Cheap flights from Shanghai to Beijing

Choose between China Eastern Airlines, Air China, or China Southern Airlines to find the best price

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, Air China, China Southern Airlines, and China United. Shanghai and Beijing have 192 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Beijing, consider visiting 798 Art District, Beijing, Forbidden City, Beijing, Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing, and Great Wall of China.

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Number of flights45291513-4446

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

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

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

Shanghai Airlines on and Fridays.

China United on Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Beijing

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYesUnknownNo
Air ChinaCCACAYesUnknownNo
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesUnknownNo
China UnitedCUAKNYesUnknownNo

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 2.3 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 Air China, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China United, China Eastern Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Beijing Capital International, Shenzhen Bao an International, Fuzhou Changle International, Xiamen Gaoqi International, Xi an Xianyang International, Changsha Huanghua International, Dalian Zhoushuizi International, Yantai Penglai, Guilin Liangjiang International, Jinan Yaoqiang International, Nanchang Changbei International.

What are the most popular routes to and from Beijing?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Beijing and Shanghai Hongqiao International, Hong Kong International, Chengdu Shuangliu International, Qingdao Liuting International, Sanya Phoenix International, Xi an Xianyang International, Dalian Zhoushuizi International, Changchun Longjia International, Guilin Liangjiang International, Xining Caojiabao International, Suvarnabhumi.

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, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Nantong Xingdong.

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, Zhangjiakou Ningyuan, Qinhuangdao Beidaihe, Chengde Puning, Tangshan Sannühe.

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