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Journey details

Best price 70.22£
Journey duration 5 h 40 min
Connections per day 21
First departure: 07:43
Last departure: 12:20
Distance 1068km

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Trains from Beijing to Shanghai: which companies can you travel with?

To get to Shanghai by train, you can rely on China Railway, only an example among all our partners.

How much are the train tickets from Beijing to Shanghai?

The average price of train tickets from Beijing to Shanghai is of 5.739,13 €. However, you will be able to find cheaper tickets if you book in advance, or if you can be flexible with your dates: the cheapest train tickets from Beijing to Shanghai can be around 2.747,72 €.

Ticket price Beijing - Shanghai every day

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114 £95 £70 £99 £81 £102 £91 £
74 £61 £ More 75 £ More 121 £62 £

Trains from Beijing to Shanghai


When travelling by train, never forget to keep your ticket with you: make sure to print it out in advance or to download the mobile version if allowed.

When the journey is as long as between Beijing and Shanghai, you should consider to take a flight to Shanghai. If you book in advance, low cost airlines can provide flight that will make you save not only time but also money.

What are the departure and arrival stations in Beijing and Shanghai?

The trains to Shanghai leave Beijing from Beijing South and arrive in Suzhou North or Shanghai Hongqiao.

How long does it take from Beijing to Shanghai and when do the trains leave?

With the fastest connections you will be in Shanghai in 4 hours and 40 minutes, but on average it takes 5 hours and 22 minutes. The first train headed to Shanghai is at 07:04, while the last one leaves Beijing at 09:04.

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