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There are 11 ways to get from Shanghai to Lin’an by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao, bus

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Kunming (KMG)
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

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Train, bus #2

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Kunming
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

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Fly from Shanghai Pudong, bus

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kunming (KMG)
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Train to Sunan Shuofang, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Wuxi
  2. Fly from Sunan Shuofang (WUX) to Kunming (KMG)
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Bus to Nantong, fly, bus

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
  2. Fly from Nantong (NTG) to Kunming (KMG)
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) to Kunming (KMG)
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Train

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the train from Kunming South to Jianshui

Train, bus via Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xian North
  2. Take the train from Xi'an North Station to Kunming
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Xi'an North
  2. Take the train from Xi'an North Station to Kunming
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai General to Nantong
  2. Take the train from Nantong to Kunming
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui

Drive

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Lin’an
Shanghai → Lin’an
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COVID-19 help in China

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 120

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lin’an is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lin’an is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lin’an is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 120.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Lin’an is to bus and train which costs ¥400 - ¥800 and takes 45h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Shanghai to Lin’an is to fly and bus which takes 9h 35m and costs ¥800 - ¥2400.

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The distance between Shanghai and Lin’an is 2021 km. The road distance is 2478.7 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Lin’an without a car is to train which takes 16h 36m and costs ¥850 - ¥1300.

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It takes approximately 9h 35m to get from Shanghai to Lin’an, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Kunming Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Lin’an is 2479 km. It takes approximately 25h 13m to drive from Shanghai to Lin’an.

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Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to Kunming Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Lin’an. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is to line 10 subway which takes 22 min and costs ¥3 - ¥10.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Lin’an.
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  • Distance: 2020.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 35m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Lin’an, Yunnan Sheng, China?

You can take a train from Shanghai to Lin’an via Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station, Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunming South, and Jianshui in around 16h 36m.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥3000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Xi An
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥3400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3400
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥2200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Hengyang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥2200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Nanchang
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥2200
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1700
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1800
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥1700
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1900
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥2200
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥2400
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2600
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥1700
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1700
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1900
Flights from Nantong to Kunming via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2200
Flights from Nantong to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥260 - ¥1700
Flights from Nantong to Kunming via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2200
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2800
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2500
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥2700
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥2900
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥2200
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥2400
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥2700
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥2900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2100
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥2200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Yongzhou
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2100
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥2900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2200
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥1700
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1700
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1900
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2800
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥2300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Zhangjiajie Hehua
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2100
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1200
Flights from Nantong to Kunming via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥3000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥2500
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥2900
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥2400
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥1700
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1200
Flights from Nantong to Kunming via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥3000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥2500
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥2900
Ruili Airlines
Website
rlair.net
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥230 - ¥1600
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥250 - ¥1700
Flights from Nantong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥240 - ¥1700
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming via Hengyang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2200
Kunming Airlines
Website
airkunming.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥320 - ¥2100
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1200
Spring Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥2200
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming via Changde
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥2200
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥320 - ¥2100
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥230 - ¥1600
Air Travel
Website
redair.cn
Flights from Sunan Shuofang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥230 - ¥1600
Flights from Nantong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥240 - ¥1700
Beijing Capital
Website
intl.jdair.net
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥300 - ¥2100
Suparna Airlines
Website
yzr.com.cn
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥370 - ¥2300
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Kunming via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥1200
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥70 - ¥90
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥70 - ¥90
1st Class Seat
¥110 - ¥140
Business Class Seat
¥270 - ¥330
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥80 - ¥110
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥80 - ¥110
1st Class Seat
¥130 - ¥160
Business Class Seat
¥310 - ¥380
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥1100
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥800 - ¥1100
1st Class Seat
¥1400 - ¥1800
Business Class Seat
¥2600 - ¥3300
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Xian North
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥700
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥500 - ¥700
1st Class Seat
¥900 - ¥1100
Business Class Seat
¥1700 - ¥2200
Train from Xi'an North Station to Kunming
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥750
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥550 - ¥750
1st Class Seat
¥1000 - ¥1200
Business Class Seat
¥1900 - ¥2300
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai to Wuxi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥45 - ¥150
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥45 - ¥65
Hard Sleeper
¥75 - ¥150
Soft Sleeper
¥140 - ¥200
China Railways D-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥130
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥65 - ¥95
1st Class
¥85 - ¥130
Train from Shanghai to Xi'an North
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥420 - ¥950
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥420 - ¥600
1st Class
¥650 - ¥950
China Railways K-Class
Train from Kunming South to Jianshui
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥29 - ¥90
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥29 - ¥40
Hard sleeper
¥75 - ¥90
Soft sleeper
¥110 - ¥140
Train from Shanghai South to Kunming
Ave. Duration
35h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥240 - ¥600
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥240 - ¥330
Hard sleeper
¥480 - ¥600
Soft sleeper
¥750 - ¥900
Train from Nantong to Kunming
Ave. Duration
38h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥260 - ¥600
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
¥260 - ¥350
Hard sleeper
¥500 - ¥600
Soft sleeper
¥750 - ¥950
China Railways T-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Shanghai South to Kunming
Ave. Duration
39h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥500
Website
Trip.com
Hard/Soft Seat
¥210 - ¥300
Hard Sleeper
¥420 - ¥500
Soft Sleeper
¥600 - ¥800
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Yunnan Jianshui
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥81
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥56
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai General to Nantong
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥65
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com

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