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There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Udon Thani, train  •  3h 57m

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

$47 - $164

Cheapest option

Train  •  18h 21m

  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  •  5h 31m

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

$40 - $125

Fly to Vientiane, bus  •  7h 51m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Vientiane (VTE) CNX - VTE
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Nong Khai Bus Station

$89 - $299

Bus  •  13h

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

$26 - $28

Drive  •  10h 13m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai 407.5 miles

$55 - $85

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

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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 3h 57m.

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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 13h.

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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 18h 21m.

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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 13h and costs ฿860 - ฿900.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m 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 bus which takes 13h and costs ฿860 - ฿900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿800 - ฿3000 and takes 18h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai.
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  • Distance: 255.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

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

Orsuksa Tour operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai once daily. Tickets cost $27 and the journey takes 13h. Sueksa Tour also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai via Ayutthaya in around 18h 21m.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38m
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Ayutthaya to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
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 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Lao-Thai International Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Nong Khai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
baolau.com
Orsuksa Tour
Phone
084-2626003
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Udon Thani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Chiang Mai to Nong Khai bus services, operated by Orsuksa Tour, arrive at Nong Khai station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is 652 km. It takes approximately 10h 13m to drive from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai.

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Nok Air offers flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Udon Thani Airport.

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There are 226+ hotels available in Nong Khai. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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