There are 9 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.

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) SHA - GMP

$133 - $395

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Busan  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Busan (PUS) PVG - PUS

$110 - $405

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Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Seoul, subway  •  5 h 4 min

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

$131 - $377

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Daegu  •  4 h 34 min

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

$127 - $469

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju  •  6 h 20 min

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

$269 - $299

Train, ferry, subway via Jinan West  •  24 h 39 min

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

$197 - $274

Train, ferry, subway  •  25 h 32 min

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

$185 - $268

Bus, ferry, subway  •  32 h 49 min

  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  •  34 h 57 min

  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 Four Seasons Hotel

$184 - $235

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to South Korea is to line 2 subway and fly and subway which costs ¥850 - ¥2600 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to South Korea is to fly which costs ¥850 - ¥3300 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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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 24 h 39 min and costs ¥1300 - ¥1900.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min 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 1 h 45 min.

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South Korea is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 8:21 PM in Shanghai and 9:21 PM in South Korea.

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

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There are six+ 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 17 min and costs ¥3 - ¥5.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to South Korea.
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  • Distance: 526.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Incheon 4 times a day.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu via Seoul
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Busan via Seoul
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Busan, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $220
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Busan via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Seoul Metro
Phone
(+82) 1577-5678
Website
smrt.co.kr
Subway from Geomam Station to Incheon City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
Subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station station to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
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 Qingdao
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$28 - $33
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$90 - $110
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $95
1st Class Seat
$130 - $160
Business Class Seat
$250 - $300
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Xinpu
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$161
Royal
$143
Business
$125
Economy
$107
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
$294
Royal Suite
$196
Royal
$139
First Class
$116
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
FST1
$121
FST2
$116
ECO1
$112
ECO2
$107

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