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There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Beijing Capital (PEK) PVG - PEK

$101 - $366

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Jiangsu Suzhou Suzhou
  2. Take the train from Suzhou to Beijing South Shanghai

$64 - $84

5 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Beijing Nanyuan (NAY) PVG - NAY

$110 - $282

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai, train  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Tianjin Binhai (TSN) PVG - TSN
  2. Take the train from Tianjin Station to Beijing South

Bus to Shanghai Hongqiao, fly to Beijing Capital  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
  2. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Beijing Capital (PEK) SHA - PEK

$83 - $258

Train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing South Shanghai Hongqiao / ...

$90 - $111

Drive  •  12h 50m

  1. Drive from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City 780.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City is to bus and train which costs ¥440 - ¥600 and takes 15h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City is to fly which costs ¥700 - ¥2600 and takes 3h 56m.

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The distance between Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) and Forbidden City is 1090 km. The road distance is 1249 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City without a car is to train which takes 6h 17m and costs ¥600 - ¥800.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City is to fly which takes 3h 56m and costs ¥700 - ¥2600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥600 - ¥800 and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Beijing Capital Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City is 1249 km. It takes approximately 12h 50m to drive from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City.

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Hainan, Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Beijing Capital Airport.

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There are 1393+ hotels available in Forbidden City. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City.
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  • Distance: 681.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), China and Forbidden City, China?

China Eastern Airlines, Air China and five other airlines fly from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City hourly. Alternatively, China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Forbidden City hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 4h 28m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital via Xi An
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan via Rizhao Shanzihe
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital via Shenyang
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai via Dalian
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
China United
Website
flycua.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tianjin Binhai via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Suzhou to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $70
1st Class Seat
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Shanghai Airport Authority
Bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
shanghaiairport.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Jiangsu Suzhou
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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