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Shanghai Transport

Last updated by wendysong at 4/24/2017

The Hu Ning (between shanghai and Ningbo) and the Hu Hang (between shanghai and Hangzhou) railways lead shanghai to the other places of China. There are shanghai station (locally called the new station), the west station in shanghai (the former Zhen Ru station) and shanghai south station(the former new Long Hua station) among which shanghai station to be the main station with 70 couples of trains coming from and going to the big and middle cities in China.

In the west station, there are departure trains to Yan Tai and Zao Zhuang (in Shan Dong province), Gan Zhou (in Jiang Xi province), Cheng Du (in Si Chuan) and 8 couples of passing trains as well as the rail line from shanghai to Zhang Jia Jie (a tourism place in Hu Nan province) directly. At the south station, there are 11 couples of arriving trains and departure trains between shanghai and Hangzhou, JiaShan and the Gold Mountain.

Shanghai Railway Station

Location: Shanghai Railway Station is located on Moling Road in the Zhabei District of Shanghai. It is 309 kilometers away from Nanjing West Station, 201 kilometers away from Hangzhou Railway Station, 2 kilometers away from Shanghai North Railway Station, and 1463 kilometers away from the Beijing Railway Station.

Brief Introduction

Shanghai Railway Station has the heaviest passenger traffic of all railway stations in Shanghai. It is on a stop of the Shanghai Metro Line 3, Line 1 and Line 4 subway lines. It is called “The New Railway Station” by locals. It replaced the old Shanghai Railway Station (the "Old North Railway Station”). Since Shanghai is one of the major hubs in China’s rail network, trains departing from the station leave for destinations all over China, including high-speed EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) trains to Beijing, the Express Train to Tianjin, and the Express Coach to Kowloon in Hong Kong. Unlike most stations in China, there is an Immigration Check Point and Customs office at the station for the Shanghai-Kowloon (Hong Kong) Express Train. At present, there are eight regular waiting areas and a soft seat waiting area, as well as a special terminal for the Hong Kong express train, and Immigration and Customs. The ticket hall of the Shanghai Railway Station has a total of more than 80 ticket windows, including 20 at a ticket office in the Beijing East Road Huangpu District.


Outside the Shanghai Railway Station are two plazas in the north and in the south. The north square is under reconstruction. Passengers can check out and reach the exchange hub through a passage at the southeast exit of Shanghai Metro Line 1. Due to its excellent connection with the Shanghai local bus network, the station can also easily be reached by scores of bus lines. Night buses are available to every district.
Shanghai Metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4 all pass next to the station, so there is an adjacent interchange station of the same name. The location of the stop for Line 1 differs from the location of the stop for Line 3 and Line 4. There is discount with Shanghai Public Transportation Cards. Since June 2008, passengers can enjoy 30 minutes of continuous billing with the Shanghai Public Transportation Card.

Services in the Shanghai Railway Station

1. The pre-sale period for high-speed EMU train tickets is 20 days. Tickets are available for purchase at the EMU ticket office, at ticket windows and other special ticket offices and at ticket outlets. Notices for EMU train ticket sales are posted at special ticket offices and ticket outlets.
2. icket sales will be stopped 10 minutes before the departure of EMU trains.
3. Refunds of tickets are required at the train station before the departure of the train, and a 20% refund fee should be charged. Except for passengers with sudden injury and illness, tickets will not be refunded after the departure of the train.

Special services
There is ticketing purchasing assistance for those aged 80 and over (with relevant documents), pregnant women, mothers with infants, and those who can’t walk.

Shanghai-HongKong/Hong Kong-Shanghai Train

The Train T100 goes from Hong Kong (Hung Hom Station) to Shanghai (Shanghai Railway Station) every other day by alternating back and forth, and train T99 goes the other way. It takes about 25 hours for a single trip.

Shanghai South Railway Station

As the south gate of Shanghai, Shanghai South Railway Station is a transportation hub linking the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and South China together. More than 30 pairs of trains operate in Shanghai South Railway Station each day, most of which leave for major cities of South China, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province, including Hangzhou, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Wuchang, Yantai, Jinhua, Nanchang, Shiyan, Chongqing, Huaihua, Zhanjiang, Shenzhen, Yichang, Jianggangshan, Chengdu, Suzhou, Ganzhou, Haikou, Pingdingshan, Hengyang, Xuzhou and Jiangshan, Nanning, Shaoyang and Kunming.

Shanghai South Railway Station is composed of three floors and the South Square and the North Square, of which the upper floor serves as waiting halls and ticket checking passages. The middle floor is home to 13 railway rails and 10 on-board and off-board platforms, VIP waiting halls and a passage linking to the two squares. The lower floor serves as an exit passageway, which is well-connected with subway line 1 and 3.

Location: 289, Laohumin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-54353535
Getting there: bus 144, 236, 763, 180, 301, 867, 937, 315, 729, 180, 747, 803, 303, 164, 341 and 729; subway line 1 and 3
Opening time: all day

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is the largest and modernest one of its kind in Shanghai, which directly leads to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Not only are the high-speed trains to Nanjing, Beijing, Huzhou, Hefei, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Jinan, Tianjin, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha, Wenzhou, Nanchang, Jinhua and Wuxi available in the station, but also the ordinary passenger express trains to Zhengzhou, Hankou, Wuchang, Yichang, Xiamen, Quzhou, Yiwu and Qingdao are available.

Location: Shengui Road, Hongqiao, Minhang District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-95105123
Getting there: bus 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 23, 173, 320, 4, 316 and 941; subway line 2 and 10
Opening time: all day


Subway line 10 (operating from 5:55 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) will take passengers from the station to T1 Terminal of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
Subway line 2 will take passengers from the station to Shanghai Pudong International Airport within one and a half hours.

Shanghai West Railway Station

Shanghai West Railway Station is 5 kilometers (3 miles) west of Shanghai Railway Station, where all the high-speed trains leave for Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou.
Location: 1, Taopu Road, Putuo District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-64511039
Getting there: Bus 1, 106, 129, 319, 742, 768, 944; subway line 11
Opening time: all day

List of Shanghai Railway Ticket Agencies

Shanghai Wugong Hotel

Location: No. 431, Fuzhou Road, Shanghai
Hot line: 021- 63260303
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shanghai Zhonglv International Travel Service

Location: No. 108, Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Hot line: 021- 63276950
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shanghai Meian Department Store

Location: No. 374, Zaoyang Road, Changning District, Shanghai
Hot line: 021- 52662205
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shanghai Railway Travel Service

Location: No. 205, Yixian Road, Shanghai
Hot line: 021- 65601835
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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