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Shanghai Hongqiao to Lankao South

Train Number:G1806Start Station:Shanghai HongqiaoEnd Station:Lankao South
Train TypeGStart Time:09:13End Time:13:30
Intermediate Stations:Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunshan South, Wuxi East, Changzhou North, Nanjing South, Bengbu South, Xuzhou East, Yongcheng North, Lankao South, Zhengzhou East
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Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Shanghai Hongqiao ---- 09:13 0 mins
2 Kunshan South 09:30 09:32 2 mins
3 Wuxi East 09:48 09:50 2 mins
4 Changzhou North 10:07 10:09 2 mins
5 Nanjing South 10:41 10:47 6 mins
6 Bengbu South 11:29 11:41 12 mins
7 Xuzhou East 12:18 12:20 2 mins
8 Yongcheng North 12:46 12:48 2 mins
9 Lankao South 13:30 13:32 2 mins
10 Zhengzhou East 14:04 14:04 0 mins

G1806 is a G train route originating from Shanghai Hongqiao at 09:13, and arriving at the final destination of Lankao South at 13:30. The duration of the total journey is 4 hrs 17 mins. There are 10 stops in total: Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunshan South, Wuxi East, Changzhou North, Nanjing South, Bengbu South, Xuzhou East, Yongcheng North, Lankao South, Zhengzhou East. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.

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