There are 8 ways to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai by bus, night bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Udon Thani
  2. Take the bus from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai 876

$22 - $39

7 alternative options

Bus  •  25 h

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

$33 - $58

Minivan, bus  •  29 h

  1. Take the Minivan from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$70

Bus, night bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Nong Khai
  2. Take the night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai

$33 - $38

Drive  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai 432.1 miles

$60 - $90

Bus to Vientiane, fly  •  9 h 50 min

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

$101 - $314

Bus, bus to Udon Thani, fly  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Udonthani
  3. Fly from Udon Thani (UTH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) UTH - CNX

$44 - $147

Bus to Luang Prabang, fly  •  9 h 56 min

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

$101 - $318

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

You can take a bus from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani in around 17 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
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 AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Flights from Udon Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Vientiane to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
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
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
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Vang Vieng Laos to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$16 - $29
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Tresure Travel Laos
Website
treasuretravellaos.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
treasuretravellaos.com
Minivan
Bus from Vang Vieng Malany to Luang Prabang Malany
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
baolau.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night 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
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Bus from Vang Vieng to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Nong Khai to Udonthani
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vang Vieng and Chiang Mai is 365 km. The road distance is 691 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs $21 - $40 and takes 17 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai is to bus and fly which takes 9 h 44 min and costs $40 - $150.

No, there is no direct bus from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Vang Vieng Laos and arriving at Chiang Mai via Udon Thani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 17 h 55 min to get from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai, including transfers.