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There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  6h 53m

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

$149 - $310

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Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) HGH - CNX

$124 - $193

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  9h 13m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Chiang Mai (CNX) SHA - CNX

$161 - $702

Train, bus, night bus  •  44h 5m

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

$256 - $296

Train, bus  •  2 days 2h

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

$246 - $357

Bus, train  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai South to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Guiyang North to Kunming South
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  4. Take the bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2

$255 - $306

Drive  •  38h 17m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Chiang Mai 2192.1 miles

$310 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai is to train and fly which costs ¥850 - ¥1400 and takes 8h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ¥1000 - ¥2200 and takes 6h 53m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Chiang Mai is 2645 km. The road distance is 3507.4 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 44h 5m and costs ¥1700 - ¥2100.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 5m.

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Chiang Mai is 1h behind Shanghai. It is currently 8:00 PM in Shanghai and 7:00 PM in Chiang Mai.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Chiang Mai is 3507 km. It takes approximately 38h 17m to drive from Shanghai to Chiang Mai.

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Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Thai Airways International and five other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2180+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 1652.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

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

Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Shanghai to Chiang Mai hourly.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Chiang Mai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chiang Mai via Incheon
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
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
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
Train from Guiyang North to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $40
1st Class Seat
$55 - $65
Business Class Seat
$100 - $130
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
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
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
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
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Shanghai South to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18m and costs ¥3 - ¥4.

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