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Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

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Address: West of the Hongqiao Airport, Minhang District, Shanghai 200335, China
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Amazing structure, but leave some time to purchase your tickets (if buying it at the local ticketing counter)

Amazing structure, easy access by subway/tube, and wide options of routes. The lines to purchase tickets can get long. If you haven´t purchased your tickets before going to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing structure, easy access by subway/tube, and wide options of routes. The lines to purchase tickets can get long. If you haven´t purchased your tickets before going to the station, it would be advisable to lease some spare time for the ticket counter lines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This station is huge! But it is easy to navigate, with plenty of English signage. The taxi line is very long so be prepared...but so well organized. The subway a good alternative if you have carry-on luggage only. Very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The station is huge, but very easy to find your way around, after going through security. Tickets are purchased in a seperrate building, with long cues. Make sure you have your passport with you at all times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This isn't a tourist site, it's the gateway to tourist destinations. It's massive. I recommend arriving TWO hours before departure because it's so big and you'll need time to get through security and find your gate. Do not forget your passport and do not use a printed ticket from the internet once you've made your booking. I did and had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is the rail hub for the domestic airport and links to Metro Lines 2 and 10. It has good signage and clean bathrooms. It is usually very crowded. A place I avoid unless having to take a train from here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Don't look for a toilet. We had to exit the station on the opposite side and then found Asian style ladies in the local square . Trains clean but don't wait your turn to enter. 2 of our friends were left on the station. Be the first to push on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Huge, very very interesting, had a good look around, lots of building taking place nearby. Then onto the Speed Train. WOW.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had to travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou on business in Late May 2015. I took a high speed train from Shanghai to Hangzhou leaving from the Hongqiao rail station. It is a large and very busy station that was bustling with people. It is well laid out and there is easy acces to each of the gates. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I spend a large amount of time at Hongqiao and thankfully there are Coffee houses to house my early morning visits. It works and is clean (Except Toilets). Very busy and extremely hectic you cannot be late. Allways give yourself time here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Hongqiao railway station is huge and overwhelming when you enter it for the first time, even after a lot of pre-arrival reading. The main entrance is the South entrance, which may create a problem if your driver is not familiar with the layout of this huge building. Once you are inside, and if this is your first time, the... More 

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