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Shanghai SHABeijing PEK

China Eastern Airlines

£134
Shanghai SHABeijing PKX

China Eastern Airlines

£139

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Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Beijing. Book your trip to arrive at Beijing Capital International, or Beijing Daxing International Airport. The distance between Shanghai and Beijing is 1027 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shandong Airlines, and Air Jiangxi. Shanghai and Beijing have 294 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Beijing, consider visiting Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing, 798 Art District, Beijing, Forbidden City, Beijing, and Great Wall of China.

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China Southern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes0
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China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesNo
Shandong AirlinesCDGSCYesNo
Air JiangxiCJXRYYesNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Beijing?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Beijing takes around 2.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Beijing?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Beijing is 1027 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Beijing?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Beijing. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, Taipei, London, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Manila, New Delhi, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Beijing?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Beijing and London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Shenzhen, Manchester, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Dublin, Vancouver, Toronto, Guangzhou, Tokyo, Chengdu, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Xi'an, Osaka, Reykjavik.
Which airports are there in Shanghai?
Shanghai is mainly served by Shanghai Pudong International. But there are other airports nearby, including Shanghai Hongqiao International.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Ningbo Lishe International, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Sunan Shuofang International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
What airports are near Beijing?
The main airport in Beijing is Beijing Capital International. It is also served by Tianjin Binhai International, Shijiazhuang Zhengding International, Tangshan Sannühe, Zhangjiakou Ningyuan, Qinhuangdao Beidaihe.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Beijing?
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