Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing

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19:30
Shanghai South
14h 52m ride in train #Z282
10:22
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Beijing
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12:00
Shanghai
4h 38m ride in train #G12
5
16:38
Beijing South

From Shanghai to Beijing by train

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07:00
Shanghai
4h 36m ride in train #G6
5+
11:36
Beijing South
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12:00
Shanghai
4h 38m ride in train #G12
5
16:38
Beijing South
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12:15
Shanghai
22h 35m ride in train #1462
10:50
+1
Beijing
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12:15
Shanghai
20h 19m ride in train #1462
08:34
+1
Langfang North, Hebei
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17:55
Shanghai
4h 41m ride in train #G18
22:36
Beijing South
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17:57
Shanghai
16h 11m ride in train #T110
10:08
+1
Beijing
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19:08
Shanghai
12h 4m ride in train #D702
07:12
+1
Beijing
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21:24
Shanghai
11h 58m ride in train #D710
09:22
+1
Beijing South

From Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing by train

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06:26
Shanghai Hongqiao
6h 3m ride in train #G102
12:29
Beijing South
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06:26
Shanghai Hongqiao
5h 33m ride in train #G102
11:59
Langfang, Hebei

Transportation from Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing destination reviews

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train #G6 First Class seat, China Railway, Nov 6, 2019
Easy to reedem (at the ticket office) , consider to be there at least one hour and a half before.
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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 2,264 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere CNY 594.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 31 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 6h 40m 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 594 if you opt for a Air China flight and as expensive as CNY 2,264 if you buy a Xiamen 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 ?

  • 312 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 02:25 Pu Dong Airport until 23:25 Pu Dong Airport
  • 134 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 06:26 Shanghai Hongqiao until 21:24 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?

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 594.

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, Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China United Airlines, Fuzhou Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jiangxi Air, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Spring airlines, Xiamen 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

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