There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu by plane, train, 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 Hongqiao  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Kathmandu (KTM) SHA - KTM

$172 - $802

Cheapest option

Train China Railways Z-Class, bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Lhasa Shanghai-Lhasa
  2. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$124 - $144

5 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kathmandu (KTM) PVG - KTM

$200 - $240

Train to Wuxi, fly  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Wuxi
  2. Fly from Wuxi (WUX) to Kathmandu (KTM) WUX - KTM

$216 - $568

Train, bus via Chengdu Station  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chengdu Station
  2. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$214 - $266

Bus  •  3 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
  2. Take the bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Lanzhou
  3. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$239 - $241

Drive  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Kathmandu 3214 miles

$460 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu is to train and bus which costs ¥850 - ¥1000 and takes 2 days 20 h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu is to fly which costs ¥1100 - ¥5500 and takes 10 h 9 min.

More details

The distance between Shanghai and Kathmandu is 3505 km. The road distance is 5142.4 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 10 h 9 min to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu is to fly which takes 10 h 9 min and costs ¥1100 - ¥5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1640 - ¥1660 and takes 3 days 17 h.

Mode details

Kathmandu is 2 h 15 min behind Shanghai. It is currently 4:48 AM in Shanghai and 2:33 AM in Kathmandu.

Map of how to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu.
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  • Distance: 2190.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 9 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Kathmandu, Nepal?

China Southern Airlines, Cathay Dragon and seven other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kathmandu hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shanghai to Kathmandu via Yinchuan Nanmen Station, Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Lhasa, and Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station in around 3 days 17 h.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Nanchang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Liping, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Wuxi to Kathmandu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Wuxi to Kathmandu via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Wuxi to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Wuxi to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Seoul
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Wuxi to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $16
1st Class Seat
$20 - $24
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Chengdu Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $110
1st Class Seat
$120 - $170
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$170 - $220
Bus operators
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Shanghai to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lanzhou to Lasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com

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