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There are 10 ways to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng by plane, bus, train, car or night bus

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 to Luang Prabang, bus  •  8h 15m

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

$100 - $309

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Bus, minivan  •  27h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the minivan from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Vang Vieng Laos

$32 - $54

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Fly to Udon Thani, train, bus  •  8h 12m

  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 Nan, drive  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Nan (NNT) CNX - NNT
  2. Drive from Nan to Vang Vieng

$61 - $299

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

  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

$65 - $147

Fly to Phon Savan, drive  •  9h 18m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phon Savan (XKH) CNX - XKH
  2. Drive from Phon Savan to Vang Vieng

Bus Orsuksa Tour  •  20h 20m

  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

Bus The Transport Company  •  27h 50m

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

$33 - $55

Night bus, bus  •  19h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai Bus Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel

$53

Drive  •  11h 6m

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

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng is to bus which costs ฿1714 and takes 20h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng is to fly and drive which costs ฿2000 - ฿10000 and takes 7h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Vang Vieng. However, there are services departing from กองบิน 41 Wing 41 and arriving at Vang Vieng Naga Travel via Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and Nong Khai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 20m.

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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 20h 20m and costs ฿1714.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m 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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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 11h 6m 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: 8h 15m

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 สถานีขนส่ง Arcade, Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, and Nong Khai Bus Station in around 20h 20m.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phon Savan via Suvarnabhumi, Vientiane
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
RBS System
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nan
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $240
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phon Savan via Suvarnabhumi, Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Nong Khai Train Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Nong Khai Bus Station to Vang Vieng Naga Travel
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Orsuksa Tour
Phone
084-2626003
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
The Transport Company
Naluang
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
12go.asia
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Lao Airlines and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Vang Vieng. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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