There are 10 ways to get from Shanghai to Khao Lak by plane, train, shuttle, bus, night bus, night train 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 Shanghai Pudong to Phuket  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Phuket (HKT) PVG - HKT

$209 - $563

Cheapest option

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Krabi, bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Krabi (KBV) PVG - KBV
  2. Take the bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga

$189 - $366

8 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Phuket (HKT) SHA - HKT

$231 - $425

Train to Hangzhou, fly to Phuket  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Phuket (HKT) HGH - HKT

$204 - $286

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Surat Thani, Private Transfer  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Surat Thani (URT) PVG - URT
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Lak

$369 - $463

Train to Nanjing, fly to Phuket  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
  2. Fly from Nanjing (NKG) to Phuket (HKT) NKG - HKT

$237 - $316

Train, bus, night bus  •  2 days 6 h

  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 Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
  4. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khao Lak

$263 - $327

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  3. Take the bus from Vientiane to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phang Nga

$275 - $326

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Yichun K79
  2. Take the train from Yichun to Kunming South
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  4. Take the night train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
  5. Take the bus from Hua Lamphong station to Khao Lak

$239 - $298

Drive  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Khao Lak 2760 miles

$390 - $600

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shanghai and Khao Lak is 3478 km. The road distance is 4416 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Khao Lak without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 2 days 6 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 48 min to get from Shanghai to Khao Lak, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h.

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Khao Lak is 1 h behind Shanghai. It is currently 8:30 AM in Shanghai and 7:30 AM in Khao Lak.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Khao Lak is 4416 km. It takes approximately 2 days 6 h to drive from Shanghai to Khao Lak.

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Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Cathay Dragon and six other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Khao Lak. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Khao Lak.
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  • Distance: 2173.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 48 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand?

Thai Lion Mentari, Juneyao Airlines and 16 other airlines fly from Shanghai to Khao Lak hourly.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Shantou
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Krabi
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Krabi via Xi An
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Krabi via Hefei
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Krabi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Surat Thani via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,300
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Krabi
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $650
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,600
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Flights from Hangzhou to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Surat Thani via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $440
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Phuket via Beijing
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Nanjing to Phuket via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
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 Yichun to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$85 - $100
1st Class Seat
$140 - $170
Business Class Seat
$270 - $320
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai South to Yichun
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$18 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Night train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Andaman Taxis
Website
andamantaxis.com
Shuttle from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$163
Schedules at
andamantaxis.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Night bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Paradive Travel
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus from Hua Lamphong station to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia

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