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There are 10 ways to get from Shanghai to South Korea by plane, subway, train, ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo, subway  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) SHA - GMP
  2. Take the subway from Geomam Station to Incheon City Hall Station

$132 - $395

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Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Gimhae, line 2 Metro, line 1 Metro  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Gimhae (PUS) PVG - PUS
  3. Take the line 2 Metro from Sasang Station to Seomyeon Station
  4. Take the line 1 Metro from Seomyeon Station to Jungang Station

$106 - $405

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Daegu  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Daegu (TAE) PVG - TAE

$126 - $469

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Incheon, subway  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Incheon (ICN) PVG - ICN
  3. Take the subway from Geomam Station to Incheon City Hall Station

$130 - $374

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Gwangju (KWJ) PVG - KWJ

$270 - $301

Train, ferry, subway  •  27h 26m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Weifang
  2. Take the train from Weifang to Weihai
  3. Take the ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
  4. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$203 - $279

Train, ferry, subway via Jinan West  •  28h 7m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Jinan West
  2. Take the train from Jinan West to Yantai
  3. Take the ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
  4. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$203 - $426

Train, ferry, subway #2  •  29h 57m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yantai
  2. Take the ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$199 - $423

Bus, ferry, subway  •  32h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Xinpu
  2. Take the ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$139 - $334

Bus, ferry  •  34h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to The plaza Hotel

$186 - $315

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to South Korea is to line 2 subway and fly and subway which costs ¥900 - ¥2600 and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to South Korea is to fly which costs ¥850 - ¥3300 and takes 4h 41m.

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The distance between Shanghai and South Korea is 842 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to South Korea without a car is to train and ferry and subway which takes 27h 26m and costs ¥1400 - ¥2000.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Shanghai to South Korea, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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South Korea is 1h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 8:18 PM in Shanghai and 9:18 PM in South Korea.

China Eastern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and Shanghai Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in South Korea. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18m and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to South Korea.
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  • Distance: 526.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and South Korea?

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Korean Air fly from Shanghai to Daegu twice daily.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Seoul Metro
Phone
(+82) 1577-5678
Website
smrt.co.kr
Subway from Geomam Station to Incheon City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
Subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
Busan Transportation Co.
Website
humetro.busan.kr
Subway from Sasang Station to Seomyeon Station
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
humetro.busan.kr
Subway from Seomyeon Station to Jungang Station
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
humetro.busan.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station to Weifang
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$120 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $270
Train from Weifang to Weihai
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$27 - $33
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$85 - $110
Train from Shanghai Station to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $70
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$180 - $220
Train from Jinan West to Yantai
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $45
1st Class Seat
$60 - $70
Business Class Seat
$110 - $140
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yantai
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$90 - $110
1st Class Seat
$150 - $170
Business Class Seat
$280 - $330
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Xinpu
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to The plaza Hotel
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$151
Royal
$133
Business
$115
Economy
$98
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
$297
SPE
$124
FST
$106
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
$292
Royal Suite
$195
Royal
$137
First Class
$115
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$213
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$120
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$115
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$106

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