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Guide of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Main Content List:

  1. Address and How to Get There
  2. Station Building Layout
  3. Station Facilities

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥火车站) locates at No. 1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号). It started business operation on July 1st, 2010.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Hongqiao Railway Station connects Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway and Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu High Speed Railway to the north and connects Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway as well as Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo High Speed Railway to the south. As a part of The Hongqiao Comprehensive Transportation Hub, with a daily ridership of approximately 157,000, Hongqiao Railway Station is the largest and busiest railway passenger station in East China.

Travel to (Leave from) Shanghai Hongqiao Station

Travelers can go to (or leave from) Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in various ways including the metro train, city bus, inter-city bus, airport bus, taxi or even private car.

  1. 🚇 Metro
    Shanghai Metro Line 2, Line 10 and Line 17 stop at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
    • Hours of Operation of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station Metro Station on line 2: It's from 05:33 to 22:48 for metro trains for Shanghai Pudong International Airport direction or 06:07 to 23:40 for metro trains for East Xujing direction.
    • Hours of Operation of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station Metro Station on line 10: It's from 05:55 to 22:30 Sunday to Thursday or from 05:55 to 23:50 for Friday and Saturday for Metro trains for Xinjiangwancheng direction.
    • Hours of Operation of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station Metro Station on line 17: It's from 06:00 to 22:30 for Metro trains for Oriental Land direction.
  2. 🚌 Airport Bus
    The airport bus line 1 runs directly between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Hours of operation is from 07:00 to 23:00 for inbound buses or 06:00 to 23:00 for outbound buses. Interval of the airport bus line 1 is every 15 to 25 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 34 Yuan.
  3. 🚌 City Bus
    Transit bus routes 173, 320, 835 and Hongqiao Transportation Hub routes 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 stop at Hongqiao West Transportation Center (虹桥西交通中心).
  4. Taxi
    Upon arrival, travelers can just follow the guide signs to find the taxi stand. It's said that average queuing up time to take a taxi at Hongqiao Railway Station would take about half an hour, China Train Guide.Com would advise you take the metro train or city bus to the downtown firstly to make swift travel.

Station Layout

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station has four floors. That is, B1F underground arrival floor, 1F platform floor, 2F departure floor and 3F shopping floor from bottom to top. Leaving from the metro station of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, travelers can then take the escalator from B1F floor to 2F departure floor to purchase, collect tickets and wait the train since both ticket office and waiting hall are all located here.
⚠ Travelers from overseas please go to the ticket windows to purchase or collect tickets as the TVM and the automatic ticket collection machine can't read the passports to issue tickets to you.

Hongqiao Station Waiting Room
The waiting hall of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is even bigger than that of Beijing South Railway Station with 27 ticket checks, however, it is criticized by travelers that the waiting hall doesn't provide sufficient number of seats as the shops surrounding seating area have taken too much space.

Service Facilities

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station Comprehensive Service Center
Comprehensive Service Center @ Shanghai Hongqiao Station

The open comprehensive service area of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is transformed from the former enclosed No. 12 ticket booth on 2F departure floor. It provides following services:

  • Self-service Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Travel Enquiry
  • Air-Rail Intermodality
  • Issuing of Cards for China Railway & Banking Expresspay
  • Group Bookings
  • High Speed Rail Courier Service

intelligent E station of Shanghai Hongqiao Station
The Intelligent E Station of Shanghai Hongqiao Station locates near No. 2 ticket booth on the 2F departure floor. It provides following services:

  • Online Flight Check in and Flight Change for China East Airline and Shanghai Airline
  • Cell Phone Charging
  • Online Train Ticket Booking, Changing and Cancellation through the China railway official website of

Service Desk of Shanghai Hongqiao Station
Service Desk of Shanghai Hongqiao Station. It has the east and the west service desks in the waiting hall of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station providing services such as wheelchair borrowing and renting, VIP passenger reservation, lost and found registration, redcap luggage porter and etc.

Left Luggage Box of Shanghai Hongqiao Station
Hongqiao Railway Station has quite several left luggage boxes located inside its waiting hall. Travelers are advised to store their luggage here as it's secure and cheap as long as your luggage is not over-sized..

Left Luggage Place of Shanghai Hongqiao Station
Left luggage offices of Shanghai Hongqiao Station are operated by private companies. Even though they have high service rate, they are quite popular as they are more flexible with luggage size. You can find left luggage office at the entrance of the railway station.

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