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Shanghai – Hangzhou High-Speed Trains — Duration, Price, Stations, and Timetable

There are more than 130 pairs of high-speed trains operating between Shanghai and Hangzhou. The average journey duration on these high-speed trains is about 1 hour and the departure intervals between trainsare about 10 minutes.

  • Distance: 169 kilometers (105 miles)
  • Shortest duration: 45 minutes
  • Number of trains: 136 pairs of high-speed trains (111 G trains, 25 D trains)

If you want up-to-date schedules, you may use the search tool at the top of this page, or search on China Highlights Train Ticket Service.

shanghai-hangzhou bullet train route map

(Updated on Aug. 14th, 2017.)

Ticket Price

There are different terminals in each city for high-speed trains. The prices differ for different routes.

From Shanghai to Hangzhou

Depart Arrive First Train – Last Train
Train Type and Quantity
Average Interval
(h:mm)
Journey Time
(h:mm)
Coach Class Price
CNY USD
(approx.)
Shanghai Hongqiao Hangzhou 06:35 – 21:30
9 G trains 
1:29 0:58 to 1:15 2nd class ¥77.50 $12
1st class ¥123.50 $19
Business class ¥233.50 $35
Hangzhou East 06:14 – 20:52
98 G trains
0:09 0:45 to 1:20 2nd class ¥73 $11
1st class ¥117 $18
Business class ¥219.50 $33
06:40 – 19:09
20 D trains
0:34 1:01 to 1:42 2nd class ¥56 $9
1st class
¥89
$14
Shanghai Hangzhou 08:05 – 17:54
3 G trains
(08:05; 09:38; 17:54)
1:33
and
8:16
1:29 to 1:39 2nd class ¥92.50 $14
1st class ¥147.50 $22
Business class ¥278.50 $42

From Hangzhou to Shanghai

Depart Arrive First Train – Last Train
Train Type and Quantity
Average Interval
(h:mm)
Journey Time
(h:mm)
Coach Class Price
CNY USD
(approx.)
Hangzhou East Shanghai Hongqiao 06:59 – 22:31
98 G trains
0:10 0:45 to 1:20 2nd class ¥73 $11
1st class ¥117 $18
Business class ¥219.50 $33
10:14 – 21:40
19 D trains
0:31 0:55 to 1:44 2nd class ¥56 $9
1st class  ¥89
$14
Hangzhou Shanghai Hongqiao 07:58 – 20:25
9 G trains 
1:14 0:58 to 1:19 2nd class ¥77.50 $12
1st class ¥123.50 $19
Business class ¥233.50 $35
Shanghai 06:10 – 20:01
3 G trains
(06:10; 15:37; 20:01)
9:27
and
4:24
1:26 to 1:44 2nd class ¥92.50 $14
1st class ¥147.50 $22
Business class ¥278.50 $42

Child Fare

A child fare is 50% of the full price for seats. Readhere for more information about children's tickets.

shanghai hongqiao railway station Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

3 Seat Classes

For daytime high-speed trains, business class, 1st class, and 2nd class seats are available. Read here for more information about how to choose train types and seats.

Train Stations

There are two Shanghai terminals and two Hangzhou terminalsfor these high-speed routes: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Hangzhou East Railway Station, and Hangzhou Railway Station.

2 Shanghai Terminals for High-Speed Trains

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station ( "上海虹桥 Shanghai Hongqiao" on tickets)

Located in Minxing District, west of downtown Shanghai, the station is 500 meters west of Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2.

