Beijing to Shanghai

Beijing to Shanghai

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Instant Refundable
07:00
Beijing South
4h 40m ride in train #G5
5.0
11:40
Shanghai
Instant Refundable
11:55
Beijing
19h 5m ride in train #1461
07:00
+1
Shanghai
Instant Fastest
14:30
PEK Beijing Capital Airport
2h 25m flight #CA1521 with Air China in Economy
16:55
SHA Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

From Beijing to Shanghai by train

Instant Refundable
11:55
Beijing
19h 5m ride in train #1461
07:00
+1
Shanghai

From Beijing South to Shanghai by train

Instant Refundable
07:00
Beijing South
4h 40m ride in train #G5
5.0
11:40
Shanghai

From Beijing Capital Airport to Shanghai by flight

Instant Fastest
14:30
PEK Beijing Capital Airport
2h 25m flight #CA1521 with Air China in Economy
16:55
SHA Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Beijing to Shanghai Schedule

Beijing to Shanghai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway First Class seat 06:19 - 12:23¥ 626
China Railway First Class seat 08:05 - 13:46¥ 1,046
China Railway Soft Sleeper 11:55 - 07:00¥ 207
China Railway First Class seat 12:10 - 18:07¥ 1,053
China Railway First Class seat 14:00 - 18:28¥ 1,869
China Railway First Class seat 16:40 - 22:35¥ 1,869
China Railway Soft Sleeper 19:10 - 09:54¥ 227
China Railway Soft Sleeper 20:05 - 11:00¥ 227
Air China Economy #CA188320:15 - 22:35¥ 688
Shanghai Airlines Economy #FM910220:30 - 22:50¥ 1,553

Transportation from Beijing to Shanghai

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. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you CNY 5,462 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere CNY 207.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 29 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. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 4h 50m to reach Shanghai.

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

Travelling between Beijing and Shanghai can be as cheap as CNY 207 if you opt for a China Railway train and as expensive as CNY 5,462 if you buy a Shenzhen Airlines flight 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 ?

  • 1 from Beijing to Shanghai starting from 06:25 Shanghai Hongqiao Airport until 23:15 Shanghai Pudong Airport
  • 1 from Beijing to Shanghai starting from 06:19 Shanghai until 20:05 Shanghai

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?

Flights

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 CNY 597.

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, Jiangxi Air, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines

Train

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