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There are 9 ways to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai by bus, night bus, car, train or plane

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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Bus Orsuksa Tour  •  18h 30m

  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

$53

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Bus Naluang  •  28h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Chiang Mai Terminal 3

$33 - $63

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Bus Thai-Lao International Bus  •  22h 54m

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

$48

Bus, night bus  •  18h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Bus Station
  2. Take the night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai

$54

Drive  •  11h 2m

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai 432.1 miles

$60 - $90

Bus, train to Udon Thani, fly  •  8h 31m

  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

$73 - $190

Bus to Luang Prabang, fly  •  9h 24m

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

$101 - $318

Drive to Nan, fly  •  7h 54m

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Nan
  2. Fly from Nan (NNT) to Chiang Mai (CNX) NNT - CNX

$60 - $256

Bus, train to Khon Kaen, fly  •  10h 19m

  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 - $151

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The cheapest way to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs $48 and takes 22h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai is to drive and fly which costs $60 - $260 and takes 7h 54m.

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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 18h 30m.

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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 18h 30m and costs $53.

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It takes approximately 18h 30m 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 1h 10m.

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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 11h 2m to drive from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai.

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

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 in around 18h 30m.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Flights from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $120
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $270
RBS System
Flights from Nan to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
40m
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Vang Vieng Naga Travel to Nong Khai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
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
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Orsuksa Tour
Phone
084-2626003
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
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Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Vientiane Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
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
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Treasure Travel Laos
Phone
+856 (0) 71254682
Email
info@treasuretravellaos.com
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Naluang
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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

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