There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai to Sapa by plane, car, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan, drive  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Wenshan (WNH) SHA - WNH
  2. Drive from Wenshan to Sapa

$218 - $1,328

Cheapest option

Train China Railways T-Class  •  44 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Baise
  2. Take the train from Baise to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Hekou Bei

$51 - $111

6 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Wenshan, drive  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Wenshan (WNH) PVG - WNH
  2. Drive from Wenshan to Sapa

$206 - $1,136

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming, train  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Kunming (KMG) SHA - KMG
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Hekou Bei

$100 - $187

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Kunming, train  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kunming (KMG) PVG - KMG
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Hekou Bei

$113 - $265

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi, bus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Hanoi (HAN) PVG - HAN
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$196 - $467

Train China Railways G-Class  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South Shanghai-Kunming
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Hekou Bei

$125 - $201

Drive  •  26 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Sapa 1609.8 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shanghai and Sapa is 2004 km. The road distance is 2575.7 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 13 min to get from Shanghai to Sapa, including transfers.

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

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Sapa is 1 h behind Shanghai. It is currently 8:03 PM in Shanghai and 7:03 PM in Sapa.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Sapa is 2576 km. It takes approximately 26 h 55 min to drive from Shanghai to Sapa.

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China Southern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Wenshan Airport.

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There are 372+ hotels available in Sapa. Prices start at $8 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 .

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Sapa.
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  • Distance: 1252.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 13 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Sapa, Vietnam?

You can take a train from Shanghai to Sapa via Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunming South, and Hekou Bei in around 20 h 19 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Guangzhou Baiyun, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Xi An, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Liuzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Lijiang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Zhengzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Wenshan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Wenshan via Nanchang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Wenshan via Hengyang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Wenshan via Liping, Kunming
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Wenshan via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Hengyang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Liping
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Nanchang
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Wenshan via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Wenshan via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Hengyang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Changde
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air Macau
Website
airmacau.com.mo
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Macau
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Hanoi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming South to Hekou Bei
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$10 - $15
Hard Sleeper
$20 - $28
Soft Sleeper
$30 - $45
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$150 - $180
1st Class Seat
$250 - $290
Business Class Seat
$470 - $550
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Baise
Ave. Duration
31 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$26 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $65
Soft Sleeper
$80 - $110
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Baise to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$21 - $28
1st Class Seat
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Sapa Express
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia

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