There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) SGN - PVG

$138 - $289

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Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) SGN - SHA

$181 - $460

Train  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi station to Changsha South
  3. Take the train from Changsha South to Shanghai Hongqiao

Train, bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoa
  2. Take the bus from Thanh Hoa to Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre
  3. Take the train from Nanning to Shanghai South

Bus  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Tinh
  2. Take the bus from Ha Tinh to Nanning Langdong
  3. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Shanghai South

Drive  •  46 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai 2423.2 miles

$340 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai is to fly which costs $130 - $290 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai is to fly which costs $130 - $290 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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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.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai is 2735 km. The road distance is 3877.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai without a car is to train which takes 2 days 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai, including transfers.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai bus services, operated by Hoang Long Transit Co, depart from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong station.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $130 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 12 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 8 h.

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The quickest flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai bus services, operated by Guizhou Transportation, arrive at Shanghai South station.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai.
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  • Distance: 1709.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

Vietnam Airlines, China Southern 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, Changsha South, Shanghai Hongqiao, and Hongqiao station in around 2 days 12 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 35 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
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 35 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
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
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai Pudong via Phuquoc
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
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
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
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
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
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
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
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$32 - $37
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $60
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoa
Ave. Duration
28 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
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12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$29 - $34
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $50
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
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 G-Class
Train from Changsha South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$110 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $260
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
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
Every 4 hours
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
$30 - $50
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
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Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Shanghai South
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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Shanghai is 1 h ahead of Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently 6:08 AM in Ho Chi Minh City and 7:08 AM in Shanghai.

Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai is 3877 km. It takes approximately 46 h 59 min to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai.

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China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific and four other airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City 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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