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There are 5 ways to get from Shanghai to Nanjing by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Nanjing Shanghai-Nanjing

$24 - $28

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Henfeng Road Bus station to Nanjing

$11 - $15

3 alternative options

Line 10 subway, train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the line 10 subway from South Shaanxi Road Station to Shanghai Hongqiao 10
  2. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South Station Shanghai Hongqiao / ...

$16 - $54

Drive  •  2h 56m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Nanjing 185.3 miles

$26 - $40

Line 2 subway, fly, line 1 subway  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Nanjing (NKG) PVG - NKG
  3. Take the line 1 subway from Nanjing South to Gulou

$70 - $325

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Nanjing is to bus which costs ¥80 - ¥100 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Nanjing is to train which costs ¥160 - ¥200 and takes 1h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shanghai Henfeng Road Bus station station and arriving at Nanjing. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shanghai and arriving at Nanjing. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 39m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Nanjing is 270 km. The road distance is 296.5 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Nanjing without a car is to train which takes 1h 39m and costs ¥160 - ¥200.

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The train from Shanghai to Nanjing takes 1h 39m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Shanghai to Nanjing bus services, operated by PiaoJia CN, arrive at Shanghai Henfeng Road Bus station.

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Shanghai to Nanjing train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, depart from Shanghai station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Nanjing is to train which takes 1h 39m and costs ¥160 - ¥200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥80 - ¥100 and takes 4h.

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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Nanjing, China?

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Nanjing hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $28 and the journey takes 1h 39m. Alternatively, PiaoJia CN operates a bus from Shanghai to Nanjing hourly. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 4h. China Bus Guide also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $28
1st Class Seat
$38 - $43
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$23 - $27
1st Class Seat
$37 - $42
Business Class Seat
$70 - $85
Shanghai Metro
Website
shmetro.com
Subway from South Shaanxi Road Station to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
service.shmetro.com
Subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
service.shmetro.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$14 - $19
1st Class Seat
$17 - $25
Bus operators
PiaoJia CN
Website
piaojia.cn
Bus from Shanghai Henfeng Road Bus station to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
piaojia.cn
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Nanjing
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Nanjing Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Shanghai to Nanjing bus services, operated by PiaoJia CN, arrive at Nanjing station.

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Shanghai to Nanjing train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, arrive at Nanjing station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Nanjing is 296 km. It takes approximately 2h 56m to drive from Shanghai to Nanjing.

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China Eastern Airlines offers flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Nanjing Airport.

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There are 465+ hotels available in Nanjing. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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