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There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Ningbo by train, bus, taxi, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo G7503 / ...

$16 - $30

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Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Ningbo South

$16

4 alternative options

Bus via Shanghai South  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai South to Ningbo

$17

Taxi  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shanghai to Ningbo 131.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Ningbo 131.2 miles

$18 - $28

Line 2 subway, fly  •  3 h 5 min

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

$109 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo is to bus which costs ¥105 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo is to taxi which costs ¥800 - ¥1000 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shanghai Zongzhan and arriving at Ningbo South. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Ningbo is 150 km. The road distance is 209.9 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs ¥100 - ¥210.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Shanghai to Ningbo, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Ningbo bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Shanghai Zongzhan station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs ¥100 - ¥210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥105 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Ningbo Lishe Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Shanghai to Ningbo bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Ningbo South station.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Ningbo.
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  • Distance: 93.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Ningbo, China?

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Ningbo hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $29 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. China Railways D-Class also services this route hourly. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Shanghai to Ningbo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Ningbo Lishe
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $44
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $20
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Ningbo South
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai South to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shanghai to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Shanghai Taxi Service
Phone
+86 21 96961
Website
96961.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Ningbo is 210 km. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Shanghai to Ningbo.

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China Eastern Airlines offers flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Ningbo Lishe Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Ningbo. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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