There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk by plane, 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 Nakhon Phanom  •  5 h 14 min

  1. CNX - KOP

$45 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. 876

$25 - $28

4 alternative options

Fly to Sakon Nakhon, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. CNX - SNO

$51 - $160

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  8 h 6 min

  1. CNX - UTH

$45 - $143

Night bus, bus  •  22 h 54 min

$45 - $54

Drive  •  13 h 41 min

  1. 551.1 miles

$75 - $120

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

Thai AirAsia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Mentari fly from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk hourly. Alternatively, Phetprasert Tour operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $28 and the journey takes 15 h 5 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sakon Nakhon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Udon Thani to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night 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
King of Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Thakhek
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
baolau.com
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Bus from Vientiane to Thakhek
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and Thakhèk is 637 km. The road distance is 882 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk is to bus which costs ฿800 - ฿900 and takes 15 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs ฿1400 - ฿4900.

No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center and arriving at Thakhek via Chiang Mai, Nong Khai and Vientiane Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk, including transfers.