There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Seoul by plane, bus, train, ferry or subway

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  •  4 h 28 min

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

$132 - $393

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Seoul, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Seoul (ICN) PVG - ICN
  2. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel

$138 - $382

Train, ferry, subway via Jinan West  •  25 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station station to Jinan West
  2. Take the train from Jinan West to Qingdao
  3. Take the ferry from Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
  4. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$197 - $284

Train, ferry, subway  •  26 h 49 min

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

$185 - $278

Bus, ferry, subway  •  32 h 48 min

  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

$140 - $335

Bus, ferry  •  34 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel

$185 - $336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to fly and bus which costs ¥900 - ¥2700 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥900 - ¥2700 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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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 which takes 25 h 56 min and costs ¥1300 - ¥2000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min 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 1 h 45 min.

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Seoul is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 3:17 PM in Shanghai and 4:17 PM in Seoul.

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

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There are 1866+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at $35 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 17 min and costs ¥3 - ¥5.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 542.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern 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
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station station to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $70
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$180 - $220
Train from Jinan West to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$28 - $33
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$90 - $110
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $95
1st Class Seat
$130 - $160
Business Class Seat
$250 - $300
Bus operators
Airport Limousine Korea
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Xinpu
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$162
Royal
$144
Business
$126
Economy
$108
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
$296
Royal Suite
$197
Royal
$139
First Class
$117
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$215
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$121
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$117
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$112
ECO2
$108

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