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

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Kolkata (CCU) SHA - CCU

$221 - $752

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Train, bus, drive  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Lhasa
  2. Take the bus from Lasa North Suburb Coach Station to Yadong Xian
  3. Drive from Yadong Xian to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ)
  4. Take the train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Sealdah (SDAH)

$106 - $149

5 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kolkata (CCU) PVG - CCU

$249 - $810

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) to Kolkata (CCU) HGH - CCU

$144 - $463

Bus, drive  •  3 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
  2. Take the bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Lanzhou
  3. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from Lasa North Suburb Coach Station to Yadong Xian
  5. Drive from Yadong Xian to Siliguri
  6. Take the bus from Siliguri to Kolkata

$213 - $232

Train, bus  •  4 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Lhasa
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
  3. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  4. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Howrah Junction (HWH)

$148 - $176

Drive  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Kolkata 3186.7 miles

$500 - $750

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Kolkata is to train and bus and drive which costs ¥700 - ¥1100 and takes 3 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kolkata is to fly which costs ¥1500 - ¥5500 and takes 10 h 46 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Kolkata is 3406 km. The road distance is 5098.7 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 46 min to get from Shanghai to Kolkata, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Kolkata Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Kolkata is 2 h 30 min behind Shanghai. It is currently 9:20 AM in Shanghai and 6:50 AM in Kolkata.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Kolkata is 5099 km. It takes approximately 2 days 13 h to drive from Shanghai to Kolkata.

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Cathay Dragon and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Kolkata Airport.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Kolkata. Prices start at $16 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 18 min and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Kolkata.
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  • Distance: 2128.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 46 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Kolkata, India?

China Eastern Airlines, Cathay Dragon and five other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kolkata hourly.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Chengdu, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Xi An, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Xiamen, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Lijiang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Zhengzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Dali, Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Xingyi, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Yibin, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Nanchang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Hefei, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Yongzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Changsha, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Wenzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kolkata via Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kolkata via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kolkata via Dali, Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kolkata via Liuzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kolkata via Luzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kolkata via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kolkata via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kolkata via Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kolkata via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$160 - $220
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Sealdah (SDAH)
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Howrah Junction (HWH)
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lasa North Suburb Coach Station to Yadong Xian
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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