Sydney to Shanghai By Air freight, Container ship or Road

See the best way to ship your freight from Sydney, Australia to Shanghai, China by Air, Sea and Road. Compare transit times, frequency, emissions, sailing schedules and much more.

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Sydney to Shanghai

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Air Freight

9h 32m, 2-4 times a day

296kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Container Ship

14 days 9h, Every 1-2 days

641kg CO₂ (per TEU)

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Sydney to Shanghai by Air freight

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Shanghai by plane will take about 9h 32m and departs from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) and arrives into Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). There are flights departing 2-4 times a day on this route. UPS Airlines is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with flights departing every 1-2 weeks.

Quickest air route

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

9h 32m
2-4 times a day
7,874 km
4,893 mi.
Direct
No stops

Estimated emissions

296kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDeparture frequencyAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: 5XUPS AirlinesFreighter
Every 1-2 weeksBoeing 747-8F Freighter
Carrier Identifier: QFQantas
Every 1-2 daysAirbus A330-300
Carrier Identifier: MUChina Eastern AirlinesFreighter
2-4 times a dayBoeing 787-9+2 others
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Closest airports

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Departs from

Departs from

17h 10m
Every few hours
8,195 km
5,092 mi.
1 transfer
No stops

Estimated emissions

281kg CO₂ (per 100kg)

Operating carriersDeparture frequencyAircraft types
Carrier Identifier: MFXiamen Air
Every 1-2 daysBoeing 787-9+2 others
Carrier Identifier: CZChina Southern Airlines
1-2 times a dayBoeing 787-9+4 others
Carrier Identifier: CZChina Southern Airlines
2-4 times a weekAirbus A330-200+4 others
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Sydney to Shanghai by Container ship

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Shanghai by ship will take about 14 days 9h and departs from Brisbane (AUBNE) and arrives into Shanghai (CNSHG). There are vessels departing every 1-2 days on this route. Yang Ming is one of the carriers that operates regular services on this route with vessels departing every 1-2 weeks.

Quickest ocean route

Brisbane to Shanghai

Port of loading

Port of loading

14 days 9h
Every 1-2 days
7,253 km
4,507 mi.
Direct
1 stop

Estimated emissions

641kg CO₂ (per TEU)

Service LinesService TypeDeparture frequencyServicing Carriers
Carrier Identifier: YMLUSAE / CA2
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksYang Ming, PIL, TS Lines, OOCL, SLS
Carrier Identifier: YMLUCAT / STA
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksYang Ming, TS Lines, Evergreen, ONE, Sinotrans, Hapag-Lloyd, PIL
Carrier Identifier: OOLUA3C / SAC
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksOOCL, ANL, COSCO, PIL
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Closest seaports

Sydney to Xiamen

Port of loading

Port of loading

16 days 18h
1-2 times a week
7,393 km
4,594 mi.
Direct
2 stops

Estimated emissions

654kg CO₂ (per TEU)

Service LinesService TypeDeparture frequencyServicing Carriers
Carrier Identifier: COSUA3S / A3SANL / SAS
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksCOSCO, OOCL, ANL, CMA CGM, PIL
Carrier Identifier: OOLUA3C / SAC
DirectEvery 1-2 weeksOOCL, ANL, COSCO, PIL
Carrier Identifier: COSUA3N / A3NANL → A3S / A3SANL
TransshipmentEvery 1-2 weeksCOSCO, OOCL, CMA CGM, ANL
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