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There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Pu'er by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly to Simao  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Simao (SYM) BKK - SYM

¥659 - ¥1711

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Fly to Jinghong, taxi  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Jinghong (JHG) BKK - JHG
  2. Take a taxi from Jinghong to Pu'er

¥929 - ¥2141

Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Nan
  2. Take the bus from Nan to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
  4. Take the bus from Kunming South to Puer

¥1011 - ¥1096

Bus via Loei  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Loei Vip
  2. Take the bus from Loei to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
  4. Take the bus from Kunming South to Puer

¥847 - ¥1020

Bus #2  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
  2. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
  4. Take the bus from Kunming South to Puer

¥1136

Drive  •  17h 43m

  1. Drive from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Pu'er 1236.3 km

¥750 - ¥1100

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Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into China from Thailand is currently restricted.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Pu'er is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pu'er is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pu'er is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 120.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Pu'er is to drive which costs ฿3400 - ฿5000 and takes 17h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Pu'er is to fly which costs ฿3000 - ฿8000 and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bangkok to Pu'er. However, there are services departing from Bangkok Mochit and arriving at Puer via Nan, Luang Prabang - Naluang Station and Kunming South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Pu'er is 1004 km. The road distance is 1236.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Pu'er without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 3h and costs ฿4600 - ฿5100.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Bangkok to Pu'er, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Pu'er bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Bangkok Mochit station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Pu'er is to fly which takes 6h 31m and costs ฿3000 - ฿8000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿4600 - ฿5100 and takes 2 days 3h.

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There is no direct flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Simao Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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Bangkok to Pu'er bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, arrive at Puer station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Pu'er.
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  • Distance: 1004.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Pu'er, China?

China Eastern Airlines, Shandong Airlines and three other airlines fly from Bangkok to Pu'er every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Pu'er via Nan, Luang Prabang - Naluang Station, and Kunming South in around 2 days 3h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Simao via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥4000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥3900
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Jinghong via Kunming, Lincang
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥4500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Jinghong via Sanya, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥6000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥3000
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Jinghong via Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1900
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Jinghong via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥2000
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Simao via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1700
Shandong Airlines
Website
sda.cn
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1800
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Nan
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥180
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
¥109
Super
¥126
Supreme
¥172
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Nan Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥160
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥130
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Loei to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥60 - ¥160
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Nan
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥189
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Nan to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥204
Schedules at
12go.asia
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12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥522
Book at
12go.asia
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Puer
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥182
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Sun Bus
Phone
081-8794949
Email
sunbus2112@hotmail.com
Website
sunbus.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Loei
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥157
Schedules at
sunbus.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
AirMuang Loei Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥118
Schedules at
12go.asia
Kradueng Tour
Phone
02 2696999
Website
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Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Loei
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥138
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥284
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Luang Prabang Southern Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥149
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Jinghong to Pu'er
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Estimated price
¥270 - ¥330

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Pu'er is 1236 km. It takes approximately 17h 43m to drive from Bangkok to Pu'er.

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Shandong Airlines, Lucky Air Co. Ltd., Thai Airways International and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Simao Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Pu'er. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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