The evening -7 O’clock news today announces the official trial prices for the Beijing Shanghai high speed train tickets. The long expected high speed rail between Beijing and Shanghai will be put into operation at the end of this June.
The high speed trains running between Beijing and Shanghai are divided into two categories – running 300 km/per hour and 250km /per hour and priced separately. The 300 km per hour trains have three kinds of prices – business class, first class and second class; the 250km per hour trains have two classes – first class and second class.
Ticket prices for trains running between Beijing and Shanghai at 300 km/ per hour:
RMB 555 for second class seats
RMB 935 for first class seats
RMB 1,750 for business class.
Ticket Prices for trains running between Beijing and Shanghai at 250 km/per hour
RMB 410 for second-class seats
RMB 650 yuan for first class
The operation of the high speed rail between Beijing and Shanghai will greatly improve the passenger transportation and alleviate the goods transportation between the two metropolises.
After the operation of the high speed rail, currently the 136 ordinary trains in use between the two cities will continue offering service. For budget travelers or those who don’t want to trade money for time, ordinary trains are still very good way of travel between the two cities.
The high speed trains will go online for sale and the prices will float according to the market.