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Shanghai – Xi’an Trains

There are 21 pairs of trains between Shanghai and Xi’an, including 9 pairs of G category high-speed trains, a pair of D category overnight trains, 5 pairs of Z category trains, 2 pairs of T category overnight trains and 5 pairs of K category trains.

  • Distance:1,387 kilometers (862 miles)
  • Shorest duration: 5 hours and 56 minutes
  • Number of trains: 10 pairs of high-speed trains and 12 pairs of normal-speed trains

Shanghai – Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

Shanghai to Xi’an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on January 15th, 2019)

Day-time G-category trains: Shanghai Hongqiao to Xi'an North
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G1970 06:10 13:22 7h12m
G1974 07:17 14:26 7h9m
G360 08:36 14:32 5h56m
G1920 09:24 16:25 7h1m
G1924 11:40 19:06 7h26m
G1928 12:55 20:19 7h24m
G1932 13:44 20:31 6h47m
G1936 16:12 22:54 6h42m
G1940 17:06 23:33 6h27m
Overnight D-category train: Shanghai Railway Station to Xi'an North
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
D306 22:55 10:02 the next day 11h7m

Xi’an to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules

(Update on January 15th, 2019)

Day-time G-category trains: Xi'an North to Shanghai Hongqiao
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
G1970 06:10 13:22 7h12m
G1974 07:17 14:26 7h9m
G360 08:36 14:32 5h56m
G1920 09:24 16:25 7h1m
G1924 11:40 19:06 7h26m
G1928 12:55 20:19 7h24m
G1932 13:44 20:31 6h47m
G1936 16:12 22:54 6h42m
G1940 17:06 23:33 6h27m
Overnight D-category train: Xi'an North to Shanghai Railway Station
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
D306 22:55 10:02 the next day 11h7m

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How to Choose Train Type and Seat

G TrainThe G Train

G train – It is the fastest train between Shanghai and Xi’an. It takes around only 7 hours covering 1470 km (915 miles). G trains operate during day time. The terminal stations Shanghai Hongqiao and Xi’an North are far from downtown. Business class, first class and second class are available on a G train between Shanghai and Xi’an.

D train – There is only one overnight bullet train running between Shanghai and Xi’an. It is the second fastest train between Shanghai and Xi’an. Facilities on this train are modern and relatively new. Soft sleeper and second class are available on this train. Tickets fare is more expensive than it on ordinary trains.

Z train – Running between Shanghai Railway Station (central) and Xi’an Railway Station (central), Z train is the fastest train among ordinary trains. Soft sleeper, hard sleeper and hard seat are available on all the trains between Shanghai and Xi’an. There is deluxe soft sleeper on one of the Z trains – Z92/Z94.

T train – There are two T trains running between Shanghai Railway Station (central) and Xi’an Railway Station (central). Type of seat includes soft sleeper, hard sleeper and hard seat.

K train – K train is the slowest train among ordinary trains. It is not recommended if there are other options. Type of seat includes soft sleeper, hard sleeper and hard seat.

Read more about how to choose train types and seats.

Read more about Overnight trains in China.

Shanghai Railway StationShanghai Railway Station

How to Choose Train Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

All the G-category high-speed trains between Shanghai and Xi’an depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. This airport-like train station is very large and and it is one of the busiest stations in China.

Transportation to Shanghai Hongqiao Station

  • By bus: airport shuttle bus, Hongqiao Line 6, Hongqiao Line 7, Hongqiao Line 10
  • By subway: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 10

Shanghai Railway Station

Ordinary trains and the overnight bullet train depart from Shanghai Railway Station, which is centrally located, it is also large and busy.

Transportation to Shanghai Railway Station

  • By bus: 329, 573, 741, 822, 844, 955, airport line 5
  • By subway: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3

Xi’an Railway Station

Xi’an Railway Station is centrally located for all the ordinary trains between Xi’an and Shanghai. And it is the main train station for most of the ordinary trains in Xi’an.

Transportation to Xi’an Railway Station

  • By bus: 1, 2, airport shuttle bus line 2, 9, 13, 14, 25, 30, 40, 41, 42, 103, 105, 201, 231
  • By subway: Currently, there is no direct subway line to Xi’an Railway Station. The nearest subway station to Xi’an Railway Station is “Wulukou” Station, which can be reached by subway line 1.

Xi’an North Railway Station

The newly built Xi’an North Railway Station is far away from downtown, serving for most of the high-speed trains in Xi’an.

Transportation to Xi’an North Railway Station

  • By bus: 215, 229, 260, 263, 264, 265, 266
  • By subway: Line 1, Line 2

Xi’an South Railway Station

The newly-built Xi’an South Railway Station is located in Chang’an District and far away from downtown. Currently, there is no subway to Xi’an South Railway Station. The most convenient way is take a taxi.

  • By bus: 4-23, 920, 918

Useful Tips

  • Overnight train between Shanghai and Xi’an are very popular. It is advised that you book the tickets as early as possible, especially during holidays.
  • Shanghai Railway Station and Xi’an Railway Station are located in downtown, while Shanghai Hongqiao Station and Xi’an North Station are far from city center. Please pay attention when choosing trains.