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

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo  •  4h 43m

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

₩492,416 - ₩1005,118

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Incheon, train  •  5h 14m

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

₩163,309 - ₩766,811

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo  •  6h 45m

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

₩561,009 - ₩863,711

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon, train  •  7h 27m

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

₩244,716 - ₩408,218

Train, ferry, subway via Weifang  •  23h

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

₩217,261 - ₩278,822

Train, ferry, subway  •  29h 58m

  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

₩221,416 - ₩275,118

Bus, ferry, subway  •  33h 2m

  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

₩166,557 - ₩199,857

Bus, ferry  •  38h 31m

  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 Koreana Hotel

₩223,314 - ₩247,944

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

₩215,003 - ₩277,560

China → South Korea
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Conditions of entry into South Korea from China

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering South Korea from China.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Seoul is 1339.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Seoul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Seoul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1339.

No, but conditions apply when returning to China from South Korea.

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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to bus and ferry and subway which costs ¥950 - ¥1200 and takes 33h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥2800 - ¥6000 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 which takes 29h 58m 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 9:08 PM in Shanghai and 10:08 PM in Seoul.

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

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There are 3293+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩100,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 22 min and costs ¥3 - ¥10.

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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, 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
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Weihai
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩400,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Yantai
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩420,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩420,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩460,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩440,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩420,000 - ₩1300,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩310,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩390,000 - ₩1300,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩420,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩420,000 - ₩2300,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩480,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Incheon via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩480,000 - ₩1300,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩900,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩440,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩410,000
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩490,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩330,000 - ₩600,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩410,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩600,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩600,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩650,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩75,000 - ₩750,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩140,000 - ₩950,000
Spring Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
₩150,000 - ₩290,000
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Seoul Gimpo via Taipei Songshan
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩850,000
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 Weifang
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩70,000 - ₩95,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩70,000 - ₩95,000
1st Class Seat
₩120,000 - ₩150,000
Business Class Seat
₩240,000 - ₩290,000
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yantai
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩90,000 - ₩120,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩90,000 - ₩120,000
1st Class Seat
₩160,000 - ₩190,000
Business Class Seat
₩300,000 - ₩360,000
China Railways D-Class
Train from Weifang to Weihai North
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩20,000 - ₩41,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩20,000 - ₩28,000
1st Class
₩29,000 - ₩41,000
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
₩29,557
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Shanghai Hutie Terminal to Jianshejie Terminal
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩78,704
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Koreana Hotel
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩16,000
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
₩180,000
Royal
₩160,000
Business
₩140,000
Economy
₩120,000
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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