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 33 min

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

$192 - $615

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

7 alternative options

Fly Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane  •  9 h 24 min

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

$220 - $673

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 31 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

$203 - $900

Train, bus  •  27 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South G1373 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane

$212 - $262

Bus, train  •  45 h 23 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

$250 - $311

Bus  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai General to Jiangsu Suzhou
  2. Take the bus from Suzhou North to Shenzhen
  3. Take the bus from Yinhu to Ha Noi
  4. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station

$197 - $199

Drive  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Vientiane 1896.5 miles

$270 - $400

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Laos?

China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and six other airlines fly from Shanghai to Vientiane every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shanghai to Vientiane via Jiangsu Suzhou, Suzhou North, Shenzhen, Yinhu, Ha Noi, and Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station in around 3 days 6 h.

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
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luang Prabang via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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 Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Vientiane via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Vientiane via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jinghong via Changsha
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
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
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
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
Chongqing Airlines
Website
chongqingairlines.cn
Flights from Hangzhou to Jinghong via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $45
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
10 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$140 - $170
1st Class Seat
$230 - $270
Business Class Seat
$440 - $550
Train from Guiyang North to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $40
1st Class Seat
$55 - $65
Business Class Seat
$100 - $130
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
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
$120 - $180
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai General to Jiangsu Suzhou
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Suzhou North to Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
bus
Bus from Yinhu to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$69
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Shanghai to Laos?

The distance between Shanghai and Laos is 2194 km. The road distance is 3034 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Laos?

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Laos is to bus which costs ¥1240 - ¥1260 and takes 3 days 6 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Shanghai to Laos?

The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Laos is to fly which takes 8 h 33 min and costs ¥1200 - ¥3900.

How long does it take to get from Shanghai to Laos?

It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Shanghai to Laos, including transfers.