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There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Tokyo by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) SHA - HND

$135 - $609

Cheapest option

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) PVG - HND

$123 - $617

5 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) PVG - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo

$170 - $585

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$289 - $375

Car ferry, drive  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Drive from Kobe Port Terminal to Tokyo

$232 - $307

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Kobe Airport to Kousoku Naruto
  3. Take the bus from Expressway Naruto to Tokyo

$288 - $334

Car ferry, night bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
  2. Take the night bus from Umeda-eki to Tokyo

$248 - $295

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo is to fly which costs ¥850 - ¥4300 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo is to fly which costs ¥900 - ¥4300 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Tokyo is 1766 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 2 days 3 h and costs ¥2000 - ¥2600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Shanghai to Tokyo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Tokyo is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 11:41 PM in Shanghai and 12:41 AM in Tokyo.

Shanghai Airlines, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 2369+ hotels available in Tokyo. Prices start at $49 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 Tokyo.
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  • Distance: 1104 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Tokyo, Japan?

Shanghai Airlines, Japan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Tokyo 4 times a day.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita via Incheon
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
Bus operators
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Kobe Airport to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Night bus from Umeda-eki to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887

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