Guangzhou to Shanghai

Guangzhou to Shanghai

  Sep 27, 2021, 37 trips (¥236 – ¥0)

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6h 48m First: 7:42 Last: 18:16

From ¥236
20h 24m ride in train #K528 with China Railway
Shanghai South
From ¥236 per adult
Guangzhou South
6h 48m ride in train #G86 with China Railway
Shanghai Hongqiao
From ¥892 per adult
Guangzhou South
7h 20m ride in train #G100 with China Railway
Shanghai Hongqiao
From ¥892 per adult

Guangzhou to Shanghai Schedule

Guangzhou to Shanghai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway Soft Sleeper 07:42 - 04:06¥ 656
Hainan Airlines Economy #HU733106:35 - 08:55¥ 2,534
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ353307:00 - 09:25¥ 364
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO104606:55 - 09:15¥ 684
China Railway First Class seat 08:00 - 14:48¥ 1,403
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ353110:00 - 12:25¥ 685
China Railway First Class seat 13:47 - 21:50¥ 1,371
China Railway Soft Sleeper 14:56 - 08:31¥ 656
Shenzhen Airlines Economy #ZH953116:30 - 19:05¥ 1,253
China Railway Soft Sleeper 18:16 - 10:40¥ 740
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU531820:30 - 22:55¥ 634
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO128821:40 - 23:55¥ 563

Transportation from Guangzhou to Shanghai

How to get from Guangzhou to Shanghai

When you want to get from Guangzhou to Shanghai, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about CNY 2,593. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as CNY 236.

How far is Guangzhou from Shanghai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Guangzhou to Shanghai. Your trip will be a total of 912 miles (1467 km). The flying distance is 812 miles (1306 km).

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

The travel time from Guangzhou to Shanghai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 21 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Guangzhou to Shanghai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is China Railway (中国铁路): travelling by train expect to pay as low as CNY 236 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as CNY 2,593.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Guangzhou to Shanghai:

  • Train tickets - CNY 239 to CNY 2,593;
  • Plane tickets - CNY 323 to CNY 2,535;
  • flight price: CNY 828 - CNY 828. From Guangzhou to Shanghai starting from 23:30 Shanghai Pudong Airport until 23:30 Shanghai Pudong Airport

How many trips per day are there between Guangzhou and Shanghai?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 1 by flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai starting from 23:30 Shanghai Pudong Airport until 23:30 Shanghai Pudong Airport
  • Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Guangzhou to Shanghai. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is CNY 323.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Guangzhou to Shanghai
China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Guangzhou to Shanghai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Guangzhou to Shanghai? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.