Shanghai to Shenzhen

Shanghai to Shenzhen

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Shanghai to Shenzhen Schedule

Shanghai to Shenzhen Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
China Railway Second Class Seat 06:57 - 18:27$ 111.50
China Railway Standing 08:47 - 20:11$ 106.50
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ888011:25 - 13:40$ 693.08
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU250813:25 - 15:20$ 552.71
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO120114:35 - 16:55$ 310.25
China Eastern Airlines Economy #MU531116:30 - 18:55$ 501.51
Air China Economy #CA183019:55 - 22:25$ 432.15
Juneyao Airlines Economy #HO115121:35 - 23:55$ 147.11
China Southern Airlines Economy #CZ821222:00 - 00:30$ 534.66

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 Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 1,545.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 44.00.

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 2 to 27 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 (中国铁路): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 44.00 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 USD 1,545.00.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 44.00 to USD 1,545.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 145.00 to USD 893.00;

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

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

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 USD 145.00.

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, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Yangtze River Express


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:

  • 75% users took a plane.
  • 25% users enjoyed a train ride.