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A Guide to Shanghai Railway Station, China

Shanghai Railway Station is one of the most important transport hubs in China’s railway networks. The other big stations in the Chinese city of Shanghai are Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai West and Shanghai South. Built to great acclaim in 1987 and commonly known locally as the ‘New Railway Station’, Shanghai Station operates 155 high speed inter-city trains, linking Shanghai to nearby cities including Hanghzou and Suzhou. You can also travel to Beijing and Xian from here on high speed inter-city trains. The station is divided into two squares – North and South – and is equipped with plenty of places for visitors to eat and drink and comfortable waiting rooms where train departures are announcing in Chinese and English too.

Address: 303, Moling Road, Jing’an District

Shanghai Railway Station opening hours

The station is open 24 hours a day; 365 days a year but most trains don’t depart after 11pm, starting again at 5am. 

Shanghai Railway Station platforms

The station has 15 platforms.

Shanghai Railway Station toilets and showers

There are plenty of toilets and drinking fountains on the station concourse but no showers.

Left luggage

Passengers travelling through Shanghai Station can safely leave their luggage. You will find the left luggage offices on the first floors at the North and South entrances. The cost per bag per day is between CNY 5-15, depending on the size of your bag.

Information desk

Many of the helpful staff at the information desk speak English which is very helpful.

Food and drink

Like most of China’s big city stations, there are plenty of fast food outlets open at Shanghai Station including Starbucks, KFC and McDonalds. These all serve reasonably priced food and drink. You will find the food and drinks outlets in the commercial areas of the station by waiting rooms three and four. 

Other facilities

  • Ticket office
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Soft-berth waiting room
  • Eight standard waiting rooms

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