There are 7 ways to get from Hanoi to Shanghai by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) HAN - PVG

$180 - $450

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Train  •  28 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Hanoi station to Changsha South
  2. Take the train from Changsha South to Hangzhou East
  3. Take the train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao

$72 - $95

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Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) HAN - SHA

$192 - $452

Fly to Hangzhou, train  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Hangzhou (HGH) HAN - HGH
  2. Take the train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao

$194 - $528

Bus, train  •  37 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Nanning China
  2. Take the train from Nanning to Shanghai South T381 / ...

$76

Bus  •  45 h 12 min

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

$136 - $138

Drive  •  24 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Shanghai 1430.1 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Shanghai is to bus and train which costs $77 and takes 37 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Shanghai is to fly which costs $180 - $450 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Hanoi and Shanghai is 1924 km. The road distance is 2288.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Shanghai without a car is to train which takes 28 h 34 min and costs $70 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Hanoi to Shanghai, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Shanghai is to fly which takes 6 h 33 min and costs $180 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $95 and takes 28 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs $136 - $139 and takes 45 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Hanoi Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Shanghai is 1 h ahead of Hanoi. It is currently 2:31 AM in Hanoi and 3:31 AM in Shanghai.

Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Shanghai is 2288 km. It takes approximately 24 h 6 min to drive from Hanoi to Shanghai.

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China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, Hong Kong and three other airlines offer flights from Hanoi Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport.

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There are 2148+ hotels available in Shanghai. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Hanoi Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Shanghai.
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  • Distance: 1202.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Shanghai, China?

Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines and four other airlines fly from Hanoi to Shanghai every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hanoi to Shanghai via Changsha South, Hangzhou East, and Shanghai Hongqiao in around 28 h 34 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Hongqiao via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Hongqiao via Changsha
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Hongqiao via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Hongqiao via Nanning
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong via Danang
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Danang
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Beijing
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Shanghai Pudong via Taipei
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Hangzhou via Taichung
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Changsha South to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $75
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$190 - $230
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
train
Train from Hanoi station to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
21 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Nanning to Shanghai South
Ave. Duration
28 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office to Nanning China
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
bus
Bus from Ha Noi to Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$68
Book at
baolau.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Municipal to Zhejiang Hangzhou
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$59
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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