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Old Jul 22, 10, 5:05 am
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Question Shanghai - Nanjing High-Speed Trains Timetable

Hi everyone,

I just found out that the Shanghai - Najing high speed railway is open for service now. ^

However, I could not find a timetable for the non-stop trains. The site I usually use for chinese train travel, only shows connections of 2 hours+
http://www.chinatravelguide.com/ctgw...Submit1=submit

Does anyne have any additional insights? Would be highly appreciated
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Old Jul 22, 10, 5:20 am
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As usual, the online schedules are not always totally correct.

G7122
SH Hongqiao
06:06 Nanjing
07:47 1h41min

G7124
SH Hongqiao
06:12 Nanjing
08:04 1h52min

G7022
SH
06:32 Nanjing
08:23 1h51min

G7024
SH
06:41 Nanjing
08:31 1h50min

G7026
SH
07:02 Nanjing
08:48 1h46min

G7028
SH
07:23 Nanjing
09:04 1h41min

G7002
SH
08:00 Nanjing
09:15 1h15min

G7128
SH Hongqiao
07:35 Nanjing
09:33 1h38min

G7130
SH Hongqiao
07:51 Nanjing
09:42 1h51min

G7132
SH Hongqiao
08:20 Nanjing
10:02 1h42min

G7102
SH Hongqiao
09:00 Nanjing
10:13 1h13min

G7134
SH Hongqiao
08:34 Nanjing
10:33 1h59min

G7030
SH
08:47 Nanjing
10:38 1h51min

G7032
SH
09:13 Nanjing
10:58 1h45min

G7004
SH
10:00 Nanjing
11:15 1h15min

G7138
SH Hongqiao
09:35 Nanjing
11:34 1h59min

G7106
SH Hongqiao
11:00 Nanjing
12:13 1h13min

G7140
SH Hongqiao
10:28 Nanjing
12:20 1h52min

G7142
SH Hongqiao
10:34 Nanjing
12:32 1h58min

G7144
SH Hongqiao
10:44 Nanjing
12:38 1h54min

G7148
SH Hongqiao
11:18 Nanjing
13:07 1h49min

G7006
SH
12:00 Nanjing
13:15 1h15min

G7150
SH Hongqiao
11:24 Nanjing
13:23 1h59min

G7152
SH Hongqiao
11:41 Nanjing
13:37 1h56min

G7034
SH West
11:55 Nanjing
13:45 1h50min

G7034
SH
11:48 Nanjing
13:45 1h57min

G7154
SH Hongqiao
12:05 Nanjing
13:59 1h54min

G7108
SH Hongqiao
13:00 Nanjing
14:13 1h13min

G7156
SH Hongqiao
12:29 Nanjing
14:26 1h57min

G7158
SH Hongqiao
12:42 Nanjing
14:34 1h52min

G7160
SH Hongqiao
13:15 Nanjing
15:08 1h53min

G7008
SH
14:00 Nanjing
15:15 1h15min

G7162
SH Hongqiao
14:04 Nanjing
15:48 1h44min

G7112
SH Hongqiao
15:00 Nanjing
16:13 1h13min

G7036
SH
14:35 Nanjing
16:32 1h57min

G7166
SH Hongqiao
14:49 Nanjing
16:38 1h49min

G7170
SH Hongqiao
15:20 Nanjing
17:09 1h49min

G7010
SH
16:00 Nanjing
17:15 1h15min

G7038
SH
15:28 Nanjing
17:23 1h55min

G7038
SH West
15:35 Nanjing
17:23 1h48min

G7172
SH Hongqiao
15:50 Nanjing
17:47 1h57min

G7174
SH Hongqiao
16:04 Nanjing
17:53 1h49min

G7178
SH Hongqiao
16:16 Nanjing
18:07 1h51min

G7116
SH Hongqiao
17:00 Nanjing
18:13 1h13min

G7180
SH Hongqiao
16:31 Nanjing
18:30 1h59min

G7040
SH
16:43 Nanjing
18:39 1h56min

G7012
SH
18:00 Nanjing
19:15 1h15min

G7184
SH Hongqiao
18:05 Nanjing
19:53 1h48min

G7186
SH Hongqiao
18:10 Nanjing
20:02 1h52min

G7188
SH Hongqiao
18:20 Nanjing
20:07 1h47min

G7118
SH Hongqiao
19:00 Nanjing
20:13 1h13min

G7190
SH Hongqiao
18:50 Nanjing
20:49 1h59min

G7042
SH
19:07 Nanjing
21:05 1h58min

G7042
SH West
19:15 Nanjing
21:05 1h50min

G7044
SH
19:23 Nanjing
21:18 1h55min

G7192
SH Hongqiao
19:44 Nanjing
21:35 1h51min

G7046
SH West
19:58 Nanjing
21:48 1h50min

G7046
SH
19:50 Nanjing
21:48 1h58min

G7048
SH
20:02 Nanjing
21:58 1h56min

G7194
SH Hongqiao
20:18 Nanjing
22:14 1h56min

G7196
SH Hongqiao
20:27 Nanjing
22:24 1h57min

G7198
SH Hongqiao
20:40 Nanjing
22:31 1h51min

G7200
SH Hongqiao
20:50 Nanjing
22:43 1h53min

G7050
SH
21:06 Nanjing
22:49 1h43min




Not all trains are availalbe for booking (SH-NJ sector).

Last edited by Chinatrvl; Jul 22, 10 at 5:29 am
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Old Jul 22, 10, 5:38 am
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G7121
Nanjing
06:18 SH Hongqiao
08:13 1 h55min

