There are 6 ways to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Chengdu  •  5 h 16 min

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

$126 - $208

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Fly from Hong Kong  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Chiang Rai (CEI) HKG - CEI

$152 - $293

Train, bus, drive  •  33 h 46 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

$200 - $260

Train, bus via Khon Kaen Bus  •  44 h 29 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

$249 - $293

Train, bus  •  47 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Luang Prabang
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Huay Xai
  4. Take the bus from Chiangkhong to Chiang Rai

$206 - $258

Drive  •  35 h 29 min

  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 fly which costs ¥800 - ¥1400 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs ¥800 - ¥1400.

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The distance between Yunnan and Chiang Rai is 591 km. The road distance is 3321 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Yunnan to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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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 Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 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
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
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
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$140 - $170
1st Class Seat
$230 - $270
Business Class Seat
$440 - $550
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Kunming South to Mohan
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$52
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
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$89
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
$18
Supreme
$23 - $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
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Kunming South to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Tresure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Southern Terminal to Huay Xai
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com

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