Instant Refundable Recommended
17:45
SHH Shanghai
16h 25m ride in train #Z99, Hard Seat
10:10
+1
GGQ Guangzhou East
Instant Refundable Recommended
17:45
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
16h 25m ride in train #Z99
10:10
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Recommended
20:40
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #MU3198 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
23:05
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

From Shanghai to Guangzhou by Trains

Instant Refundable Recommended
17:45
SHH Shanghai
16h 25m ride in train #Z99, Hard Seat
10:10
+1
GGQ Guangzhou East

From Shanghai Hongqiao to Guangzhou by Trains

Instant Refundable
08:00
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
6h 55m ride in train #G85
14:55
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
10:24
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
8h 40m ride in train #G1301
19:04
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
10:50
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
18h 35m ride in train #T169
05:25
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
14:10
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
8h 35m ride in train #G1303
22:45
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
15:25
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
8h 15m ride in train #G1305
23:40
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable Recommended
17:45
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
16h 25m ride in train #Z99
10:10
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
19:15
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
23h 30m ride in train #K527
18:45
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
19:21
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
21h 55m ride in train #K511
17:16
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
19:55
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
11h 20m ride in train #D941
07:15
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
20:00
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
11h 20m ride in train #D931
07:20
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South
Instant Refundable
20:05
AOH Shanghai Hongqiao
11h 20m ride in train #D935
07:25
+1
IZQ Guangzhou South

From Hongqiao Airport to Guangzhou by Flights

Instant
07:25
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 35m flight #9C8835 with Spring airlines in Economy
10:00
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
07:30
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #MU5301 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
09:55
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Shanghai Airlines
Instant
07:30
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 35m flight #FM9307 with Shanghai Airlines in Economy
10:05
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
08:05
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #MU7145 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
10:30
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
08:15
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #HO1077 with Juneyao Airlines in Economy
10:40
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Shanghai Airlines
Instant
08:30
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 35m flight #FM9301 with Shanghai Airlines in Economy
11:05
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
08:30
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #MU9301 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
10:55
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
08:50
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #MU4937 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
11:15
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
08:50
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #MU3224 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
11:15
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
08:50
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 35m flight #CZ3596 with China Southern Airlines in Economy
11:25
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
09:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 40m flight #MU5393 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
12:00
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
09:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #CZ9309 with China Southern Airlines in Economy
11:45
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
09:20
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 25m flight #CZ9218 with China Southern Airlines in Economy
11:45
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Instant
09:30
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 35m flight #MU9305 with China Eastern Airlines in Economy
12:05
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Shanghai Airlines
Instant
09:30
SHA Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai
2h 35m flight #FM9305 with Shanghai Airlines in Economy
12:05
CAN Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

Transport types between Shanghai and Guangzhou

Shanghai to Guangzhou Schedule

Shanghai to Guangzhou Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Spring airlines Economy #9C883507:25 - 10:00¥ 1,233
China Railway Second Class Seat 08:00 - 14:55¥ 909
China Railway Second Class Seat 10:24 - 19:04¥ 909
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU930712:30 - 14:55¥ 762
China Railway Second Class Seat 14:10 - 22:45¥ 939
China Railway Hard Seat 17:45 - 10:10¥ 257
China Railway Hard Seat 19:15 - 18:45¥ 252
Shanghai Airlines Economy #FM931318:30 - 21:05¥ 1,224
Spring airlines Economy #9C893118:05 - 20:30¥ 1,138
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO103718:20 - 20:35¥ 651
China Railway Second Class Seat 20:00 - 07:20¥ 623
Spring airlines Economy #9C892922:00 - 00:40¥ 934

Popular Routes in China

How to get from Shanghai to Guangzhou

When you want to get from Shanghai to Guangzhou, 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 4,528. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as CNY 237.

How far is Shanghai from Guangzhou?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Shanghai to Guangzhou. Your trip will be a total of 877 miles (1410 km). The flying distance is 782 miles (1258 km).

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

The travel time from Shanghai to Guangzhou can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 24 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Shanghai to Guangzhou 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 237 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 4,528.

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

  • Train tickets - CNY 237 to CNY 2,773;
  • Plane tickets - CNY 651 to CNY 4,528;

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

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

  • Flights from Shanghai to Guangzhou depart during the day - there are approximately 113 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 Shanghai to Guangzhou. 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 651.

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 Shanghai to Guangzhou
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 Shanghai to Guangzhou

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Shanghai to Guangzhou? 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:

  • 714 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 286 users took a plane.