Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing

  Oct 2, 2021, 76 trips (¥204 – ¥0)

Other Options

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Trains

4h 24m First: 6:37 Last: 21:23

From ¥204
07:00
Shanghai
4h 36m ride in train #G2 with China Railway
11:36
Beijing South
From ¥702 per adult
35

Flights

2h 5m First: 7:00 Last: 22:55

From ¥383
07:00
SHA Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
2h 15m flight #MU5099 with China Eastern Airlines
09:15
PEK Beijing Capital Airport
From ¥638 per adult

Shanghai to Beijing Schedule

Shanghai to Beijing Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway First Class seat 07:00 - 11:36¥ 1,138
China Railway First Class seat 08:00 - 12:24¥ 1,132
China Railway First Class seat 11:15 - 17:31¥ 1,112
China Railway Soft Sleeper 12:15 - 10:50¥ 537
China Railway First Class seat 14:00 - 18:35¥ 1,158
China Railway Soft Sleeper 17:57 - 10:08¥ 556
China Railway Second Class Seat 19:08 - 07:12¥ 346
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU512118:00 - 20:15¥ 479
Hainan Airlines Economy #HU761018:55 - 21:10¥ 383
China Railway Second Class Seat 21:14 - 09:24¥ 346
Hainan Airlines Economy #HU761420:30 - 22:55¥ 383
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU512520:00 - 22:10¥ 479

Transportation from Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing Destination Reviews

FS
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.
JR
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.
4.4
8 customer reviews
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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 CNY 7,681 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere CNY 204.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 28 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 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 3h 10m to reach Beijing.

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

Travelling between Shanghai and Beijing can be as cheap as CNY 204 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as CNY 7,681 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 Shanghai and Beijing ?

  • 1 by flight from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 22:25 Beijing Capital Airport until 22:25 Beijing Capital Airport
  • 1 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 06:40 Beijing Capital Airport until 22:55 Beijing Capital Airport
  • 1 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 06:37 Beijing South until 21:23 Beijing South

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?

Flights

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 CNY 524.

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

China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Jiangxi Air, Juneyao 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 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

  • 100% took a train