There are 3 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Kathmandu (KTM) CNX - KTM

$241 - $551

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
  2. Take the bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
  3. Take the train from Kunming to Chengdu
  4. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$250 - $285

Drive  •  44 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu 1974.8 miles

$270 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal is to bus and train which costs ฿8000 - ฿9500 and takes 4 days 23 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal is to fly which costs ฿7500 - ฿18000 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Nepal is 1836 km. The road distance is 3159.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Nepal is 1 h 15 min behind Chiang Mai. It is currently 8:15 PM in Chiang Mai and 7:00 PM in Nepal.

Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Nepal is 3160 km. It takes approximately 44 h 31 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Nepal.

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Bangkok Airways, Thai Vietjet Air, China Eastern Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 368+ hotels available in Nepal. Prices start at $9 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs ฿12 - ฿15.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal.
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  • Distance: 1147.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 59 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Nepal?

China Eastern Airlines, Thai Lion Mentari and 10 other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu every 3 hours.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $180
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Singapore
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Kunming to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
12 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
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Hard Seat
$19 - $24
Hard Sleeper
$35 - $45
Soft Sleeper
$55 - $70
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
38 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$30 - $50
Hard Sleeper
$80 - $95
Soft Sleeper
$120 - $160
Bus operators
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
$47
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
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Bus from Naga Express Travel Luang Prabang to Kunming Yunnan
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
12go.asia
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn

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