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Fly Toronto to Shanghai Pudong  •  17h 36m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) YYZ - PVG

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Fly Toronto to Sunan Shuofang, train  •  23h 52m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Sunan Shuofang (WUX) YYZ - WUX
  2. Take the train from Wuxi New District to Shanghai

6 alternative options

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Shanghai Pudong  •  19h 13m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) YTZ - PVG

Fly Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  20h 34m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) YYZ - SHA

Fly Toronto to Nantong, bus  •  24h 18m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Nantong (NTG) YYZ - NTG
  2. Take the bus from Jiangsu Tongzhou to Shanghai Zongzhan

Fly Toronto to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, train  •  22h 15m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) YYZ - HGH
  2. Take the train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao

Fly Toronto to Ningbo Lishe, train  •  22h 37m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ningbo Lishe (NGB) YYZ - NGB
  2. Take the train from Ningbo to Shanghai Hongqiao

Fly Toronto to Nanjing, train  •  23h 17m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Nanjing (NKG) YYZ - NKG
  2. Take the train from Nanjing South Station to Shanghai Station

Toronto (YYZ) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) flights

The flight time between Toronto (YYZ) and Shanghai Pudong (PVG) is around 19h 19m and covers a distance of around 11414 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 42m. The fastest flight normally takes 14h 30m. Services are operated by China Eastern Airlines, Air Canada, China Southern Airlines and others. Typically 91 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
16h 37m
Layover time:
2h 42m
Total time:
19h 19m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
14h 30m
Flight distance:
11414 km
Flights per week:
91
Cheapest price:
¥5035
Carbon emissions:
2314 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
00:45
Last flight departs at:
21:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto (YYZ) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) flight schedules

Flights departing Friday, October 22, 2021

Canada → China
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International entry into China from Canada

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents

Restricted for: Non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into China from Canada

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in China

1m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Canada

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into China from Canada is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Shanghai is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Shanghai is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Shanghai is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 120.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from China.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Shanghai is to fly and train which costs $800 - $1,800 and takes 23h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Toronto to Shanghai is to fly. Taking this option will cost $1,600 - $2,000 and takes 17h 36m.

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The distance between Toronto and Shanghai is 11423 km.

It takes approximately 17h 36m to get from Toronto to Shanghai, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport is the direct flight which takes 14h 30m.

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Shanghai is 12h ahead of Toronto. It is currently 6:16 PM in Toronto and 6:16 AM in Shanghai.

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Toronto Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport.

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There are 940+ hotels available in Shanghai. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Shanghai.
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  • Distance: 11423.5 km
  • Duration: 17h 36m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Shanghai, China?

China Eastern Airlines, Air Canada and nine other airlines fly from Toronto to Shanghai hourly.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥16000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Shanghai Pudong via Montreal
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥14000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥16000
Flights from Toronto to Nantong via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Nantong via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Nantong via Beijing Capital, Quanzhou
Ave. Duration
29h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4600 - ¥12000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Beijing Capital, Shenyang
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Xi An
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥14000
Flights from Toronto to Ningbo Lishe via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Beijing Capital, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Beijing Capital, Shenyang
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥11000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥33000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Xi An
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥20000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Detroit, Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
18h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥14000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Shanghai Pudong, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥37000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Incheon, Yantai
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥26000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Detroit, Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
20h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥9000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Shanghai Pudong, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥12000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Beijing Capital, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥11000
Flights from Toronto to Ningbo Lishe via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥24000
Flights from Toronto to Ningbo Lishe via Xi An
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥14000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥14000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥16000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong via Incheon
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥16000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥16000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong via Montreal
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥16000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Shanghai Pudong via Montreal
Ave. Duration
16h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥14000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Shanghai Pudong via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥14000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥11000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥46000
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
29h
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥47000
Flights from Toronto to Nantong via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
30h
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Ningbo Lishe via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
18h 32m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Xi An
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥20000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Detroit, Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
20h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥9000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Shanghai Pudong, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥12000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Beijing Capital, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥11000
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Toronto to Nantong via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Sunan Shuofang via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Toronto to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Xi An
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥14000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Xi An
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥14000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Pudong via Detroit
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥13000
Flights from Toronto to Ningbo Lishe via Detroit, Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥9000
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Toronto to Ningbo Lishe via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥19000
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥19000
China United
Website
flycua.com
Flights from Toronto to Shanghai Hongqiao via Detroit, Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
18h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥14000
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Toronto to Nanjing via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥14000
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Wuxi New District to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥85
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥65 - ¥85
1st Class Seat
¥100 - ¥130
Business Class Seat
¥250 - ¥310
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥110
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥80 - ¥110
1st Class Seat
¥130 - ¥160
Business Class Seat
¥310 - ¥380
Train from Ningbo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥130 - ¥180
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥130 - ¥180
1st Class Seat
¥230 - ¥280
Business Class Seat
¥480 - ¥600
Train from Nanjing South Station to Shanghai Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥130 - ¥170
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥130 - ¥170
1st Class Seat
¥210 - ¥260
Business Class Seat
¥460 - ¥550
China Railways D-Class
Train from Hangzhou East to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥130
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥65 - ¥95
1st Class
¥85 - ¥130
Train from Ningbo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥110 - ¥230
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥110 - ¥160
1st Class
¥160 - ¥230
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Jiangsu Tongzhou to Shanghai Zongzhan
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥56
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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