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There are 8 ways to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai by plane, train, ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Chengdu  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Chiang Rai (CEI) CTU - CEI

$235 - $497

Cheapest option

Ferry to Macau, fly  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the ferry from Shekou to Taipa
  2. Fly from Macau (MFM) to Chiang Rai (CEI) MFM - CEI

$119 - $248

6 alternative options

Fly from Shenzhen  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Chiang Rai (CEI) SZX - CEI

$194 - $558

Train to Hong Kong, fly  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Futian Station to West Kowloon Station
  2. Fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Chiang Rai (CEI) HKG - CEI

$154 - $296

Train, bus, drive  •  35h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Mohan
  3. Take the bus from Luang Namtha to Muang Long
  4. Drive from Muang Long to Chiangkhong
  5. Take the bus from Chiangkhong to Chiang Rai

$215 - $264

Train, bus  •  46h 15m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  3. Take the bus from Vientiane Talat Sao Station to Khon Kaen
  4. Take the bus from Khon Kaen Bus to Chiang Rai

$241 - $288

Train, bus via Yichun  •  2 days 12h

  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 Chiang Mai Terminal 2
  5. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

$229 - $250

Drive  •  35h 29m

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Chiang Rai 2075.6 miles

$290 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai is to ferry and fly which costs ¥800 - ¥1800 and takes 8h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai is to fly which costs ¥1600 - ¥3500 and takes 5h 1m.

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The distance between Yunnan and Chiang Rai is 591 km. The road distance is 3320.9 km.

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The best way to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai without a car is to train and bus which takes 46h 15m and costs ¥1600 - ¥2000.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chengdu Airport to Chiang Rai Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Chiang Rai is 1h behind Yunnan. It is currently 4:15 AM in Yunnan and 3:15 AM in Chiang Rai.

Yes, the driving distance between Yunnan to Chiang Rai is 3321 km. It takes approximately 35h 29m to drive from Yunnan to Chiang Rai.

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Sichuan Airlines, Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Chengdu Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 298+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 369.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Yunnan, China and Chiang Rai, Thailand?

Sichuan Airlines, Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways fly from Chengdu to Chiang Rai once daily.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shenzhen to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Macau to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Flights from Macau to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Flights from Macau to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Chiang Rai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Futian Station to West Kowloon Station
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$10 - $13
1st Class Seat
$15 - $18
Business Class Seat
$30 - $40
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 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 Kunming South to Mohan
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
bus
Bus from Luang Namtha to Muang Long
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hobomaps.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiangkhong to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.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
The Transport Company
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Khon Kaen Bus to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$24 - $26
Esan Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Khon Kaen Bus Station to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
12go.asia
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Ferry operators
Yuet Tong
Website
ytmacau.com
Ferry from Shekou to Taipa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ytmacau.com
Hong Kong TurboJET
Phone
+85228593333
Email
enquiry@turbojet.com.hk
Website
turbojet.com.hk
Ferry from Shekou to Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
turbojet.com.hk

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The best way to get from Yunnan to Chengdu Airport is to line 2 bus which takes 25m and costs ¥10.

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