There are two ways to travel from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai:
- By bus.
- By taking a flight from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani and then continuing onto Nong Khai by train or bus.
Travel by bus is the cheapest option: a ticket for a direct bus service costs approximately 40% of what it does to fly from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani and then take a connecting bus or train to Nong Khai. However the journey by bus takes around 10 hours longer than it does to fly to Udon Thani and take a bus from there.
Bus Times to Nong Khai
There is a single daily bus service provided by the Sueksa Tour Company which you can book online.
|Chiang Mai||Nong Khai||Ticket||Service|
|20.30||08.40||฿ 898||VIP 24|
- The journey by bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is scheduled to take 12 hours 10 minutes.
Flights via Udon Thani
Nok Air and Thai AirAsia operate flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani which is near to Nong Khai.
|Chiang Mai - Udon Thani ฿ 1,699–2,099 1h 5m – 1h 20m|
Tickets to Nong Khai
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Chiang Mai Bus Station
Direct bus services to Nong Khai depart from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2. Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 is located 3.4 km from the Tha Pae Gate on the other side of the river. If you staying in the old town, or the riverside area near Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, you will need to take a tuk-tuk or songthaew to get to the bus station.
Location of Bus Station
Arrival by bus
The Sueksa Tour bus service from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai terminates at Nong Khai Bus Station.
Nong Khai bus station is located in Nong Khai town centre 700 metres from the Indochina Market and 1.1 km the White Inn Nong Khai. It is a fairly long way from Nong Khai Bus Station (4.4 km) to Nong Khai train Station and further still (5.1 km) to the Thai Immigration Office where you need to go for a exit stamp from Thailand before you cross the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge.