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Shanghai to Beijing Flights

Written by AppleUpdated Jun. 29, 2021

Airports, Terminals & Airlines for Shanghai to Beijing Flights

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA) & Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) are the 2 civil airports in Shanghai that provide direct internal flights to Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), while Hongqiao Airport, mainly serving domestic flights has more flights to Beijing than Pudong Airport. Each of the airports has 2 terminals housing airlines that operate domestic flights to Beijing.
Airlines & Terminals are listed as below:

Terminal 2 (Hongqiao): China Eastern Airlines (MU); China Southern Airlines (CZ); Air China (CA); Shanghai Airlines (FM); Hainan Airlines (HU).
Terminal 1 (Pudong): China Eastern Airlines (MU); Shanghai Airlines (FM)
Terminal 2 (Pudong): China Southern Airlines (CZ); Air China (CA);

Shanghai - Beijing Flight Schedule

The following internal air routes for flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport & Shanghai Pudong Airport to Beijing Capital Airport are for your reference only. You can find more air routes by searching the form above.

Flight No. From - To / Terminals Departure Time Arrival Time Flight Duration
MU5145 Shanghai Hongqiao (T2) - Beijing (T2) 08:25 10:45 2 hours 20 mins
CA1590 Shanghai Hongqiao (T2) - Beijing (T3) 08:55 11:15 2 hours 20 mins
MU5105 Shanghai Hongqiao (T2) - Beijing (T2) 10:00 12:20 2 hours 20 mins
MU5107 Shanghai Hongqiao (T2) - Beijing (T2) 11:30 13:45 2 hours 15 mins
CA985 Shanghai Pudong (T2) - Beijing (T3) 11:55 14:10 2 hours 15 mins
MU564 Shanghai Pudong (T1) - Beijing (T2) 12:20 14:45 2 hour 25 mins
CA1532 Shanghai Hongqiao (T2) - Beijing (T3) 14:25 17:05 2 hours 40 mins
MU5115 Shanghai Hongqiao (T2) - Beijing (T2) 15:00 17:25 2 hours 25 mins
CA1884 Shanghai Pudong (T2) - Beijing (T3) 16:20 18:50 2 hours 30 mins
MU5121 Shanghai Hongqiao (T2) - Beijing (T2) 18:00 20:30 2 hours 30 mins

QA & Tips

Is it very far from Shanghai to Beijing? How much time does an air trip cost? And how much is the airfare?

It is 1200km from Shanghai to Beijing. An air trip from Shanghai to Beijing costs 1 hour and 10 minutes. The full price of the airfare is 1400 RMB. The flights from Shanghai to Beijing are available from 07:30 to 22:00 with general intervals of 30 minutes. China Highlights can get you the best discounted price. You can use the search engine above to find the real time flight schedule and the best value price.

Do I need to pay attention to the weather difference between Shanghai and Beijing?

Yes, because of the geographic difference, the temperature of Beijing is usually about 5 ºC (41 ºF) lower than that in Shanghai. The temperature difference of these two cities is most obvious in winter and minor during summer. It is advised to take one extra piece of clothes or a thicker coat if you fly to Beijing from Shanghai in winter. But weather changes often. Check the weather forecasts of these two cities on this website before you go is useful. Shanghai Weather; Beijing Weather

How can I travel from Shanghai City center to Shanghai Pudong International Airport?

Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located 30 kilometers from the city center. It is very convenient from Shanghai City center to the airport. There are 10 airport shuttle bus lines linking most business areas and attractions. Ticket fare: 20CNY - 30CNY/person. Shuttle buses of most lines from the city center to the airport are available from 5:30 am till 18:30pm, some of them available till 21:30pm. See the schedule of Shanghai Pudong Airport shuttle buses

You can also take subway line 2 to change a maglev train at Longyang Road stop. The maglev train can run from Longyang Road stop to Pudong International Airport in 8 minutes. Ticket fare: 50 CNY (show your air ticket when buying the ticket, the fare is 40 CNY). Busines Hour: 6:45 am – 21:30).

If you take a taxi, the cost is about 150 CNY.

How can I get to Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport? How long does the trip cost?

