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

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Fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) CNX - KOP

$46 - $151

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Bus  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom 876

$24 - $28

3 alternative options

Fly to Sakon Nakhon, bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Sakon Nakhon (SNO) CNX - SNO
  2. Take the bus from Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom

$52 - $131

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Nakhon Phanom

$46 - $144

Drive  •  13h 41m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk 551.1 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk is to bus which costs ฿800 - ฿900 and takes 15h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk is to fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿5000 and takes 5h 35m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Thakhèk is 637 km. The road distance is 881.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk is to fly which takes 5h 35m and costs ฿1400 - ฿5000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿800 - ฿900 and takes 15h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Thakhèk is 882 km. It takes approximately 13h 41m to drive from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk.

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Thai Lion Mentari, Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Thakhèk. Prices start at $14 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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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk.
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  • Distance: 397.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

Nok Air, Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari fly from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk hourly. Alternatively, Phetprasert Tour operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $28 and the journey takes 15h 25m.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sakon Nakhon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sakon Nakhon via Udon Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $150
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 Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom via Surat Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $250
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Udon Thani to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com

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