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There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai to Vietnam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Noi Bai International (HAN) SHA - HAN

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Train  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Nanning
  2. Take the train from Nanning to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
  3. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Noi Bai International (HAN) PVG - HAN

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Danang  •  9h 32m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Danang (DAD) PVG - DAD

Train, bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Take the train from Hangzhou East to Nanning East
  3. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
  4. Take the train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City

Train via Yingtan  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yingtan North Station
  2. Take the train from Yingtan North to Guilin Station
  3. Take the train from Guilin to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
  4. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

Bus  •  3 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai General to Jiangsu Suzhou
  2. Take the bus from Suzhou North to Shenzhen
  3. Take the bus from Shenzhen to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal to Nanning
  5. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  6. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Drive  •  45h 21m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City 3784.1 km

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

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Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving China are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: November 25 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam is to train which costs ¥600 - ¥1400 and takes 3 days 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam is to fly which costs ¥1600 - ¥3600 and takes 8h 34m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Vietnam is 2398 km. The road distance is 3784.1 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 8h and costs ¥1100 - ¥1900.

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It takes approximately 8h 34m to get from Shanghai to Vietnam, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam is to fly which takes 8h 34m and costs ¥1600 - ¥3600. Alternatively, you can train via Yingtan, which costs and takes 2 days 17h, you could also bus, which costs ¥1600 - ¥2000 and takes 3 days 19h.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Noi Bai International Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Vietnam is 3784 km. It takes approximately 45h 21m to drive from Shanghai to Vietnam.

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China Eastern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Noi Bai International Airport.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 22 min and costs ¥3 - ¥10.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 2398.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 34m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Vietnam?

Shenzhen Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Hanoi every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City via Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station, Shanghai Hongqiao, Yingtan North, Guilin Station, Guilin, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $1,700
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Incheon
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Incheon
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Jetstar Asia Airways
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $17
1st Class Seat
$21 - $25
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Hangzhou East to Nanning East
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $140
1st Class Seat
$180 - $220
Business Class Seat
$330 - $410
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yingtan North Station
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $50
1st Class Seat
$65 - $80
Business Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Yingtan North to Guilin Station
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $75
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$190 - $240
China Railways D-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
30h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $75
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$27 - $40
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$35 - $55
Bed, air-conditioned
$50 - $75
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$29 - $45
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$40 - $60
Bed, air-conditioned
$55 - $80
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Guilin to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
19h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanning to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Book at
baolau.com
Sleeper
$30 - $45
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
25h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
Trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$27 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $65
Soft Sleeper
$80 - $110
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai General to Jiangsu Suzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Suzhou North to Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shenzhen to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal to Nanning
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Book at
baolau.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mai Linh Express
Phone
028 39 39 39 39
Website
mailinhexpress.vn
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
36h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn

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