There are 8 ways to get from Tokyo to Shanghai 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.

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Fly Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong  •  5 h 56 min

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

$124 - $617

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Fly Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  6 h 10 min

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

$136 - $609

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  6 h 34 min

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

$171 - $584

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Ishioka
  2. Fly from Ibaraki (IBR) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) IBR - PVG

$191 - $526

Train, carferry  •  2 days 3 h

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

$291 - $389

Drive, carferry  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the carferry from Kobe Port Terminal to Shanghai

$227 - $312

Bus, carferry  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo to Expressway Naruto
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Osaka Kobe Airport
  3. Take the carferry from Kobe Port Terminal to Shanghai

$281 - $342

Night bus, car ferry  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Umeda-eki
  2. Take the car ferry from Osaka to Shanghai

$240 - $302

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tokyo and Shanghai is 1766 km.

The best way to get from Tokyo to Shanghai without a car is to train and carferry which takes 2 days 3 h and costs .

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

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Shanghai is 1 h behind Tokyo. It is currently 10:13 AM in Tokyo and 9:13 AM in Shanghai.

Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport.

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There are 2116+ hotels available in Shanghai. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to Monorail which takes 23 min and costs .

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

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

China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Tokyo to Shanghai hourly.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong via Dalian
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ibaraki to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Pudong via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai Hongqiao via Taipei Songshan
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,600
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Shanghai Pudong via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Ishioka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$160 - $210
Bus operators
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Osaka Kobe Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo to Umeda-eki
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Kobe Port Terminal to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Osaka to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887

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