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

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Fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  5 h 29 min

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

$45 - $150

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Bus  •  16 h 45 min

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

$24 - $28

3 alternative options

Fly to Sakon Nakhon, bus  •  7 h 34 min

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

$51 - $160

Fly to Udon Thani, bus  •  7 h 46 min

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

$45 - $143

Drive  •  13 h 41 min

  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 16 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk is to fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿4900 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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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 5 h 29 min 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 5 h 29 min and costs ฿1400 - ฿4900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿800 - ฿900 and takes 16 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Nakhon Phanom Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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There are 36+ hotels available in Thakhèk. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs ฿12 - ฿15.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Thakhèk.
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  • Distance: 397.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $28 and the journey takes 16 h 15 min.

Airlines
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 Nakhon Phanom via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sakon Nakhon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
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
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Sakon Nakhon to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Udon Thani to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com

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