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There are 6 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.

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  8h 32m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Noi Bai International (HAN) SHA - HAN

$191 - $452

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Train China Railways T-Class  •  38h 55m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Nanning Shanghai South
  2. Take the train from Nanning Station to Hanoi Gia Lam Station

$36 - $94

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Noi Bai International (HAN) PVG - HAN

$179 - $450

Train, bus  •  21h 31m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Nanning East Shanghai-Nanning
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Hanoi

$147 - $177

Train via Wuchang  •  36h 11m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wuchang D3048
  2. Take the train from Wuchang to Hanoi Gia Lam Station

$60 - $86

Drive  •  23h 47m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Hanoi 1427.4 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Hanoi is to train which costs ¥410 - ¥600 and takes 36h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Hanoi is to fly which costs ¥1200 - ¥3200 and takes 7h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Shanghai to Hanoi station. However, there are services departing from Shanghai South and arriving at Hanoi Gia Lam Station via Nanning Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 55m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Hanoi is 1924 km. The road distance is 2283.8 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Hanoi without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h 31m and costs ¥1000 - ¥1300.

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It takes approximately 8h 32m to get from Shanghai to Hanoi, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Hanoi train services, operated by China Railways T-Class, depart from Shanghai South station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Hanoi is to fly which takes 8h 32m and costs ¥1300 - ¥3200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥410 - ¥600 and takes 36h 11m.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Noi Bai International Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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Hanoi is 1h behind Shanghai. It is currently 2:49 PM in Shanghai and 1:49 PM in Hanoi.

Map of how to get from Shanghai to Hanoi.
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  • Distance: 1202.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 32m

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

China Southern Airlines, Cathay Dragon and 10 other airlines fly from Shanghai to Hanoi hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Hanoi via Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai Hongqiao, and Wuchang in around 36h 11m.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Wuyishan, Nanning
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Nanning
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Cam Ranh
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Air Macau
Website
airmacau.com.mo
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Macau
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Macau
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Nanning East
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$120 - $150
1st Class Seat
$200 - $230
Business Class Seat
$380 - $450
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wuchang
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $50
1st Class Seat
$50 - $75
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Wuchang to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanning Station to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$24 - $35
Hard Sleeper
$45 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$75 - $95
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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Shanghai to Hanoi train services, operated by China Railways, arrive at Hanoi Gia Lam Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Hanoi is 2284 km. It takes approximately 23h 47m to drive from Shanghai to Hanoi.

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Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Cathay Dragon and six other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Noi Bai International Airport.

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There are 1879+ hotels available in Hanoi. Prices start at $19 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 18m and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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