There are 9 ways to get from Shanghai to Seoul by plane, train, ferry, subway, bus 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.

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) SHA - GMP

₩212,489 - ₩704,052

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry, subway  •  33h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Xinpu
  2. Take the ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩167,230 - ₩200,580

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Incheon, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Incheon (ICN) PVG - ICN
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩193,394 - ₩615,755

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) PVG - GMP

₩221,094 - ₩1612,655

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon, train  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Incheon (ICN) SHA - ICN
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩904,789 - ₩1607,152

Train, ferry, subway via Gaomi  •  25h 9m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Gaomi
  2. Take the train from Gaomi Station to Weihai
  3. Take the ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
  4. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩220,765 - ₩271,150

Train, ferry, subway  •  30h 16m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yantai
  2. Take the ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩221,085 - ₩274,159

Bus, ferry  •  35h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Dalian Port to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Jongro 1-ga

₩223,651 - ₩242,271

Drive, ferry  •  26h 40m

  1. Drive from Shanghai Station to Yantai
  2. Take the ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Drive from Incheon Int'l Port to Seoul Express bus terminal

₩225,444 - ₩292,918

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to bus and ferry and subway which costs ¥950 - ¥1200 and takes 33h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥1200 - ¥4100 and takes 4h 43m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Seoul is 868 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to Seoul without a car is to train and ferry and subway via Gaomi which takes 25h 9m and costs ¥1200 - ¥1600.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Shanghai to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Seoul is 1h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 5:17 PM in Shanghai and 6:17 PM in Seoul.

Shanghai Airlines, Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Korean Air offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 1447+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩112,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 23 min and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 868 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Seoul, South Korea?

Shanghai Airlines, Asiana Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Seoul 4 times a day.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩500,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Weihai
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Yantai
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Xinyang Minggang, Yantai
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩280,000 - ₩650,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩600,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩280,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩600,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩600,000
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩500,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩650,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩220,000 - ₩320,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩218,815
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩289,983
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩480,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩360,000 - ₩1500,000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1400,000
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩360,000 - ₩1700,000
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩404,439
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩80,000 - ₩140,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩1700,000
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩440,000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station to Gaomi
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩75,000 - ₩100,000
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩75,000 - ₩100,000
1st Class Seat
₩130,000 - ₩160,000
Business Class Seat
₩250,000 - ₩310,000
Train from Gaomi Station to Weihai
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩29,000
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩22,000 - ₩29,000
1st Class Seat
₩37,000 - ₩44,000
Business Class Seat
₩75,000 - ₩95,000
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yantai
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩90,000 - ₩120,000
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩90,000 - ₩120,000
1st Class Seat
₩160,000 - ₩190,000
Business Class Seat
₩300,000 - ₩360,000
Seoul Metro
Phone
(+82) 1577-5678
Website
seoulmetro.co.kr
Subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩1,900 - ₩2,400
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Xinpu
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
₩29,680
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩79,031
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Jongro 1-ga
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩10,000
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩110,000 - ₩130,000
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
₩170,000
Royal
₩150,000
Business
₩130,000
Economy
₩110,000
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
₩336,000
SPE
₩140,000
FST
₩120,000
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
₩130,000 - ₩160,000
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
₩330,000
Royal Suite
₩220,000
Royal
₩155,000
Business Class
₩130,000
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Port to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩125,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
₩235,300
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
₩140,800
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
₩136,300
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
₩131,800
ECO2
₩127,300

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