The high-speed train between Beijing and Shanghai will be opened on July first, linking the 1,318 kilometer distance between two of China’s largest metropolises.
Ticket prices have just recently been announced by the Ministry of Railways, and here they are as follows:
Travelers will have two sets of options. They can take either the faster train, which runs at 300km/h and completes the journey in 4 hours and 48 minutes, or the ‘slower’ train, which runs at 250km/h and completes the journey in approximately 8 hours. All will depart from Beijing South Station and arrive at the Shanghai Hongqiao Station.
Tickets for the faster 300km/h train will cost CNY 555 for a second class seat, CNY 935 for a first class seat, and CNY 1,750 for a business class seat. Tickets on the slower, 250km/h train are priced at CNY 650 for first class and CNY 410 for second class. Reservation fees are an additional CNY 25, but at the current moment, WildChina has not received information about advanced booking procedures.
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