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There are 11 ways to get from Chiang Mai to China by plane, subway, train, ferry, night bus, bus 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 to Guangzhou Baiyun, line 6 subway  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) CNX - CAN
  2. Take the line 6 subway from Yantang to Yide Lu

$103 - $267

Cheapest option

Fly to Chengdu  •  5h 2m

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

$68 - $163

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Fly to Wuhan  •  5h 42m

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

$102 - $163

Fly to Shenzhen  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Shenzhen (SZX) CNX - SZX

$122 - $293

Fly to Hong Kong, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Hong Kong (HKG) CNX - HKG
  2. Take the train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station

$107 - $241

Fly to Macau, ferry  •  7h 33m

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

$107 - $213

Night bus, bus, train  •  2 days 1h

  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

$289 - $354

Bus, train via Udon Thani  •  44h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani 876
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Vientiane Talat Sao Station
  3. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  4. Take the train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao

$242 - $300

Train, bus  •  2 days 7h

  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

$287 - $419

Bus, train  •  2 days 11h

  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  •  38h 18m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Shanghai 2200.7 miles

$310 - $460

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to China is to fly which costs ฿2200 - ฿5500 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to China is to fly which costs ฿2200 - ฿5500 and takes 5h 2m.

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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 44h 29m and costs ฿7500 - ฿10000.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Chiang Mai to China, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Spring Airlines, Thai Lion Mentari, Thai AirAsia and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to China.
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  • Distance: 1185.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

Sichuan Airlines, Thai Lion Mentari and three other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Chengdu 3 times a day.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou Baiyun via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shenzhen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shenzhen via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shenzhen via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shenzhen via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Macau via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chengdu via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Wuhan
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$10 - $13
1st Class Seat
$15 - $18
Business Class Seat
$30 - $40
Train from Kunming South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
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
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
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 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
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
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Yuet Tong
Website
ytmacau.com
Ferry from Taipa to Shekou
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ytmacau.com
Hong Kong TurboJET
Phone
+85228593333
Email
enquiry@turbojet.com.hk
Website
turbojet.com.hk
Ferry from Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal to Shekou
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
turbojet.com.hk

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