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There are 11 ways to get from Shanghai to Vietnam by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Danang  •  6h 42m

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

$301 - $815

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Train  •  3 days 2h

  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

$92 - $212

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) PVG - SGN

$303 - $767

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Danang (DAD) SHA - DAD

$1,703 - $5,507

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International  •  7h 48m

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

$220 - $612

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International  •  8h 57m

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

$102 - $554

Train, bus  •  2 days 6h

  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 Yongzhou station
  3. Take the train from Yongzhou to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
  4. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

Train, bus via Maoming  •  3 days 3h

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

Bus  •  3 days 13h

  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 Tinh
  6. Take the bus from Ha Tinh to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Drive  •  45h 21m

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

$340 - $500

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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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.

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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 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam is to fly which costs ¥1900 - ¥5500 and takes 6h 42m.

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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 6h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 42m 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 6h 42m and costs ¥1900 - ¥5500. Alternatively, you can train via Yingtan, which costs and takes 2 days 17h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 13h.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Danang Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h.

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Vietnam is 1h behind Shanghai. It is currently 9:50 PM in Shanghai and 8:50 PM in Vietnam.

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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Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Korean Air and two other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Danang Airport.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 2398.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Dragon and three other airlines fly from Shanghai to Da Nang 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City via Hongqiao station, Shanghai Hongqiao, Yingtan North, Yongzhou station, Yongzhou, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, and Ho Chi Minh City in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $800
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Air Macau
Website
airmacau.com.mo
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang via Macau
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Macau
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Macau
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $380
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $360
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Danang via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Hong Kong Airlines
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Manila
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$490 - $800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $16
1st Class Seat
$20 - $24
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Hangzhou East to Nanning East
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $130
1st Class Seat
$170 - $210
Business Class Seat
$330 - $400
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yingtan North Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $50
1st Class Seat
$60 - $75
Business Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Yingtan North to Yongzhou station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$45 - $60
1st Class Seat
$75 - $95
Business Class Seat
$150 - $190
China Railways D-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $19
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
$28 - $80
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$28 - $45
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$40 - $60
Bed, air-conditioned
$55 - $80
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Yongzhou to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
21h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanning to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
12h 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 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
Trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$26 - $40
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $65
Soft Sleeper
$80 - $100
China Railways K-Class
Train from Shanghai South to Maoming
Ave. Duration
26h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $45
Hard sleeper
$60 - $75
Soft sleeper
$95 - $120
Train from Maoming to Nanning
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$8 - $11
Hard sleeper
$18 - $21
Soft sleeper
$28 - $33
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Tinh
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
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
$71
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shenzhen to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal to Nanning
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Tinh to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
27h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 23 min and costs ¥3 - ¥10.

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