Shenzhen to Shanghai

Shenzhen to Shanghai

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Transportation from Shenzhen to Shanghai

How to get from Shenzhen to Shanghai

When you want to get from Shenzhen 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 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 CNY 11,717. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as CNY 282.

How far is Shenzhen from Shanghai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Shenzhen to Shanghai. Your trip will be a total of 908 miles (1460 km). The flying distance is 797 miles (1281 km).

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

The travel time from Shenzhen to Shanghai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 29 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Shenzhen 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 282 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 11,717.

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

  • Train tickets - CNY 285 to CNY 11,719;
  • Plane tickets - CNY 310 to CNY 6,758;

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

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

  • Flights from Shenzhen to Shanghai depart during the day - there are approximately 43 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 36 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Shenzhen 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 310.

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 Shenzhen to Shanghai
Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Donghai Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, TianJin 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 Shenzhen to Shanghai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Shenzhen 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:

  • 72% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 28% users took a plane.