Trains to Jinhua leave from Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, and Hongqiao Railway Station. All three can be reached from the airport by the subway system. Subway ticket vending machines have instructions in English, and staff at the airport subway stop may speak some English. As Pudong is in the far east of Shanghai, visitors should plan for at least 90 minutes to 2 hours on the subway from Pudong International Airport to any of the train stations. Alternately, shuttle buses run from the airport to the train stations (1-2 hours depending on traffic).
Depending on the type of train, travel time from Shanghai to Jinhua runs anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. Slow trains (train numbers starting with K, T, or Z) leave from Shanghai Railway Station and Shanghai South Railway Station. These take at least 4.5 hours and are often delayed. Fast trains (numbers starting with D) take from 3 to 4 hours. The new bullet train (numbers starting with G) takes less than 2 hours. The fast trains and bullet trains leave only from Hongqiao Railway Station. Ticket prices for all trains vary according to type of train and seat class. Tickets may be purchased online at www.12306.cn (the site is only available in Chinese at this time) or at ticket windows, found at any of the train stations and in most neighborhoods in the city.