G7021
Nanjing
06:35 SH
08:26 1 h51min

G7123
Nanjing
06:43 SH Hongqiao
08:32 1 h49min

G7125
Nanjing
07:00 SH Hongqiao
08:41 1 h41min

G7023
Nanjing
07:05 SH
08:54 1 h49min

G7127
Nanjing
07:11 SH Hongqiao
09:02 1 h51min

G7129
Nanjing
07:23 SH Hongqiao
09:09 1 h46min

G7025
Nanjing
07:35 SH
09:30 1 h55min

G7131
Nanjing
07:50 SH Hongqiao
09:39 1 h49min

G7001
Nanjing
08:00 SH
09:15 1 h15min

G7133
Nanjing
08:05 SH Hongqiao
09:47 1 h42min

G7135
Nanjing
08:11 SH Hongqiao
09:52 1 h41min

G7137
Nanjing
08:35 SH Hongqiao
10:21 1 h46min

G7139
Nanjing
08:45 SH Hongqiao
10:27 1 h42min

G7101
Nanjing
09:00 SH Hongqiao
10:13 1 h13min

G7027
Nanjing
09:35 SH
11:26 1 h51min

G7027
Nanjing
09:35 SH West
11:18 1 h43min

G7141
Nanjing
09:45 SH Hongqiao
11:36 1 h51min

G7003
Nanjing
10:00 SH
11:15 1 h15min

G7143
Nanjing
10:05 SH Hongqiao
11:53 1 h48min

G7145
Nanjing
10:15 SH Hongqiao
12:06 1 h51min

G7029
Nanjing
10:26 SH
12:08 1 h42min

G7147
Nanjing
10:45 SH Hongqiao
12:41 1 h56min

G7105
Nanjing
11:00 SH Hongqiao
12:13 1 h13min

G7153
Nanjing
11:45 SH Hongqiao
13:42 1 h57min

G7005
Nanjing
12:00 SH
13:15 1 h15min

G7031
Nanjing
12:05 SH
13:56 1 h51min

G7155
Nanjing
12:40 SH Hongqiao
14:28 1 h48min

G7033
Nanjing
12:50 SH West
14:36 1 h46min

G7033
Nanjing
12:50 SH
14:44 1 h54min

G7107
Nanjing
13:00 SH Hongqiao
14:13 1 h13min

G7035
Nanjing
13:08 SH
15:05 1 h57min

G7157
Nanjing
13:16 SH Hongqiao
15:10 1 h54min

K1221
Nanjing
13:33 SH
16:50 3 h17min

G7159
Nanjing
13:38 SH Hongqiao
15:28 1 h50min

G7161
Nanjing
13:47 SH Hongqiao
15:34 1 h47min

G7007
Nanjing
14:00 SH
15:15 1 h15min

G7163
Nanjing
14:27 SH Hongqiao
16:21 1 h54min

G7037
Nanjing
14:36 SH
16:33 1 h57min

G7039
Nanjing
14:45 SH
16:42 1 h57min

G7039
Nanjing
14:45 SH West
16:34 1 h49min

G7111
Nanjing
15:00 SH Hongqiao
16:13 1 h13min

G7165
Nanjing
15:10 SH Hongqiao
16:59 1 h49min

G7041
Nanjing
15:17 SH
17:10 1 h53min

G7167
Nanjing
15:49 SH Hongqiao
17:46 1 h57min

G7009
Nanjing
16:00 SH
17:15 1 h15min

G7169
Nanjing
16:06 SH Hongqiao
17:54 1 h48min

G7173
Nanjing
16:35 SH Hongqiao
18:34 1 h59min

G7115
Nanjing
17:00 SH Hongqiao
18:13 1 h13min

G7177
Nanjing
17:16 SH Hongqiao
18:59 1 h43min

G7181
Nanjing
17:30 SH Hongqiao
19:22 1 h52min

G7011
Nanjing
18:00 SH
19:15 1 h15min

G7183
Nanjing
18:15 SH Hongqiao
20:05 1 h50min

G7043
Nanjing
18:44 SH
20:42 1 h58min

G7117
Nanjing
19:00 SH Hongqiao
20:13 1 h13min

G7187
Nanjing
19:08 SH Hongqiao
21:03 1 h55min

G7189
Nanjing
19:16 SH Hongqiao
21:08 1 h52min

G7045
Nanjing
19:23 SH West
21:09 1 h46min

G7045
Nanjing
19:23 SH
21:17 1 h54min

G7047
Nanjing
19:50 SH
21:46 1 h56min

G7193
Nanjing
19:55 SH Hongqiao
21:52 1 h57min

G7049
Nanjing
20:18 SH
22:11 1 h53min

G7195
Nanjing
20:32 SH Hongqiao
22:30 1 h58min

G7197
Nanjing
20:58 SH Hongqiao
22:54 1 h56min

G7051
Nanjing
21:23 SH
23:04 1 h41min



Note: If somebody could tell me how to insert a table here, I'd be happy to edit my posts.
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Old Jul 22, 10, 10:53 am
