Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

Chiang Mai
Udon Thani
Tue, Jul 23
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Chiang Mai to Udon Thani Schedule

Chiang Mai to Udon Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand SUV 4pax Any time฿ 12,155
Thai AirAsia Economy 06:50 - 13:10฿ 4,925
Thai AirAsia Economy 08:30 - 13:10฿ 4,825
Thai AirAsia Economy 10:25 - 15:10฿ 4,695
Thai AirAsia Economy 14:35 - 19:25฿ 5,405
Thai AirAsia Economy 16:35 - 21:05฿ 4,520
Phet Prasert Express 19:30 - 07:15฿ 769
Orsuksa Tour VIP 24 20:00 - 06:30฿ 1,032

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

Cheapest Transport$22
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure6:30 ص
Latest Departure8:00 م
Departures per day20
Distance617 kilometers
Transport CompaniesKim Transfers Thailand, Nok Air, Orsuksa Tour, Phet Prasert, Thai AirAsia

Chiang Mai to Udon Thani Destination Reviews

The seat was comfortable and big and leaned back enough to sleep. The air conditioning was good but not too cold. We arrived on time and left on time.
Bus VIP 24, Orsuksa Tour, Mar 18, 2023
Overall ok. But if I would sleep 10 minutes more. I probably miss my stop. No soap in the toilet, no usb port for charging. The sits are very comfortable for sleeping.
Bus VIP 24, Orsuksa Tour, Dec 25, 2022
The overall experience was okay. I got the overnight bus from Chiangmai to Udon Thani But be aware no English speaking staff on the bus. Also the bus doesn’t actually go to Udon Thani but an out of town station. I have traveled around Thailand by bus a lot and you can usually see online start and finish bus station. Long story short. When I realized I had missed my stop and was heading to busses final destination. I managed to get the bus to stop and got dropped off on busy road but managed to get taxi back to udon Thani. Also the bus had an accident with a car that night we had to wait 3 hours for a replacement bus. But no communication to say what was happening. And be aware that no charging point usb etc. many other long distance busses do have. But all part of the traveling fun lol
Bus VIP 24, Orsuksa Tour, Jun 15, 2022
57 customer reviews

How to get from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

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 Taxi 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 USD 388.93. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 21.33.

How far is Chiang Mai from Udon Thani?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani. Your trip will be a total of 384 miles (617 km). The flying distance is 529 miles (851 km).

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani?

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 13 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani?

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 21.33 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 USD 388.93.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 21.33 to USD 28.62;
  • Plane tickets - USD 72.91 to USD 149.89;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 311.14 to USD 388.93.

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

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

  • Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani depart during the day - there are approximately 8 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 17:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 3 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 Udon Thani any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani. 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 USD 72.91.

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 Udon Thani

Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani 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 Udon Thani. 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 USD 311.14.

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 Udon Thani

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani? 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:

  • 97% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% users took a plane.