There are 5 ways to get from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai by plane, 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.

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Fly to Chiang Rai  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Chiang Rai (CEI) VTE - CEI

$106 - $227

Cheapest option

Bus Sombat Tour  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen Bus to Chiang Rai

$19 - $32

3 alternative options

Fly to Houeisay, bus  •  13 h

  1. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Houeisay (HOE) VTE - HOE
  2. Take the bus from Chiangkhong to Chiang Rai

$130 - $255

Bus Orsuksa Tour  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

$31 - $35

Drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai 424.9 miles

$60 - $90

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No, there is no direct bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai. However, there are services departing from Nong Khai and arriving at Chiang Rai via Khon Kaen Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 54 min.

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The distance between Nong Khai and Chiang Rai is 380 km. The road distance is 679.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 11 min to get from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Nong Khai to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Nong Khai station.

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The best way to get from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai is to fly which takes 14 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vientiane Airport to Chiang Rai Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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Nong Khai to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Chiang Rai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nong Khai to Chiang Rai is 680 km. It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to drive from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai.

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China Eastern Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile and two other airlines offer flights from Vientiane Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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Map of how to get from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 237.7 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 11 min

What companies run services between Nong Khai, Thailand and Chiang Rai, Thailand?

Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile and three other airlines fly from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Rai via Khon Kaen and Khon Kaen Bus in around 15 h 54 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Rai via Pakse, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Lao Skyway
Website
laoskyway.com
Flights from Vientiane to Houeisay
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $160
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Rai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiangkhong to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
The Transport Company
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Khon Kaen Bus to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$16
Super
$19
Supreme
$24 - $26
Esan Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Khon Kaen Bus Station to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
12go.asia
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

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There are 256+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nong Khai to Vientiane Airport is to drive which takes 9 h and costs .

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