Dating by train from beijing
You walk into the departures hall and immediately queue for a brief luggage X-ray check, followed by a 'wanding' by security staff.
Beijing to Shanghai the fast & easy way, by 300km/h (186mph) high-speed train. For other Chinese train routes & a beginner's guide to train travel in China, see the main China page...If you walk in through the ground-level main entrance you immediately pass through a luggage X-ray check, then go up a long tall escalator into the main departures hall where (you've guessed it) there's yet another luggage X-ray check and security staff 'wand' search to enter the hall.Although these simple security checks are nothing like what you have to go through at an airport, you should arrive at least 30 minutes before your train leaves, assuming you have already collected your tickets. Large electronic departures boards clearly show the train number, destination, departure time and ticket gate number, see the photos below. Go to the ticket gate shown, a display at the gate confirms that you're in the right place.A few extra trains run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.G-category 300 km/h or 350 km/h high-speed trains have 2nd, 1st & Business class seats, see the photos & advice here & watch the video guide.