Shanghai to Shenzhen

Shanghai to Shenzhen

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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 CNY 30,620 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere CNY 295.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 31 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 2h 15m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 7h to reach Shenzhen.

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

Travelling between Shanghai and Shenzhen can be as cheap as CNY 295 if you opt for a China Railway (中国铁路) train and as expensive as CNY 30,620 if you buy a Lufthansa 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 Shenzhen ?

  • 1 from Shanghai to Shenzhen starting from 06:55 Hong Kong Airport until 23:50 Hong Kong Airport
  • 1 from Shanghai to Shenzhen starting from 07:00 Shenzhen North until 13:13 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 CNY 633.

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, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Lufthansa, 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 Shenzhen?

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