There are 11 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  •  4 h 59 min

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

$132 - $395

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Gimhae  •  5 h 27 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

$109 - $405

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Line 2 subway to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Incheon, subway  •  5 h 11 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 - $376

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Daegu  •  4 h 41 min

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

$126 - $469

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju  •  6 h 27 min

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

$270 - $301

Train to Hangzhou, fly to Incheon  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Incheon (ICN) HGH - ICN

$125 - $239

Train, ferry  •  25 h 51 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 Port to Pyeongtaek Port
  4. Take the train from Pyeongtaek Station to Seoul Station

$250 - $372

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

$204 - $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

$200 - $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  •  35 h 8 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 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 which takes 25 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Shanghai to South Korea, 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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South Korea is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 1:40 PM in Shanghai and 2:40 PM in South Korea.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to South Korea.
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  • Distance: 526.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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

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

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae via Incheon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $220
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Hangzhou to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Hangzhou to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Hangzhou to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Hangzhou to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Hangzhou to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from Hangzhou to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gimhae via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Hangzhou to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
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
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
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
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Pyeongtaek Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $4
Economy Class
$4 - $5
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Pyeongtaek Staion to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$5
Standing
$5
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
$67
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
Yantai Ferry
Phone
+82 31 684 8827
Website
yantaiferry.com
Ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
yantaiferry.com
VIP
$213
Royal
$151
Deluxe
$134
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
$299
SPE
$125
FST
$107
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
$293
Royal Suite
$196
Royal
$138
First Class
$116
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
$213
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$120
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$116
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$107

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