There are 7 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train, night train, bus and ferry 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  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Chiang Mai (CNX) SGN - CNX

$80 - $235

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  30 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai

$49 - $98

5 alternative options

Bus  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai

$61 - $72

Bus, night train  •  33 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the night train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai

$61 - $98

Bus, train via Siem Reap  •  34 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai

$51 - $117

Bus, bus and ferry, busferry  •  38 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ko Chang Center Point Pier
  3. Take the busferry from Ko Chang Center Point Pier to Chiang Mai Old City

$78

Drive  •  21 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai 916.6 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs $60 - $75 and takes 29 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $80 - $240.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiang Mai is 1215 km. The road distance is 1467 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office and arriving at Chiang Mai via Phnom Penh and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 16 min.

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What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Vietjet Air, Nok Air and six other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai via Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office, Phnom Penh, and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 29 h 16 min.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai via Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Night train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nattakan-transport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$15
Super
$17
Supreme
$22 - $24
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus and ferry from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Ko Chang Center Point Pier
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Chang Center Point Pier to Chiang Mai Old City
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com

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