains are comfortable and provide great privacy. There are four berths, two upper and two lower berths, in a private compartment, with a lockable door. Lower berth is more expensive than upper berth. Pillow, sheet and blanket are provided.

3. There are also second-class seats on an overnight high-speed train. The ticket fare is cheaper than a sleeper ticket. But it would be tiring to sit in a chair for such a long journey.

Beijing – Shanghai Normal Overnight Train

1. Normal overnight trains are slower, and not as new as bullet overnight trains, and facilities inside are a bit outdated. Ticket fares are cheaper. It is a good choice for travelers with limites budget.

2. Some trains have superior soft sleeper (2 berths in a private compartment), which is the most luxurious sleeper class and are perfect for couples. Soft sleeper is the most popular in foreign travlers. Hard sleeper is more cost-effective. It consists of open plan compartments and does not provide good privacy as soft sleeper.

Find out more about how to choose China train types and seat classes.

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