There are 8 ways to get from Shanghai to Thailand by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi, Public Van  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) PVG - BKK
  2. Take the Public Van from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Samrong

$110 - $462

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Don Muang (DMK) PVG - DMK

$131 - $512

Train to Hangzhou, fly to Suvarnabhumi, Public Van  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) HGH - BKK
  3. Take the Public Van from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Samrong

$125 - $445

Train to Hangzhou, fly to Don Muang  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou (HGH) to Don Muang (DMK) HGH - DMK

$136 - $405

Train to Changzhou, fly to Don Muang  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Changzhou train station
  2. Fly from Changzhou (CZX) to Don Muang (DMK) CZX - DMK

$117 - $184

Train, bus  •  41 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  3. Take the train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong

$235 - $313

Train, bus via Yichun  •  2 days 3 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 bus from Vientiane to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal

$209 - $229

Drive  •  43 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Bangkok 2273.6 miles

$320 - $480

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shanghai and Thailand is 2774 km. The road distance is 3637.8 km.

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The best way to get from Shanghai to Thailand without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from Shanghai to Thailand, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 50 min.

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Thailand is 1 h behind Shanghai. It is currently 9:39 PM in Shanghai and 8:39 PM in Thailand.

Yes, the driving distance between Shanghai to Thailand is 3638 km. It takes approximately 43 h 26 min to drive from Shanghai to Thailand.

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Juneyao Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Thailand. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Thailand.
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  • Distance: 1733.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 4 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Thailand?

Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia X fly from Shanghai to Nonthaburi twice daily.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang via Phuket
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Flights from Hangzhou to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Flights from Hangzhou to Don Muang via Phuket
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Flights from Changzhou to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $160
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hangzhou to Don Muang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Thai AirAsia X
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Air Macau
Website
airmacau.com.mo
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Macau
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Hangzhou to Suvarnabhumi via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
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 Changzhou train station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$16 - $19
1st Class Seat
$25 - $28
Business Class Seat
$50 - $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 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 to Changzhou
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$7 - $13
Hard Sleeper
$15 - $23
Soft Sleeper
$23 - $35
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
Train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Samrong
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
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
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

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