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Booking Train Ticket Shanghai - Nanjing

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1. Posted by sanneastri (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y


Me and my friend will be in Shanghai in a little less than two weeks and around the second of January we want to travel from Shanghai to Nanjing by train.
I've heard that you have to book train tickets two weeks in advance? Does anyone have any experience with ordering these tickets online?
I've found a couple of websites via, but I'm not sure which one to pick.

Hope someone can help me, thanks in advance! :)

2. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 6y

You don't need to book that far in advance, unless you are travelling on a holiday (like Chinese New Year). You should be able to get them for the next day, from a travel agent (in your hotel) or at the train station. There are probably at least a dozen trains on that route, every day.

3. Posted by Gavin2010 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

You don't need to book train tickets in 2 weeks in advance unless you are on season. The travel agency can book train tickets for you. But if you buy tickets on your own, you'd better buy it 5 days in advance, just in case and you can get good seats. And just a reminder, the China Train tickest rules had been changed since Dec 1st. That is if you miss the train, your tickets will never be changed for next train. It means missing a train is lossing your money. Make sure to Leave enough time to catch up your train. Have a nice trip!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]