There are 5 ways to get from Loei to Chiang Rai by bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Loei to Phitsanulok 876
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Phayao 780
  3. Take the bus from พะเยา Payao to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

$17 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Loei to Uttaradit 876
  2. Take the bus from Uttaradit to Chiang Rai 780

$18 - $23

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Loei to Den Chai 876
  2. Take the night bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chiang Rai

$17 - $31

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Loei to Chiang Rai 343.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Loei (LOE) to Chiang Rai (CEI) LOE - CEI

$47 - $149

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Loei to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿950 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Loei to Chiang Rai is to fly which costs ฿1500 - ฿5000 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Loei and Chiang Rai is 335 km. The road distance is 549.6 km.

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It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to get from Loei to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Loei to Chiang Rai. However, there are services departing from Loei and arriving at เชียงราย Chiang Rai via Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 and พะเยา Payao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Loei, Thailand and Chiang Rai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Loei to Chiang Rai via Phitsanulok, Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1, Phayao, and พะเยา Payao in around 11 h 35 min. Alternatively, Thai AirAsia and Nok Air fly from Loei to Chiang Rai twice daily.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Loei to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Loei to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Loei to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Loei to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Loei to Den Chai
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Kingdom Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Phayao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Phayao
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from พะเยา Payao to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Uttaradit to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Phayao to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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