There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Hanoi by plane, train, bus or car

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 from Shanghai Pudong  •  7 h 9 min

  1. PVG - HAN

$180 - $450

Cheapest option

Train China Railways, bus  •  35 h 21 min

  1. T381 / ...

$53 - $68

5 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  8 h 39 min

  1. SHA - HAN

$192 - $452

Train China Railways G-Class, bus  •  19 h 34 min

$150 - $190

Train  •  31 h 18 min

  1. Shanghai-Guangzhou / ...

$91 - $115

Bus  •  41 h 29 min

$147 - $149

Drive  •  23 h 47 min

  1. 1427.4 miles

$200 - $300

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Hanoi, Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines, China Southern Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Shanghai to Hanoi hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Hanoi via Shanghai Hongqiao, Changsha South, and Changshanan Station in around 31 h 18 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Beijing
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Nanning
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Air Macau
Website
airmacau.com.mo
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Macau
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Macau
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hanoi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $130
1st Class Seat
$180 - $210
Business Class Seat
$330 - $400
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$110 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $260
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$25 - $35
1st Class Seat
$35 - $50
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Changshanan Station to Hanoi station
Ave. Duration
24 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
yunde.cn
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai South to Jiangsu Nanjing
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanjing to Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
bus
Bus from Guangzhou to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
21 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$69
Book at
baolau.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Shanghai and Hanoi is 1924 km. The road distance is 2284 km.

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Hanoi is to train and bus which costs ¥330 - ¥440 and takes 35 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Hanoi is to fly which takes 7 h 9 min and costs ¥1100 - ¥2900.

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Shanghai to Hanoi, including transfers.