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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 1051 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, and China United. Shanghai and Beijing have 380 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Beijing, consider visiting 798 Art District, Beijing, Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing, and Forbidden City, Beijing.

Weekly direct flights

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

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

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

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

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

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Beijing

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Hainan AirlinesCHHHUYes
Juneyao AirlinesDKHHOYes
China UnitedCUAKNYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

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 1051 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 Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China United, Juneyao Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Guangzhou, Bangkok, Tokyo, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Taipei, Xi'an, Manila, Singapore, Osaka, Phuket City, Sanya, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Wuhan, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Xiamen, Los Angeles.
What are the most popular routes to and from Beijing?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Beijing and Guangzhou, Tokyo, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Los Angeles, Chengdu, San Francisco, Hong Kong, New York, Hangzhou, Osaka, Kunming, Chicago, Guilin, Seoul, Dalian, Wuhan, Washington, D.C., Manila, Qingdao.
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, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Nantong Xingdong, Sunan Shuofang International, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
What airports are near Beijing?
The main airport in Beijing is Beijing Capital International. It is also served by Tianjin Binhai International, Qinhuangdao Beidaihe, Chengde Puning, Shijiazhuang Zhengding International, Tangshan Sannühe, Zhangjiakou Ningyuan.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Beijing?
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