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great! Thank you guys. That's very helpful
I was not aware that so many trains depart from Hongqiao station - Altough I'll most probably will use the main station service this time
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
In general nothing on the web is reliable in China, but this by far has been the best and most accurate website:

http://www.cnvol.com/
I've been using tielu.org for several years (first plugged by an FTer).
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Originally Posted by PhilMHG View Post
great! Thank you guys. That's very helpful
I was not aware that so many trains depart from Hongqiao station - Altough I'll most probably will use the main station service this time
Trains from Shanghai Main Station use conventional tracks and lower speeds so travel time will be longer. It really depends both on where you are starting your journey and what the final destination is.
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Originally Posted by PhilMHG View Post
great! Thank you guys. That's very helpful
I was not aware that so many trains depart from Hongqiao station - Altough I'll most probably will use the main station service this time
I'm willing to bet that Hongqiao Stn is much nicer, probably similar to BJ South Stn.
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
Originally Posted by moondog View Post
tielu.org
Ah, and I translated it... thanks

Originally Posted by mosburger View Post
Trains from Shanghai Main Station use conventional tracks and lower speeds so travel time will be longer. It really depends both on where you are starting your journey and what the final destination is.
Well, all the (bi-) hourly express trains (without any stops between SH and NJ) leave from SH main station. I assume trains are running on the same tracks from SH Hongqiao to Nanjing, and it's just the part from SH main to Hongqiao that makes the trip a little longer, no?
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
I've been using tielu.org for several years (first plugged by an FTer).
Wow, never knew about this. Awesome. While it still shows the Dongche trains (D trains) between the cities, most of the ticket machines will not let you buy tickets on the Dongche between Nanjing and Shanghai. Not sure how to do this anymore (hence lots of complaints from people about the ticket prices).

Originally Posted by mosburger View Post
Trains from Shanghai Main Station use conventional tracks and lower speeds so travel time will be longer. It really depends both on where you are starting your journey and what the final destination is.
Well, check the schedule. The hype over the new highspeed train (called Gaotie in Chinese: short for gaosutielu = high speed railway) is that it only takes 1:15 from Shanghai to Nanjing. But most of the G trains make stops along the way so most of them range from 1:40-2:20, which really isn't that much faster than the highspeed trains (called Dongche - which are pretty new themselves) around 2:30.

