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

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Fly  •  8 h 10 min

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

$242 - $552

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus, train  •  4 days 16 h

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Beijing West Station
  4. Take the train from Beijing West to Lhasa Z21
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$435 - $512

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 drive which costs ฿9000 - ฿14000 and takes 44 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal is to fly which costs ฿7500 - ฿19000 and takes 8 h 10 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 8 h 10 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 7 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Nepal is 1 h 15 min behind Chiang Mai. It is currently 11:35 PM in Chiang Mai and 10:20 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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Thai Smile, Nepal Airlines, Thai Vietjet Air and five other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 411+ 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 8 min and costs ฿20.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal.
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  • Distance: 1147.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

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

Thai Lion Mentari, Thai Smile and 12 other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu hourly.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Guangzhou Baiyun
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
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Beijing West Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$160 - $190
1st Class Seat
$270 - $310
Business Class Seat
$500 - $600
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing West to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
42 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $200
Bus operators
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night 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
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn

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