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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw by bus, car or plane

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Bus, Mini Bus via Nan  •  20h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Nan 169 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nan to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

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Bus, Mini Bus  •  22h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

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Drive  •  10h 42m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw 637.1 km

Fly from Chiang Mai, Mini Bus  •  10h 1m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) CNX - LPQ
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

Bus to Lampang, fly, Mini Bus  •  26h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) LPT - LPQ
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw is to bus and Mini Bus which costs ฿550 - ฿1400 and takes 22h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw is to fly and Mini Bus which costs ฿2500 - ฿5500 and takes 10h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Nong Khiaw via Nan and Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 25m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Nong Khiaw is 428 km. The road distance is 637.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw without a car is to bus and Mini Bus via Nan which takes 20h 25m and costs ฿1400 - ฿1600.

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It takes approximately 20h 25m to get from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw bus services, operated by , arrive at Nong Khiaw station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw is 637 km. It takes approximately 10h 42m to drive from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw.

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  • Distance: 428 km
  • Duration: 20h 25m

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

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khiaw via Nan, Luang Prabang - Naluang Station, and Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal in around 20h 25m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang via Krabi, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Flights from Lampang to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
22h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Nan to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
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Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Mini Bus
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Sukhothai Wintour
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Lampang Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
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nakhonchaiair.com

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Thai Vietjet Air, Bangkok Airways, Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Nong Khiaw. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs ฿15 - ฿20.

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