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Shanghai to Beijing flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Shanghai and Beijing take, on average, 2 h and 23 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Shanghai with Beijing found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Hongqiao is the departure airport operating flights between Shanghai and Beijing
Arriving Airport Flights departing Shanghai with Beijing as destination arrives at Capital Intl Apt

Cheap last minute flights to Beijing

Latest deals and top flight routes from Shanghai airports.

Departure Sun, 29 May Return Mon, 30 May
SHA Shanghai
BJS Beijing
return from £115
Departure Tue, 07 Jun Return Thu, 16 Jun
SHA Shanghai
BJS Beijing
return from £128
Flight route information
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 8.33 CNY
British Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan
1 CNY = 0.13 GBP
Last checked on 15 May 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 30% more expensive in Beijing than in Shanghai.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Beijing is 20% cheaper than a meal in Shanghai.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Beijing is 9% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 2% more expensive in Beijing than in Shanghai.

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

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Shanghai to Beijing

😷 Is it safe to travel from Shanghai to Beijing 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 Shanghai. 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 can I find cheap flights from Shanghai to Beijing at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Shanghai to Beijing is 115£. 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 Beijing expensive to visit compared to Shanghai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Beijing costs an average of 1.74 GBP, 9% cheaper than Shanghai, with a fare of 1.92 GBP, while train tickets costs 25% more in Beijing: 0.60 GBP against 0.48 GBP in Shanghai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.90 GBP in Beijing, 17% less than the 4.68 GBP in Shanghai. The price of the coffee is around 2% more expensive in Beijing, with an average of 3.72 GBP , while in Shanghai the coffee costs 3.64 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Shanghai to Beijing?
The most popular months to book a trip from Shanghai to Beijing are February, January and March, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Shanghai to Beijing?
The best time of the year to go to Beijing when flying from Shanghai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, April is the top 1º month to fly to Beijing from Shanghai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by March and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, December, August and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Shanghai -  Beijing.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Shanghai to Beijing?
The total flight time between Shanghai and Beijing is of around 02:23 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,079 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 Beijing compared to Shanghai?
While in Shanghai the temperatures can reach an average of 37.03 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Beijing's temperatures can go up to 37.12 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -15.9 ºC in Beijing, compared to the -2.66 ºC average degrees reported in Shanghai. During the winter period, Shanghai can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Beijing have an average of 1.4 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Shanghai and Beijing?
The main airport route flying between Shanghai and Beijing is: Pu Dong (PVG) to Capital Intl Apt (PEK). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Air China.
  • Hainan Airlines.
  • China Southern Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Shanghai - Beijing flights between Hongqiao (SHA) to Beijing Daxing (PKX) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Juneyao Airlines.
  • China United Airlines.
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Which are the airlines with flights from Shanghai to Beijing?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Shanghai to Beijing are:
  • China Eastern Airlines.
  • Air China.
  • China United Airlines.
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