There are 10 ways to get from China to Japan by subway, plane, car ferry, train, car, 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  •  4 h 13 min

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

$170 - $561

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Nagoya, subway  •  6 h 5 min

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

$93 - $572

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda  •  6 h 7 min

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

$134 - $606

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda  •  6 h 13 min

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

$122 - $614

Fly Beijing to Tokyo Haneda  •  7 h

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

$157 - $360

Car ferry, train via Shinagawa  •  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 5 h

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

$226 - $316

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 9 h

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

$283 - $375

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

$221 - $285

Car ferry, night bus  •  2 days 14 h

  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 6 h 5 min.

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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 4 h 13 min.

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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 4 h and costs ¥2300 - ¥3200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min 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 1 h 30 min.

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

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There are 19+ hotels available in Japan. Prices start at $59 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 17 min and costs ¥3 - ¥5.

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Map of how to get from China to Japan.
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  • Distance: 1923.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$160 - $210
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
9 h 39 min
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
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$223
Special Class
$356
VIP
$889
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$223
Special Class
$356
VIP
$889

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