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Beijing to Shanghai flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Beijing and Shanghai take, on average, 2 hours and 18 minutes minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Beijing with Shanghai found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Capital Intl Apt is the departure airport operating flights between Beijing and Shanghai
Arriving AirportFlights departing Beijing with Shanghai as destination arrives at Hongqiao

Cheap last minute flights to Shanghai

Latest deals and top flight routes from Beijing airports.

Departure Sat, 26 Jun Return Wed, 30 Jun
BJS Beijing
SHA Shanghai
return from £87
Departure Sat, 10 Jul Return Sat, 17 Jul
BJS Beijing
SHA Shanghai
return from £105
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 9.1 CNY
British Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan
1 CNY = 0.11 GBP
Last checked on 19 June 2021
Local, one-way ticket

A train in Shanghai costs roughly the same as in Beijing.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Shanghai is 14% cheaper than a meal in Beijing.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 8% more expensive in Shanghai than in Beijing.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Shanghai is 6% cheaper than in Beijing.

Beijing airports
  • ( Capital Intl Apt (PEK)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Beijing Daxing (PKX)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Nanyuan Apt (NAY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
K Distance: 664 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Beijing to Shanghai

😷 Is it safe to travel from Beijing to Shanghai during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions China may apply when travelling from Beijing. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from Beijing to Shanghai?
The average price to go from Beijing to Shanghai is of 96.97 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Beijing to Shanghai at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Beijing to Shanghai is 87£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Shanghai expensive to visit compared to Beijing?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Shanghai costs an average of 1.57 GBP, 8% more expensive than Beijing, with a fare of 1.45 GBP, while train tickets are cheaper, but cost the same in both Shanghai and Beijing: 0.45 GBP. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.35 GBP in Shanghai, 14% less than the 3.91 GBP in Beijing. The price of the coffee is around the same price in Shanghai and Beijing, with an average of 3.16 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Beijing to Shanghai?
The most popular months to book a trip from Beijing to Shanghai are January, March and February, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Beijing to Shanghai?
The best time of the year to go to Shanghai when flying from Beijing depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, September is the top 1º month to fly to Shanghai from Beijing in terms of searches from our customer, followed by May and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, December, January and August are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Beijing -  Shanghai.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Beijing to Shanghai?
The total flight time between Beijing and Shanghai is of around 02:18 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,078 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Shanghai compared to Beijing?
While in Beijing the temperatures can reach an average of 37.12 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Shanghai's temperatures can go up to 37.03 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -2.66 ºC in Shanghai, compared to the -15.9 ºC average degrees reported in Beijing. During the winter period, Beijing can register 1.4 mm precipitation, while Shanghai have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Beijing and Shanghai?
The main airport route flying between Beijing and Shanghai is: Capital Intl Apt (PEK) to Pu Dong (PVG). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • China Eastern Airlines.
  • Air China.
  • Hainan Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Beijing - Shanghai flights between Beijing Daxing (PKX) to Pu Dong (PVG) with the following airline(s) flying the route: China United Airlines.
  • China Eastern Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Beijing to Shanghai?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Beijing to Shanghai are:
  • Air China.
  • China Southern Airlines.
  • Virgin Atlantic.
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