1) Train: The train from Shanghai takes from a little over an hour to nearly three hours, depending on the type of train. Trains with numbers preceded by “G” are high-speed trains. “D” trains are next-fastest. Don’t buy a ticket for a train that will take longer than three hours. Train tickets may be purchased at the Shanghai train station and cost about $25 one-way, depending on the type of train and class of seat. Nanjing has two train stations: the Nanjing Station and the Nanjing South Station. Both are reasonable distances from the Center, so it doesn’t matter which one you arrive at.
From the Nanjing Station, you may take a bus, taxi, or subway to the Center: If you’re hauling heavy or bulky luggage, your best choice is probably to wait in the taxi line and pay the RMB 20 to get a ride directly to the Center.
Please check your orientation handbook for even more details on how to get to the Center!