The transportation between these two airports is very easy. Airport shuttle bus line 1 travels between Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport. Business Hour: 6:00 – 23:00 (from Hongqiao to Pudong); from Pudong to Hongqiao: 07:00 - 23:00 (T1); 07:05 - 23:05 (T2). Ticket Fare: 30 CNY.

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Beijing is served by two airports. Beijing Capital International Airport is one of the largest airports in the world, located 25 kilometer from the city center of Beijing. Most domestic and international flights arrival at and leave from Beijing Capital International Airport. Beijing Nanyuan Airport, located 15 kilometers from the city center, only has flights to a few domestic destinations including Wuxi, Jiamusi, Jingdezhen, Dalian, Harbin, Hailar, Chengdu and Hohhot.

Beijing Capital International Airport has three terminals. Terminal 3 of the airport is the largest terminal in the world. There are Shuttle buses connecting there terminals.

All signs are in both English and Chinese. Free wifi, bank, post office, coffees, restaurant and tax-free shops, business centers (copy, fax, internet and so on), baggage storage service, information kiosks and medicine clinics are all available at Beijing Capital International Airport.

Beijing Capital International Airport Transportation

To the City Center of Beijing

An airport expresssubway links Beijing Capital International Airport with the city center of Beijing. It has four stops respectively T3, T2, Sanyanqiao and Dongzhimen. The whole trip is about only 20 minutes, and the ticket fee is 25 CNY.

11 airport shuttle bus lines cover main areas and attractions of Beijing, including Beijing West Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing North Railway Stations, Xidan Business Area, Fangzhuan, Olympic Village and Zhongguancun. The interval is from 15 minutes to 30 minutes or when a bus is full. Ticket fare: 16 CNY. See the airport shuttle bus schedules

If you take an airport taxi, the cost is at least 100 CNY. Many taxi drivers can't speak any English. It is suggested that you can print the Chinese address of your destination on a piece of paper.

Hotel shuttle buses are available for most major hotels in Beijing hotels.

China Highlights also provides airport transfer service , with private a van/car and an English speaking guide, from only $26.

To the Cities around Beijing

Long-distance buses from Beijing Capital International Airport to the cities around Beijing are available, including Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tanggu, Langfang, Baoding and Tangshan.

How to Get Around in Beijing

The public transportation system of Beijing is well-developed and comprehensive, covering every corner of Beijing.
Buying a transportation smart card (a prepaid IC card) is very useful when you use public transportation in Beijing. It is valid for almost all public transportation, including public buses, subways, airport express train, touring buses and some taxies (taxis with the sign of 'Welcome to Use IC Card'). It is free from the trouble of charges and you can get 60% discount when you take public buses.

Touring buses No. 1 and 2 cover most famous attractions in Beijing City.

As traffic jams often seen in Beijing, taking a subway is one of the fastest ways. Many subway lines are available from 5:30 am till 22:30. Some of them are still on service till 23:20pm.

Riding a bike to visit Beijing is recommended. Strolling Beijing Hutongs by bike can be interesting and impressive. Many hotels and attractions provide bike lending service. The cost is 20 to 30 CNY per day.

Things to do in Beijing

Beijing is the capital of China. With more than 3000 years history, it served as the capital of ancient China for almost 900 years. Decades of economic constructing and development has made Beijing one of the largest modern cities in the world with super-large shopping malls, financial centers, various kinds of exhibitions, high-end world-famous hotels and boutiques.

Meanwhile, its tradition, customs and culture are well-maintained. Hutong plays an important role in Beijing tradition and culture. It is said that there are over 3000 Hutongs in Beijing with names and numerous unknown. These Hutongs connect quadrangles, (a compound with houses around a square courtyard, is a featured Beijing traditional building) and many famous attractions. Strolling around Hutongs is a good way to experience Beijing locals' family life.

Beijing is a city with most world cultural heritage sites in the world. The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Ming Tombs should never be missed.

Where to stay in Beijing

Wangfujing Pedestrian Street is one of the most popular accommodation areas. It is one the four commercial streets in Beijing housing various kinds of shopping malls, boutiques, restaurants and local snack stalls. It is centrally located in downtown Beijing, close to major attractions, such as Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City, and easily accessible public transportation.

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