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There are 5 ways to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) UTH - CNX

$39 - $134

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Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai 876

$18 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus Orsuksa Tour  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Udonthani Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$25

Train  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Udon Thani to Ayutthaya 76 Nong Khai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

$24 - $92

Drive  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai 380.3 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿805 and takes 12 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ฿1200 - ฿4400 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Udon Thani and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Udon Thani and arriving at Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 37 min.

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The distance between Udon Thani and Chiang Mai is 430 km. The road distance is 608.5 km.

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The best way to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs ฿600 - ฿900.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Udon Thani to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, depart from Udon Thani station.

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Udon Thani to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Udon Thani station.

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The best way to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 1 h 27 min and costs ฿1200 - ฿4400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿600 - ฿900 and takes 12 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs ฿750 - ฿3100 and takes 19 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 268.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

What companies run services between Udon Thani, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Nok Air and Thai Lion Mentari fly from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai every 4 hours. Alternatively, Phetprasert Tour operates a bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai 4 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $28 and the journey takes 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 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)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Orsuksa Tour
Phone
084-2626003
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Udonthani Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
easybook.com

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The quickest flight from Udon Thani Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Udon Thani to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Udon Thani to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Udon Thani to Chiang Mai is 609 km. It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to drive from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai.

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Thai Lion Mentari and Nok Air offer flights from Udon Thani Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2095+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Udon Thani to Udon Thani Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs ฿80 - ฿100.

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