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There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Kyoto by plane, train or car ferry

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 Osaka Itami  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Osaka Itami (ITM) PVG - ITM

$174 - $818

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Fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) PVG - KIX
  2. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

$125 - $323

4 alternative options

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) PVG - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$126 - $625

Fly to Okayama, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Okayama (OKJ) PVG - OKJ
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto

$254 - $639

Car ferry Xin Jian Zhen, train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$260 - $335

Car ferry Shanghai Ferry Company, train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
  2. Take the train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi Keihan Main Sub-Exp / ...

$186 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ¥850 - ¥2300 and takes 6h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ¥850 - ¥4400 and takes 6h 30m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Kyoto is 1395 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to Kyoto without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 2 days 0h and costs ¥1800 - ¥2400.

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It takes approximately 7h 51m to get from Shanghai to Kyoto, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Osaka Itami Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Kyoto is 1h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 6:21 PM in Shanghai and 7:21 PM in Kyoto.

Ibex Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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There are 2366+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 872 miles
  • Duration: 7h 51m

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

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and four other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kyoto hourly.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Niigata
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chūbu Centrair via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Okayama to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
Train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Ferry operators
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887

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