Shanghai to Shenzhen

Shanghai to Shenzhen

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Shanghai to Shenzhen Schedule

Shanghai to Shenzhen Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway Second Class Seat 06:57 - 18:27$ 111.50
China Railway Standing 08:47 - 20:11$ 106.50
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ888011:25 - 13:40$ 693.08
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU250813:25 - 15:20$ 552.71
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO120114:35 - 16:55$ 310.25
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU531116:30 - 18:55$ 501.51
Air China Economy #CA183019:55 - 22:25$ 432.15
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO115121:35 - 23:55$ 147.11
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ821222:00 - 00:30$ 534.66

Transportation from Shanghai to Shenzhen

How to get from Shanghai to Shenzhen

Travelling between Shanghai and Shenzhen 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 USD 1,545.00 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 44.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 27 hours to travel between Shanghai and Shenzhen depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Shanghai and Shenzhen. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 55m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 10m to reach Shenzhen.

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

Travelling between Shanghai and Shenzhen can be as cheap as USD 44.00 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as USD 1,545.00 if you buy a China Railway (中国铁路) Train 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 Shenzhen ?

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Shanghai to Shenzhen.

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 Shenzhen, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 145.00.

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 Shenzhen

Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Yangtze River Express


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 Shenzhen?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 75% decided to fly
  • 25% took a train