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Shanghai to Yichang & Yichang to Shanghai: Flights, Bullet Trains & Map
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Yichang to Shanghai & Shanghai to Yichang: Flights & Trains

Shanghai Yichang Distance

Since Shanghai is a hot destination for travellers and also a major metropolis with very complete net of traffic with other places in China and the whole world, a lot of Yangtze River cruise tourists choose to transfer to Yichang from Shanghai or to Shanghai from Yichang. Shanghai is about 970 kilometers away to the east of Yichang City, which needs about 12 hours to drive for about 1,150 kilometers long way. To transfer between those hot cities, you could choose the daily flights or frequently bullet trains. Check the details at below.

Shanghai to Yichang - Yichang Shanghai Distance Map
Yichang Shanghai Distance Map

Flights from Shanghai to Yichang

Taking a flight is the most time-saving and convenient way for people to go from Shanghai to Yichang. There are usually two flights every day taking off from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Yichang Sanxia Airport, with one in the early morning at around 7:30 and another in the late afternoon at about 19:20. The whole journey takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes. However, during off seasons, such as January, February, late November, December, etc., there often is only one plane flying from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Yichang, usually during 15:25-17:20, for about 2 hours.

Flight tips for Yangtze upstream cruise from Yichang

For guests booking the upstream Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the embarkation time starts at around 18:00 in the late afternoon. To ensure you get on your cruise on time, we suggest you arrange your flight arriving at Yichang Sanxia Airport before 16:00. However, if during shoulder seasons, there is no plane reaching Sanxia Airport before 16:00 on your embarkation day, you could adjust to arrive in Yichang 1 day earlier to discover the highlights in this city, such the Yichang Museum, Chinese Sturgeon Museum, Sanyou Cave, etc.

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Flights from Yichang to Shanghai

You could also choose to book a flight to Shanghai from Yichang after your cruise trip ending. Usually 2 flights are operated from Yichang to Shanghai Pudong Airport, during 10:40-12:30 and 19:25-21:20, for about 2 hours. And in off season months, like January, February, November, December, etc., there may be only one airplane to Shanghai from Yichang, which usually is arranged during 18:10-20:00 at night.

Flight tips for Yangtze downstream cruise from Chongqing

If you are going to book a downstream Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, you would disembark the ship and arrive in Yichang city at around 13:00, so it is suggested booking your flight departing from Yichang after 15:30.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

IATA Code: PVG

ICAO Code: ZSPD

Address: No.6000, Yinbin Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai (上海市浦东新区迎宾大道6000号);
From Shanghai downtown: driving for about 45km for about 60mins

Shanghai Pudong Airport (上海浦东国际机场) is the top busiest airport in China, with airlines connecting with more than 90 international cities and regions, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hawaii, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Amsterdam, Moscow, Zurich, Seoul, Tokyo, Phuket, Singapore, Bangkok, Bombay, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, etc. Also, it has opened airlines with over 60 domestic cities. They are Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Guiyang, Chongqing, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie, Urumqi, Shenzhen, Hohhot, Xiamen, Wuhan, Nanjing, Changsha, Lanzhou, etc.

Flight from Shanghai to Yichang - Shanghai Pudong Airport

Shanghai Pudong Airport

Yichang Sanxia Airport

IATA Code: YIN

ICAO Code: ZHYC

Address: No.8, Jichang Road, Xiaoting District, Yichang City (宜昌市猇亭区机场路8号宜昌三峡机场);
From Yichang downtown: driving for about 30-40km for about 40-50mins;
From New Century Port: driving for about 40-45km for about 50-80mins;
From Taohuacun Port: driving for about 38-45km for about 40-80mins;
From Yichang No.9 Port: driving for about 30-35km for about 40-50mins;

Yichang Sanxia Airport (宜昌三峡机场) in Yichang is about 26 kilometers away from Yichang Downtown and 55 kilometers away from Three Gorges Dam Site. Frequent scheduled flights go to / from about 22 international and domestic destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou etc.

Flight from Yichang to Shanghai - Yichang Airport

Yichang Sanxia Airport

Yichang to Shanghai Bullet Train

Besides flying to Shanghai, you could also take a bullet train from Yichang to Shanghai. There are about 9 shift D-trains (including D3008, D2214, D958, D2218, D3074, D954, D638, D354, and D2208) every day from Yichang East Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station, from the early morning till the afternoon. If you are not in a hurry, you could take the 7-8.5 hours train after your Yangtze River cruise tour.

Train tips for Yangtze downstream cruise from Chongqing

For guests booking the downstream Yangtze cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, you would leave the ship and arrive in Yichang city at around 13:00. Therefore, we suggest you book a train departing from Yichang East Railway Station after 14:30 on the cruise ending day.

Shanghai to Yichang Bullet Train

There are also about 9 bullet trains from Shanghai Hongqiao Station and Shanghai Railway Station to Yichang East from the early morning till the afternoon, which need about 6.5-8 hours. You could choose from the D352, D636, D2206, D3072, D2212, D952, D2216, D956, and D3006 according to your time schedule.

Train tips for Yangtze upstream cruise from Yichang

For guests booking the upstream Yangtze cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, the embarkation time begins at around 18:00 in the late afternoon. We suggest you arrange your train arriving at Yichang East Railway Station before 17:00 on the embarkation day.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Address: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai (上海市闵行区申贵路1500号);
From Shanghai downtown: driving for about 20-26km for about 35-40mins;
From Shanghai Pudong Airport: driving for about 60-70km for about 65-75mins;

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站) is the largest in Shanghai City, with many high speed trains to and from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Huangshan, Shenzhen, Xian, Zhengzhou, Xiamen, etc.

Train from Shanghai to Yichang - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Hongqiao Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Address: No.303, Moling Road, Jingan District, Shanghai (上海市静安区秣陵路303号);
From Shanghai downtown: driving for about 5km for about 20mins;
From Shanghai Pudong Airport: driving for about 50km for about 55-60mins;

Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站) in Jingan District in Shanghai is at the downtown area. This is also a hot hub for transfer by high speed trains to and from many hot tourist destinations, such as Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, Harbin, etc.

Shanghai to Yichang Bullet Train - Shanghai Railway Station

Shanghai Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

Address: Huayan Section, Chengdong Avenue, Wujiagang District, Yichang City (宜昌市伍家岗区城东大道花艳段宜昌东站);
From Yichang downtown: driving for about 10km for about 25mins;
From New Century Port: driving for about 20-25km for about 40-50mins;
From Taohuacun Port: driving for about 20-23km for about 30-35mins;
From Yichang No.9 Port: driving for about 9-12km for about 25-30mins;

Yichang East Station (宜昌东站) is away from the downtown Yichang and mainly serves for the bullet trains to and from Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Fuzhou, etc. and other trains to many cities in China.

Train from Yichang to Shanghai - Yichang East Railway Station

Yichang East Railway Station

Note: the above information about the transfer between Yichang and Shanghai is for your reference only, and detailed time and shifts of flights and trains may be adjusted according to practical situation. For more questions about transportations between Yichang and Shanghai, please feel free to contact our professional Travel Consultant!

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