Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing

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Shanghai to Beijing Schedule

Shanghai to Beijing Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway Business Class 07:00 - 11:36$ 358
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU510309:00 - 11:15$ 105.58
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU510711:00 - 13:20$ 105.58
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ888012:25 - 14:40¥ 1,816
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ889014:15 - 16:25¥ 3,489
China Railway Second Class Seat 16:00 - 20:37$ 110
Air China Economy #CA151619:25 - 21:45¥ 2,286
Air China Economy #CA328121:55 - 00:30$ 220.49
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ889022:10 - 00:25$ 264.48

Transportation from Shanghai to Beijing

Facts about the transport from Shanghai to Beijing

Cheapest Transport$32
Fastest Transport2h 10m
Earliest Departure7:00 AM
Latest Departure10:30 PM
Departures per day10
Distance1129 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAir China, China Eastern Airlines, China Railway

How to get from Shanghai to Beijing

Travelling between Shanghai and Beijing 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 83.17 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 31.99.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 23 hours to travel between Shanghai and Beijing depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Shanghai and Beijing. Flight will bring you to your destination in 2h 10m. Train does a much slower job and take about 22h 35m to reach Beijing.

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

Travelling between Shanghai and Beijing can be as cheap as USD 31.99 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as USD 83.17 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 Shanghai and Beijing ?

  • 10 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 12:15 Shanghai until 21:15 Shanghai

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Shanghai to Beijing, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 324.10.

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 Shanghai and Beijing

Air China, China Eastern 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 Shanghai to Beijing?

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

  • 97% took a train
  • 3% decided to fly