There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai by plane, train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  7 h 13 min

  1. PVG - CNX

$150 - $310

7 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  9 h 17 min

  1. SHA - CNX

$202 - $502

Train to Hangzhou, fly  •  8 h 51 min

  1. HGH - CNX

$162 - $346

Train, bus, night bus  •  42 h 39 min

$245 - $295

Train, bus via Don Mueang  •  2 days 2 h

$236 - $361

Train, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. 169

$190 - $258

Bus, train  •  2 days 15 h

$288 - $349

Drive  •  38 h 17 min

  1. 2192.1 miles

$310 - $460

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

Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and five other airlines fly from Shanghai to Chiang Mai every 3 hours.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Hangzhou to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hangzhou to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Beijing
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Hangzhou to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Hangzhou to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hangzhou to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $18
1st Class Seat
$24 - $27
Business Class Seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$140 - $170
1st Class Seat
$230 - $270
Business Class Seat
$440 - $550
Train from Guiyang North to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $40
1st Class Seat
$55 - $65
Business Class Seat
$100 - $130
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Don Mueang
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Kunming South to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Nan
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Shanghai South to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Shanghai and Chiang Mai is 2645 km. The road distance is 3507 km.

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ¥950 - ¥2000 and takes 7 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs ¥950 - ¥2000.

It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai, including transfers.