How to Get from Shanghai to Huangshan: by Bullet Train, Sleeper or Bus

Shanghai – Huangshan by High Speed Train or Sleeper Train?

In the past, sleeper train or bus even a flight is often the way to go for travelling between Shanghai and Huangshan. But nowadays, the high speed train service between Shanghai Hongqiao and Huangshan North (also called Huangshan Bei) was introduced since the Huangshan Noth was opened in June, 2015, allowing travellers to reach Huangshan from Shanghai within 4 hours and 50 minutes, which gives travellers a more option to go. The G-category high speed train is clean and punctual, and allows you a good chance to enjoy the landscapes along the high speed rail line, which will be a fun experience.

Travelling by a sleeper train is another good way to go travel between Shanghai and Huangshan. Two K-category sleeper trains between Shanghai Railway Station & Huangshan Railway Station are available daily. They are safe and clean and will save you a night’s hotel accommodation, and you won’t miss a day of travelling. Be aware that there are only one daily high speed trains between Shanghai Hongqiao & Huangshan North, and only two K sleeper trains between Shanghai Railway Station and Huangshan Railway Staton. You’d better book tickets as 60 days ahead of departure.

The finally way to go is taking a high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Shangrao(上饶) first (33 daily), then a connecting high speed train from Shangrao to Huangshan North (17 trains daily). This is a very smart option for you as the direct high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Huangshan North is always hard to book.

Just check train times for the two journey at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Shanghai - Huangshan Train Travel Map
Shanghai – Huangshan Train Travel Route Map

Shanghai – Huangshan Train Schedule  Check Online

Chinese train timetables often change frequently, you can search a live schedule on http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Shanghai to Huangshan by High Speed Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls Biz Cls
G1509 Shanghai Hongqiao – Huangshan North 08:27 – 13:13 4h46m 304 505.5 948.5

 

Shanghai to Huangshan by Sleeper Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Soft Seat
K782 Shanghai – Huangshan 12:28 – 00:11 11h43m 251 163
K8418 Shanghai – Huangshan 20:14 – 07:11 10h57m 251 163 146

 

Huangshan to Shanghai  Book Online

Chinese train timetables often change frequently, you can search a live schedule on http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/

Huangshan to Shanghai by High Speed Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
2nd Cls 1st Cls Biz Cls
G1507 Huangshan North – Shanghai Hongqiao 14:33 – 18:55 4h22m 304 505.5 948.5

 

Huangshan to Shanghai by Sleeper Train
Trains From – To Dept – Arri Duration Ticket Fares (CNY)
Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Soft Seat
K784 Huangshan – Shanghai 22:17 – 10:37 12h20m 251 163
K8420 Huangshan – Shanghai 20:45 – 08:52 12h07m 251 163 146

 

How Far or How Long between Shanghai & Huangshan?

Shanghai is over 400 km from Huangshan City. The journey time will take you 4.5 hours by high speed train, over 12 hours by sleeper train, 4 – 6.5 hours by bus, and 1 hour by flight to travel between the two cities.

How Much Does It Cost?

For train tickets fares, just check the price above. If taking bus to travel between Shanghai & Huangshan, it will cost you CNY 115 – 160 (FYI).

How to Buy Train Tickets Online or at Station?

According to the new booking policy released by the official China Railway Corportation (12306.cn), travellers can buy tickets 60 days ahead of departure for booking online, or 58 days for booking at stations. Since there are only 1 direct bullet train and 3 sleeper trains avaiable, you’d better book tickets eartly in case of tickets sell out quickly.

Buying online: If you can read Chinese and have a Chinese bank card, you may use the official site https://kyfw.12306.cn/otn/leftTicket/init (in Chinese) for booking, or you may use a third party’s service like http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/ . They can even deliver your tickets to hotel.

Buying at station: You may buy tickets for any routes with your passport at any train stations in Shanghai or Huangshan that is close to you or centrally-located with easy access. But don’t exprect the station staffs will speak English.

Which Train Stations to Depart or Arrive?

By High Speed Trains: The high speed trains (G1507, G1509) between Shanghai & Huangshan are using Shanghai Hongqiao & Huangshan North (new station) for departure & arrival.

By Sleeper Trains: The sleeper trains (K782, K784, K8418, K8420) are using Shanghai Railway Station & Huangshan Railway Station (old staton) for departure & arrival.

Bus from Shanghai to Huangshan

Shanghai South Long-Distance Bus Station (上海长途客运南站, Location on Google Map), next to Shanghai South Railway Station, has passenger bus service (operated by Shanghai Nanzhan Long Distance Passenger Transport Co., Ltd.) to Huangshan Scenic Area (黄山风景区). You can check the train schedule by visiting the operator’s official site at http://www.ctnz.net/busguide/station_flight.jsp. Just select “Anhui” in the province section and “Huangshan” at the destination option. It will cost you around CNY 145 per ticket.

Bus schedule from Sanghai South Long-distance Bus Station
Depart times: 06:37; 07:57; 09:07; 10:27; 14:39 daily

Others rail route

Hangzhou to Huangshan Train, Shanghai to Xitang, Huangshan to Guilin

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