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There are 11 ways to get from Shanghai to Thailand by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) PVG - BKK

$110 - $463

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Fly Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang  •  8h 10m

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

$131 - $512

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly to Don Muang  •  9h 23m

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

$136 - $405

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) HGH - BKK

$125 - $446

Bus to Nantong, fly to Don Muang  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
  2. Fly from Nantong (NTG) to Don Muang (DMK) NTG - DMK

$201 - $234

Train to Ningbo Lishe, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo
  2. Fly from Ningbo Lishe (NGB) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) NGB - BKK

$129 - $485

Train to Nanjing, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
  2. Fly from Nanjing (NKG) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) NKG - BKK

$128 - $495

Train to Nanjing, fly to Don Muang  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
  2. Fly from Nanjing (NKG) to Don Muang (DMK) NKG - DMK

$199 - $304

Train, bus  •  41h 10m

  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 5h

  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 Bus Terminal Mochit

$228 - $248

Drive  •  43h 26m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Bangkok 2273.6 miles

$320 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Thailand is to fly which costs ¥900 - ¥3600 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Thailand is to fly which costs ¥900 - ¥3600 and takes 8h 10m.

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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 5h and costs ¥1500 - ¥1800.

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It takes approximately 8h 27m 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 4h 30m.

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Thailand is 1h behind Shanghai. It is currently 5:05 PM in Shanghai and 4:05 PM in Thailand.

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

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Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International and four other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Thailand. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 1733.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 27m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Thailand?

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Shanghai to Samut Prakan hourly.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Taiyuan
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang via Phuket
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Don Muang via Phuket
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Flights from Nanjing to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Nanjing to Don Muang via Phuket
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $4,500
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Don Muang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $340
Flights from Nanjing to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Maldivian
Website
maldivian.aero
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Thai AirAsia X
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Suvarnabhumi via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Nantong to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $210
Air Macau
Website
airmacau.com.mo
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Macau
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Ningbo Lishe to Suvarnabhumi via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Nanjing to Suvarnabhumi via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
NokScoot
Website
nokscoot.com
Flights from Nanjing to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 20 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 Hongqiao to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$40 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $95
Train from Shanghai to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $29
1st Class Seat
$39 - $45
Business Class Seat
$75 - $90
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
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
6h 19m
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
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$9 - $13
1st Class Seat
$9 - $14
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Ningbo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $28
Train from Shanghai Station to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$15 - $21
1st Class Seat
$19 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
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)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai South to Yichun
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
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
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Zongzhan to Jiangsu Tongzhou
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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