Chongqing West to Shanghai Hongqiao
|Train Number:||G1973||Start Station:||Chongqing West||End Station:||Shanghai Hongqiao|
|Train Type||G||Start Time:||09:12||End Time:||22:25|
|Intermediate Stations:||Chongqing West, Yongchuan East, Neijiang North, Chengdu East, Deyang, Mianyang, Jiangyou, Guangyuan, Hanzhong, Afanggong, Xi'an North , Weinan North , Huashan North, Luoyang Longmen, Zhengzhou East, Minquan North, Yongcheng North, Xuzhou East, Suzhou (Anhui) East, Bengbu South , Nanjing South, Zhenjiang South , Wuxi East , Suzhou North, Shanghai Hongqiao|
|Station No.||Station Name||Arrive Time||Depart Time||Stop Time|
|1||Chongqing West||----||09:12||0 mins|
|2||Yongchuan East||09:35||09:37||2 mins|
|3||Neijiang North||10:01||10:03||2 mins|
|4||Chengdu East||10:45||10:57||12 mins|
|11||Xi'an North||14:49||14:57||8 mins|
|12||Weinan North||15:14||15:16||2 mins|
|13||Huashan North||15:35||15:45||10 mins|
|14||Luoyang Longmen||16:37||16:39||2 mins|
|15||Zhengzhou East||17:17||17:20||3 mins|
|16||Minquan North||17:59||18:02||3 mins|
|17||Yongcheng North||18:42||18:44||2 mins|
|18||Xuzhou East||19:11||19:20||9 mins|
|19||Suzhou (Anhui) East||19:39||19:41||2 mins|
|20||Bengbu South||20:04||20:13||9 mins|
|21||Nanjing South||20:55||20:57||2 mins|
|22||Zhenjiang South||21:16||21:18||2 mins|
|23||Wuxi East||21:48||21:50||2 mins|
|24||Suzhou North||22:00||22:02||2 mins|
|25||Shanghai Hongqiao||22:25||22:25||0 mins|
G1973 is a G train route originating from Chongqing West at 09:12, and arriving at the final destination of Shanghai Hongqiao at 22:25. The duration of the total journey is 13 hours 13 minutes. There are 25 stops in total: Chongqing West, Yongchuan East, Neijiang North, Chengdu East, Deyang, Mianyang, Jiangyou, Guangyuan, Hanzhong, Afanggong, Xi'an North , Weinan North , Huashan North, Luoyang Longmen, Zhengzhou East, Minquan North, Yongcheng North, Xuzhou East, Suzhou (Anhui) East, Bengbu South , Nanjing South, Zhenjiang South , Wuxi East , Suzhou North, Shanghai Hongqiao. You can purchase tickets starting at, and ending at any station. Ticket prices are set on a per kilometer basis.
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What’s the different between Business, First and Second class?
Second class is the standard seating which normally takes up 80%+ of the train. Seats are configured in a 3 + 2 arrangement and are spacious compared to plane seats. First class seats are wider, positioned in a 2+2 arrangement, have slightly more legroom and a foldout foot stand. Business class is the top class (Yes, it’s opposite to airplanes), and is typically a 2+1 arrangement. It’s much like first class on a plane, with full lie-flat electric seats and (some) complimentary food.
How fast are the trains?
G trains are the fastest, travelling at 300 km/h on all routes, and 350 km/h on select routes including Beijing to Shanghai. D trains are also quite fast, travelling at 200-250 km/h. Other trains travel between 100-140 km/h and aren’t considered high-speed.
Is there a discount for return tickets?
No, only single direction train tickets can be purchased. Although some services will allow you to purchase return tickets, this is really just two one-way fares and there is no discount.
How far in advance can I purchase China Train Tickets?
You can purchase China Train Tickets up to 30 days in advance (previously it was 60 days). Occasionally, China Rail will do a major timetable adjustment which usually involves adding new trains and routes, and the forward booking window might by as short as 10 days.