Originally Posted by moondog View Post
I'm willing to bet that Hongqiao Stn is much nicer, probably similar to BJ South Stn.
Hongqiao station is really nice, when I rode the train two weeks ago they were still doing construction like mad to finish the rest of the tracks. It just opened when the new line opened. Keep in mind it is by the Hongqiao airport, so distance is further. Also, cabs are quite used to going to the Hongqiao station yet so I had to wait awhile to catch a cab when my train got back.

Originally Posted by Chinatrvl View Post
Well, all the (bi-) hourly express trains (without any stops between SH and NJ) leave from SH main station. I assume trains are running on the same tracks from SH Hongqiao to Nanjing, and it's just the part from SH main to Hongqiao that makes the trip a little longer, no?
As I previously said, it's the stops that make the trains go slower or longer. If you look carefully, the non-stop trains only take 1:15 to Shanghai, and 1:13 to Shanghai Hongqiao, so really not that different. Business class tickets on these trains sell out pretty fast.
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
Well, check the schedule. The hype over the new highspeed train (called Gaotie in Chinese: short for gaosutielu = high speed railway) is that it only takes 1:15 from Shanghai to Nanjing. But most of the G trains make stops along the way so most of them range from 1:40-2:20, which really isn't that much faster than the highspeed trains (called Dongche - which are pretty new themselves) around 2:30.
When I remember correctly, at the time the project was made public (2005-2006?), the goal was to provide a suburban style train system on the corridor (Hefei)-Nanjing-Shanghai, with G and D trains. G trains are supposed to connect all major cities every 10 or 20 minutes ("metro") style, whilst D trains are (or eventually will) stop in smaller cities as well, and continue to destinations outside the SH-NJ main corridor.

Therefore, it could be (chinese) logic not to sell through tickets from SH to NJ on D trains, as they're meant to connect smaller cities.

I believe to recall the goal was that there's a G train from e.g. Suzhou to Shanghai every 10 minutes, and a D train every 5 (I do recall I was stunned by the short intervals...). But, I last read about this in Suzhou in 2006, and a quick google or baidu didn't give any detailed results either.

Does anyone know more?
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While I haven't had the chance to take the new connection, a friend used it for the short Suzhou - Kunshan hop and remarked that ticket prices in 1st class were double the D train fare.

Not sure if that is accurate but this China Daily article also mentions substantially higher fares than for other highspeed services:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_11038626.htm

"A ticket for the express train is twice as expensive as that of a high-speed train (CHR), without saving any time," said Fu Tingting, a 37-year-old passenger who frequently travels between Shanghai and Nanjing.
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Originally Posted by mosburger View Post
Not sure if that is accurate but this China Daily article also mentions substantially higher fares than for other highspeed services:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_11038626.htm
These are the prices I found for Shanghai - Nanjing:

G-Trains: 146 RMB / 233 RMB

D-Trains: 94 RMB / 113 RMB

So quite a price premium, but compared to Europe/Japan still very cheap
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Took a G train to Zhenjiang yesterday. Travel time was 10 minutes shorter than D trains i normally take. All stations along the SH-NJ route have new "Inter-city" stations to accommodate the G trains, all well designed, as is the Hongqiao station. Note though that there were no F&B outlets in the waiting hall. I walked to the HQ airport terminal 2 (5 minutes walk), but all coffee shops were still closed at 8am. The design of the station is much more pleasant than Shanghai Train Station (logistics, cleanliness, layout). The G trains (3rd generation CRH) are not much different than their predecessors, similar layout and comfort in both classes. Prices are substantially higher and trains are just as busy (meaning no same day purchases, unless you get lucky).
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Note though that there were no F&B outlets in the waiting hall. I walked to the HQ airport terminal 2 (5 minutes walk), ).
This sounds very promising actually, if coming from, say, Seoul-Gimpo or Tokyo-Haneda. Would you say the walk is easily doable with luggage?

Ah, finally a convenient way from a Shanghai airport to the Yangtze delta?
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