There are 11 ways to get from Chiang Mai to China by plane, ferry, night bus, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Chengdu  •  5 h 16 min

  1. CNX - CTU

$67 - $162

10 alternative options

Fly to Guangzhou  •  5 h 28 min

  1. CNX - CAN

$102 - $266

Fly to Hong Kong  •  5 h 59 min

  1. CNX - HKG

$104 - $238

Fly to Wuhan  •  6 h 1 min

  1. CNX - WUH

$141 - $292

Fly to Macau, ferry  •  7 h 42 min

  1. CNX - MFM

$106 - $213

Fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  7 h 18 min

  1. CNX - PVG

$149 - $309

Night bus, bus, train  •  2 days 1 h

$299 - $354

Bus, train via Udon Thani  •  45 h 7 min

  1. 876

$251 - $300

Train, bus  •  2 days 10 h

$296 - $418

Bus, train  •  2 days 5 h

$208 - $259

Drive  •  38 h 18 min

  1. 2200.7 miles

$310 - $460

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and China?

Sichuan Airlines, Thai Lion Mentari and two other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Chengdu 5 times a day.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $160
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong via Beijing
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong via Seoul
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$140 - $170
1st Class Seat
$230 - $270
Business Class Seat
$440 - $550
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Phachi
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Phachi to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Ferry operators
Yuet Tong
Website
ytmacau.com
Ferry from Taipa to Shekou
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ytmacau.com
Hong Kong TurboJET
Website
turbojet.com.hk
Ferry from Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal to Shekou
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
turbojet.com.hk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and China is 1897 km. The road distance is 3521 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to China is to fly which costs ฿2100 - ฿5500 and takes 5 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to China is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs ฿2100 - ฿5500.

It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Chiang Mai to China, including transfers.