There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng by bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus Orsuksa Tour  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng Laos

$35 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

$33 - $58

5 alternative options

Bus, Minivan  •  29 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
  2. Take the Minivan from Luang Prabang Malany to Vang Vieng Malany

$68

Drive  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng 436.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Vientiane, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Vientiane (VTE) CNX - VTE
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng

$101 - $305

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udonthani to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng Laos

$51 - $146

Fly to Luang Prabang, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) CNX - LPQ
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

$100 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng is to bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿1500 and takes 20 h 26 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng is to fly and bus which takes 8 h 15 min and costs ฿3200 - ฿11000.

More details

The distance between Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) and Vang Vieng is 367 km. The road distance is 698 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 20 h 26 min to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai Airport and arriving at Vang Vieng Laos via Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and Nong Khai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 26 min.

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What companies run services between Chiang Mai Airport (CNX), Thailand and Vang Vieng, Laos?

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng via Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, and Nong Khai in around 20 h 26 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Bus operators
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Nong Khai to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Tresure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Malany Transport
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Malany to Vang Vieng Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
baolau.com
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Udonthani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com

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