Instant Refundable Recommended
18:12
GGQ Guangzhou East
16h 25m ride in train #Z100, Hard Seat
10:37
+1
SHH Shanghai
Instant Refundable Recommended
13:24
IZQ Guangzhou South
8h 30m ride in train #G1304
21:54
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Recommended
16:45
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 20m flight #9C8856 with Spring airlines in Economy
19:05
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai

From Guangzhou East to Shanghai by Trains

Instant Refundable Recommended
18:12
GGQ Guangzhou East
16h 25m ride in train #Z100, Hard Seat
10:37
+1
SHH Shanghai

From Guangzhou South to Shanghai by Trains

Instant Refundable
07:45
IZQ Guangzhou South
20h 30m ride in train #K528
04:15
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
08:00
IZQ Guangzhou South
6h 50m ride in train #G86
14:50
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
08:54
IZQ Guangzhou South
22h ride in train #K512
06:54
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
10:55
IZQ Guangzhou South
22h ride in train #K512, Soft Sleeper
08:55
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
11:22
IZQ Guangzhou South
8h 30m ride in train #G1302
19:52
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable Recommended
13:24
IZQ Guangzhou South
8h 30m ride in train #G1304
21:54
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
14:55
IZQ Guangzhou South
18h 20m ride in train #T170
09:15
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
15:38
IZQ Guangzhou South
7h 35m ride in train #G1306
23:13
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
18:12
IZQ Guangzhou South
16h 25m ride in train #Z100
10:37
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
19:24
IZQ Guangzhou South
11h 25m ride in train #D933, Second Class Seat
06:49
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
19:25
IZQ Guangzhou South
11h 25m ride in train #D933, Soft Sleeper
06:50
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
19:30
IZQ Guangzhou South
11h 25m ride in train #D937, Soft Sleeper
06:55
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
19:34
IZQ Guangzhou South
11h 25m ride in train #D937, Second Class Seat
06:59
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
19:35
IZQ Guangzhou South
11h 25m ride in train #D943, Soft Sleeper
07:00
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
Instant Refundable
19:39
IZQ Guangzhou South
11h 25m ride in train #D943, Second Class Seat
07:04
+1
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao

From Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shanghai by Flights

Instant
06:15
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 35m flight #9C8542 with Spring airlines in Economy
08:50
PVG Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai
Instant
06:40
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 20m flight #MU4716 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
09:00
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
Instant
06:45
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 15m flight #9C8930 with Spring airlines in Economy
09:00
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
Air China
Instant
06:55
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 25m flight #CA3210 with Air China in Economy
09:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
Instant
07:00
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 20m flight #MU4942 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
09:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
Instant
07:00
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 20m flight #MU3191 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
09:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
Instant
07:00
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 10m flight #CZ3533 with China Southern Airlines in Economy
09:10
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
Instant
07:30
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 20m flight #MU9302 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
09:50
PVG Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai
Shanghai Airlines
Instant
07:30
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 15m flight #FM9302 with Shanghai Airlines in Economy
09:45
PVG Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai
Hainan Airlines
Instant
07:55
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 25m flight #HU7121 with Hainan Airlines in Economy
10:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
Instant
08:00
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
2h 20m flight #MU4948 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
10:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai

Transport types between Guangzhou and Shanghai

Guangzhou to Shanghai Schedule

Guangzhou to Shanghai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway Soft Sleeper 07:45 - 04:15¥ 743
Air China Economy #CA183808:55 - 11:20¥ 1,675
Shenzhen Airlines Economy #ZH183809:20 - 11:45¥ 4,192
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO385509:30 - 11:35¥ 625
Hainan Airlines Economy #HU714108:20 - 10:40¥ 968
China Railway Soft Sleeper 10:55 - 08:55¥ 743
China Railway Second Class Seat 13:24 - 21:54¥ 909
China Railway Hard Seat 14:55 - 09:15¥ 253
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU317616:00 - 18:20¥ 771
China Railway Hard Seat 18:12 - 10:37¥ 266
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO128821:20 - 23:40¥ 625
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU493522:00 - 00:25¥ 531

Popular Routes in China

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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about CNY 4,200. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as CNY 253.

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 897 miles (1442 km). The flying distance is 800 miles (1286 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 2 to 22 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: travelling by train expect to pay as low as CNY 253 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as CNY 4,200.

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

  • Train tickets - CNY 253 to CNY 2,773;
  • Plane tickets - CNY 458 to CNY 4,200;

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

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

  • Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai depart during the day - there are approximately 104 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 30 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

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 458.

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
Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Spring airlines

Trains

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:

  • 600 users took a plane.
  • 400 users enjoyed a train ride.