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Train from Guangzhou to Shanghai


In this page, we offer train from Guangzhou to Shanghai including Guangzhou to Shanghai train schedule and more details about that for your reference. 

The first character of train number has special meanings.
G–High-Speed Train
C–Intercity EMU Train
D–Electric Multiple Units (EMU) Train
Z–Direct Express Train
T–Express Train
K–Fast Train
Four-digit Number Train - Regular Speed Train
L–Temporary Train

Departure Station: Guangzhou East Railway Station
Arrival Station: Shanghai Railway Station

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
18 h 53 min

Departure Station: Guangzhou Railway Station
Arrival Station: Shanghai South Railway Station

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
19 h 42 min
20 h 9 min
22 h 22 min

Attentions: Train Schedule of Guangzhou to Shanghai is for your reference only. Please check the ticket information including the tickets fares at the railway station or by your TCT tour advisors separately.

Notes for Booking Train Tickets

1. Booking an original train is easier than booking a passing-by train. You can book a train ticket 10 days in advance at most. 

2. Generally, the seats on the train in China have tow types including soft seat and hard seat. Also, there are two kinds of sleeper seats on China's trains which are hard sleeper seat and soft sleeper seat. Hard sleeper seats are divided into upper hard sleeper, middle hard sleeper and lower hard sleeper (lower hard sleeper is the best); while soft sleeper seats are divided into upper soft sleeper and lower soft sleeper (lower soft sleeper is better).

3. In China, taking a train is a comparative cheaper way to cut down the travel cost. While correspondingly, the comfortable level is lower than by air.

Luggage: you need to take the luggage by yourself and keep an eye of them on transporting time, no luggage-checking service on the train.
Carriage: it may be crowded when in the domestic travel seasons as well as summer holidays.


Best time to visit Guangzhou
The best time to visit Guangzhou is either spring or autumn, particularly in Apr, May, Oct, and Nov. During these months, Guangzhou is neither cold nor hot with most find days without interruption of the typhoon. And also, during the Spring Festival time in January, unlike cities in North China, Guangzhou becomes a world of flowers, with blossoms and flower markets almost everywhere.

Best time to visit Shanghai
The best time to travel in Shanghai is in spring and autumn, The city has a subtropical maritime monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. Generally, the warm Spring and cool Autumn are the more comfortable seasons. While Summer and Winter are far less pleasant. Overall, Shanghai enjoys a mild and moist climate.

Try to Avoid domestic travel seasons
Try to plan your Shanghai tour by avoiding the peak holidays. Because of the popularity of China, those attractions become more crowded in these periods.

The most crowded seasons in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labour Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival and the National Day golden week are the most crowded time for travelling.

Related Information

►More transportation information:Shanghai Transportation
►Recommended Shanghai Tour: 3 Days Best Shanghai Tour (Attraction: Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road)