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Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail Line

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Nowadays, taking a high speed bullet train is a popular and wise choice for your Beijing Shanghai tour. It is fast, comfortable, advanced, safe and with quite fair price. The 1318-kilometer-long Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway, put into service in 2011, is one of the most busiest high speed rail lines in China, even the world. And it has became a common speedy transfer choice besides flying.

Generally, there are more than 30 pairs of high speed bullet trains running between Beijing and Shanghai every day. Most of them are G trains (with a speed of 300 km/h) that only takes about 4.5 to 6 hours. More surprisingly, there are some Fuxing trains running between Beijing and Shanghai with the speed of about 350km/h. Therefore, you can travel between the profound ancient capital city and the modern fashionable metropolis with real high speed and advanced train facilities at true ease.

As this high speed railway stretches from the north to the east China, passing several distinct provinces, you can still get chance to stop by and even get off to visit Tianjin (天津), Jinan (济南), Qufu (曲阜), Nanjing (南京), Wuxi (无锡), Suzhou (苏州), etc. Please check the detailed high speed railway map at below.

Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train Schedules

● Beijing to Shanghai

Train Type From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
G Trains Beijing South Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Over 45 About 07:00-19:00 About 4.5-6 hours
Overnight D Trains Beijing /
Beijing South
Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
About 3 About 19:30-21:00 About 12 hours

● Shanghai to Beijing

Train Type From To Frequency (day) Operating Hours Duration Detailed Schedule >
G Trains Shanghai /
Shanghai Hongqiao
Beijing South About 45 About 06:30-19:00 About 4.5-6.5 hours
Overnight D Trains Shanghai/
Shanghai Hongqiao
Beijing South About 2 About 19:00-21:00 About 12 hours

Special Fuxing Trains between Beijing and Shanghai

Fuxing Train is a newest high speed train type which is entirely designed and made by China. It made its first run on Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway in 2017. It is a multiple unit train with the most advanced facilities and highest running speed of China. Fuxing Trains have been used on many high speed lines, and automated Fuxing Trains have running between Beijing and Shanghai at a speed of 350 km per hour. This set of truebred Chinese trains not only cut the traveling duration down to only 4.5 hours between Beijing and Shanghai, but also indicate that China becomes the country with trains of the highest commercial travel speed in the world. At present, the Fuxing Train has three main categories, which are CR400 series (including “Blue Dolphin”, “Golden Phoenix”, speed: 350 km/h), CR300 series (speed: 250km/h) and CR200J Series (speed: 160km/h).

What to See along Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway

Only the superb bullet train speed experience in your Beijing Shanghai high speed train travel? Definitely not! Besides that, you are going to embrace a lot of classic historical and cultural sites to know China better, wonderful creations of natural world, taste many sorts of special food, meet many interesting local citizens there, etc. in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, Tianjin……

Beijing South Railway Station

Address: No.12, Yongwai Street, Fengtai District, Beijing (北京市丰台区永外大街12号 - 北京南站); about 25mins for 7km to downtown by car.

Transportation: Transportation: not far from the city center, Beijing South Station needs about 25-30mins to go to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Besides, you can transfer by local Metro Line 4 and Line 1 for about 40 mins. Besides, Metro Line 14 is available in this station, you can also go to many attractions and other places by the convenient Metro System in Beijing.

China Train Travel Tips

Class of Ticket

You can usually choose from the First Class Seat, the Second Class Seat or Business Class Seat on the high speed trains. While, there are three types offered on the normal train, including Soft Sleeper, Hard Sleeper and Hard Seat. 

Book, Collect, Alter and Cancel

Foreign tourists can book train ticket online or via a ticket agency, or buy the tickets physically at the train station with your valid passport. Train ticket alteration and cancellation are only available at ticket counters. 

Board & Get off

1) Prepare your passport and China Visa; 2) Get to the right train station at least 30 mins in advance; 3) Collect your train ticket; 4) Read your train ticket; 5) Pass the security control; 6) Pass through Security & Luggage Checks; 7) Find the right waiting room; 8) Cross the ticket checking gate; 9) Get to the right platform; 10) Get on your train. 

Baggage Allowance

Passengers don’t need to check luggage separately. Each passenger is allowed to carry luggage in certain weight and volume, but without limitation of amount and types. 

Facilities and Service

All high speed trains in China are equipped with advanced facilities and good service, including luggage racks, air-conditioner, power socket, dining car, hot water, etc.

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