There are 8 ways to get from Guangzhou to Shanghai by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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 6 subway to Guangzhou, fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) CAN - SHA

$102 - $277

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Zhejiang Hangzhou
  2. Take the bus from Hangzhou to Shanghai South

$69

6 alternative options

Line 6 subway to Guangzhou, fly to Shanghai Pudong, line 2 subway  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) CAN - PVG
  3. Take the line 2 subway from Longyang Road to West Nanjing Road

$110 - $406

Line 2 subway, train to Shenzhen, fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  3. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) SZX - SHA

$87 - $305

Line 2 subway, train to Shenzhen, fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  3. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) SZX - PVG

$85 - $314

Train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shanghai Hongqiao Guangzhou-Shanghai

$101 - $134

Bus Smooth Transit Network  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou to Ningbo
  2. Take the bus from Ningbo South to Shanghai

$87 - $159

Drive  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Shanghai 923.4 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Shanghai is to bus which costs ¥461 and takes 22 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Shanghai is to line 6 subway and fly which costs ¥650 - ¥1900 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Shanghai is 1212 km. The road distance is 1477.4 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Guangzhou to Shanghai, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Guangzhou to Shanghai. However, there are services departing from Guangzhou Municipal and arriving at Shanghai South via Hangzhou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 7 min.

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

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Guangzhou to Shanghai 4 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $130 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Guangzhou to Shanghai via Ningbo, Chenghuangmiao, Ningbao station, and Ningbo South in around 18 h 34 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Changsha
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Yichang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Nanyang
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Yichang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Nanyang
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong via Nanchang
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Changsha
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Nanyang
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong via Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong via Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong via Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai Pudong via Taipei
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Train operators
Guang Zhou Metro
Website
gzmtr.com
Subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
Subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
gzmtr.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $15
1st Class Seat
$19 - $22
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Guangzhou South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $130
1st Class Seat
$180 - $210
Business Class Seat
$330 - $400
Bus operators
Smooth Transit Network
Website
trip8080.com
Bus from Guangzhou to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
trip8080.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Ningbo South to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Zhejiang Hangzhou
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
PiaoJia CN
Website
piaojia.cn
Bus from Hangzhou to Shanghai South
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
piaojia.cn

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