There are 4 ways to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 54 min

  1. UTH - CNX

$39 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. 876

$17 - $29

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  12 h 33 min

$27

Drive  •  9 h 29 min

  1. 380.3 miles

$50 - $80

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

Nok Air, Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari fly from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai 5 times a day. Alternatively, Phetprasert Tour operates a bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Udonthani Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Udon Thani and Chiang Mai is 430 km. The road distance is 609 km.

The cheapest way to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai is to night bus which costs ฿872 and takes 12 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 1 h 54 min and costs ฿1200 - ฿4300.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Udon Thani and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai, including transfers.