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Travelers usually depart from Beijing Capital International, or Beijing Daxing International Airport when they travel from Beijing to Shanghai. Book your trip to arrive at Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International. The distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1051 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines. Beijing and Shanghai have 379 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Shanghai, consider visiting Chongming, and The Bund, Shanghai, China.

Weekly direct flights

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Air China on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

China Southern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Shanghai Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays.

Juneyao Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Hainan Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

China United on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

China Eastern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Beijing to Shanghai

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
Air ChinaCCACAYes
Hainan AirlinesCHHHUYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Shanghai AirlinesCSHFMYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Beijing to Shanghai?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Beijing and Shanghai takes around 2.3 hours.
What is the flight distance between Beijing and Shanghai?
The flight distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1051 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Beijing and Shanghai?
Several carriers operate flights between Beijing and Shanghai. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China United, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Air China.
What are the most popular routes to and from Beijing?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Beijing and Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Taipei, Chengdu, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Dublin, Manila, Xi'an, Changchun, Guilin, Hangzhou, Harbin, Dalian, Qingdao, New Delhi, Belfast.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, London, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Manila, Shenzhen, Melbourne, Manchester, Toronto, Guangzhou, Kaohsiung, Vancouver, New Delhi, Brisbane, Auckland, Chiang Mai, Xiamen.
Which airports are there in Beijing?
Beijing is mainly served by Beijing Capital International. But there are other airports nearby, including Beijing Daxing International Airport, Beijing Nanyuan.
What airports are near Beijing?
The main airport in Beijing is Beijing Capital International. It is also served by Tianjin Binhai International, Zhangjiakou Ningyuan, Tangshan Sannühe, Shijiazhuang Zhengding International, Qinhuangdao Beidaihe, Chengde Puning.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Sunan Shuofang International, Changzhou Benniu, Ningbo Lishe International, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Nantong Xingdong, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Beijing and Shanghai?
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