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There are 11 ways to get from China to Japan by subway, plane, car ferry, train, car, night train, bus or night 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

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Fukuoka  •  4h 15m

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

$169 - $561

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Chūbu Centrair, subway  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) PVG - NGO
  3. Take the subway from Kanayama(Aichi) to Shiyakusho

$92 - $572

9 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda  •  5h 17m

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

$133 - $607

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda  •  5h 47m

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

$121 - $615

Fly Tianjin Binhai to Tokyo Haneda  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Tianjin Binhai (TSN) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) TSN - HND

$133 - $377

Fly Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda  •  7h

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

$158 - $362

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 4h

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

$336 - $452

Car ferry, drive  •  2 days 5h

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

$226 - $316

Car ferry, night train  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the night train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Tokyo Ltd Exp Sunrise Seto / ...

$283 - $375

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 12h

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

$230 - $298

Car ferry, night bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
  2. Take the night bus from Universal Studios Japan to Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo

$278 - $348

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from China to Japan is to line 2 subway and fly and subway which costs ¥600 - ¥4000 and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from China to Japan is to line 2 subway and fly which costs ¥1100 - ¥3900 and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between China and Japan is 3077 km.

The best way to get from China to Japan without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 2 days 4h and costs ¥2300 - ¥3200.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from China to Japan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Air China and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Japan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from China 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 China to Japan.
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  • Distance: 1923.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between China and Japan?

Shanghai Airlines, Japan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kawasaki 5 times a day.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Tokyo Haneda via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Tokyo Haneda via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Beijing Capital to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,300
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Okay Airways
Website
okair.net
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Nishi Tokyo Bus
Phone
042-623-1365
Website
nisitokyobus.co.jp
Night bus from Universal Studios Japan to Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887

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