Transportation

  • By bus: 320, 173; Minhang bus line 23; Hongqiao Transportation Hub bus line 1/4/5/6/7/8/10; airport express line 1; Honglian scheduled shuttle bus
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Shanghai Railway Station Line 2 -> Line 3, 11 stops 40M 0.70USD (5 CNY)
    Shanghai South Railway Station Line 10 -> Line 3, 13 stops 40M 0.60USD (4 CNY)
    Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Metro Line 2/10,  1 stop 40M 0.50USD (3 CNY)
    Shanghai Pudong Airport Line 2, 13 stops 10M 0.70USD (5 CNY)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Cost Journey
    The Oriental Pearl Tower 80 yuan (12 USD) 50 minutes
    Shanghai Railway Station 75 yuan (11.50 USD) 40 minutes
    Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 25 yuan (4 USD) 20 minutes
    Shanghai Pudong International Airport 210 yuan (32 USD) (includes expressway toll) 1 hour
  • See our transportation guide for Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

Shanghai Railway Station ( "上海 Shanghai" on tickets)

Located in the central zone of the city, the station isabout 4 kilometers (2 miles) west of the Bund. It is equipped with very frequent transportation.

Transportation to Shanghai Railway Station

  • By bus:
    From the north square: 106, 115, 117, 305, 306, 310, 817, 823, 912, 929, 942, or the Xinchuan line
    From the bus terminal of the station: 328, 573, 955, or the Shenfang line
    From the south square: 95, 104, 109, 113, 301, 302, 308, 315, 322, 324, 328, 329, 837, 927, 930, 941, the Shenfang line, or Tunnel line 3
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    To Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station Line 1 -> Line 10, 9stops 40M 0.70USD (5 CNY)
    To Shanghai South Railway Station Line 1, 12stops 30M 0.60USD(4 CNY)
    Hongqiao Airport Line 1 -> Line 2,  12stops 45M 0.70 USD (5 CNY)
    To the Pudong Airport Line 1 -> Line 2, 5stops 20M 0.50USD(3 CNY)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Cost Journey
    The Oriental Pearl Tower 30 yuan (4.50 USD) 25 minutes
    Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 80 yuan (12 USD) 50 minutes
    Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 60 yuan (9 USD) 40 minutes
    Shanghai Pudong International Airport 175 yuan (27 USD) (includes expressway toll) 1 hour
  • See our transportation guide for Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Read more information in Shanghai city's transportation guide.
hangzhou east Hangzhou East Railway Station

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2 Hangzhou Terminals

Hangzhou East Railway Station ( "杭州东 Hangzhou Dong" on tickets)

Located in the east of downtown Hangzhou, the station is about 15 kilometers (9 miles) northeast of West Lake.

  • By bus: line 9, 20, 28, 43, 48, 107, 108, 215, 227, 228, 320, 933; B4; 598a; Hangzhou Airport – East Station bus line
  • By subway: Line 1 and Line 4
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    To Hangzhou Railway Station Line 1, 8 stops 25M 0.50USD(3 CNY)
    To West Lake Line 1, 5 stops 30M 0.60USD(4 CNY)
    To Wulin Square Line 1, 3 stops 20M 0.50USD(3 CNY)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
    West Lake Scenic Area 30 yuan (4.50 USD) 35 minutes
    Hangzhou Railway Station 25 yuan (3 USD) 30 minutes
    Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport 70 yuan (11 USD) (includes expressway toll) 50 minutes
  • See our transportation guide for Hangzhou East Railway Station.

Hangzhou Railway Station ( "杭州 Hangzhou" on tickets)

Hangzhou Railway Station (known to local residents as Chengzhan Station) is the oldest and main station in the city. It lies at the junction of Huancheng East Road and West Lake Avenue and is only 10 minutes' ride to West Lake.

Transportation to Hangzhou Railway Station

  • By bus: line 11, 21, 39, 116, 140, 185,210, 400; Y2; B2; K225, K508, K525, K900
  • By subway:Line 1
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Cost (includes expressway toll) Journey
    To Hangzhou East Railway Station 30 yuan (4.50 USD) 25 minutes
    To Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport 70 yuan (20 USD) (includes expressway toll) 40 minutes
    To West Lake 20 yuan (4 USD) 20 minutes

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