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Flight time from Guangzhou to Shanghai is 2 hours 10 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from CAN to SHA is 2 hours 10 minutes (Operated by Antinea Airlines)

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

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

Non-stop flight time from Guangzhou to Shanghai is around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between Guangzhou and Shanghai takes close to 4 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 21 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from Guangzhou to either of the major airports that serves Shanghai.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Guangzhou - 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 18 hrs .

The nearest airport to Guangzhou, is New Baiyun Airport (CAN) and the nearest airport to Shanghai, is Pu Dong Airport (PVG)

Find flights from Guangzhou to cities and airports near Shanghai

Distance from Guangzhou to Shanghai is approximately 1200 kilometers.

Flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai • Airlines & Flight Duration

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

Antinea Airlines
2 hrs 10 mins
China Eastern Airlines
2 hrs 15 mins
Delta Air Lines
2 hrs 20 mins
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
2 hrs 20 mins
Air China
2 hrs 20 mins

Flight time from Guangzhou to Shanghai via Haikou • CAN to PVG via HAK

Flight duration from New Baiyun Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Haikou Airport, China on Hainan Airlines flight is 7 hours 20 minutes

Hainan Airlines
Total flight duration
7 hours 20 minutes
CAN to HAK → 1 hour 5 minutes
HAK Stop 3 hours 35 minutes
HAK to PVG → 2 hours 40 minutes

Flight time from Guangzhou to Shanghai via Wuhan • CAN to PVG via WUH

Flight duration from New Baiyun Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Tianhe International Airport, China on China Southern Airlines flight is 18 hours 5 minutes

China Southern Airlines
Total flight duration
18 hours 5 minutes
CAN to WUH → 1 hour 40 minutes
WUH Stop 15 hours
WUH to PVG → 1 hour 25 minutes

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

Direct flight and one stop flight time from New Baiyun Airport, Guangzhou to airports nearest to Shanghai is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
CAN - CZX Changzhou, Changzhou Airport 2 hrs Non-Stop
CAN - HYN Huangyan, Huangyan Airport 2 hrs Non-Stop
CAN - YNZ Yancheng, Yancheng Airport 2 hrs 20 minsNon-Stop
CAN - NTG Nantong, Nantong Airport 2 hrs Non-Stop
CAN - NKG Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport 1 hr 45 minsNon-Stop

Guangzhou - Shanghai Timezones & Time Difference

Guangzhou and Shanghai are in the same timezone and therefore has the same time.
Current time : 07:30 AM, Wed, 17 Sep, 2014

CAN to PVG Flight - Guangzhou Airport to Shanghai Airport Flight Route Map

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

Guangzhou - Lat: 23.3924, Long: 113.299   Shanghai - Lat: 31.1434, Long: 121.805

Find flying time from New Baiyun Airport or Guangzhou or any other airport or city in China to various other destinations around the world using this flight time calculator.

A list of major Cities/Airports around the world is given below. Click on any of the airport names given below to find the flight distance from Guangzhou to those airports.