There are 7 ways to get from Da Nang to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train, 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 Chiang Mai  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Danang (DAD) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DAD - CNX

$187 - $481

Cheapest option

Train, bus, night bus  •  33 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Da Nang to Hue
  2. Take the bus from Hue to Savannakhet Laos
  3. Take the night bus from Mukdahan to Yasothon
  4. Take the bus from Yasothon to Chiang Mai 874

$52 - $69

5 alternative options

Fly to Lampang, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Danang (DAD) to Lampang (LPT) DAD - LPT
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$76 - $183

Bus, night bus  •  37 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Da Nang to Hue
  2. Take the bus from Hue to Savannakhet Laos
  3. Take the bus from Mukdahan to Surin
  4. Take the night bus from Surin to Chiang Mai

$62 - $67

Bus  •  41 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Da Nang to Hue
  2. Take the bus from Hue to Vientiane Laos
  3. Take the bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2

$69

Train, bus  •  45 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Da Nang to Hue
  2. Take the bus from Hue to Vientiane Laos
  3. Take the train from Nong Khai to Don Mueang
  4. Take the train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai

$56 - $143

Drive  •  20 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Da Nang to Chiang Mai 859.8 miles

$120 - $180

What companies run services between Da Nang, Vietnam and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, Vietjet Air and eight other airlines fly from Da Nang to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Da Nang to Chiang Mai via Hue, Vientiane Laos, and Vientiane in around 41 h 55 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Danang to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Danang to Chiang Mai via Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Danang to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Da Nang to Hue
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$3 - $4
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$5 - $7
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$6 - $9
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Don Mueang
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Yasothon to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Night bus from Mukdahan to Yasothon
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$4
Super
$6
Supreme
$5 - $6
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Hue to Savannakhet Laos
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Da Nang to Hue
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Hue to Vientiane Laos
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Hanh Cafe
Website
hanhcafe.vn
Bus from Da Nang to Hue
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hanhcafe.vn
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Mukdahan to Surin
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Surin to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Da Nang and Chiang Mai is 1025 km. The road distance is 1376 km.

The cheapest way to get from Da Nang to Chiang Mai is to train and bus and night bus which costs $50 - $70 and takes 33 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Da Nang to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $180 - $490.

No, there is no direct bus from Da Nang to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Da Nang and arriving at Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center via Hue, Savannakhet Laos, Mukdahan, Surin and Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Da Nang to Chiang Mai, including transfers.