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There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao  •  10 h 27 min

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

$251 - $752

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 - $143

4 alternative options

Fly from Shanghai Pudong  •  11 h 7 min

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

$269 - $810

Train, bus via Chengdu Station  •  2 days 23 h

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

$231 - $263

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

$237 - $239

Drive  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Kathmandu 3214 miles

$460 - $700

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

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu is to fly which costs ¥1700 - ¥5500 and takes 10 h 27 min.

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

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 20 h and costs ¥850 - ¥1000.

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It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Kathmandu is to fly which takes 10 h 27 min and costs ¥1700 - ¥5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1640 - ¥1670 and takes 3 days 17 h.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Kathmandu is 2 h 15 min behind Shanghai. It is currently 8:25 AM in Shanghai and 6:10 AM in Kathmandu.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Kathmandu is 5142 km. It takes approximately 2 days 16 h to drive from Shanghai to Kathmandu.

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Air China, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Dragon and two other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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  • Distance: 2190.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 27 min

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

China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and six 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 Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Liping, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kathmandu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
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
Train operators
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
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$160 - $220
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
Bus operators
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
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
checi.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
$55
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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