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Shanghai - Guangzhou Train: Schedule, Price, Transportation to Station

There are 11 pairs of trains between Shanghai and Guangzhou, including 4 pairs of daytime high-speed trains, 3 pairs of overnight high-speed trains and 4 pairs of ordinary-speed overnight trains. 

Shanghai and Guangzhou are first-tier cities in China, with several large and busy train stations. G category high-speed trains run between Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shenzhen North Railway Station, which are far away from downtown. Ordinary-speed overnight trains run between Shanghai / Shanghai South Railway Station and Guangzhou / Guangzhou East Railway Station, which are located near downtown.

Shanghai – Guangzhou Train Schedule

Update on July 11th 2017

Train Type Departure Arrival Duration Ticket Price
G train: daytime high-speed train Shanghai Hongqiao Station Guangzhou South Station 6h51m-8h40m
  • Business class:USD367
  • First class:USD192
  • Second class:USD116
D train: overnight high-speed train Shanghai South Station Guangzhou South Station 11h20m
  • Deluxe soft sleeper:USD205
  • Soft sleeper:USD112
  • Second class:USD77
Z train: direct express train Shanghai Railway Station Guangzhou East Station 20h35m – 24h33m
  • Soft sleeper:USD75
  • Hard sleeper:USD48
  • Hard seat:USD30
T train: express train Shanghai South Station Guangzhou Railway Station 18h34m
  • Soft sleeper:USD82
  • Hard sleeper:USD48
  • Hard seat:USD28
K train: fast train Shanghai South Station Guangzhou Railway Station 21h53m-23h33m
  • Soft sleeper:USD92
  • Hard sleeper:USD50
  • Hard seat:USD30

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Transportation to Train Stations

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There are several train stations in large cities including Shanghai and Guangzhou. Make sure you don’t go to the wrong one before boarding the train.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

G category high-speed train between Shanghai and Guilin departs from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, which is far from downtown. Shanghai Hongqiao Station is airport-like, and it is one of the busiest stations in China.

  • By bus: airport shuttle bus, Hongqiao Line 6, Hongqiao Line 7, Hongqiao Line 10
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Shanghai Railway Station Line 1 & Line 2 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Shanghai South Station Line 3 & Line 10 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Renmin Square Line 2 50 minutes USD1 (RMB6)
  • By Taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Shanghai Railway Station 1 hour USD12 (RMB80)
    Shanghai South Station 40 minutes USD11 (RMB70)
    Renmin Square 40 minutes USD12 (RNB80)
Shanghai Railway StationShanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station is centrally located, it is also large and busy. One can easily reach this station by subway, bus and taxi.

  • By bus: 329, 573, 741, 822, 844, 955, airport line 5
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station Line 1 & Line 2 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Shanghai South Station Line 3 30 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
    Renmin Square Line 1 20 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station 1 hour USD12 (RMB80)
    Shanghai South Station 30 minutes USD10 (RMB68)
    Renmin Square 20 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
Shanghai South StationThe Waiting Room in Shanghai South Station

Shanghai South Railway Station

Shanghai South Station is located in Minhang District. It is the third largest station in Shanghai, and one of the busiest stations in China.

  • By bus: 144, 180, 218, 301, 303, 315, 326, 341, 50, 703, 729, 803, 816
  • By subway: Line 1 & Line 3 & Line 4
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station Line 3 & Line 10 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Shanghai Railway Station Line 3 30 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
    Renmin Square Line 1 30 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Shanghai Hongqiao Station 40 minutes USD11 (RMB70)
    Shanghai Railway Station 30 minutes USD10 (RMB68)
    Renmin Square 35 minutes USD11 (RMB70)

Guangzhou Railway Station

  • By bus: B, B2A, 25, 30, 31, 180, 201, 210, 211, 228, 254, 257, 275, 529, 550, 552, 803
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Guangzhou South Station Line 2 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Guangzhou East Station Line 3 & Line 5 20 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
    Beijing Road Line 2 & Line 6 20 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Guangzhou South Station 1 hour USD11 (RMB70)
    Guangzhou East Station 30 minutes USD6 (RMB40)
    Beijing Road 30 minutes USD6 (RMB40)
Guangzhou South StationGuangzhou South Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station

  • By bus: K6, Pan 110, Pan 99, Pan 108, Pan 129, 288A, 301A, 303A, 309A, 312, K330
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Guangzhou Railway Station Line 2 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Guangzhou East Station Line 2 & Line 3 & Line 6 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Beijing Road Line 2 & Line 6 50 minutes USD1 (RMB6)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Guangzhou Railway Station 1 hour USD11 (RMB70)
    Guangzhou East Station 1 hour USD10 (RMB68)
    Beijing Road 50 minutes USD10 (RMB68)

Guangzhou East Station

Guangzhou East StationGuangzhou East Station
  • By bus: 11, 122A, 175, 183, 185, 195, 209, 214, 233, 256, 263, 280, 302A, 302, 808, 810A, B19
  • By subway:
    Subway Station Subway Line Duration Cost
    Guangzhou South Station Line 2 & Line 3 1 hour USD1 (RMB6)
    Guangzhou Railway Station Line 3 & Line 5 20 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
    Beijing Road Line 3 & Line 6 20 minutes USD0.7 (RMB4)
  • By taxi:
    Taxi Stand Duration Cost
    Guangzhou South Station 1 hour USD11 (RMB70)
    Guangzhou Railway Station 30 minutes USD6 (RMB40)
    Beijing Road 30 minutes USD6 (RMB40)