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There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Ningbo by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train China Railways G-Class  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo Shanghai-Wenzhou 2 / ...

$16 - $30

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Ningbo South

$16

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Train China Railways D-Class  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Ningbo Shanghai

$16 - $22

Bus via Shanghai South  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai South to Ningbo

$17

Taxi  •  2h 15m

  1. Take a taxi from Shanghai to Ningbo 131.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Ningbo 131.2 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo is to bus which costs ¥105 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo is to taxi which costs ¥800 - ¥1000 and takes 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Shanghai Zongzhan and arriving at Ningbo South. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shanghai Station station and arriving at Ningbo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Ningbo is 150 km. The road distance is 209.9 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo without a car is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs ¥100 - ¥210.

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It takes approximately 2h 25m to get from Shanghai to Ningbo, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Ningbo bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Shanghai Zongzhan station.

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Shanghai to Ningbo train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, arrive at Shanghai Station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Ningbo is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs ¥100 - ¥210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥105 and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Ningbo.
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  • Distance: 93.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 25m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Ningbo, China?

China Railways G-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Ningbo hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $29 and the journey takes 1h 45m. China Railways D-Class also services this route hourly. Alternatively, China Bus Guide operates a bus from Shanghai to Ningbo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$40 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $95
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
Train from Shanghai Station to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$16 - $22
1st Class Seat
$21 - $30
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Ningbo South
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai South to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shanghai to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Shanghai Taxi Service
Phone
+86 21 96961
Website
96961.net

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Shanghai to Ningbo bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Ningbo South station.

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Shanghai to Ningbo train services, operated by China Railways D-Class, arrive at Ningbo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Ningbo is 210 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Shanghai to Ningbo.

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