Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing

0 trips (TWD 877 – TWD 24,789)  

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Transportation from Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing Destination Reviews

Train #G6 First Class seat, China Railway (中国铁路), Nov 6, 2019
Easy to reedem (at the ticket office) , consider to be there at least one hour and a half before.
Train #G124 First Class seat, China Railway (中国铁路), Nov 23, 2018
Going with the speed of 299km/h from Shanghai to Beijing with this train. I took first class but the price is reasonable. Relaxing ride, drinks and snacks served. Well done, 4 stars. The view between the 2 cities is quite boring. The cost is one star.
8 customer reviews

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. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you TWD 24,789 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere TWD 877.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 27 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. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 25m to reach Beijing.

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

Travelling between Shanghai and Beijing can be as cheap as TWD 877 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as TWD 24,789 if you buy a Hainan 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 Shanghai and Beijing ?

  • 31 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 06:37 Shanghai Hongqiao until 21:23 Shanghai
  • 7 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 01:35 Shanghai Pudong Airport until 23:05 Shanghai Pudong Airport

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 TWD 1,643.

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, Cebu Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China United Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Qingdao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen 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

  • 94% took a train
  • 6% decided to fly