There are 7 ways to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Chengdu  •  5 h 16 min

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

$125 - $207

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Fly from Shenzhen  •  6 h 39 min

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

$134 - $298

Train to Hong Kong, fly  •  6 h 35 min

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

$155 - $297

Train, bus, drive  •  35 h 4 min

  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

$218 - $268

Train, bus  •  45 h 45 min

  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 to Khon Kaen
  4. Take the bus from Khon Kaen Bus to Chiang Rai

$254 - $298

Train, bus via Shangrao  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Shanghai South to Shangrao Station
  2. Take the train from Shangrao 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 619 / ...

$250 - $280

Drive  •  35 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Shanghai to Chiang Rai 2075.6 miles

$290 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai is to fly which costs ¥850 - ¥1500 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai is to fly which costs ¥850 - ¥1500 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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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 45 h 45 min and costs ¥1700 - ¥2100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min 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 2 h 40 min.

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Chiang Rai is 1 h behind Yunnan. It is currently 6:57 AM in Yunnan and 5:57 AM in Chiang Rai.

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

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Sichuan Airlines, Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and two other airlines offer flights from Chengdu Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 245+ 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: 5 h 16 min

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

Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chengdu to Chiang Rai 3 times a day.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shenzhen to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shenzhen to Chiang Rai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Futian Station to West Kowloon Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$10 - $13
1st Class Seat
$16 - $18
Business Class Seat
$30 - $40
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 Shangrao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$110 - $130
1st Class Seat
$190 - $220
Business Class Seat
$350 - $410
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai South to Shangrao Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$12 - $18
Hard Sleeper
$24 - $35
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Mohan
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
bus
Bus from Luang Namtha to Muang Long
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hobomaps.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiangkhong to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Lao-Thai International Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Transport Company
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Khon Kaen Bus to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$16
Super
$19
Supreme
$24 - $26
Esan Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Khon Kaen Bus Station to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
12go.asia
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com

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

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