Shanghai to Beijing

Shanghai to Beijing

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Instant Refundable
19:00
Shanghai Hongqiao
4h 18m ride in train #G22
23:18
Beijing South
Instant Fastest
09:00
SHA Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
2h 20m flight #MU5103 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
11:20
PEK Beijing Capital Airport

From Shanghai Hongqiao to Beijing by train

Instant Refundable
19:00
Shanghai Hongqiao
4h 18m ride in train #G22
23:18
Beijing South

From Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Beijing by flight

Instant Fastest
09:00
SHA Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
2h 20m flight #MU5103 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
11:20
PEK Beijing Capital Airport

Shanghai to Beijing Schedule

Shanghai to Beijing Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway First Class seat 07:00 - 11:36¥ 1,888
China Railway First Class seat 08:00 - 12:24¥ 1,869
China Railway First Class seat 11:15 - 17:44¥ 1,053
China Railway Soft Sleeper 12:15 - 10:50¥ 207
China Railway First Class seat 14:00 - 18:28¥ 1,869
China Railway Soft Sleeper 17:57 - 10:08¥ 227
China Railway Second Class Seat 21:23 - 09:22¥ 300
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU518621:15 - 23:45¥ 1,698
Air China Economy #CA155020:35 - 23:10¥ 1,698
Shanghai Airlines Economy #FM910120:30 - 22:55¥ 1,545
Air China Economy #CA188622:30 - 01:00¥ 1,686

Transportation from Shanghai to Beijing

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 4,865 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 Shanghai to Beijing?

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 30 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 5h 15m 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 207 if you opt for a China Railway train and as expensive as CNY 4,865 if you buy a China Eastern 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 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 01:35 Beijing Capital Airport until 23:00 Beijing Capital Airport
  • 1 from Shanghai to Beijing starting from 06:26 Beijing South until 21:24 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 582.

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, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Spring 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