Guangzhou City

Guangzhou City View

At a distance of 1705 kilometers (1059 miles) to travel between Shanghai and Guangzhou, it takes about 7 - 11 hours on a high-speed train.

From Shanghai to Guangzhou, there are four high speed trains available daily. From Guangzhou to Shanghai, three or six bullet trains are on sale. Some of the trains are overnight trains, which offer sleeper tickets.

All the trains are departing or arriving at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station. These two stations are the main and largest stations in Shanghai and Guangzhou. Thus, it's very easy to transfer to any other places in the cities from the two stations.

High-Speed Train Timetable between Shanghai and Guangzhou

Departure Railway Station Arrival Railway Station Train No. Time Duration
Shanghai Hongqiao Guangzhou South G85 (fastest) 08:00–14:51 6 h 51 min
G1301 10:24–19:02 8 h 38 min
G99 14:10–21:33 7 h 23 min
G1305 15:25–23:38 8 h 13 min

Departure Railway Station Arrival Railway Station Train No. Time Duration
Guangzhou South Shanghai Hongqiao G86 (fastest) 08:00–14:48 6 h 48 min
G1304 13:24–21:51 8 h 27 min
G1306 15:38–23:12 7 h 34 min
D933 (sleeper) 19:24-06:50 11 h 26 min
D937 (sleeper) 19:34-06:55 11 h 21 min
D943 (sleeper) 19:39-07:00 11 h 21 min

To book your train tickets, please download China Train Booking app.

Train Ticket Price for Shanghai to Guangzhou

Ticket price on G-trains and D-trains are different. Personal soft sleeper tickets on D-trains are cheaper, and you can save a night of hotel bill.

Train Type Business Class Seat 1st Class Seat 2nd Class Seat
G-Train CNY 2492.5 CNY 1302.5 CNY 793
Train Type Superior Soft Sleeper Personal Soft Sleeper 2nd Class Seat
D-Train CNY 1070 CNY 630 CNY 525.5

Maps of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

The Bund in Shanghai

The Bund in Shanghai

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is a long distance from the main city districts in Shanghai.

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
  • Nearby hotels: Howard Johnson Hongqiao Airport Hotel, Cordis Shanghai Hongqiao, MEHOOD HOTEL (Shanghai Hongqiao Business District)
  • E-ticket: support to use e-ticket
From To Transportation Time Price
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Subway line 10 22 min CNY 3
Taxi 25 min CNY 30
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Maglev train -> Subway line 2 1 h 30 min CNY 56
Subway line 2 1 h 50 min CNY 8
Airport express line 1 2 h 30 min CNY 34
Taxi 55 min CNY 250
The Bund Subway line 2 / 10 1 h CNY 5
Taxi 30 min CNY 80
Shanghai Disneyland Subway line 11->10 1 h 35 min CNY 7
Taxi 50 min CNY 160

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Maps of Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station

Train from Guangzhou South Railway Station

Train from Guangzhou South Railway Station

Guangzhou South Railway Station is the largest railway station in Guangzhou. Serving more than 500 thousand passengers daily, there are always long queues waiting to board in front of the entry, the ticketing window, and the checking areas.

Thus, if you are departing from Guangzhou South Railway Station, it’s better to set off earlier, e.g. 1.5h before departure, from your hotel.

  • Chinese Name: Guangzhou Nan Zhan, 广州南站
  • Address: Shixing Avenue South, Shibi Street, Panyu District, Guangzhou. 广州番禹区石壁街石兴大道南
  • Transportation: Taxi (recommended), metro, subway line 2 & 7
  • Nearby hotels: Days Inn South Guangzhou Raiway Station, Sovereign Garden Hotel, Guangzhou Pan Yu President Hotel, Aoyuan Golf Hotel
  • E-ticket: support to use e-ticket

Guangzhou South Railway Station map >>>

From To Transportation Time Price
Guangzhou South Railway Station Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Subway line 2->3 1 h 20 min CNY 9
Airport express 2 h 30 min CNY 60
Taxi 1h CNY 200
China Import and Export Fair Complex Subway line 2->8 50 min CNY 6
Taxi 30 min CNY 65
Beijing Road Subway line 2 45 min CNY 5
Taxi 35 min CNY 65
Zhuhai Inter-city train 1 h CNY 56 - 205
Taxi 1 h 35 min > CNY 300

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What to Eat on The Train? 


Shanghai Hongqiao–Guangzhou Nan G1305(15:25 – 23:34)

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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May,22, 2020 Published by: Jolie Chow