There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai by plane, train, 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 Udon Thani, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. CNX - UTH

$46 - $164

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 25 min

  1. 876

$20 - $30

4 alternative options

Fly to Vientiane  •  6 h 14 min

  1. CNX - VTE

$83 - $295

Fly to Khon Kaen, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. CNX - KKC

$40 - $124

Night bus  •  12 h 35 min

$29

Drive  •  10 h 13 min

  1. 407.5 miles

$55 - $85

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Nong Khai, Thailand?

Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai via Udon Thani in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
Train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
The Transport Company
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and Nong Khai is 409 km. The road distance is 652 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is to night bus which costs ฿898 and takes 12 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is to fly and train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs ฿1400 - ฿5500.

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Nong Khai. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai, including transfers.