Nanjing South Station: Nanjingnan for High Speed Trains


  • English name: Nanjing South Train Station (Nanjingnan)
  • Chinese name: 南京南站
  • Location: Yulan Road, Yuhuatai District, Nanjing of Jiangsu (Google map)
  • Opening date: July 28 of 2011
  • Metro links:  Line 1Line 3 and Line S1Line S3

Railway Map of Nanjing

Nanjing South Train Station (Nanjingnan) is  railway hub in Nanjing and one of the largest railway passenger hubs in China. The station is connected to major rail lines such as the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu High-Speed Railway, Shanghai – Nanjing Intercity Railway, Nanjing – Hangzhou Intercity Railway. It serves as a comprehensive transportation hub in the Yangtze River Delta region.

It is located in Yuhuatai District, Nanjing City, and can be reached by Metro Line 1, Metro Line 3, Metro Line S1 and Line S3. It operates high-speed trains to major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou & Shenzhen, as well as to major cities within the province, such as, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Yangzhou, etc. The station serves hundreds of trains daily, providing convenient and fast travel options for passengers.

Which Station in Nanjing

For rail travel in Nanjing,  Nanjing South Station and Nanjing Railway Station are the primary choices.

Here are some of the differences between Nanjing Station & Nanjing South:

  • Location: Nanjing Railway Station is located in the central area (in Xuanwu District) of Nanjing, facing the Xuanwu Lake near the Xinjiekou commercial district. Nanjing South Railway Station (Nanjingnan Station) is situated in the Yuhuatai District, approximately 15 kilometers south of Nanjing’s city center.
  • Station Size and Capacity: Nanjing South Railway Station is much larger and more modern than Nanjing Railway Station. It has a larger number of platforms and tracks, allowing for a higher capacity of train services.
  • High-Speed Rail Services: Nanjing South Railway Station serves as a major hub for high-speed trains. It connects to multiple high-speed rail lines, including the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing High-Speed Railway, and Nanjing-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway. Nanjing Railway Station also has some high-speed rail services, but not as many as Nanjing South.
  • Train Connections: Nanjing Railway Station primarily serves conventional railway lines and offers a mix of high-speed and regular train services to various destinations within China. Nanjing South Railway Station mainly focuses on high-speed trains, offering faster connections to major cities.
  • Accessibility: Nanjing South Railway Station is connected to the city’s subway network (Line 1, Line 3 and Line S1, Line S3), providing convenient access for travelers. Nanjing Railway Station is also accessible via the subway (Line 1, Line 3).
  • Passenger Traffic: Due to its convenient location and extensive high-speed rail connections, Nanjing South Railway Station generally sees a higher volume of passenger traffic than Nanjing Railway Station.
Features Nanjing South Nanjing Station Nanjing Lukou Airport
Location Yuhuatai District Xuanwu District 35km to city center
Transportation Metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line S1, Line S3  metro line 1, line 3  metro S1 line
Distance from City Center 15 km 5.5 km 35km
Train Service High-speed trains, High-speed trains & regular trains Domestic & Intl flights
Destinations Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Beijing Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Kunming
Airport Connection
Opening Date 2011 1968 1997

Schedule for Trains to Nanjing

Nanjing has two major train station for passenger service: Nanjing Railway Station and Nanjing South Station, both of which operates frequent trains to or from major cities across China.

Train Type Departure Stn Destination Stn Duration Frequency Price
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High-speed Beijing South, Beijing Station Nanjing South, Nanjing Station 3.5 – 5 hrs 64 trains daily
High-speed Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai Station, Shanghai West Nanjing South, Nanjing Station 2 hours 250 trains daily
High-speed Hangzhou East, Hangzhou West, Hangzhou Station, Hangzhou South Nanjing South, Nanjing Station 1-1.5 hours 247 daily
High-speed Hefei South, Hefei Station, Nanjing South, Nanjing Station 1-1.5 hrs 114 daily
High-speed Ningbo Station Nanjing South, Nanjing Station 2.5 – 4 hours 36 trains daily 212
High-speed Wenzhou South Nanjing South, Nanjing Station 4-6 hrs 39 trains daily 314
High-speed Nanchang West Nanjing South 3.5  hours 19 trains daily 404.5
High-speed Tianjin West, Tianjin South Nanjing 4.5 hours 35 daily 473
High-speed Jinan West, Jinan Station, Jinan East Nanjing South 3 hours 90 trains daily 278
High-speed Guangzhou South Nanjing South 6.5 hours 3 daily 662.5
High-speed Shenzhen North, Shenzhen Station Nanjing South 8 hours 8 daily 739.5
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Schedule for Trains from Nanjing to Cities in Jiangsu

Train Type Departure City Destination City Duration Frequency Price
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High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Suzhou Station, Suzhou North, Suzhou Yuanqu 1.5 hours Multiple trains daily 84
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Wuxi Statin, Wuxi East, Wuxi Xinqu 1 hour Multiple trains daily 63
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Changzhou Station, Changzhou North 48 mins Multiple trains daily 60
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Zhenjiang South, Zhenjiang Station 25 mins Multiple trains daily 27
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Yangzhou East, Yangzhou Station 1 hour Multiple trains daily 61
High Speed Nanjing Station Taizhou 1h25 13 trains daily 61.5
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Huaian East 1h35 22 trains daily 126
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Suqian 2 hour 5 trains daily 167
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Yancheng 2h20 12 trains daily 159
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Xuzhou East, Xuzhou Station 1h50 105 trains daily 158
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Lianyungang 2h44 21 trains daily 166
High Speed Nanjing South, Nanjing Station Nantong Station, Nantong West 2h26 12 trains daily 95
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How to Get to Nanjing South

If you choose to take the subway to Nanjing South Station, you can take either Line 1 or Line 3 and get off at Nanjing South Station. The subway stations for Line 1 and Line 3 are located on the east side of Nanjing South Station, approximately 100 meters away from the exit of the train station. Here is the linke for metro network map of Nanjing:

Nanjing South Station to Lukou Airport

Nanjing South Station is approximately 30km away from Lukou International Airport. Passengers have convenient options to travel to the airport, either by metro or airport shuttle bus.

Metro Line S1:

  • Passengers can take Metro Line S1 directly from Nanjing South Station to Lukou International Airport.
  • The metro journey lasts approximately 42 minutes.
  • Nanjing Metro Map can be referenced for route planning.

Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2:

  • Passengers can board Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 from Nanjing South Station to Lukou Airport Terminal 1.
  • The estimated travel time is approximately 53 minutes.

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