There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Kitakyushu by plane, train, car ferry, night train or night bus

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 to Fukuoka, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Fukuoka (FUK) PVG - FUK
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura

$178 - $575

Cheapest option

Fly to Kita Kyushu  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kita Kyushu (KKJ) PVG - KKJ

$135 - $296

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Fly to Hiroshima, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Hiroshima (HIJ) PVG - HIJ
  2. Take the train from Hiroshima to Kokura

$225 - $741

Carferry, train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the carferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kokura Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$276 - $367

Carferry, night train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the carferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the night train from Shin-Kobe to Kokura Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$276 - $367

Car ferry, nightbus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
  2. Take the nightbus from Umeda-eki to Kokura (Station)

$229 - $297

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shanghai and Kitakyushu is 927 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to Kitakyushu without a car is to carferry and train which takes 2 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Shanghai to Kitakyushu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Kitakyushu is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 1:50 AM in Shanghai and 2:50 AM in Kitakyushu.

Air China, Shanghai Airlines, Korean Air and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Kitakyushu. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Kitakyushu.
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  • Distance: 579.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Kitakyushu, Japan?

China Eastern Airlines, Jin Air and nine other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kitakyushu hourly.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $420
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hiroshima via Dalian
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Korea Express Air
Website
keair.co.kr
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kita Kyushu via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $420
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hiroshima to Kokura
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$95 - $130
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Umeda-eki to Kokura (Station)
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$179
1st Class
$224
Special Class
$358
VIP
$895
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$179
1st Class
$224
Special Class
$358
VIP
$895

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