Directions from China to Japan

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Recommended option

Line 7 Shanghai Metro to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Fukuoka  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 7 Shanghai Metro from Jing'an Temple Station to Longyang Road Station
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Fukuoka (FUK) PVG - FUK

$170 - $561

Cheapest option

Line 7 Shanghai Metro to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Nagoya, subway  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 7 Shanghai Metro from Jing'an Temple Station to Longyang Road Station
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Nagoya (NGO) PVG - NGO
  3. Take the subway from Kanayama(Aichi) to Shiyakusho

$93 - $572

7 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) SHA - HND

$133 - $606

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) PVG - HND

$121 - $614

Fly Beijing to Tokyo Haneda  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Beijing (PEK) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) PEK - HND

$157 - $360

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Shinagawa Shinkansen Nozomi

$336 - $453

Car ferry, drive  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai Port to Osaka Port
  2. Drive from Osaka to Tokyo

$256 - $286

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku

$240 - $294

Car ferry, night bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai Port to Osaka Port
  2. Take the night bus from Universal Studios Japan to Tokyo Station

$308 - $319

What companies run services between China and Japan?

China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways and four other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kawasaki every 4 hours.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda via Nagoya
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya via Seoul
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda via Shungshan
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,300
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Beijing to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Train operators
Bus operators
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Universal Studios Japan to Tokyo Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$180
1st Class
$225
Special Class
$360
VIP
$899
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai Port to Osaka Port
Ave. Duration
46 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$205
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between China and Japan is 3077 km.

The cheapest way to get from China to Japan is to line 7 Shanghai Metro and fly and subway which costs ¥550 - ¥3700 and takes 6 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from China to Japan is to line 7 Shanghai Metro and fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs ¥1000 - ¥3600.

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from China to Japan, including transfers.