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There are 6 ways to get from Pai to Nong Khiaw by bus, car, plane or taxi

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Mini Van, bus, Mini Bus

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

Bus, minivan, Mini Bus

  1. Take the bus from Pai Terminal Green to Huay Xai - Bokeo Station
  2. Take the minivan from Huay Xai - Bokeo Station to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

Drive

  1. Drive from Pai to Nong Khiaw

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly, Mini Bus

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Luang Prabang (LPQ)
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly, Mini Bus

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ)
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

Mini Van, bus to Chiang Rai, fly, Mini Bus

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
  3. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Luang Prabang (LPQ)
  4. Take the Mini Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Laos

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Laos from May 17.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Nong Khiaw is to Mini Van and bus and Mini Bus which costs ฿850 - ฿1800 and takes 26h.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Nong Khiaw is to drive which costs ฿2300 - ฿3400 and takes 12h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pai to Nong Khiaw. However, there are services departing from Pai and arriving at Nong Khiaw via Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h.

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The distance between Pai and Nong Khiaw is 456 km. The road distance is 789.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pai to Nong Khiaw without a car is to Mini Van and bus and Mini Bus which takes 26h and costs ฿850 - ฿1800.

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It takes approximately 26h to get from Pai to Nong Khiaw, including transfers.

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Pai to Nong Khiaw bus services, operated by Prem Pracha, depart from Pai station.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Pai to Nong Khiaw bus services, operated by , arrive at Nong Khiaw station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pai to Nong Khiaw is 789 km. It takes approximately 12h 26m to drive from Pai to Nong Khiaw.

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  • Distance: 456.1 km
  • Duration: 26h

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Nong Khiaw, Laos?

You can take a bus from Pai to Nong Khiaw via Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang, and Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal in around 26h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Flights from Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Mini Bus
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Naluang
Phone
856071212979
Website
naluangstation.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Nong Khiaw
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
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12go.asia
Bus from Huay Xai - Bokeo Station to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
Terminal Green
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Pai Terminal Green to Huay Xai - Bokeo Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Aya tour & taxi
Phone
+66 82 196 7603

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Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Luang Prabang Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Nong Khiaw. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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