There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen by plane, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Khon Kaen  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Khon Kaen (KKC) CNX - KKC

$28 - $85

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udonthani to Khon Kaen

$40 - $138

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen 874

$14 - $24

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen 403.6 miles

$55 - $85

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Khon Kaen, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia flies from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen twice daily. Alternatively, Phetprasert Tour operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $20 and the journey takes 11 h. Sombat Tour also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
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
Bus operators
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Udonthani to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$15
Super
$18
Supreme
$22 - $24

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen?

The distance between Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen is 484 km. The road distance is 646 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen?

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen is to bus which costs ฿460 - ฿750 and takes 11 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen?

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs ฿850 - ฿2700.

Is there a direct bus between Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Khon Kaen. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen?

It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen, including transfers.