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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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Easy access

You can get there using the metro, it is also connected to the airport. Good facilities and easy to find.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rennes, France
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can get there using the metro, it is also connected to the airport. Good facilities and easy to find.

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After spending 6 hours on a train , the last thing you want is to stand in a taxi line for another hour , be warned , especially at night , taxi lines are long and slow , don't waste your time getting into a black taxi ( freelance) it's not worth Akins a chance ,,

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On all my business trips to China I rely, as much as possible, on the High Speed Railway system to travel between cities and have been to many a Railway station. The Hongqiao Railway Station is one if the best - modern, fairly easy to get around even if you don't know Chinese and relatively short queues to buy tickets.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very big and organised railway station. Unfortunately, non-Chinese has to queue up to the counters to buy tickets, making it a very time consuming activity. The Chinese can use either online booking or the ticket machines. I could get my tickets without any use of Chinese. With the lines to get tickets and the long security checks, make sure... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our train ride to Suzhou was from this station. Nothing special, but crowded and smoky smelling. We ran into a ticket problem which got us worried a bit, but luckily one of the attendants at the ticketing booth spoke English which made easier to solve the situation.

Thank Alekz74
Ludhiana, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The station is very big, majestic seems to be like a airport. Everything is perfect but there is one problem language. No one speaks English. You should reach 20 minutes before time as there could que at the entry for security check. Don't forget to carry your passport all times as they can ask as and when they like.

Thank Nitin G
Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The station offer a great connection with many cities in China, is quite crowded, so is important arrive at least 30 minutes before the ticket time.

Thank Maria S
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Beijing Central Station is by far the worst Railway Station but the Hongqiao Railway Station wasn’t terrible. There were seats which isn’t typical for me in Chinese Railway Stations. The food lines weren’t horrendous and there wasn’t that much cutting the lines. There were still people doing it but it wasn’t total chaos. Why people do that when you... More 

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London Gatwick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic station, more like a super airport. The Chinese trains are awesome. If you can upgrade to business fully recommend as the beds go flat so if you need to sleep you can get a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hongqiao is a very large train station. Ticketing is on the top floor so if you arrive by Metro you need to go up 3 long escalators or take the elevator. Go through security! There is almost always a 30 minute ticket line on Fridays and Sundays. Even longer on holidays like up to an hour. If you know your... More 

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