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There are 5 ways to get from Shanghai to Singapore by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Singapore Changi (SIN) PVG - SIN

$264 - $1119

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Train to Sunan Shuofang, fly  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Wuxi
  2. Fly from Sunan Shuofang (WUX) to Singapore Changi (SIN) WUX - SIN

$202 - $838

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  10h 9m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Singapore Changi (SIN) SHA - SIN

$503 - $958

Bus to Nantong, fly  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
  2. Fly from Nantong (NTG) to Singapore Changi (SIN) NTG - SIN

$301 - $407

Drive  •  2 days 17h

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Singapore 5439.7 km

$900 - $1400

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International entry into Singapore from China

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of China
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from Brunei, New Zealand, Australia, China and Taiwan

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Singapore from China

  • Travellers must obtain an entry approval by applying for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) at least 7 days before the intended date of entry
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from China
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers must obtain an entry approval by applying for an Air Travel Pass (ATP) at least 7 days before the intended date of entry
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Singapore
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Brunei, China, New Zealand and Taiwan
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Brunei, China, New Zealand and Taiwan
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Singapore

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Considerations leaving from China

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Singapore is currently allowed 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 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Singapore is 1800 333 9999.

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

The social distance requirement in Singapore is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 333 9999.

No, but conditions apply when returning to China from Singapore.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Singapore.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Singapore is to bus and fly which costs ¥1400 - ¥2000 and takes 12h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Singapore is to fly which costs ¥1200 - ¥5500 and takes 8h 36m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Singapore is 3809 km. The road distance is 5439.7 km.

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It takes approximately 8h 36m to get from Shanghai to Singapore, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Singapore Changi Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Singapore is 5440 km. It takes approximately 2 days 17h to drive from Shanghai to Singapore.

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China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Air China and four other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

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There are 2089+ hotels available in Singapore. Prices start at $125 SGD 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 Singapore.
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  • Distance: 3808.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 36m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Singapore?

China Eastern Airlines, Singapore Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Shanghai to Singapore every 3 hours.

Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1200
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1200
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Singapore Changi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $750
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Nantong to Singapore Changi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $750
Flights from Nantong to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $1400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1200
Flights from Nantong to Singapore Changi via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Nantong to Singapore Changi via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $950
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Singapore Changi via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1700
Flights from Nantong to Singapore Changi via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1700
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1200
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi via Xi An
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1200
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$550 - $2400
Flights from Nantong to Singapore Changi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1800
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1300
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Singapore Changi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1100
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Singapore Changi via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1800
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Nantong to Singapore Changi via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $380
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$14 - $19
1st Class Seat
$22 - $27
Business Class Seat
$55 - $70
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$9 - $14
Hard Sleeper
$16 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$29 - $40
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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