There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Nanjing by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Train China Railways G-Class  •  1 h 39 min

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

$24 - $28

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Bus  •  4 h

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

$12

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Line 10 subway, train  •  1 h 56 min

  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

Train China Railways D-Class  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Nanjing Shanghai / ...

$16 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Nanjing 185.3 miles

$26 - $40

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

  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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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 4 h.

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

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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 1 h 39 min and costs .

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The train from Shanghai to Nanjing takes 1 h 39 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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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 1 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Nanjing.
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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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 1 h 39 min. China Railways K-Class also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, PiaoJia CN operates a bus from Shanghai to Nanjing hourly. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $28
1st Class Seat
$38 - $44
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$23 - $27
1st Class Seat
$37 - $42
Business Class Seat
$70 - $85
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Station to Nanjing (Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$18 - $26
Soft Sleeper
$28 - $40
Shanghai Metro
Website
shmetro.com
Subway from South Shaanxi Road Station to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
service.shmetro.com
Subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
Ave. Duration
15 min
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
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$14 - $19
1st Class Seat
$17 - $25
Train from Shanghai Station to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $20
1st Class Seat
$18 - $27
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$8 - $12
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $29
Soft Sleeper
$24 - $35
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai Station to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$7 - $11
Hard Sleeper
$16 - $20
Soft Sleeper
$26 - $35
Bus operators
PiaoJia CN
Website
piaojia.cn
Bus from Shanghai Henfeng Road Bus station to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
piaojia.cn

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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 2 h 56 min 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 479+ hotels available in Nanjing. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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