• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

There are 10 ways to get from Shanghai to South Korea by plane, subway, train, ferry 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, subway  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) SHA - GMP
  2. Take the subway from Geomam Station to Incheon City Hall Station

$132 - $395

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Gimhae, line 2 Metro, line 1 Metro  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Gimhae (PUS) PVG - PUS
  3. Take the line 2 Metro from Sasang Station to Seomyeon Station
  4. Take the line 1 Metro from Seomyeon Station to Jungang Station

$106 - $405

8 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Daegu  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Daegu (TAE) PVG - TAE

$126 - $469

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Incheon, subway  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Incheon (ICN) PVG - ICN
  3. Take the subway from Geomam Station to Incheon City Hall Station

$130 - $374

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Gwangju (KWJ) PVG - KWJ

$270 - $301

Train, ferry, subway  •  27 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Weifang
  2. Take the train from Weifang 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

$203 - $279

Train, ferry, subway via Jinan West  •  28 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 #2  •  29 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 9 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 The plaza Hotel

$186 - $315

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to South Korea is to line 2 subway and fly and subway which costs ¥900 - ¥2600 and takes 5 h 21 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to South Korea is to fly which costs ¥850 - ¥3300 and takes 4 h 41 min.

More details

The distance between Shanghai and South Korea is 842 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to South Korea without a car is to train and ferry and subway which takes 27 h 26 min and costs ¥1400 - ¥2000.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Shanghai to South Korea, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

Search flights

South Korea is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 4:12 AM in Shanghai and 5:12 AM in South Korea.

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

Search flights

There are five+ hotels available in South Korea. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

More details

Map of how to get from Shanghai to South Korea.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 526.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Korean Air fly from Shanghai to Daegu twice daily.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 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 Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
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
Seoul Metro
Phone
(+82) 1577-5678
Website
smrt.co.kr
Subway from Geomam Station to Incheon City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
Subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
Busan Transportation Co.
Website
humetro.busan.kr
Subway from Sasang Station to Seomyeon Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
humetro.busan.kr
Subway from Seomyeon Station to Jungang Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
humetro.busan.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station to Weifang
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$120 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $270
Train from Weifang to Weihai
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$27 - $33
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$85 - $110
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 The plaza Hotel
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
$151
Royal
$133
Business
$115
Economy
$98
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
17 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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Getting to Milan from the airport, Travelling to the UK: What do I need to know? and French strikes 2018: What are my alternative transport options? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.