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From Chiang Mai Arcade to Khon Kaen by bus

05:00
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17:00
Khon Kaen
12h
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Khon Kaen
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Khon Kaen
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Khon Kaen
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Chiang Mai Arcade
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Khon Kaen
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From Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Khon Kaen by bus

19:35
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
06:35
Khon Kaen
11h
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From Chiang Mai Airport to Khon Kaen by flight

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07:15
CNX Chiang Mai Airport
08:20
KKC Khon Kaen Airport
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Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen Schedule

Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Esan Tour Express 05:00 – 17:00฿ 626
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD550007:15 – 08:20฿ 1,381
Phet Prasert Express 08:30 – 20:00฿ 658
Esan Tour Express 11:00 – 23:00฿ 626
Phet Prasert Express 12:00 – 23:30฿ 658
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343414:35 – 15:40฿ 1,333
Phet Prasert Express 16:00 – 03:30฿ 658
Esan Tour Express 19:00 – 07:00฿ 626
Phet Prasert Express 19:00 – 06:30฿ 658
Phu Luang Tour Express 19:00 – 06:05฿ 626
Sombat Tour VIP 24 19:35 – 06:35฿ 961
Phet Prasert Express 20:00 – 07:30฿ 658

Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen destination reviews

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37 customer reviews
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SS
4
Bus Express, Phet Prasert, Jan 13, 2019
The station not have a free recharge for the phone and was same on the bus without WiFi too
YC
5
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour, Dec 26, 2018
This is my second time taking the sombat bus from Chiangmai to Khon Kaen. Bus is very clean, with snacks and water on board. Seats no smell and was provided a blanket and neck support. Also has usb charge. Service from the steward is very good. Driver is careful. Departure and arrival on time too. Will definitely travel with sombat in the future
JL
4
Bus Express, Phet Prasert, Nov 19, 2018
The trip was exactly as planned, we even arrived a little early. The seat was very comfortable and we even got some drinks and snacks and a blanket. That said, the A-C was on way too hard so now I have a cold :’)

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How to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen

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

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 1,493. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 626.

How far is Chiang Mai from Khon Kaen?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen. Your trip will be a total of 373 miles (600 km). The flying distance is 308 miles (495 km).

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen?

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen?

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Esan Tour (อีสานทัวร์): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 626 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as THB 1,493.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 626 to THB 961;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,269 to THB 1,493;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 05:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 13 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen depart during the day - there are approximately 8 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 1,269.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen 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.

The most popular transport from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen? 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:

  • 918 decided to go for a bus.
  • 82 users took a plane.