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There are 9 ways to get from Beijing to Shanghai by train, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Shanghai Station Beijing South / ...

$55 - $100

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Train via Shanghai Hongqiao  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao Beijing South / ...

$85 - $98

Drive  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Beijing to Shanghai 755.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) PEK - SHA

$80 - $255

Fly Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) PEK - PVG

$108 - $383

Fly Beijing Nanyuan to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Nanyuan (NAY) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) NAY - SHA

$105 - $305

Fly Beijing Nanyuan to Shanghai Pudong, line 2 subway  •  5 h 39 min

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

$113 - $293

Train to Tianjin Binhai, fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Tianjin Station
  2. Fly from Tianjin Binhai (TSN) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) TSN - SHA

$85 - $288

Fly Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) PEK - HGH
  2. Take the train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao

$112 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Beijing to Shanghai is to train which costs ¥380 - ¥700 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Beijing to Shanghai is to fly which costs ¥550 - ¥1800 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Beijing South and arriving at Shanghai Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1068 km. The road distance is 1208.8 km.

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The best way to get from Beijing to Shanghai without a car is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs ¥380 - ¥700.

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The train from Beijing South to Shanghai Station takes 4 h 40 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Beijing to Shanghai train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, depart from Beijing South station.

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The best way to get from Beijing to Shanghai is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs ¥380 - ¥700. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥550 - ¥1800 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Beijing Capital Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Beijing to Shanghai train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, arrive at Shanghai Station.

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Map of how to get from Beijing to Shanghai.
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  • Distance: 667.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Beijing to Shanghai twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min. China Railways D-Class also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan and four other airlines fly from Beijing to Shanghai every 30 minutes.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong via Yantai
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong via Xi An
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Incheon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Pudong via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
China United
Website
flycua.com
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Beijing South to Shanghai Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
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2nd Class Seat
$85 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
Train from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
Train from Beijing South to Tianjin
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $15
1st Class Seat
$19 - $23
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$23 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing South to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
12 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $75
1st Class Seat
$80 - $120
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $12
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Beijing to Shanghai is 1209 km. It takes approximately 12 h 15 min to drive from Beijing to Shanghai.

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China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Beijing Capital Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

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There are 1847+ hotels available in Shanghai. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Beijing to Beijing Capital Airport is to subway which takes 30 min and costs ¥25.

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