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$273
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$367

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Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Tokyo. Book your trip to arrive at Narita International, Haneda, or Tokyo Train Station. The distance between Shanghai and Tokyo is 1797 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Peach Aviation, and Japan Airlines. Shanghai and Tokyo have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Tokyo, consider visiting Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan, Great Buddha, Japan, Toshogu Shrine, and Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan.

Weekly direct flights

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Air China on Thursdays.

Japan Airlines on Thursdays, and Fridays.

China Eastern Airlines on Wednesdays, and Fridays.

All Nippon Airways on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Tokyo

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Cathay PacificCPACXYes0
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China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes0
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Hong Kong AirlinesCRKHXYesNo
Peach AviationAPIMMYesNo
Japan AirlinesJALJLYes0
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Japan COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Mainland China can enter Japan, but there are restrictions.

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Quarantine may be required
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for Japan
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • Recommended Visit Japan Web application
  • Mandatory quarantine questionnaire
Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in public

Return

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test
  • Quarantine is not required
  • Masks are required in certain settings
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for China
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • Mandatory health declaration form before arrival

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Japan in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Tokyo?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Tokyo takes around 2.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Tokyo?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Tokyo is 1797 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Tokyo?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Tokyo. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include All Nippon Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air China.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Beijing, Guangzhou, Bangkok, 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 Tokyo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tokyo and Seoul, Okinawa Island, Manila, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Osaka, Sapporo, Bangkok, Honolulu, Taipei, New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Fukuoka, Ho Chi Minh City, Busan, Da Nang, Cebu, Singapore.
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, Sunan Shuofang International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Changzhou Benniu, Nantong Xingdong, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
What airports are near Tokyo?
The main airport in Tokyo is Narita International. It is also served by Matsumoto, Ibaraki, Shizuoka, Fukushima.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Tokyo?
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