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“A very impressive station!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
West of the Hongqiao Airport, Minhang District, Shanghai 200335, China
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Ranked #16 of 822 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Public transportation systems, Transportation
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“A very impressive station!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We took the high speed train from Shanghai to Beijing, starting from this station. It is absolutely enormous and seems new - a great place to spend some time if you have to wait for public transportation. Much more spacious than an airport, tons of space to sit or walk around, many shops, and many coffee outlets. The train information is provided in English so it was pretty easy to navigate; we had bought tickets in advance so all we had to do was show the tickets to people and they pointed us to the right places. There is a luggage xray as soon as you enter the station and although it is organized okay, I imagine the lines might be long at some times of day so be sure to leave enough time for that.

Visited May 2013
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“Good job china”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I was really impressed with the railway station. SO MUCH FOOD! and everywhere! There was a huge food court but I was in a rush to meet friends at the departure area, and there were more restaurants up there too! (the standard chinese chains, nothing too fancy). Clean, good signs everywhere, but to reiterate another review, bring paper into the toilet.

Visited May 2013
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“Most efficient (and economical) way to reach different parts of the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The tickets are reasonably priced. The trains are almost always on time. The seats are comfortable and the service is extremely efficient. It is difficult to fault this place except for maybe cribbing about the long walks between platforms (the station is quite huge, so be prepared for long-ish walks).

Visited June 2012
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“Clean and reliable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Have used the station many times and it is getting better everytime. More shops and restaurants are coming into the station, which is making it a better place to stay before your departure. very clean and well maintained at the moment.

Visited March 2013
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“Toilets! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Great, but beware. The toilets we visited were squat toilets and no paper anywhere. BRING YOUR OWN PAPER!

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