Abu Dhabi to Shanghai By Air freight, Cargo ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Shanghai, China by various transport modes including Air, Sea and Road. Compare transit times, emissions, route options and much more.

Abu Dhabi to Shanghai by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai by plane will take about 1 day 9h and departs from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) and arrives into Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). There are flights departing daily on this route. Emirates is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing every 1-2 days.

Quickest air route

Al Maktoum International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 9h

Daily

6,642 km

4,127 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

193kg - 327kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: EKEmiratesF
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 777-200F Freighter
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar AirwaysF
2-4 times a weekBoeing 777-200F Freighter+1 others
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Closest airports

Abu Dhabi International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 16h

1-2 times a week

7,435 km

4,620 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Estimated emissions

396kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: HUHainan Airlines
1-2 times a weekAirbus A330-300+1 others
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Most frequent

Abu Dhabi International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 16h

2-4 times a day

6,635 km

4,123 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

194kg - 395kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: EYEtihad Airways
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 787-9
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar AirwaysF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 777-200F Freighter+3 others
Carrier Identifier: EKEmiratesF
1-2 times a dayBoeing 777-200F Freighter+3 others
Carrier Identifier: HUHainan Airlines
1-2 times a weekAirbus A330-300+1 others
Carrier Identifier: SVSaudiaF
1-2 times a weekBoeing 777 Freighter+2 others
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Abu Dhabi to Shanghai by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai by ship will take about 15 days 2h and departs from Abu Dhabi (AEAUH) and arrives into Ningbo (CNNGB). There are vessels departing every 1-2 weeks on this route. MSC is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with vessels departing every 2-4 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Abu Dhabi to Ningbo

Port of loading

Port of loading

15 days 2h

Every 1-2 weeks

10,810 km

6,717 mi.

Direct

1 stop

Estimated emissions

501kg CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksMSC MAYA+35 others
Carrier Identifier: MAEUMaersk
Every 2-4 weeksEDITH MAERSK+7 others
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Closest seaports

Abu Dhabi to Shanghai

Port of loading

Port of loading

16 days 19h

1-2 times a week

10,862 km

6,749 mi.

Direct

2 stops

Estimated emissions

512kg - 1.12t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksMSC MAYA+87 others
Carrier Identifier: MAEUMaersk
Every 2-4 weeksEDITH MAERSK+63 others
Carrier Identifier: OOLUOOCL
Every 1-2 weeksCSCL GLOBE+33 others
Carrier Identifier: COSUCOSCO
Every 1-2 weeksCSCL INDIAN OCEAN+61 others
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Abu Dhabi to Shanghai by Road

It is also possible to transport goods by road from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai. The total distance is around 10,033 km and will usually takes around 4 days 16h by road. Note: This time estimate is based on typical traffic conditions and does not take into consideration delays or congestion.

Quickest road route

Abu Dhabi to Shanghai

4 days 16h

N/A

10,033 km

6,234 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

95kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: default-truck-carrierTruck Operator
N/ATruck 40T
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