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There are 7 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.

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Fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) SGN - PVG

$138 - $289

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Train  •  3 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Nanning Station
  3. Take the train from Nanning to Shanghai South

$68 - $160

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Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) SGN - SHA

$181 - $460

Fly to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) SGN - HGH
  2. Take the train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao

$199 - $379

Bus, train  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Nanning
  3. Take the train from Nanning to Shanghai South

$125 - $171

Train via Guilin Station  •  3 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Guilin station
  3. Take the train from Guilin Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Station

$149 - $208

Drive  •  46h 59m

  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 train which costs $65 - $160 and takes 3 days 12h.

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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 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh City and arriving at Shanghai South via Ha Noi, Hanoi Gia Lam Station and Nanning. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 12h.

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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 bus and train which takes 2 days 23h and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai, including transfers.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai train services, operated by Vietnam Railways, depart from Ho Chi Minh City station.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs $130 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $210 and takes 3 days 0h.

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The quickest flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 55m.

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Shanghai is 1h ahead of Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently 9:46 AM in Ho Chi Minh City and 10:46 AM in Shanghai.

Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai.
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  • Distance: 1709.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and eight 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 Ha Noi, Hanoi Gia Lam Station, Guilin Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Station, and Shanghai Hongqiao in around 3 days 0h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Cam Ranh
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Danang
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Danang
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Chongqing Airlines
Website
chongqingairlines.cn
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Pudong via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Shanghai Hongqiao via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Nanning
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Guilin Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $120
1st Class Seat
$170 - $190
Business Class Seat
$310 - $370
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
55m
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 T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Nanning to Shanghai South
Ave. Duration
26h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$24 - $35
Hard Sleeper
$45 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$75 - $95
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
43h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
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
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Guilin station
Ave. Duration
15h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Nanning Station
Ave. Duration
11h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Mai Linh Express
Website
mailinhexpress.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn
Son Duc Transportation
Bus from Ha Noi to Nanning
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$67
Book at
baolau.com

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Ho Chi Minh City to Shanghai train services, operated by China Railways T-Class, arrive at Shanghai South station.

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

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China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, Chongqing Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport.

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