There are 9 ways to get from Shanghai to Beijing by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station station to Beijing South Shanghai

$55 - $120

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Train via Hongqiao station  •  5 h 35 min

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

$81 - $101

Drive  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Beijing 755.9 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Beijing (PEK) SHA - PEK

$80 - $255

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Beijing  •  4 h 22 min

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

$108 - $383

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Nanyuan Apt  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Beijing Nanyuan Apt (NAY) SHA - NAY

$101 - $301

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan Apt  •  4 h 59 min

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

$109 - $289

Bus to Nantong, fly to Beijing  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
  2. Fly from Nantong (NTG) to Beijing (PEK) NTG - PEK

$92 - $335

Train to Wuxi, fly to Beijing  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Wuxi
  2. Fly from Wuxi (WUX) to Beijing (PEK) WUX - PEK

$94 - $481

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Beijing is to train which costs ¥550 - ¥700 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Beijing is to fly which costs ¥500 - ¥1800 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shanghai Station station station and arriving at Beijing South. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Beijing is 1068 km. The road distance is 1209.4 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Beijing without a car is to train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs ¥380 - ¥800.

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The train from Shanghai Station station to Beijing South takes 4 h 38 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Shanghai to Beijing train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, arrive at Shanghai Station station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Beijing is to train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs ¥380 - ¥800. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥500 - ¥1800 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Beijing Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Shanghai to Beijing train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, arrive at Beijing South station.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Beijing.
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  • Distance: 667.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Beijing, China?

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Beijing twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 38 min. China Railways D-Class also services this route once daily. Alternatively, China Eastern Airlines, Air China and five other airlines fly from Shanghai to Beijing every 30 minutes.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Hefei
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Nanyuan Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Nanyuan Apt via Yantai
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan Apt via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan Apt via Baotou
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan Apt via Weihai
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Wuxi to Beijing
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Wuxi to Beijing via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Shenyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Changchun
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Wuxi to Beijing
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nantong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Nantong to Beijing via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Nantong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Wuxi to Beijing
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Wuxi to Beijing via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Shenyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Changchun
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Nantong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
China United
Website
flycua.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing Nanyuan Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing Nanyuan Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Seoul
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station station to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$85 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $160
Business Class Seat
$260 - $310
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
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
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $16
1st Class Seat
$20 - $24
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Beijing Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $75
1st Class Seat
$80 - $120
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Beijing is 1209 km. It takes approximately 12 h 17 min to drive from Shanghai to Beijing.

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Xiamen Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Beijing Airport.

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There are 1472+ hotels available in Beijing. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 17 min and costs ¥3 - ¥5.

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