There are 9 ways to get from Shanghai to Putian by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuzhou, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Fuzhou (FOC) SHA - FOC
  2. Take the bus from Fuzhou Airport to Putian

$74 - $249

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Putian Nanjing-Shenzhen

$41 - $76

7 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Quanzhou, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Quanzhou (JJN) SHA - JJN
  2. Take the train from Quanzhou to Putian

$134 - $260

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Fuzhou, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Fuzhou (FOC) PVG - FOC
  2. Take the bus from Fuzhou Airport to Putian

$92 - $257

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Quanzhou (JJN) PVG - JJN
  2. Take the train from Quanzhou to Putian

$112 - $318

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Xiamen (XMN) SHA - XMN
  2. Take the train from Xiamen North to Putian

$82 - $174

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Xiamen, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Xiamen (XMN) PVG - XMN
  2. Take the train from Xiamen North to Putian

$95 - $192

Bus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai South to Hangzhou
  2. Take the bus from Hangzhou West to Huangshan Tunxi
  3. Take the bus from Huangshan Tunxi to Putian

$69 - $71

Drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Putian 542.7 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Putian is to bus which costs ¥460 - ¥480 and takes 15 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Putian is to fly and train which costs ¥900 - ¥1800 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Putian is 686 km. The road distance is 868.4 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Shanghai to Putian, including transfers.

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

China Railways D-Class operates a train from Shanghai to Putian once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shanghai to Putian via Hangzhou, Hangzhou West, and Huangshan Tunxi in around 15 h 33 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen via Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Fuzhou Airlines
Website
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Djibouti Air
Website
air-djibouti.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
China West Air
Website
westair.cn
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Quanzhou to Putian
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$5 - $8
1st Class Seat
$4 - $7
Train from Xiamen North to Putian
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$8 - $12
1st Class Seat
$9 - $13
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Putian
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $55
1st Class Seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Fuzhou Airport Transfer
Phone
0591-96363
Website
fuzhouairport.com.cn
Bus from Fuzhou Airport to Putian
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
fuzhouairport.com.cn
PiaoJia CN
Website
piaojia.cn
Bus from Shanghai South to Hangzhou
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
piaojia.cn
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Hangzhou West to Huangshan Tunxi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Wenku Baidu
Website
wenku.baidu.com
Bus from Huangshan Tunxi to Putian
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
wenku.baidu.com

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