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There are 8 ways to get from Seoul to Shanghai by plane, train, subway, ferry or bus

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 Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) GMP - SHA

$132 - $393

Cheapest option

Train to Incheon, fly to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) ICN - HGH
  3. Take the train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao

$126 - $236

6 alternative options

Train to Incheon, fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) ICN - PVG

$132 - $373

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) GMP - PVG

$220 - $371

Subway, ferry, train via Jinan West  •  26h 52m

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qingdao
  3. Take the train from Qingdao to Jinan West
  4. Take the train from Jinan West to Shanghai Station

$194 - $274

Subway, ferry, train  •  29h 5m

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
  3. Take the train from Yantai to Shanghai Hongqiao

$201 - $423

Subway, ferry, bus  •  33h 34m

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Lianyungang
  3. Take the bus from Jiangsu Xinpu to Shanghai Zongzhan

$140 - $334

Bus, ferry  •  36h

  1. Take the bus from Chosun Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Harbour
  3. Take the bus from Jianshejie Terminal to Shanghai Hutie Terminal

$189 - $313

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Shanghai is to train and fly which costs ₩140,000 - ₩270,000 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Shanghai is to fly which costs ₩150,000 - ₩450,000 and takes 4h 45m.

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The distance between Seoul and Shanghai is 868 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Shanghai without a car is to subway and ferry and train which takes 29h 5m and costs ₩220,000 - ₩480,000.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Seoul to Shanghai, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Shanghai is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 12:30 AM in Seoul and 11:30 PM in Shanghai.

China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

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There are 1695+ hotels available in Shanghai. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18m and costs ₩1,400 - ₩2,000.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Shanghai.
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  • Distance: 542.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai, China?

China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and two other airlines fly from Seoul to Shanghai 4 times a day.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Yantai
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Cheju, Chongju
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
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 Qingdao to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$28 - $34
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$90 - $110
Train from Jinan West to Shanghai Station
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $70
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$180 - $220
Train from Yantai to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$90 - $110
1st Class Seat
$150 - $170
Business Class Seat
$280 - $330
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
Train from Qingdao to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$18 - $24
1st Class Seat
$23 - $35
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Jiangsu Xinpu to Shanghai Zongzhan
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Chosun Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Jianshejie Terminal to Shanghai Hutie Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$160
Royal
$142
Business
$124
Economy
$106
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
$297
SPE
$124
FST
$106
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Lianyungang
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
$292
Royal Suite
$195
Royal
$137
First Class
$115
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Harbour
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$213
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$120
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$115
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$106

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