Travel from Chiang Mai to Loei

The only way to travel direct from Chiang Mai to Loei by public transport is to take a bus. There are also several other ways you could travel by public transport from Chiang Mai to Loei but these are indirect routes:

  • Fly from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani as then take a bus to Loei. Loei Bus Station is 144 km from Udon Thani Airport and the journey by road to Loei should take around 2 hours 14 minutes.
  • Take a train from Chiang Mai to Phitsanoluk and then a bus from Phitsanulok to Loei. The journey by train  from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok takes 6 to 7 hours. From Phitsanulok Bus Station the journey by road to Loei is 227 km which should take approximately 3 hours 30 minutes to drive.

Bus Times from Chiang Mai to Loei


There are currently 3 daily bus services from Chiang Mai to Loei.

Chiang MaiLoei TownTicketServiceCompany
17:3002:30฿ 562ExpressPhet Prasert
19:3005:00฿ 562ExpressPhet Prasert
20:3005:00฿ 924VIP 24Orsuksa Tour

  • The journey by bus from Chiang Mai to Loei is scheduled to take 9 hours 30 minutes on Phet Prasert Express Bus services and 8 hours 30 minutes on the Orsuksa Tour bus services.

Guide to Bus Services from Chiang Mai to Loei


The Phet Prasert Express services uses a double deck bus with 48 seats. Other facilities include on toilet, snack, blanket, and TV screen. The Orsuksa Tour service is a ‘VIP’ service with only 24 seats in a double deck bus allowing passengers to recline further back in their seat which is more comfortable for sleeping. The Orsuksa Tour does not have free WiFi, but a snack and a full meal at a roadside restaurant is included in the ticket price. Both operators have air-conditioning on their bus services and it tend to get quite cold in the night time when the ambient temperature drops.

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Chiang Mai Bus Station


Bus services to Loei depart from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2, which is located 3.4 km to the East of Chiang Mai’s Old Town. It is more than comfortable distance from most of Chiang Mai’s popular guest houses and hotel to the bus station, so you are likely to need to take a tuk-tuk or shared sonthaew taxi. Expect to pay 80 to 100 THB to travel in a tuk-tuk from most parts of Chiang Mai to Bus Terminal 3.

  • Wat Phra Singh to Bus Terminal 2: 5.2 km
  • Imperial Mae Ping Hotel to Bus Terminal 2: 4.2 km
  • Chiang Mai Zoo to Bus Terminal 2: 9.4 km

Location of Chiang Mai Bus Station


Google Map of Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2

Arrival in Loei


Both the Phet Prasert and Orsuksa Tour bus services terminate at Kut Pong Bus Station which is 1.2 km from the centre of Loei Town.

Shared songthaew taxis are the cheapest way to reach Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2
Shared songthaew taxis are the cheapest way to reach Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2

Location of Loei Bus Station


Google Map of Loei Bus Station

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