Cheap flights from Chiang Mai to Shanghai

Flights starting at £880. Choose between China Southern Airlines, VietJet Air, or Vietnam Airlines to find the best price.

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Cheapest one-way trip

£880

Most popular airline

China Southern Airlines

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Travelers usually depart from Chiang Mai International, Chiang Mai Bus Station, or Chiang Mai Train Station when they travel from Chiang Mai to Shanghai. Book your trip to arrive at Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International. The most popular airlines for this route are China Southern Airlines, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Thai AirAsia, and China Airlines. Chiang Mai and Shanghai have 60 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Shanghai, consider visiting Chongming, and The Bund, Shanghai, China.

Check-in for a flight from Chiang Mai to Shanghai

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesNo
VietJet AirVJCVJYesNo
Vietnam AirlinesHVNVNYesNo
Thai AirAsiaAIQFDYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
China AirlinesCALCIYesOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

China COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Thailand are not able to enter Mainland China yet.

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Entry restricted for international travelers
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Mandatory 7-day quarantine
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for mainland China
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
  • Mandatory health code application before arrival
  • Mandatory health declaration form before arrival
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Hangzhou
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Nanjing
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Xiamen

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
  • No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Thailand
Additional information
  • Masks are not required in public
  • Health screening on arrival

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in China in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Chiang Mai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket City, Udon Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Surat Thani Province, Pattaya, Ko Samui, Singapore, Hanoi, Hat Yai, Trang, Khon Kaen, Ho Chi Minh City, Ranong Province, Siem Reap, Tokyo, Chumphon Province, Seoul.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, London, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Manila, Shenzhen, Melbourne, Manchester, Toronto, Guangzhou, Kaohsiung, Beijing, Vancouver, New Delhi, Brisbane, Auckland, Xiamen.
What airports are near Chiang Mai?
The main airport in Chiang Mai is Chiang Mai International. It is also served by Chiang Mai International, Chiang Rai International, Phrae, Lampang.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Nantong Xingdong, Sunan Shuofang International, Changzhou Benniu, Ningbo Lishe International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chiang Mai and Shanghai?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Chiang Mai and Shanghai thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Chiang Mai and Shanghai can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
Which airlines fly between Chiang Mai and Shanghai?
Currently, you can fly between Chiang Mai and Shanghai with China Southern Airlines, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Thai AirAsia, China Airlines.
When's the best time to travel between Chiang Mai and Shanghai?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Chiang Mai and Shanghai, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
What flights operate between Chiang Mai and Shanghai?
Traveling between Chiang Mai and Shanghai, you can choose between direct (nonstop) flights or flights with one or more stops. You can select the number of stops on your journey, including an overnight stopover, and the duration of the stopover. What's more, you can also select where you want to have your stopover. Want to say "Hi" to a friend in another city en route to your destination? Or fancy a quick round of shopping? Go Multi-City or Nomad and add places to your search that you wish to visit.
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