Shanghai South Railway Station Guides
Shanghai South Railway Station (Chinese name 上海南站, Shanghai Nan Zhan) is located in Xuhui District, 9km northwest of the downtown of Shanghai. Operated in 1998 and rebuilt in 2002, this station was reopened on July 01 2006. This station covers 50,000 square metres, and has 6 island platforms, 13 railway tracks. Shanghai South Railway Station combines both ordinary passenger train station (denoted with letter Z/T/K) and high-speed train station(G/D/C series) that serves 97 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Shanghai-Hangzhou Rails.
Shanghai South Railway Station has 4 floors. The departures hall, entrance, ticket offices are on 2F. The exit, arrivalss and platforms are on 1F. The metro stations are on B1.
|2F Level||The departures hall, Waiting Lounge, entrance, taxi drop-off areas, some restaurants, including McDonald's|
|1F Level||Arrivals, exits, transfers, platforms and tracks, North and South Squares, taxi pick-up areas, bus stations, platforms and tracks of metro line 3|
|B1||Metro line 1 and line 3 station, transfer|
|B2||platforms and tracks of metro line 1|
Map and Location
Address: No.289, Huming Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
How many railway stations in Shanghai?
Shanghai Railway Station is located in Jingan district, northwest of Shanghai downtown.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is located in Hongqiao district, 13km west of Shanghai downtown.
Shanghai South Railway Station is located in Xuhui district, 9km southwest of Shanghai downtown.
Shanghai West Railway Station is located in Putuo district, 8km northwest of Shanghai downtown.
The public transports are included Metro line 1, line 3, bus and taxi. Metro trains are mostly recommended, How to get to Shanghai South Railway Station?
Metro line 1, line 3
Shanghai south railway station can be reached by Metro Line 1 and Line 3 of the Shanghai Metro system. Metro trains are mostly recommended public transport to get to or leave Shanghai South Railway Station, including from the downtown, Hongqiao Airport and Pudong Airport
Platforms and tracks of metro line 1 are on B2, platforms and tracks of metro line 3 are on 1F. The station halls of two metro lines are on B1, the transfer between line 1 and line 3 is one underground passage.
Subway Line 1: the first metro train is at 05:40 and the last is at 23:00
Subway Line 3: the first metro train is at 06:05 and the last is at 23:00
Metro ticket price is RMB3-RMB7
Taxi is one convenient and fast, but also the most expensive way to get to or leave Shanghai South Railway Station.
Taxi drop-off areas on the 2F and the pick-up areas are on 1F on south square (near coach station)
Taxi Fee Standard(the fuel surcharge is 1RMB one way)
|3~10 km||RMB2.1 per km||RMB2.4 per km|
|over15 km||RMB3.6 per km||RMB4.7 per km|
There is one bus stations on north square and one bus station on South square. Total 22 bus routes to or pass Shanghai South Railway Station, including bus lines 14, 867 etc.
How to get to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA)?
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is located 17km northwest of Shanghai South Railway Station. How to get to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport from Shanghai South Railway Station, please click on here to get details.
How to get to Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)?
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is located 42km east of Shanghai South Railway Station. How to get to Shanghai Pudong Airport from Shanghai South Railway Station, please click on here to get details.
Step 1: Get to the entrance of Shanghai South Railway Station by metro, Taxi, Bus or Car 45 minutes before train departure.
Step 2: Go through Security Check and real-name ID check to enter departure Hall by showing passport.
Step 3: Find the Boarding Gate (Ticket Check Gate). The gate No. will be in the confirmation email we send to you.
Step 4: Have a seat near the gate to wait for check-in and boarding. The boarding gate will be opened 20 - 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
Step 5: Ticket check. Please show your passport and confirmation No. to station staff to check in. The boarding gate will be closed 5 minutes before the train departs
Step 6: Find the platform of your train.
Step 7: Board the train and find your seats. How to find your seats?
4 offices are on 2F
Do you need to collect train tickets?
Since Dec 2019, the electronic tickets have been available on most high-speed and bullet train routes from or to Shanghai South Railway Station.
It means international travellers can show their passports, likes Chinese ID to check in and board the train directly, and don't need to collect the printed tickets at ticket office.
How to check in the train by E-ticket? Please click on here to get Guides.
If you still need to pick up printed tickets, please click on here to get Guides.
Step 1: After get off your train, follow direction signs to exits. And please show your passport and confirmation No.(or printed ticket) to station staff to check out.
Step 2: Leave Shanghai South Railway Station by metro, bus, taxi or car. Metro trains are mostly recommended to leave Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Foods and restaurants
There are many food options at Shanghai South Railway Station, including Chinese foods, KFC and starbucks.