There are 9 ways to get from Shanghai to Laos by plane, car, train or bus

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 Hongqiao to Vientiane  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Vientiane (VTE) SHA - VTE

$183 - $603

Cheapest option

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) SHA - LPQ

$177 - $709

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Vientiane (VTE) PVG - VTE

$211 - $661

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong, drive  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Jinghong (JHG) SHA - JHG
  2. Drive from Jinghong to Luang Namtha

$183 - $886

Train to Hangzhou, fly to Jinghong, drive  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Jinghong (JHG) HGH - JHG
  3. Drive from Jinghong to Luang Namtha

$325 - $1,262

Train China Railways G-Class, bus  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South Nanjing-Kunming 2
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$224 - $264

Bus, train  •  45 h 47 min

  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

$232 - $288

Train China Railways, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Nanning
  2. Take the bus from Nanning to Ha Noi
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station

Drive  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Vientiane 1896.5 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Laos is to train and bus which costs ¥1500 - ¥1900 and takes 28 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Laos is to fly which costs ¥1200 - ¥4200 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Laos is 2194 km. The road distance is 3034.4 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Shanghai to Laos, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Laos without a car is to train and bus which takes 28 h 20 min and costs ¥1500 - ¥1900.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Laos.
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  • Distance: 1371.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 42 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Laos?

China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Shanghai to Vientiane every 3 hours.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Nanning
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Liping, Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Xingyi, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,100
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Zhengzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong via Guiyang
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong via Lijiang
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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
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 Guiyang North to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
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
$110 - $160
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
bus
Bus from Nanning to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Book at
baolau.com
bus
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com

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