There are 8 ways to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus Orsuksa Tour  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$52 - $54

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Bus The Transport Company  •  25 h

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

$33 - $58

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Bus Thai-Lao International Bus  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2

$48

Drive  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai 432.1 miles

$60 - $90

Bus, train to Udon Thani, fly  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Train Station
  2. Take the train from Nong Khai to Udon Thani
  3. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) UTH - CNX

$72 - $189

Bus to Vientiane, fly  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
  2. Fly from Vientiane (VTE) to Chiang Mai (CNX) VTE - CNX

$90 - $300

Bus to Luang Prabang, fly  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
  2. Fly from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Chiang Mai (CNX) LPQ - CNX

$100 - $317

Bus, train to Khon Kaen, fly  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Train Station
  2. Take the train from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen
  3. Fly from Khon Kaen (KKC) to Chiang Mai (CNX) KKC - CNX

$66 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs $48 and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai is to bus and train and fly which costs $70 - $190 and takes 8 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Vang Vieng Naga Travel and arriving at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal via Nong Khai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

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The distance between Vang Vieng and Chiang Mai is 365 km. The road distance is 691.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 30 min and costs $51 - $54.

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It takes approximately 18 h 30 min to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Naga travel, depart from Vang Vieng Naga Travel station.

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The quickest flight from Udon Thani Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Orsuksa Tour, arrive at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai is 691 km. It takes approximately 11 h 2 min to drive from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai.

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  • Distance: 227.9 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 30 min

What companies run services between Vang Vieng, Laos and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai via Nong Khai Bus Station and Nong Khai in around 18 h 30 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Flights from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $120
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $270
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
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Train Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book 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
bus
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Treasure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
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Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and Nok Air offer flights from Udon Thani Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1928+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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