How to Travel between Shanghai and Sanya

Located in Hainan, China, Sanya is separated with the Chinese mainland by the Qiongzhou Strait, so its traffic is kind of limited. The main means of transportation from the mainland to Sanya is to by plane, and the train usually takes much longer than that, so it is not recommended. And Shanghai to Sanya distance is as long as 2,400 kilometers (1,492 miles) totally. The Shanghai to Sanya flight takes 3 – 3.5 hours and CNY 400 – 2,000. Or passengers can choose to take train transfer. It will be a very long time of 37.5 hours at least, so it’s not very recommended.
 

How to Travel between Shanghai and Sanya
How to Travel between Shanghai and Sanya
 

How to Travel from Shanghai to Sanya

 

1. Best Way: Flight: 3 – 3.5 hours, CNY 900 – 2,000

Over 15 Shanghai to Sanya direct flights are running from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Sanya Phoenix International Airport from 06:40 to 21:20. The total flight time is 3 – 3.5 hours, and the ticket prices are constantly changing. The full price of an economy class seat is CNY 2,370, but domestic air tickets will generally enjoy different degrees of discount, and the purchase one also depends on passengers’ booking time.

So, if passengers want to get a favorable price, it will be better to pay attention to the fare information in advance. And because of the high temperature all year round in Sanya, many mainland tourists will go there in winter, so the air ticket price is usually higher in this season.
 

2. Train Transfer: 37.5 hours at least, over CNY 713.5

It’s not recommended to take a train traveling from Shanghai to Sanya for no direct train route and very long travel time. If passengers insist on choosing to have a try, there is a regular train from Shanghai to Haikou. After arriving in Haikou, passengers can take Haikou to Sanya high speed trains to Sanya. Or passengers can get to Sanya after a short trip in Haikou.

Shanghai to Haikou Train: 34.5 hours, CNY 613.5 for hard sleeper

Train Dep. Arr. Duration Price (CNY)
K511 19:21
Shanghai South
06:00 +2
Haikou
1D10H39M Soft Sleeper: 1,012.5
Hard Sleeper: 613.5
Hard Seat: 329.5


Haikou to Sanya High Speed Train: 1.5 – 3.5 hours, CNY 100 – 128 for second class seat

Over 50 Haikou to Sanya high speed trains from Haikou Railway Station and Haikou East Railway Station to stations including Sanya and Sanya Hainan, 06:40 – 22:14.

Price: CNY 100 – 128 for second class seat, CNY 136 – 173 for first class seat

 Further reading:
Shanghai - Sanya Train

Shanghai - Haikou Train

Haikou - Sanya Train
 

How to Travel from Sanya to Shanghai

 

1. Best Way: Flight: 3 – 3.5 hours, CNY 400 – 2,000

There are over 15 direct flights depart from Sanya Phoenix International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport from 06:25 to 22:20 every day. The ticket fare usually range from CNY 400 to CNY 2,000. Sometimes the discount is very cost-effective.
 

2. Train Transfer: 39 hours at least, over CNY 713.5

Sanya to Haikou High Speed Train: 1.5 – 3 hours, CNY 100 – 128 for second class seat

Over 50 high speed trains from stations of Sanya to Haikou, Haikou East and Haikou Loop Line, 06:30 – 22:14

Price: CNY 100 – 128 for second class seat, CNY 136 – 173 for first class seat

Haikou to Shanghai Train: 37.5 hours, CNY 613.5 for hard sleeper

Train Dep. Arr. Duration Price (CNY)
K512 19:30
Haikou
08:49 +2
Shanghai South
1D13H19M Soft Sleeper: 1,012.5
Hard Sleeper: 613.5
Hard Seat: 329.5
- Last modified on Jan. 07, 2020 -
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