Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong

Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong

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Transportation from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong

Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong Destination Reviews

Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Mar 7, 2020
All went to plan (slightly late departure) but overall no complaints
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 11, 2020
Booking this journey online using the 12go Asia website was very easy and the travel arrangements went very well.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 8, 2020
The bus was 30 minutes delayed in Chiang Rai and we got informed by the staff at the platform about the delay. The road is currently under construction and it was not the most comfortable trip. There were many stops in-between and therefore it does not seem like an "express" bus because we made it to Chiang Khong with a delay of 1,5 hours.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 28, 2020
Trip was on time and well sign-posted at Chiang Mai. It does get cold so make sure to bring an extra layer with you! Took a few longer stops where could use a restroom as there wasn't one on board.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 19, 2020
Comfortable nice bus ride, managed to get 2 hours sleep even.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 16, 2020
Great trip, on time, organised, staff really helpful, bus clean, comfortable and most importantly, safe. Drive very careful and did not go too fast. Would definitely use them again.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 17, 2019
It was ok , but the only thing We didn't know that the bus stop only five minutes at Chiang Rai not even time to buy some food, for 6 hours bus it too long
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Nov 26, 2019
Can you only stop at the bus station, rather than drop people off on the way.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Nov 23, 2019
Great service, except we arrived 30min late due to some passengers exiting the bus at random times during the journey. Be aware that the bus doesn't stop at a gas station for a break. There is a toilet on board and you receive a complimentary bottle of water and cake.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Nov 17, 2019
Easy, on time. And the vip seats were worth the extra bath IMHO. Bus temperature went down to 16 degree,which is maybe a bit overdoing?!
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 5,775. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 313.

How far is Chiang Mai from Chiang Khong?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong. Your trip will be a total of 179 miles (287 km). The flying distance is 138 miles (221 km).

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong?

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong?

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 313 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 5,775.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong:

  • Bus tickets - THB 313 to THB 313;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 5,280 to THB 5,775.

How many trips per day are there between Chiang Mai and Chiang Khong?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 09:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 09:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as THB 5,280.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 99% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.