There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Nepal by plane, night bus, bus, train 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  •  7 h 59 min

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

$241 - $551

3 alternative options

Night bus, bus, train  •  4 days 15 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
  4. Take the train from Beijing West to Lhasa Z21
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$448 - $530

Bus, train  •  4 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
  3. Take the train from Kunming South to Wuhan
  4. Take the train from Wuhan to Chengdu
  5. Take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa
  6. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$327 - $414

Drive  •  44 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu 1974.8 miles

$270 - $410

Questions & Answers

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 takes 7 h 59 min and costs ฿7500 - ฿19000.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Nepal is 1836 km. The road distance is 3160 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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What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Nepal?

Thai Lion Mentari, Thai Smile and nine other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu every 4 hours.

Airlines
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
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 and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Kunming South to Beijing West
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 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
Train from Kunming South to Wuhan
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$95 - $120
1st Class Seat
$160 - $190
Business Class Seat
$300 - $360
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing West to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
42 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $140
Soft Sleeper
$170 - $220
Train from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
36 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $60
Hard Sleeper
$95 - $110
Soft Sleeper
$140 - $180
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Wuhan to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$45 - $65
1st Class Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Sueksa Tour
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
$89
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
$81
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
The Transport Company
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Luang Prabang to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org

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