There are 12 ways to get from Chiang Mai to China by plane, ferry, bus, night 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.

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Fly Chiang Mai to Chengdu  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Chengdu (CTU) CNX - CTU

$67 - $162

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Fly Chiang Mai to Guangzhou  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Guangzhou (CAN) CNX - CAN

$102 - $266

Fly Chiang Mai to Hong Kong  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Hong Kong (HKG) CNX - HKG

$90 - $232

Fly Chiang Mai to Wuhan  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Wuhan (WUH) CNX - WUH

$141 - $292

Fly Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) CNX - PVG

$149 - $309

Fly Chiang Mai to Macau, ferry  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Macau (MFM) CNX - MFM
  2. Take the ferry from Taipa to Shekou

$106 - $212

Bus to Chiang Rai, fly to Chengdu  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
  2. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Chengdu (CTU) CEI - CTU

$183 - $367

Night bus, bus, train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao

$293 - $358

Bus, train via Nong Khai  •  44 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao

$252 - $301

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  4. Take the train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao

$290 - $422

Bus, train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
  2. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao

$264 - $304

Drive  •  38 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Shanghai 2200.7 miles

$310 - $460

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

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

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The distance between Chiang Mai and China is 1897 km. The road distance is 3521.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to China without a car is to bus and train which takes 44 h 44 min and costs ฿8000 - ฿10000.

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

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Chengdu Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to China is 3521 km. It takes approximately 38 h 18 min to drive from Chiang Mai to China.

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Sichuan Airlines, Thai Lion Mentari, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Chengdu Airport.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs ฿12 - ฿15.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to China.
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  • Distance: 1185.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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 32 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
Flights from Chiang Rai to Chengdu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 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 Shanghai Pudong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 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
6 h 50 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
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 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
Flights from Chiang Rai to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
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
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
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
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai Pudong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$150 - $180
1st Class Seat
$250 - $290
Business Class Seat
$470 - $550
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 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
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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
$84
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia
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
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
turbojet.com.hk

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