Shanghai Railway Station Guides

Shanghai Railway Station (Chinese name 上海站, Shanghai Zhan) is located in Jingan District, northwest of downtown of Shanghai. Operated in 1908, this station was called as Old Shanghai North Station. In 1987, the North railway station was closedd, and a new railway station was built at the same place that called the new Shanghai railway station. In 2010, Shanghai Railway Station was expanded in order to co-operate with the opening of World Expo Shanghai 2010.

This station covers 97,000 square metres, and has 7 island platforms, 15 railway tracks. Shanghai 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 198 high-speed trains and bullet trains per day, including Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway and Shanghai-Nanjing Rails.

Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai Train station

Shanghai Railway station, Shanghai Train Station

Station Layout

Shanghai Railway Station has 3 floors. The departures hall is on 2F. The entracnce, ticket offices, and platforms are on 1F. The exit, taxi area and metro are on B1.

2F Level The departures hall, Waiting Lounge, some restaurants, including KFC
1F Level North and South Entrance, rail platforms and track, ticket offices, metro line 3 and line 4 platforms and tracks, North and South Squares, some restaurants, including McDonald's 
B1 Mezzanine Railway Station exit, transfer, Metro Station hall, ticket vending machines, transfer passageway. Metro line 1 is located on South Square, and line 3, 4 are located on North Square.
B2 Level Platforms and tracks of metro line 1

Map and Location

Address: No. 30 Moling Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, China

How many railway stations in Shanghai?

There are four major railway stations in Shanghai: Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai West Railway Station,

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.

Map of Shanghai Railway station, Shanghai Train Station Map

Public Transportation

The public transports are included Metro line 1, line 3, line 4, bus and taxi. Metro trains are mostly recommended, How to get to Shanghai Railway Station?

Metro line 1, line 3 and line 4

Shanghai railway station can be reached by Metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4 of the Shanghai Metro system. Metro trains are mostly recommended public transport to get to or leave Shanghai Railway Station, including get to the bund, Hongqiao Airport and Pudong Airport

Platforms and tracks of metro line 1 are on B2, but platforms and tracks of metro line 3 and line 4 are on 1F. Although the station hall of three metro lines are on B1 Mezzanine, the transfer between Line 1 and line 3, 4 is actually quite long, because both metro stations are located on the opposite sides of the train station with a long tunnel connecting both platforms, metro line 1 is located on South Square, and line 3, 4 are located on North Square.

Passengers can make an interchange between metro line 3 and line 4 at platforms, but they need to buy new ticket to transfer Metro line 1

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

Subway Line 4: the first metro train is at 05:50 and the last is at 22:30

Metro ticket price is RMB3-RMB8

Shanghai Metro Map

Metro line 1, line 3 and line 4, subway at Shanghai Railway station, Shanghai Train Station

Taxi

Taxi is one convenient and fast, but also the most expensive way to get to or leave Shanghai Railway Station.

Taxi drop-off and pick-up areas are on station square

Taxi Fee Standard(the fuel surcharge is 1RMB one way)

Day(5:00~23:00) Night(23:00~5:00)
0~3 km RMB11 RMB14
3~10 km RMB2.1 per km RMB2.4 per km
over15 km RMB3.6 per km RMB4.7 per km

Taxi to Shanghai Railway station, Taxi at Shanghai Train Station

Bus

There are 8 bus stations around Shanghai Railway statin and 35 bus routes to or pass Shanghai Railway Station, including bus lines 510, 768, etc.

Bus at Shanghai Railway station, Bus routes and station at Shanghai Train Station

How to get to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA)?

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is located 20km southeast of Shanghai Railway Station. How to get to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport from Shanghai Railway Station, please click on here to get details.

Shanghai Railway station to Shanghai Hongqiao airport, SHA airport

How to get to Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)?

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is located 44km southeast of Shanghai Railway Station. How to get to Shanghai Pudong Airport from Shanghai Railway Station, please click on here to get details.

Shanghai Railway station to Shanghai Pudong airport, PVG airport

Departures

Step 1: Get to the entrance of Shanghai 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. If you take the metro to arrive at Shanghai Railway Station, you don't need to get through the security check again.

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?

Departures at Shanghai Railway station, Shanghai Train Station

Ticket offices

4 offices are on 1F

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 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.

Arrivals

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 Railway Station by metro, bus, taxi or car. Metro trains are mostly recommended to leave Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Arrivals at Shanghai Railway station, Shanghai Train Station

Foods and restaurants

There are many food options at Shanghai Railway Station, including Chinese foods, McDonald's, KFC and starbucks.

foods, Starbucks at Shanghai Railway station, Shanghai Train Station

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