I didn’t make a mistake here. It is NOT Hong Qiao Airport, it is the Hong Qiao Railway Station.
Before many people know it, the Hong Qiao Railway Station at the new Hong Qiao Airport Terminal 2 has operated for quite some time. It is the new station serving the highspeed trains from Shanghai to Nanjing, Hangzhou, Beijing and future destinations.
It is exactly at the west side of the Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2. It shares the same building with the Hong Qiao Transition Center (Metro Line #2, and Line #10, and future Maglev, if they are lucky to be able to build it), and the T2. You can basically walk from the railway train station to the Hong Qiao airport terminal 2, but it is a pretty long walk. You can also take the Metro for one stop (got the idea about how far it is to talk at the basement of the building?)
How many Train Stations in Shanghai?
There are many, but only three of them really matters.
The Shanghai Railway Station, which serves most of trains from the north and west for Shanghai; the Shanghai South Railway Station, which serves most trains from the south, and the Hong Qiao Railway Station, which is built just for the high-speed trains. They are not strictly divided by destination. So do check your ticket before get onboard a taxi or metro train.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (simplified Chinese: 上海虹桥站; traditional Chinese: 上海虹橋站; pinyin: Hóngqiáo Huǒchē Zhàn; literally “Rainbow Bridge Railway Station”) is one of the four major railway stations in Shanghai, China, the others being Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, and Shanghai West Railway Station. It is now the largest railway station in Asia.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, located in Changning District of Shanghai, is a major part of the Hongqiao Comprehensive Transportation Hub (“the Hongqiao hub”). The station achieves a zero-distance transfer with the Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
The construction of the railway station begann on July 20, 2008 with a total investment of more than CNY 15 billion ($2.3 billion).It is opened on July 1, 2010, simultaneously with the opening of the Huhang High-Speed Railway line. The railway Station takes a total area of about 1.3 million square meters with a huge waiting hall and 30 platforms, most of which are high speed rail configuration.
The station is primarily served as the Shanghai terminus of high speed rail line, such as Shanghai–Nanjing High-Speed Railway line and the Shanghai–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway line. In the near future, the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway line, which is currently under construction will be added to the service and will become the most important high speed rail line in China. In addition, the station has some normal intercity lines as well.
Most long-haul non-high speed trains to the North and South of China depart from either the Shanghai main station or Shanghai South station
Hongqiao Railway Station (Shanghai Metro)
Hongqiao Railway Station Station (simplified Chinese: 虹桥火车站站; traditional Chinese: 虹橋火車站站; pinyin: Hóngqiáo Huǒchēzhàn Zhàn) is the name of an interchange station between Line 2 and Line 10 of the Shanghai Metro. The station entered operation on 1 July 2010, nearly four months after the opening of the line’s Hongqiao extension. It is located near Hongqiao International Airport and a railway station of the same name. The Line 10 section of the station will commence operation at a later date.
From the 2010—2020 metro construction plan, 3 new metro lines are planned to start from this station; they are Line 17 via Baoshan Industry Park to Gongqing Forest Park, Line 20, to Qingpu and Line 22 to Xinzhuang.
The station was built with a ground-transportation which provides a fast and scenic link to inner Shanghai. It can be reached by two Shanghai Metro lines, Line 2 and Line 10. It is also accessible by numerous bus lines and taxi.
Shanghai Hongqiao Station (also Hongqiao Railway Station) was built to serve the bullet trains between Shanghai and Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Fuzhou, Wenzhou, Nanchang, Xiamen, Beijing and several other cities in China.
Currently, there are 160 high speed trains operating at Shanghai–Hangzhou High Speed Railway, among which 150 of them are operated at Hongqiao Railway Station while the rest of them are operated at Shanghai Railway Station. Among the High Speed Trains, the fastest one takes only 45 minutes from Hongqiao Station to Hangzhou Railway Station.
