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Flight time from Beijing to Shanghai is 2 hours

Non-Stop flight duration from NAY to SHA is 2 hours (Operated by China Eastern Airlines)

Non-Stop Beijing to Shanghai flight time by other airlines   More direct flights with stopover

How long does it take to fly from Beijing to Shanghai?

Non-stop flight time from Beijing to Shanghai is between 2 hrs to 2 hrs 15 mins depending on the aircraft's cruising speed, technical condition and weather/wind speed..

Fastest one-stop flight between Beijing and Shanghai takes close to 4 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 18 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from any of the 2 airports in Beijing to one of the 2 major airports that serves Shanghai.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Beijing - Shanghai flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 55 mins to 14 hrs .

The nearest airport to Beijing, is Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and the nearest airport to Shanghai, is Pu Dong Airport (PVG)

Find flights from Beijing to cities and airports near Shanghai

Distance from Beijing to Shanghai is approximately 1100 kilometers.


Flights from Beijing to Shanghai • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Beijing arrive at Pu Dong Airport or Hongqiao Airport. Shanghai is served by 2 international airports.

China Eastern Airlines
NAY ➝ SHA
2 hrs
Non-Stop
Air New Zealand
PEK ➝ PVG
2 hrs 10 mins
Non-Stop
Scandinavian Airlines System
PEK ➝ PVG
2 hrs 10 mins
Non-Stop
Shandong Airlines
PEK ➝ PVG
2 hrs 10 mins
Non-Stop
Ural Airlines
PEK ➝ PVG
2 hrs 10 mins
Non-Stop

Flight time from Beijing to Shanghai via Dalian • PEK to PVG via DLC

Flight duration from Beijing Capital International Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Dalian Airport, China on China Southern Airlines flight is 9 hours 25 minutes

China Southern Airlines
PEK ➝ DLC ➝ PVG
Total flight duration
9 hours 25 minutes
PEK to DLC → 1 hour 15 minutes
DLC Stop 6 hours 25 minutes
DLC to PVG → 1 hour 45 minutes

Flight time from Beijing to Shanghai via Wuhan • PEK to PVG via WUH

Flight duration from Beijing Capital International Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Tianhe International Airport, China on China Southern Airlines flight is 11 hours 10 minutes

China Southern Airlines
PEK ➝ WUH ➝ PVG
Total flight duration
11 hours 10 minutes
PEK to WUH → 2 hours 5 minutes
WUH Stop 7 hours 35 minutes
WUH to PVG → 1 hour 30 minutes

Flight time from Beijing, China to airports near Shanghai, China

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing to airports nearest to Shanghai is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
PEK - WUX Wuxi, Wuxi Airport 1 hr 45 minsNon-Stop
PEK - SHA Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport 1 hr 55 minsNon-Stop
PEK - NKG Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport 1 hr 45 minsNon-Stop
PEK - NTG Nantong, Nantong Airport 2 hrs Non-Stop
PEK - NGB Ningbo, Lishe International Airport 2 hrs Non-Stop

Beijing - Shanghai Timezones & Time Difference

Beijing and Shanghai are in the same timezone and therefore has the same time.
Current time : 03:25 AM, Wed, 17 Sep, 2014

PEK to PVG Flight - Beijing Airport to Shanghai Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Beijing Airport & Shanghai Airport is given below. Click the map to view Beijing to Shanghai flight path and travel direction.

Beijing - Lat: 40.0754, Long: 116.592   Shanghai - Lat: 31.1434, Long: 121.805

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