Shanghai to Shenzhen

Shanghai to Shenzhen

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From Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shenzhen by flight

PVG Shanghai Pudong Airport
2h 50m flight #CX367 with Cathay Pacific in Economy
HKG Hong Kong Airport
¥2,068 per adult

From Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Shenzhen by flight and flight

SHA Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
9h 15m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in PEK (3h 15m)
HKG Hong Kong Airport
¥4,811 per adult

Shanghai to Shenzhen Schedule

Shanghai to Shenzhen Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Cathay Pacific Economy #CX36713:25 - 16:15¥ 2,069

Transportation from Shanghai to Shenzhen

How to get from Shanghai to Shenzhen

When you want to get from Shanghai to Shenzhen, 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 Flight 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 30,599. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as CNY 295.

How far is Shanghai from Shenzhen?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Shanghai to Shenzhen. Your trip will be a total of 899 miles (1446 km). The flying distance is 794 miles (1276 km).

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

The travel time from Shanghai to Shenzhen can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 31 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Shanghai to Shenzhen 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 295 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 30,599.

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

  • Train tickets - CNY 295 to CNY 1,183;
  • Plane tickets - CNY 633 to CNY 30,599;

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

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

  • Flights from Shanghai to Shenzhen 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 Shanghai to Shenzhen. 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 633.

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 Shenzhen
Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen 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 Shanghai to Shenzhen

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Shanghai to Shenzhen? 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.