There are 52 pairs of trains running between Shanghai and Ningbo, including 50 high-speed trains (32 pairs of G trains and 18 pairs of D trains) and 2 pairs of ordinary trains. High-speed trains operate at Shanghai Hongqiao and Ningbo Stations. Ordinary trains operate at Shanghai South and Ningbo Railway Stations.

In addition, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, four more D-category bullet trains will be added to this route. The second class ticket between Shanghai and Ningbo is cheaper than a ticket on other bullet trains.

  • Distance: 213 kilometers (132 miles)
  • Number of trains: 50 pairs of bullet trains
  • Shortest duration: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Terminals: Shanghai Hongqiao Station, Ningbo Railway Station

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Shanghai to Ningbo High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 30th, 2019)

Train Type Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G-category trains G7501 06:50 08:53 2 h 3 m
G7599 11:10 13:05 1 h 55 m
G7519 15:52 17:55 2 h 3 m
G7561 19:16 21:09 1 h 53 m
D-category trains D3201 08:20 10:41 2 h 21 m
D3141 13:19 15:26 2 h 7 m
D3103 15:57 18:09 2 h 12 m
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The timetable above only lists some of high-speed trains from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo, for your reference. The earliest train departs from Shanghai Hongqiao at 06:00; the latest departs at 20:35. Trains run every 20 minutes. You can use the search box at the top of this page to check up-to-date train schedules.

Ningbo to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on July 30th, 2019)

Train Type Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G-category trains G1866 06:25 08:44 2 h 19 m
G7512 12:28 14:37 2 h 9 m
G7518 15:28 17:25 1 h 57 m
G7582 18:19 20:30 2 h 11 m
D-category trains D3102 11:49 14:14 2 h 25 m
D3126 16:21 18:42 2 h 21 m
D3202 19:06 21:47 2 h 41 m

The timetables above are just for reference. To check the real-time schedule of trains from Ningbo to Shanghai, please click: Ningbo to Shanghai High-Speed Train Schedules.

Shanghai – Ningbo High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Train Types Business Class First Class Second Class
G-category train US$72 (444 CNY) US$35 (237 CNY) US$23 (144 CNY)
D-category train -- US$28 (176 CNY) US$18 (110 CNY)

The ticket price of D-category trains is cheaper than that of G-category trains. D-category trains don't have business class.

Transportation to Train Stations

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (Chinese: 上海虹桥站)

hongqiao train station Departure concourse of Shanghai Hongqiao Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is a modern and airport-like station with convenient transportation. Taking a taxi or the subway is the easiest way to travel.

By subway:

The subway concourse is located on the first floor underground on the west side of Shanghai Hongqiao Station. Shanghai Metro Line 2 to the city center and Pudong International Airport, Line 10 to the city center and Line 17 to Zhujiajiao Ancient Village converge here.

By bus:

1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 23, 189, 316, 320, 941

By taxi:

The taxi stand is on the first floor underground. From this level, departure or arrival concourses can be reached directly by elevator. Most drivers don't speak English. It is a good idea to prepare a bilingual note with your destination:

  • English: Please send me to Shanghai Hongqiao Station.
  • Chinese: 你好,请送我到上海虹桥火车站,谢谢!

Ningbo Railway Station (Chinese: 宁波火车站)

By subway: Ningbo Metro Line 2 and Line 4.

By bus: 22, 26, 38, 345, 371, 380, 541, 753, 789, 852, 871, 965

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