Beijing to Shanghai

Beijing to Shanghai

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Beijing to Shanghai Schedule

Beijing to Shanghai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Air China Economy #CA328007:40 - 09:45¥ 2,320
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU515208:30 - 10:50$ 328.48
China Railway Second Class Seat 10:00 - 14:35¥ 737
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ888713:00 - 14:55¥ 1,819
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ888115:15 - 17:35¥ 1,814
China Railway Second Class Seat 17:46 - 23:47¥ 624
China Railway First Class Seat 18:00 - 22:43¥ 1,192
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU516621:30 - 23:50$ 267.50

Transportation from Beijing to Shanghai

Facts about the transport from Beijing to Shanghai

Cheapest Transport$33
Fastest Transport2h 5m
Earliest Departure7:00 AM
Latest Departure9:30 PM
Departures per day10
Distance943 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAir China, China Eastern Airlines, China Railway, Hainan Airlines

How to get from Beijing to Shanghai

Travelling between Beijing and Shanghai is possible by Flight and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 80.45 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 32.08.

How long does it take to get from Beijing to Shanghai?

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 19 hours to travel between Beijing and Shanghai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Beijing and Shanghai. Flight will bring you to your destination in 2h 5m. Train does a much slower job and take about 18h 52m to reach Shanghai.

How much does it cost to get from Beijing to Shanghai?

Travelling between Beijing and Shanghai can be as cheap as USD 32.08 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as USD 80.45 if you buy a China Railway (中国铁路) Train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Beijing and Shanghai ?

  • 10 from Beijing to Shanghai starting from 11:55 Beijing until 21:21 Beijing

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Beijing to Shanghai.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Beijing to Shanghai, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 322.41.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Beijing and Shanghai

Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Beijing to Shanghai?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train