Dubai to Shanghai By Air freight, Cargo ship or Road

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

Dubai to Shanghai by Air freight

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

Quickest air route

Abu Dhabi International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 9h

Daily

6,711 km

4,170 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

215kg - 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: 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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Closest airports

Dubai International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 16h

Every few hours

6,445 km

4,005 mi.

1 transfer

No stops

Estimated emissions

208kg - 403kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: CZChina Southern Airlines
DailyAirbus A330-200+5 others
Carrier Identifier: CXCathay Pacific
DailyAirbus A350-900+1 others
Carrier Identifier: CAAir China
1-2 times a dayBoeing 787+5 others
Carrier Identifier: MUChina Eastern Airlines
1-2 times a dayAirbus A330-200+7 others
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Most frequent

Dubai International Airport to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 15h

Every few hours

6,587 km

4,093 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

189kg - 376kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: CZChina Southern Airlines
1-2 times a dayBoeing 787-8+5 others
Carrier Identifier: 3USichuan Airlines
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A330-200+1 others
Carrier Identifier: CAAir China
1-2 times a dayBoeing 787+3 others
Carrier Identifier: CXCathay Pacific
1-2 times a dayAirbus A350-900+1 others
Carrier Identifier: MUChina Eastern Airlines
DailyAirbus A330-200+4 others
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Cargo flights

Dubai International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

1 day 17h

2-4 times a day

6,726 km

4,179 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

216kg - 383kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDepartsAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: MUChina Eastern AirlinesF
1-2 times a dayAirbus A330 Freighter+3 others
Carrier Identifier: QRQatar AirwaysF
Every 2-4 weeksBoeing 777-200F Freighter+7 others
Carrier Identifier: CAAir ChinaF
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 777 Freighter+4 others
Carrier Identifier: KEKorean AirF
1-2 times a weekBoeing 747 Freighter+6 others
Carrier Identifier: CXCathay PacificF
2-4 times a weekBoeing 747-8F Freighter+3 others
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Dubai to Shanghai by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Dubai to Shanghai by ship will take about 16 days 17h and departs from Jebel Ali (AEJEA) and arrives into Ningbo (CNNGB). There are vessels departing every 1-2 weeks on this route. Maersk is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with vessels departing every 1-2 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Jebel Ali to Ningbo

Port of loading

Port of loading

16 days 17h

Every 1-2 weeks

10,682 km

6,637 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

491kg - 1.11t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MAEUMaersk
Every 1-2 weeksMAGLEBY MAERSK+14 others
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
N/AMSC Marie
Carrier Identifier: x-press-feedersX-Press Feeders
Every 2-4 weeksX PRESS ANTARES+1 others
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Closest seaports

Jebel Ali to Shanghai

Port of loading

Port of loading

18 days 9h

1-2 times a week

10,734 km

6,670 mi.

Direct

1 stop

Estimated emissions

502kg - 1.27t CO₂ (per TEU)

Operating carriersDepartsVessels
Carrier Identifier: MSCUMSC
Every 2-4 weeksMSC Marie+52 others
Carrier Identifier: MAEUMaersk
Every 2-4 weeksMAGLEBY MAERSK+61 others
Carrier Identifier: REGURCL
Every 2-4 weeksBhudthi Bhum+1 others
Carrier Identifier: 22AAWan Hai
Every 2-4 weeksWAN HAI 626+3 others
Carrier Identifier: CULUChina United
Every 2-4 weeksZHONG GU CHANG SHA+1 others
Carrier Identifier: PCIUPIL
Every 2-4 weeksKOTA CABAR+4 others
Carrier Identifier: KOSLKing Ocean
Every 2-4 weeksKMTC MUNDRA+1 others
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Dubai to Shanghai by Road

It is also possible to transport goods by road from Dubai to Shanghai. The total distance is around 10,137 km and will usually takes around 4 days 17h by road. Note: This time estimate is based on typical traffic conditions and does not take into consideration delays or congestion.

Quickest road route

Dubai to Shanghai

4 days 17h

N/A

10,137 km

6,299 mi.

Direct

No stops

Estimated emissions

96kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

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