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There are 10 ways to get from Seoul to Shanghai by plane, train, subway, ferry, bus or car

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao

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

Cheapest option

Subway, ferry, bus

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

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Train to Incheon, fly to Shanghai Pudong

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

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong

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

Train to Incheon, fly to Shanghai Hongqiao

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

Train to Incheon, fly to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, train

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

Subway, ferry, train via Jinan

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

Subway, ferry, train

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

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Jongro 1-ga to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Port
  3. Take the bus from Jianshejie Terminal to Shanghai Hutie Terminal

Drive, ferry

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Incheon Int'l Port
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
  3. Drive from Yantai to Shanghai Station

Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) flights

The flight time between Seoul Gimpo (GMP) and Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) is around 2h and covers a distance of around 867 km. Services are operated by Korean Air and Asiana Airlines. Typically 14 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Planes
2h Average Duration
¥3174 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Shanghai is to subway and ferry and bus which costs ₩160,000 - ₩210,000 and takes 33h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Shanghai is to fly which costs ₩1500,000 - ₩5000,000 and takes 4h 52m.

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It is approximately 868 km to get from Seoul to Shanghai.

The best way to get from Seoul to Shanghai without a car is to subway and ferry and train which takes 30h 27m and costs ₩290,000 - ₩360,000.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m 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 9:55 AM in Seoul and 8:55 AM in Shanghai.

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

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There are 478+ hotels available in Shanghai. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩4,100.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Shanghai.
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  • Distance: 868 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

Korean Air and Asiana Airlines fly from Seoul to Shanghai twice daily.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥10000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2700 - ¥11000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥28000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥3500
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥28000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Dalian, Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥28000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Yantai Penglai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥3800
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥20000
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥4600
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥33000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥7000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4800 - ¥9000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥4900 - ¥9000
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥20000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥13000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥21000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥22000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥8000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥27000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥25000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shenzhen Bao'an International
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4600 - ¥12000
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥17000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥6500
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥16000
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥8500
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Pudong via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥16000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥21000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥22000
Shandong Airlines
Website
sda.cn
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥3500
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Yantai Penglai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥3800
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥4600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥17000
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥21000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥17000
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥21000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥7000
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥16000
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥21000
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shenzhen Bao'an International
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥9500
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Hongqiao via Yantai Penglai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥3800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥12000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥10000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥10000
Spring Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Incheon to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥3800
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥22 - ¥35
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
China Railways G-Class
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥110
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥80 - ¥110
1st Class Seat
¥130 - ¥160
Business Class Seat
¥300 - ¥370
Train from Ji'nan West to Shanghai Station
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥350 - ¥450
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥350 - ¥450
1st Class Seat
¥600 - ¥750
Business Class Seat
¥1100 - ¥1400
Train from Dalian North Station to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥750 - ¥1000
1st Class Seat
¥1300 - ¥1600
Business Class Seat
¥2400 - ¥3000
China Railways D-Class
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥130
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥65 - ¥95
1st Class
¥85 - ¥130
Train from Weihai North to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥170 - ¥380
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥170 - ¥250
1st Class
¥270 - ¥380
Seoul Metro
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Jiangsu Xinpu to Shanghai General
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥142
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Jongro 1-ga to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥51
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Jianshejie Terminal to Shanghai Hutie Terminal
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥458
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
ferryto.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥700
Schedules at
ferryto.com
Deluxe Royal
¥902
Royal
¥802
Business
¥702
Economy
¥602
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Port
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥630 - ¥690
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
¥1179
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
¥706
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
¥683
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
¥661
ECO2
¥638
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
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
¥1654
Royal Suite
¥1103
Royal
¥777
Business Class
¥652
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥700
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
¥1684
SPE
¥702
FST
¥602

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