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

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Fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Chiang Mai (CNX) HAN - CNX

$82 - $363

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Bus Baolau  •  39 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$67 - $74

3 alternative options

Bus The Sinh Tourist  •  46 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Luang Prabang Laos
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$95 - $97

Bus  •  47 h

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

$73 - $98

Drive  •  19 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Chiang Mai 791.2 miles

$110 - $170

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No, there is no direct bus from Hanoi station to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station and arriving at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal via Vientiane and Nong Khai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 31 min.

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The distance between Hanoi and Chiang Mai is 759 km. The road distance is 1266 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Hanoi to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by , arrive at Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 39 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Hanoi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Hanoi to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Orsuksa Tour, arrive at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Chiang Mai is 1266 km. It takes approximately 19 h 34 min to drive from Hanoi to Chiang Mai.

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Vietnam Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Hanoi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 474.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and two other airlines fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via Vientiane - Southern Bus Station, Vientiane, and Nong Khai in around 39 h 31 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hanoi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
baolau.com
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ha Noi to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
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There are 1990+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Hanoi Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs .

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