There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng by bus, car, plane or train

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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Bus Orsuksa Tour  •  20 h

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

$52 - $54

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Bus The Transport Company  •  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

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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

$69

Drive  •  11 h 6 min

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

$60 - $90

Fly to Vientiane, bus  •  9 h 25 min

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

$90 - $291

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

Fly to Udon Thani, train, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$76 - $185

Fly to Khon Kaen, train, bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Khon Kaen (KKC) CNX - KKC
  2. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai
  3. Take the bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$66 - $147

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng is to bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1900 and takes 27 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng is to fly and bus which costs ฿3200 - ฿10000 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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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 Naga Travel via Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and Nong Khai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h.

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The distance between Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) and Vang Vieng is 367 km. The road distance is 698.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng without a car is to bus which takes 20 h and costs ฿1700 - ฿1800.

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

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Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng bus services, operated by Orsuksa Tour, depart from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng bus services, operated by Naga travel, arrive at Vang Vieng Naga Travel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng is 698 km. It takes approximately 11 h 6 min to drive from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng.
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  • Distance: 229.1 miles
  • Duration: 20 h

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, Nong Khai, and Nong Khai Bus Station in around 20 h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 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
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
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
Flights from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
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
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
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
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Bus Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Treasure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
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
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Vang Vieng Malany
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Thai Airways International, Hainan, Thai Smile and four other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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