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There are 8 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 Luang Prabang  •  8 h 40 min

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

$246 - $859

Cheapest option

Train China Railways T-Class, bus  •  2 days 13 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

$126 - $164

6 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong, drive  •  10 h 30 min

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

$272 - $1,536

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane  •  9 h 25 min

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

$182 - $603

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane  •  9 h 20 min

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

$210 - $661

Train China Railways G-Class, bus  •  28 h 18 min

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

$222 - $262

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

$215 - $266

Drive  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Vientiane 1896.5 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Laos is to train and bus which costs ¥850 - ¥1200 and takes 2 days 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Laos is to fly which costs ¥1700 - ¥6000 and takes 8 h 40 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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The best way to get from Shanghai to Laos without a car is to train and bus which takes 28 h 18 min and costs ¥1500 - ¥1900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Shanghai to Laos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h and has one stopover.

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Laos is 1 h behind Shanghai. It is currently 3:51 PM in Shanghai and 2:51 PM in Laos.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Laos is 3034 km. It takes approximately 34 h 44 min to drive from Shanghai to Laos.

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Lao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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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 ¥3 - ¥4.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Laos.
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  • Distance: 1371.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Laos?

China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and two other airlines fly from Shanghai to Luang Prabang 4 times a day.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Lijiang
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,200
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Nanchang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Xingyi, Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Wuhan, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Zhengzhou, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Shenzhen, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Guangzhou Baiyun, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,200
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Luoyang, Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,300
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Kunming
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Liping, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Nanning
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Changsha
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Guangzhou Baiyun, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Shenzhen, Guiyang
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
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 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 T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
$24 - $35
Hard Sleeper
$45 - $60
Soft Sleeper
$75 - $95
Bus operators
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
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
$100 - $140
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Son Duc Transportation
Bus from Nanning to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$67
Book at
baolau.com
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia

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