How to Travel between Shanghai and Yiwu

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Flights are not available between Shanghai and Yiwu. Their distance is 280 km (174 mi), and travel by Shanghai – Yiwu high speed train is the best option. The journey takes no more than 2 hours and a second class seat costs CNY123. Shanghai Pudong Airport has direct buses to Yiwu, taking 4.5 hours and costing CNY180. There are also buses running from Shanghai Intercity Bus Terminal or South Long-distance Bus Station to Yiwu, taking 3.5-4 hours and costing around CNY100. Reaching Yiwu by either train or coach, one can then go to the International Trade City easily by bus or taxi.

Shanghai - Yiwu Transportation
How to Travel between Shanghai and Yiwu


 Best Way – Shanghai-Yiwu High Speed Train: 1.5-2 hours, CNY123

 From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station: about 50 bullet trains per day between 05:16 – 20:44

 From Yiwu Railway Station: about 50 trains per day between 07:28 – 22:36

Ticket Fare: CNY123 for a second class seat, CNY201.5 for a first class seat, and CNY377.5 for a business class seat.

Budget Alternative – Normal Train: 3.5-4 hours, CNY46.5

From Shanghai South Railway Station: about 40 trains per day between 00:50 – 23:58

From Yiwu Railway Station: about 40 trains per day between 00:02 – 20:12

Ticket Fare: CNY46.5 for a hard seat, CNY73.5-92.5 for a hard sleeper, and CNY112.5-140.5 for a soft sleeper.


 Shanghai – Yiwu Long-distance Bus: 3.5-4 hours, about CNY100

Shanghai to Yiwu Bus: CNY96

South Long-distance Bus Station 08:49, 09:15, 13:23, 13:27, 14:47
Intercity Bus Terminal 07:45, 13:55

Yiwu to Shanghai Bus: CNY110

From Shangmaocheng Passenger Transport Center, also known as International Trade City Bus Station
Schedule: 9:20, 12:30, 14:20, 16:50


 Taxi – Not Recommended: >3 hours, CNY1,500+

It is not easy to hire a taxi to travel between Shanghai and Yiwu due to the long distance. If you still prefer a private ride by taxi, you need to reserve one in advance. Hereunder are the most reputable taxi companies in Shanghai and their hotlines:

How to Get to Yiwu from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

1. Direct airport bus: 4.5 hours, CNY180
Boarding site: Long-distance Bus Station of Pudong Airport, located at the east side of B1 floor of P1 parking lot
Schedule: 09:00, 11:30, 14:10, 17:10, 18:40

→ Travel from Yiwu to Pudong Airport: 4.5 hours, CNY120
Buses can be taken at Shangmaocheng Passenger Transport Center at 06:15, 09:30, 12:30, 14:45 and 16:30, or Yiwu Railway Station Bus Terminal at 06:40, 10:00, 13:00, 15:15 and 17:00.

2. Airport bus + high speed train: 2.5-3 hours, CNY153
Take Pudong Airport Bus Line 1 to get to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in an hour and it costs CNY30. Or take metro line 2 to from the airport to the railway station within 1.5 hours at a cost of CNY8. Then take a bullet train to Yiwu.

How to Get to Yiwu International Trade City from Shanghai

1. High Speed Train: 2.5-3 hours, CNY125-170
→ Take a high speed train from Hongqiao Railway Station to Yiwu: 1.5-2 hours, CNY123
→ City bus no. 801 or 802: 1 hour, CNY1.5; or taxi to International Trade City: 30-40 min., CNY40-50

2. Bus: 4 hours, CNY96-105
→ Take a long-distance bus from Shanghai South Bus Station to Yiwu Shangmaocheng Passenger Transport Center: 3.5-4 hours, CNY96
→ Walk to the International Trade City within 15min, or take a taxi to arrive there at a price of CNY8.

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