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

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 Seoul Gimpo  •  4 h 34 min

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

$131 - $393

Cheapest option

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Incheon, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$131 - $374

4 alternative options

Train, ferry, subway via Jinan West  •  27 h 7 min

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

$203 - $426

Train, ferry, subway  •  28 h 57 min

  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

$199 - $423

Bus, ferry, subway  •  32 h 49 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

$139 - $334

Bus, ferry  •  34 h 17 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 Chosun Hotel

$190 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to fly and train which costs ¥900 - ¥2600 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥900 - ¥2800 and takes 4 h 34 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 27 h 7 min and costs ¥1400 - ¥3000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 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 40 min.

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Seoul is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 8:11 AM in Shanghai and 9:11 AM in Seoul.

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

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There are 1791+ 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 18 min and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 542.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

Shanghai Airlines, Asiana Airlines and China Eastern Airlines fly from Shanghai to Seoul 3 times a day.

Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai 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 Yantai
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $45
1st Class Seat
$60 - $70
Business Class Seat
$110 - $140
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yantai
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$90 - $110
1st Class Seat
$150 - $170
Business Class Seat
$280 - $330
Bus operators
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
$25
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
$66
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Chosun Hotel
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Ferry operators
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
$297
SPE
$124
FST
$106
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
$292
Royal Suite
$195
Royal
$137
First Class
$115
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$213
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$120
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$115
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$106

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