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Ways to Experience Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
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Reviewed yesterday

Much more like an airport than a station. Worth being aware that you can only go through the barriers from the main waiting area to your platform 15 minutes before departure. The details for your train at the platform entrance will turn green to signify that you can proceed.

Thank Voyager811386
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Reviewed yesterday

Despite the thousands of passengers using it everyday it is still quite comfortable and convenient train station. Large and organized all relevant information is also in English. It is a shame, however, that the number of taxis stopping at the station it is not enough for the needs. in rush hours one may have to wait for more than half an hour to take a taxi...

Thank sptsilva
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hongqiao used to be the outer part of Shanghai but no more. This is one of the key bullet train station for Shanghai. The second airport for Shanghai is right next door. The traffic can be bad but you can easily transit between train and flights

Thank gzau
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Shanghai during the National holiday and boy were there a lot of people there! We barley got through to the machine that sells subway tickets

Thank bogzaelektortehniku
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling with family it’s one of the most convenient train stations in Shanghai.

Guided in English and Chinese, well organized and so many ways to reach the train station or get to city centre.

Many security checks, and as foreigner Make sure to receive time to get your ticket.

Metro: line 2&10 about 40 min one way
Taxi: 35-50 min one way - about 80- 100 rmb ( if they ask more use didi to get normal price)

Beware of the people who sell you services after exit gate- they are expensive.

1  Thank Pure_Fin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I took a high speed train from Shanghai to Yiwu.
We arrived by car and getting to the drop off point was a task in itself. Our driver had to drop us not quite at the kerb and we had to wave our way through. The locals do the same.
Then you get your bags through security check and after that you're through to the terminal.
On the first level will be the gates for train departures.
The second level has many restaurants serving quick eats.
One thing I find amazing is that the gate is only opened 10 mins before the train departs. This does not give you much time for you to get your train ticket scanned and making your way down the stairs and finding your carriage. My advice would be to minimize you luggage and be ready to walk briskly.
It became quite an ordeal for my poor mum who is 80 years old. Not at this terminal but the one at Hangzhou, when we arrived at the platform, we were at carriage 10. Our seats were in carriage one. The signs on the train are not too clear. After walking for a short while, we realised we were headed in the wrong direction when we found ourselves facing carriage 12!. We had to backtrack and walk the entire length of 12 carriages in 5 mins. It was truly an anxious and excruciating experience then as we were terrified that we would miss our train! But we made it but mum thought she was having a heart attack as she developed a stitch in her side. She did great for an 80 year old!
Nevertheless, my experience with taking the train has been good.
The high speed trains were fast and efficient and delivered as they promised.

Thank Papitese
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We cabbed from Pudong airport to catch a train to Beijing - it was very confusing and crowded trying to fight our way to the ticket booth to find out they do not accept Visa OR MasterCard (likely wont accept Amex either). This was a surprise to us that such a massive train station in one of the worlds largest financial hub cities, major credit cards are not accepted. We pushed through the crowds to the atms with minimal English options on them to take out cash to purchase our tickets. Then waited our 2 hours until our train. There were no available seats due to the large crowd so we sat on the floor (not a huge deal) although I would not want to experience this place on a weekend. Overall not a good experience.

1  Thank 708kelsieg
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came by train from hangzhou..the station is hugh.not easy to find the way you nees.place is clean.

Thank 12341234Sharon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you weren't catching a train it's worthwhile seeing this huge bustling station. Moving thousands of people.

Thank cricketfanBB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge station close by one of the airports but a long drive downtown. Such a huge station with plenty of platforms and stores. Lots of signs in English but the parking can be difficult.

Thank Anthony S
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