The best way to travel between Shanghai and Haining is by bullet train. There are plenty of high-speed trains running on the Shanghai – Hangzhou High-Speed Railway line and the average journey duration on high-speed trains is about 45mins. As the trains depart frequently, it’s very convenient for you to adjust your schedule. If you miss your train, you can easily get a replacement ticket at a ticket window and catch a train soon after.
From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station “上海虹桥” to Tongxiang station “桐乡站” to Haining”海宁”
Haining does not have bullet train station in the city. Tongxiang station 桐乡站 is the closest bullet train startion from haining. So when you buy bullet train tickets, destination station should be Tongxiang station which is 40mins from Haining downtown. We will pick you up from tongxiang station. See our transportation guide for Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
There are different terminals in each city for high-speed trains. The price differs for different routes; please see below.
2 Shanghai Terminals for High-Speed Trains:
- Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (“上海虹桥 Shanghai Hongqiao” on tickets)
- Shanghai Railway Station (“上海 Shanghai” on tickets)
2 Hangzhou Terminals for High-Speed Trains:
- Hangzhou East Railway Station (“杭州东 Hangzhou Dong” on tickets)
- Hangzhou Railway Station (“杭州 Hangzhou” on tickets)
The table below is only for your reference. If you want up-to-date schedules, you may use the search tool at the top of this page
Buy Train Tickets Online3 Seat Classes
- 2nd class: 5 seats in a row, the cheapest ticket class for high-speed trains
- 1st class: 4 seats in a row, the most recommended
- Business class: 3 seats in a row, the most luxurious and comfortable
Valid ID is required when buying a ticket AND boarding a train:
- Foreign passengers: passport
- Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passengers: Mainland Travel Permi
Online Booking — the Most Convenient Way
You can book train tickets online easily through China Highlights Train Ticket Service. We provide detailed and helpful English guidance, a 24/7 service, and also a ticket delivery service. You only need to complete three steps to get your train tickets.
Alternatively, you can contact your travel advisor to help you buy the train tickets, which is also very convenient.
- Or see our more detailed guide for How to Buy Train Tickets in China.
Go to the Right Train Station
Train routes depart from/arrive at different terminals, and there are several railway stations in Shanghai. Different train numbers require you to board/get off at different terminals.
There are 4 main railway stations operating high-speed trains and these can be reached by taxi, as detailed below:
Getting to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station by Taxi
|The Oriental Pearl Tower||80 yuan (12 USD)||50 minutes|
|Shanghai Railway Station||75 yuan (11.50 USD)||40 minutes|
|Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport||25 yuan (4 USD)||20 minutes|
|Shanghai Pudong International Airport||210 yuan (32 USD) (includes expressway toll)||1 hour|
- See our transportation guide for Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
Western-Style Toilets Are Available on High-Speed Trains!
Western-style toilets are set at the end of each carriage and are equipped with toilet paper. However, they may occasionally run out of toilet paper, so you are recommended to bring your own, just in case.
China’s high-speed trains are equipped with the same modern and new facilities. Free boiled/cold water is available on Chinese trains.