There are more that 30 pairs of trains traveling between Shanghai and Changsha everyday. At a distance of 1100 kilometers (682 miles) between these two cities, it takes about 4.5 - 7hours on a high-speed train.

Now 23 pairs of high-speed trains and 4 pairs normal-speed overnight available, for normal train it takes about 10-16 hours for the whole journey. High-speed trains and overnight trains operate at different stations in both cities.

Departure Stations for high- speed train are all in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, but for the normal train are in Shanghai South (Nan) Railway Station.

High-Speed Train Timetable for Shanghai to Changsha

Train No. Time Duration
G1321 06:01 - 11:56 5 h 46 min
G1772 06:47 - 12:50 6 h 03 min
G2365 07:12 - 13:06 5 h 54 min
G1371 07:22 - 12:49 5 h 27min
G2189 07:32 - 13:11 5 h 39 min
G2189 07:32 - 13:11 5 h 39 min
G85 08:00 - 12:23 4 h 54 min
G1337 08:25 - 14:11 5 h 46 min
G1377 09:28 - 14:52 5 h 24 min
G1347 09:51 - 15:17 5 h 26 min
G1501 10:03 - 15:25 5 h 22 min
G2193 10:48 - 16:13 5 h 25 min
G1333 11:39 - 17:23 5 h 44 min
G1369 12:40 - 18:14 5 h 34 min
G1329 13:40 - 19:14 5 h 34 min
G1351 13:47 - 19:21 5 h 34 min
G1357(fastest) 15:01 - 19:46 4 h 45 min
G1776 15:17 - 21:24 6 h 07min
G1305 15:25 - 20:36 5 h 22 min

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Train Ticket Price for Shanghai to Changsha

Business Class Seat 1st Class Seat 2nd Class Seat
CNY 1497.5 - 1555.5 CNY 798.5 - 814 CNY 478 - 502.5

Maps of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station / Changsha Nan (South) Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is a long distance from the main city districts in Shanghai. The station mainly serves high-speed trains from Shanghai to major cities of China, such as Beijing, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, and Kunming.

It is located in the transportation hub with an airport, subway, and coach station nearby, which makes it easy for you to get to from other places in Shanghai, such as Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and the Bund.

  • Chinese name: 上海虹桥火车站
  • Address: 1500 Shengui Road, Minhang Area, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号)
  • Transportation: Subway line 2 & 10 & 17; taxi; bus

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Changsha Nan(South) Railway Station

Changsha Nan Railway Station

Changsha Nan Railway Station

Changsha South Railway Station is a new and important high-speed train railway station, connecting the high-speed lines for Beijing to Guangzhou and Shanghai to Kunming.

It is not very close to the downtown area, taking about 30 minutes to reach if you take the subway to this station from the city center.

  • Chinese name: 长沙南火车站
  • Address: Huahou Road, Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan 湖南省长沙市雨花区花侯路
  • Nearby transportation: subway station, taxi stands, bus stations, coach station

What to Eat on The Train? 


Shanghai Hongqiao– Changsha Nan 11:13-17:13 (G1375)

Food delivery service station: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Hangzhou Dong Railway Station, Nanchang Xi Railway Station

Available food: 

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station: KFC , Mcdonalds, Yonghe King (Pork with Salted Vegetable,Rice with Kung Pao Chicken) Huadong Yinji Restaurant (Braised Pork Belly set, Stewed Beef noodles), Laoniangjiu Restaurant (Shredded pork with fish flavor,Braise in soy sauce fish)

Hangzhou Dong Railway Station: KFC, Pizza Hut, Yonghe King Restaurant (Pork with Salted Vegetable,Rice with Kung Pao Chicken)Yuanzhen yuanwei Restaurant (Steamed Rice with Red-Cooked Pork,Rice with pork chop,Stewed Beef Tenderloin Chunks),Huadong Yinji Restaurant(Braised Pork Belly set, Stewed Beef noodles)

Nanchang Xi Railway Station:KFC,Diou coffee (Rice with chicken & mushrooms, Pork with Salted Vegetable)

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April, 20, 2020 Published by: Carrie Zhang