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Beijing to Shanghai Trains


Beijing and Shanghai, the two most influential cities in China, are well connected with trains. The fastest G trains are available every other 15 minutes to 30 minutes from 6:40 to 19:00. Railway company also provides comfortable overnight D trains departing in the evening and arrive early in the morning. Some normal trains are kept for those looking for budget travel.


Cost for train ride cost reasonable. For G trains, the second class seat is $79, first class seat is $126, business class seat is $249. The overnight Z trains offering luxury soft sleeper at $128, soft sleeper at $70, hard sleeper at $44, and hard seat at $24. The sleeper seats (further explanation of seat class) are quite comfortable and will save you a night accommodation in Shanghai. Choose the overnight D trains if it is under your budget.


Though there are frequently trains between these two cities, do not think that as “hop on” trains. Plan the trip in advance especially during public holidays.


Beijing to Shanghai Train List


Train No

Dep. Station

Dep. Time

Arr. Station

Arr. Time

Duration

Mileage

G101

Beijing South

6:36

Shanghai Hongqiao

12:40

6h4m

1318

G103

Beijing South

6:43

Shanghai Hongqiao

12:48

6h5m

1318

G5

Beijing South

7:00

Shanghai Station

11:40

4h40m

1325

G105

Beijing South

7:20

Shanghai Hongqiao

13:08

5h48m

1318

G143

Beijing South

7:50

Shanghai Hongqiao

13:12

5h22m

1318

G107

Beijing South

8:05

Shanghai Hongqiao

13:46

5h41m

1318

G109

Beijing South

8:15

Shanghai Hongqiao

14:17

6h2m

1318

G111

Beijing South

8:35

Shanghai Hongqiao

14:22

5h47m

1318

G113

Beijing South

8:50

Shanghai Hongqiao

14:33

5h43m

1318

G1

Beijing South

9:00

Shanghai Hongqiao

13:28

4h28m

1318

G41

Beijing South

9:12

Shanghai Hongqiao

14:49

5h37m

1318

G115

Beijing South

9:20

Shanghai Hongqiao

14:58

5h38m

1318

G117

Beijing South

9:25

Shanghai Hongqiao

15:38

6h13m

1318

G7

Beijing South

10:00

Shanghai Hongqiao

14:28

4h28m

1318

G119

Beijing South

10:05

Shanghai Hongqiao

15:51

5h46m

1318

G121

Beijing South

10:20

Shanghai Hongqiao

16:25

6h5m

1318

G123

Beijing South

11:05

Shanghai Hongqiao

16:50

5h45m

1318

G125

Beijing South

11:10

Shanghai Hongqiao

16:59

5h49m

1318

G411

Beijing South

11:20

Shanghai Hongqiao

17:25

6h5m

1318

G127

Beijing South

11:30

Shanghai Hongqiao

17:20

5h50m

1318

1461

Beijing Station

11:55

Shanghai Station

7:00

19h5m

1463

G9

Beijing South

12:00

Shanghai Hongqiao

16:36

4h36m

1318

G129

Beijing South

12:10

Shanghai Station

18:07

5h57m

1325

G131

Beijing South

12:20

Shanghai Hongqiao

18:16

5h56m

1318

G133

Beijing South

12:50

Shanghai Hongqiao

18:40

5h50m

1318

G135

Beijing South

13:05

Shanghai Hongqiao

18:59

5h54m

1318

G137

Beijing South

13:35

Shanghai Hongqiao

19:17

5h42m

1318

G139

Beijing South

13:45

Shanghai Hongqiao

20:05

6h20m

1318

G3

Beijing South

14:00

Shanghai Hongqiao

18:28

4h28m

1318

G43

Beijing South

14:05

Shanghai Hongqiao

19:43

5h38m

1318

G141

Beijing South

14:10

Shanghai Hongqiao

20:09

5h59m

1318

G145

Beijing South

14:35

Shanghai Hongqiao

20:33

5h58m

1318

G11

Beijing South

15:00

Shanghai Hongqiao

19:28

4h28m

1318

G155

Beijing South

15:45

Shanghai Hongqiao

21:41

5h56m

1318

G147

Beijing South

15:50

Shanghai Hongqiao

22:00

6h10m

1318

G169

Beijing South

16:40

Shanghai Hongqiao

22:35

5h55m

1318

G151

Beijing South

16:45

Shanghai Hongqiao

23:02

6h17m

1318

G13

Beijing South

17:00

Shanghai Hongqiao

21:36

4h36m

1318

G153

Beijing South

17:16

Shanghai Hongqiao

23:11

5h55m

1318

G157

Beijing South

17:36

Shanghai Hongqiao

23:32

5h56m

1318

G159

Beijing South

17:46

Shanghai Hongqiao

23:54

6h8m

1318

G15

Beijing South

18:00

Shanghai Station

22:43

4h43m

1325

G17

Beijing South

19:00

Shanghai Hongqiao

23:18

4h18m

1318

G21

Beijing South

19:08

Shanghai Station

23:40

4h32m

1325

Z281/Z284

Beijing Station

19:10

Shanghai Station

9:54

14h44m

1443

D701

Beijing Station

19:22

Shanghai Station

7:26

12h4m

1463

D709

Beijing South

19:46

Shanghai Station

7:46

12h0m

1454

T109

Beijing Station

20:05

Shanghai Station

11:00

14h55m

1463

D705

Beijing Station

21:21

Shanghai Station

9:21

12h0m

1463

 

What to see in Beijing


Beijing, often described as one of the most historic and cultural cities in China, Beijing's position as the capital city make it very appealing. Beijing has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and it has a lot to offer for tourists.


Attractive sights include Temple of Heaven, The Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, Hutong, Summer Palace, National Museum of China, Panjianyuan Market, Tian'anmen Square, Lama Temple, Olympic Green, 798 Art District etc. View a full list of Beijing tours.


Classic itinerary in Beijing

Day 1: Arrival Beijing
Day 2: The Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Jingshan Par, and Hutong Tour
Day 3: Great Wall and Temple of Heaven
Day 4: Summer Palace, Lama Temple. Then board train to Shanghai in the afternoon.


Summer Palace


What to see in Shanghai

Shanghai's diversity begins with its architectures. The city features an abundance of historic buildings left over centuries, but at the same time keeps up with the latest trends in modern structures. It is also a large international and cultural center.


Shanghai's essential includes Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Museum, Jin Mao Tower, Shikumen, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Zhujiajiao, M50, Xintiandi, The Old Street etc.


Classic itinerary in Shanghai:
Day 1: Arrival by overnight D train from Xian. Take a full day sightseeing including Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden. Evening leisure walk at Nanjing Road.
Day 2: Full day suburb visit to Zhujiajiao Water Town and M50 or Qibao Ancient Town.
Day 3. Depart from Shanghai.

Look for more tours in Shanghai



Booking Tips

1. Due to the frequent train operating between these cities, tickets are easier to book than other long distance trips. But you are still suggested to avoid the big festivals including National Day Holiday (Sep 31st to Oct 6th), and Spring Festival Eve (lunar calendar).


Train Travel Tips

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