There are 8 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai by 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

Fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  4 h 46 min

  1. SGN - PVG

$138 - $290

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 days 11 h

$124 - $176

6 alternative options

Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  6 h 44 min

  1. SGN - SHA

$181 - $460

Fly to Hangzhou, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. SGN - HGH

$144 - $619

Fly to Wuxi, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. SGN - WUX

$175 - $503

Train, bus  •  2 days 18 h

Bus  •  3 days 8 h

Drive  •  46 h 59 min

  1. 2423.2 miles

$340 - $550

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Shanghai, China?

China Southern Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai via Hanoi, Hanoi station, Changshanan Station, Changsha South, and Shanghai Hongqiao in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Nanning
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Wuxi via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Wuxi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Wuxi via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Danang
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Nha Trang
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Phuquoc
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Danang
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Taipei
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Wuxi via Taipei
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Beijing
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Seoul
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Hongqiao via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Nha Trang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Nanning
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Cambodia Angkor Air
Website
cambodiaangkorair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hangzhou via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Wuxi via Singapore
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
China Railways G-Class
Train from Wuxi to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $16
1st Class Seat
$20 - $24
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Changsha South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$110 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $260
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$33 - $38
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $65
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoa
Ave. Duration
28 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$29 - $34
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $50
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Hanoi station to Changshanan Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanning to Shanghai South
Ave. Duration
28 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Thanh Hoa to Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Bus from Ha Tinh to Nanning Langdong
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Tinh
Ave. Duration
29 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Shanghai South
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai is 2735 km. The road distance is 3877 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai is to train which costs $120 - $180 and takes 2 days 11 h.

The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $130 - $290.

No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong and arriving at Shanghai South via Ha Tinh, Nanning Langdong and Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 8 h.

It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai, including transfers.