There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai by plane, train, 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 11 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$46 - $163

Cheapest option

Train  •  18 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC

$25 - $92

4 alternative options

Fly to Khon Kaen, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Khon Kaen (KKC) CNX - KKC
  2. Take the train from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai

$40 - $124

Fly to Vientiane  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Vientiane (VTE) CNX - VTE

$83 - $298

Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai

$26 - $28

Drive  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai 407.5 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is to bus which costs ฿860 - ฿900 and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is to fly and train which costs ฿1500 - ฿5500 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and arriving at Nong Khai. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Nong Khai via Ayutthaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 21 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Nong Khai is 409 km. The road distance is 651.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs ฿860 - ฿900.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Nong Khai bus services, operated by Orsuksa Tour, depart from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Chiang Mai to Nong Khai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is to fly which takes 8 h 19 min and costs ฿2700 - ฿10000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿860 - ฿900 and takes 13 h, you could also train, which costs ฿800 - ฿3000 and takes 18 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai.
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  • Distance: 255.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai hourly. Alternatively, Orsuksa Tour operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai once daily. Tickets cost $27 and the journey takes 13 h. Sueksa Tour also services this route once daily.

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 Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
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
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
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 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
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

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