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suggestions for taking train from nanjing to shanghai?

Postby samba2nite » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:22 pm

I will be in the nanjing for two weeks with my family (four adults and four kids) in Sept/oct and would like to take the train from nanjing to shanghai for the day. We do not speak any chinese. we speak and read english with limited spanish and french (which obviously does us no good in china) am dare wondering if traveling from on the train will be a problem. When we traveled two years ago in southern China we had no language barriers since everywhere we went we found someone that spoke english good enough.

Any suggestions on the train to take? where to get it and what to do in shanghai for the day? It appears to be about 300 miles from nanjing which seems very douable by USA standards which is what we are basing it on. What do you think? :roll:

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Re: suggestions for taking train from nanjing to shanghai?

Postby skinnykiwi1 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:00 am

there are more than 30 trains daily between shanghai and nanjing. go to nanjing train station or ask your hotel to book a ticket. suggest to buy fast train tickets then you can reduce the traveling time.
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Re: suggestions for taking train from nanjing to shanghai?

Postby alexss » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:48 am

It's no problem for your family to travel in both Nanjing and Shanghai. A lot of people speak fairly good English. You can see lots of traffic and road signs in English and even some taxi drivers can talk to you English.
The high speed rail Shanghai - Nanjing opened last year and it takes only 1 hour and 30 mins to Shanghai, in which its top speed can reach 250km/hour. You can get the ticket from Nanjing train station or Shanghai train station.
Have a nice trip!
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Re: suggestions for taking train from nanjing to shanghai?

Postby alexss » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:00 am

30-40 trains daily run between Shanghai-Nanjing. Non-stop D-train or only stop at major cities including Suzhou, Wuxi, changzhou and Zhenjiang, the farest train right now 250 km/hour, from Shanghai to Nanjing takes about 2 hours. A bullet train, with possible speed of 350 km/hour, is under construction right now and will operate in 2010 for Shanghai Expo.
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