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There are 10 ways to get from Shanghai to Vietnam by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International  •  7h 21m

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

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Train  •  3 days 6h

  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 Hongqiao to Noi Bai International  •  8h 34m

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

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat  •  7h 38m

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

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Danang  •  8h 32m

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

Train, bus  •  2 days 9h

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

Train via Yingtan  •  2 days 20h

  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, train, taxi  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai General to Jinhua
  2. Take the train from Jinhua to Guilin Station
  3. Take the train from Guilin to Dong Dang station
  4. Take a taxi from Dong Dang station to Thai Nguyen
  5. Take the bus from Thai Nguyen to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Train, bus via Maoming  •  3 days 11h

  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

Drive  •  45h 28m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City 3792 km

Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Noi Bai International (HAN) flights

The flight time between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Noi Bai International (HAN) is around 6h 51m and covers a distance of around 1938 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 43m. Services are operated by Vietnam Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, China Airlines and others. Typically 49 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Planes
6h 51m Average Duration
$128 Cheapest Price
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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 30 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam is to train which costs ¥550 - ¥1400 and takes 3 days 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam is to fly which costs ¥3000 - ¥6000 and takes 7h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Shanghai to Vietnam. However, there are services departing from South Shaanxi Road and arriving at Ho Chi Minh City via Shanghai Hongqiao, Yingtan North, Guilin, Gia Lam and Ha Noi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 20h.

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The distance between Shanghai and Vietnam is 2398 km. The road distance is 3792 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 9h and costs ¥1100 - ¥1900.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Shanghai to Vietnam, including transfers.

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Shanghai to Vietnam train services, operated by China Railways G-Class, depart from Shanghai Hongqiao station.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Vietnam is to fly which takes 7h 21m and costs ¥3000 - ¥6000. Alternatively, you can train via Yingtan, which costs and takes 2 days 20h.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Noi Bai International Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Shanghai to Vietnam train services, operated by Vietnam Railways, arrive at Ho Chi Minh City station.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 2398.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 21m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Vietnam?

Vietnam Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and five 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, Hanoi Gia Lam Station, Gia Lam, and Ha Noi in around 2 days 20h.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen Bao'an International
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Shenzhen Bao'an International
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Chongqing, Shenzhen Bao'an International
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Noi Bai International via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,050
Hong Kong Airlines
Website
hkairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Incheon
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Tan Son Nhat via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,050
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Danang via Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $460
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Phone
(86)12306
Website
12306.cn
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Nanning East
Ave. Duration
11h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $140
1st Class Seat
$180 - $220
Business Class Seat
$330 - $400
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Yingtan North Station
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $45
1st Class Seat
$55 - $70
Business Class Seat
$110 - $140
Train from Yingtan North to Guilin Station
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$50 - $70
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $210
Train from Jinhua to Guilin Station
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$65 - $90
1st Class Seat
$110 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $270
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ninh Binh to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
32h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$25 - $40
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$35 - $50
Bed, air-conditioned
$45 - $70
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
34h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
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
booking.baolau.com
Train from Guilin to Dong Dang station
Ave. Duration
13h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
booking.baolau.com
Train from Nanning to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
booking.baolau.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
$24 - $60
Website
Trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$24 - $35
Hard Sleeper
$50 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$75 - $95
China Railways K-Class
Train from Shanghai South to Maoming
Ave. Duration
31h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$29 - $40
Hard sleeper
$55 - $70
Soft sleeper
$90 - $110
Train from Maoming to Nanning
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $10
Hard sleeper
$17 - $20
Soft sleeper
$26 - $31
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ninh Binh
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai General to Jinhua
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Thai Nguyen to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
39h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Dong Dang station to Thai Nguyen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Vietnam is 3792 km. It takes approximately 45h 28m to drive from Shanghai to Vietnam.

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