If you are actually flying from Beijing, China to Shanghai, China or if you are just curious to know the flight time between Beijing and Shanghai, this page will give you the information you are looking for.


Flight time from Beijing to Shanghai is 1 hour 55 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from PEK to SHA is 1 hour 55 minutes (Operated by S7 Airlines)

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

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.

Airline & JourneyDuration
Shenzhen Airlines
2 hrs
Antinea Airlines
2 hrs 10 mins
TAM Brazilian Airlines
2 hrs 10 mins
Scandinavian Airlines System
2 hrs 10 mins
South African Airways
2 hrs 10 mins

Flight time from Beijing to Shanghai via Changchun • PEK to PVG via CGQ

Flight duration from Beijing Capital International Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Changchun Airport, China on China Southern Airlines flight is 5 hours 40 minutes

PEK to CGQ 1 hr 50 mins
CGQ Waiting Time 55 mins
CGQ to PVG 2 hrs 55 mins
Total Duration: 5 hrs 40 mins

Flight time from Beijing to Shanghai via Dalian • NAY to SHA via DLC

Flight duration from Nanyuan Airport to Hongqiao Airport via Dalian Airport, China on China Eastern Airlines flight is 9 hours 25 minutes

NAY to DLC 1 hr
DLC Waiting Time 6 hrs 45 mins
DLC to SHA 1 hr 40 mins
Total Duration: 9 hrs 25 mins

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

Non-stop flight time from Beijing to Shanghai is between 1 hr to 2 hrs 30 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 25 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 50 mins to 22 hrs .

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

Journey ToStops & Duration
Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport
1 hr 55 mins
Yiwu, Yiwu Airport
2 hrs 5 mins
Hangzhou, Hangzhou Airport
2 hrs
Ningbo, Lishe International Airport
2 hrs 15 mins
Zhoushan, Zhoushan Airport
2 hrs 20 mins

Airlines operating flights between Beijing and Shanghai

Beijing and Shanghai are in the same timezone Asia/Harbin


Current time in Beijing / Shanghai, China : Wed, 24 Jan, 2018,
Beijing Timezone: CST (+08:00)

11:54 AM

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.

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