There are 6 ways to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train 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  •  5 h 33 min

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

$82 - $362

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  45 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Vientiane - Southern Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Nong Khai to Ayutthaya
  3. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

$63 - $135

4 alternative options

Bus Baolau  •  39 h 42 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

$66 - $73

Bus The Sinh Tourist  •  46 h 53 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

$94 - $96

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

$72 - $98

Drive  •  19 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Chiang Mai 791.2 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs $65 - $75 and takes 39 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs $80 - $370 and takes 5 h 33 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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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Hanoi to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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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 42 min.

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

Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia and four other airlines fly from Hanoi to Chiang Mai every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via Vientiane - Southern Bus Station, Vientiane, and Nong Khai in around 39 h 42 min.

Airlines
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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $230
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
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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
$26
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
$27
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
$43
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
$45
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
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