There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai to Great Wall of China by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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

Train, taxi  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station station to Beijing South
  2. Take a taxi from Xisi Station to Great Wall of China

$116 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai to Jinan Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Jinan Bus Terminal to Beijing

$83 - $87

6 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Beijing South
  2. Take the train from Huangtudian to Huairou North S5

$98 - $122

Drive  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Great Wall of China 796.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  4 h 31 min

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

$105 - $286

Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  4 h 52 min

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

$133 - $414

Bus to Nantong, fly  •  5 h 44 min

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

$119 - $368

Train to Wuxi, fly  •  5 h 45 min

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

$119 - $512

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Great Wall of China is to bus which costs ¥530 - ¥570 and takes 22 h 54 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Great Wall of China is to fly which takes 4 h 31 min and costs ¥650 - ¥1900.

More details

The distance between Shanghai and Great Wall of China is 1115 km. The road distance is 1274 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Shanghai to Great Wall of China, including transfers.

More details

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Great Wall of China?

You can take a train from Shanghai to Great Wall of China via Hongqiao station, Shanghai Hongqiao Station, Beijing South, Beijing South station, Xizhimen Station, Huoying Station, Huangtudian, and Huairou North in around 9 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shanghai to Great Wall of China via Jinan Bus Terminal, Beijing, Beijing Railway Station East Street, Bcia T3, and Niulanshan Junction in around 22 h 54 min.

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 Wuxi to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Wuxi to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
$100 - $470
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 Shanghai Pudong to Beijing via Changsha
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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Nantong to Beijing
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
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
Beijing Suburban Railway
Train from Huangtudian to Huairou North
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kyfw.12306.cn
Bus operators
Jinan Bus Terminal
Website
0000369.cn
Bus from Shanghai to Jinan Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
0000369.cn
Bus from Jinan Bus Terminal to Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
0000369.cn
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
Other operators
Taxi from Xisi Station to Great Wall of China
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
96103 Beijing
Website
96103.cn

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Best ways to travel around Australia, Want to know more about Flixbus? and How to get from JFK to New York City - to help you get the most out of your next trip.