There are 6 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  •  4 h 37 min

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

$132 - $393

Cheapest option

Train to Seoul, fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  5 h 25 min

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

$132 - $377

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong  •  6 h 9 min

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

$220 - $371

Subway, ferry, train  •  26 h 23 min

  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 Shanghai Station

$185 - $267

Subway, ferry, bus  •  33 h 33 min

  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

$142 - $336

Bus, ferry  •  35 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Four Seasons 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

$183 - $336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Shanghai is to train and fly which costs ₩140,000 - ₩430,000 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Shanghai is to fly which costs ₩140,000 - ₩450,000 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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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 26 h 23 min and costs ₩200,000 - ₩300,000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min 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 1 h 55 min.

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Shanghai is 1 h behind Seoul. It is currently 6:30 PM in Seoul and 5:30 PM in Shanghai.

China Eastern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and Shanghai Airlines offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao 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 Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18 min 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: 4 h 37 min

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

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

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Busan
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Busan, Seoul
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Seoul to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Seoul to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Busan
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $1,800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Seoul to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Cheju, Chongju
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Qingdao to Shanghai Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $95
1st Class Seat
$130 - $160
Business Class Seat
$250 - $300
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Jiangsu Xinpu to Shanghai Zongzhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Four Seasons Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Jianshejie Terminal to Shanghai Hutie Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$161
Royal
$143
Business
$125
Economy
$107
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Lianyungang
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
$294
Royal Suite
$196
Royal
$139
First Class
$116
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Harbour
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$214
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$121
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$116
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$112
ECO2
$107

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