There are 8 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

6 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita, train  •  6 h 31 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 - $586

Car ferry Shanghai Ferry Company, train  •  2 days 1 h

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

$310 - $362

Car ferry Xin Jian Zhen, 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

$343 - $454

Car ferry, drive  •  2 days 3 h

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

$256 - $286

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

$244 - $294

Car ferry, night bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the night bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Basuta Shinjuku

$232 - $280

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 30 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
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
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
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
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
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Train operators
Bus operators
JR East Group
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai Port to Osaka Port
Ave. Duration
46 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$206
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
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
$184
1st Class
$230
Special Class
$367
VIP
$917

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Shanghai to Tokyo?

The distance between Shanghai and Tokyo is 1766 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo?

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo is to fly which costs ¥750 - ¥4000 and takes 5 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo?

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Tokyo is to fly which takes 5 h 56 min and costs ¥850 - ¥3900.

How long does it take to get from Shanghai to Tokyo?

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