G236

Train Timetable

Qingdao to Shanghai

Train Number:G236Start Station:QingdaoEnd Station:Shanghai
Train TypeGStart Time:16:22End Time:23:10
Intermediate Stations:Qingdao, Weifang, Zibo, Jinan, Zaozhuang, Zhangqiu, Xuzhou East, Chuzhou, Nanjing South, Wuxi East , Shanghai
Station No.Station NameArrive TimeDepart TimeStop Time
1 Qingdao ---- 16:22 0 mins
2 Weifang 17:31 17:33 2 mins
3 Zibo 18:08 18:14 6 mins
4 Jinan 19:01 19:06 5 mins
5 Zaozhuang 20:03 20:05 2 mins
5 Zhangqiu 18:35 18:37 2 mins
6 Xuzhou East 20:23 20:28 5 mins
7 Chuzhou 21:28 21:30 2 mins
8 Nanjing South 21:48 21:51 3 mins
9 Wuxi East 22:35 22:37 2 mins
10 Shanghai 23:10 23:10 0 mins

G236 is a G train route originating from Qingdao at 16:22, and arriving at the final destination of Shanghai at 23:10. The duration of the total journey is 6 hours 49 minutes. There are 11 stops in total: Qingdao, Weifang, Zibo, Jinan, Zaozhuang, Zhangqiu, Xuzhou East, Chuzhou, Nanjing South, Wuxi East , Shanghai. 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.

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Is there a discount for return tickets?

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How far in advance can I purchase China Train Tickets?

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