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.

Recommended option

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 56 min

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

$137 - $611

Cheapest option

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 57 min

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

$125 - $619

5 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$171 - $585

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 2 h

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

$346 - $456

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

$236 - $311

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit

$233 - $282

Car ferry, night bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
  2. Take the night bus from Osaka Hankyu Sanbangai to Tokyo Station Yaesu

$267 - $314

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo is to fly which costs ¥850 - ¥4300 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo is to fly which costs ¥900 - ¥4200 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Tokyo is 1766 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Shanghai to Tokyo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 17 min and costs ¥3 - ¥5.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Tokyo.
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  • Distance: 1104 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways and four other airlines fly from Shanghai to Tokyo every 4 hours.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 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 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita via Seoul
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita via Seoul
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Tokyo Haneda via Shungshan
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,300
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Train operators
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Night bus from Osaka Hankyu Sanbangai to Tokyo Station Yaesu
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
honyaku.j-server.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
$180 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$181
1st Class
$227
Special Class
$362
VIP
$905
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
$180 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$181
1st Class
$227
Special Class
$362
VIP
$905

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