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Shanghai to Beijing by G2 in 4 hour 48 min

Shanghai to Beijing by G2 in 4 hour 48 min

While the train number G1 runs from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao the train number G2 runs in the reverse direction from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing South covering the 1305 kilometer distance in less than 5 hours ( 4 hours and 48 minutes to be exact), making it one of the fastest Train running commercially with average speed ove over 300 kilometers per hour.

The time table below shows the Schedule for the Shanghai Train

Station Arrival Time
Departure Time Distance
Shanghai Hongqiao 9:00 AM 0
Nanjing South 10:07 AM 10:09 AM 295 km
Beijing South
13:48 PM 1318 km

The G2 train is also the fastest train between Shangai and Beijing. The G2 starts at 9:00 am from Shanghai Hongqiao and arrives at Beijing South at 1:48 pm. Nanjing South is the only stoppage for G2.

The two cities are the major financial and economic hubs of China and interconnecting them with high speed trains facilitates faster travel and reduces travel time. The construction of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway had begun in April 2008 and was completed in November 2010. The railway line was originally constructed to run trains at 380 kilometers per hour but its speed was reduced to a little over 300 kilometer per hour.

By comparison the older trains used to take close to 9 hours on a parallel track.

The high speed Chinese trains are also much more expensive. The VIP seat in the G1 train will cost you close to $270 ( about 1750 RMB , the Chinese currency).

According to the sources selling the tickets the First Class ticket is $145 and the second class ticket is $87 which makes it cheaper than the Air Faires ( The VIP seat tickets are, though more expensive than the Air tickets).

The Airline will probably be not happy with this train it will reduce the demand for the air travel and they may have to reduce the fair to be competitive. But this train is great help for people of China, as it reduces the congestion on Road and Rail and improves communications.

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