Shanghai–Nanjing High Speed Railway is also operating at Hongqiao Railway Station. There are 70 G-trains departing from Shanghai Hongqiao Station and Shanghai Railway Station to Nanjing, and vice versa. The fastest train only takes 73 minutes from Hongqiao Station to Nanjing and 75 minutes from Nanjing to Shanghai. There are also 6 G-trains from Shanghai to Changzhou, 7 G-trains to Wuxi, 12 G-trains to Suzhou and 3 G-trains to Kunshan.
The Hongqiao Station is the largest traffic transfer hub in China, integrating train, plane, subway, city-bus, and long-distance bus. The main terminal building has two above ground floors and two underground floors.
The whole 2F (the second floor) of the Hongqiao Station, covering 10,000 square meters, was designed as the waiting room for the high-speed trains. It is equipped with comprehensive service facilities for passengers including many shops, restaurants and bars. The arrival platforms of the high-speed trains are located on 1F (the first floor), where there is a VIP lounge, long-distance bus transfer center, and Parking Lot 9.
B1 is a large traffic transit hub for train, flight, subway, bus and taxi. The 30 Exits of Hongqiao Train Station are on this floor. Downstairs on B2, passengers can take the subway Line 2 to quickly reach the airport and downtown Shanghai.
The station has 154 ticket windows and 80 ticket vending machines (TVM). Train tickets can be purchased up to 6 days in advance for Shanghai and other cities. Tickets for trains departing from the Hongqiao Station can also be purchased at the Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and in downtown Shanghai.
Tips: 1. The ticket vending machines only accept RMB cash at present.
2. Train tickets for departures from Kowloon, Hong Kong are not sold here.
To Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
At Shanghai Hongqiao Station, passengers can quickly get to the Hongqiao Airport by taking subway Line 2 to the next stop. Alternatively, passengers can walk eastwards along the passenger channel on B1, and will arrive at Terminal 2 in the Hongqiao Airport in 10~20 minutes.
By Subway Line 2
At present, passengers can take subway Line 2 to the Hongqiao Station from downtown area, Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport. In the future, subway Line 10 will also go to the Hongqiao Station. When you arrive at the station by train you will be on the first floor. From there, take the elevator to the traffic transfer hub on B1 and then walk to the metro station via Exit 11, Exit 12, Exit 13, Exit 14 or Exit 15. Take the elevator down to B2 to board the metro.
Operating Time: 05:33~23:40
Ticket: There are 12 ticket windows and 30 ticket vending machines placed around the subway station.
On B1 on both the north and south sides of Hongqiao Station, there are taxi parking lots. Currently, it is suggested that passengers walk to the taxi pick-up area via Exit 2 (North) or Exit 2 (South).
West Traffic Center
On the terminal’s west side of Hongqiao Station, you will find the West Traffic Center, the Hongqiao Long-distance Bus Station, and an underground parking lot. Several city-buses leave from the traffic center for downtown area and the Shanghai Expo Park.
|Bus No.||Routes||Operating Time|
|Hongqiao Shuniu 1||Hongqiao Railway Station→Shanghai South Railway Station North Square||07:00-21:00|
|Hongqiao Shuniu 5||Hongqiao Railway Station→Fengxian Nan Qiao||06:00~23:00|
|Hongqiao Shuniu 6||Hongqiao Railway Station→Qingpu New Urban Area||06:00~23:00|
|Hongqiao Shuniu 7||Hongqiao Railway Station→Jinshan New City||06:00~23:00|
|Hongqiao Shuniu 8||Hongqiao Railway Station→Jinshan Zhujing||06:00~23:00|
|Hongqiao Shuniu 10||Hongqiao Railway Station→Songjiang New City||06:00~23:00|
|320 (Night Line)||T2 of Hongqiao Airport→Hongqiao Railway Station→Jiaotong Univeristy→Xujiahui→Huaihai Zhong Lu→Shaanxi Nan Lu→Yan’an Dong Lu→the Bund||00:00~04:00|
|Expo Line 19 (806B)||T1 of Hongqiao Airport→Hongqiao Railway Station→Shanghai Zoo→Xujiahui→Lupu Bridge (Gate 1 of Expo Park)||06:00~23:00|
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