Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

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Chiang Mai to Udon Thani Schedule

Chiang Mai to Udon Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Vietjet Economy 06:35 - 08:40฿ 4,197
Thai Lion Air Economy 08:05 - 12:00฿ 3,585
Nok Air Economy #DD70210:50 - 12:05฿ 2,779
Thai Lion Air Economy 12:45 - 16:20฿ 3,000
Thai Lion Air Economy 15:20 - 18:15฿ 4,100
Thai Airways Economy 16:40 - 08:05฿ 6,362
Phet Prasert Express 19:30 - 07:15฿ 769
Thai Airways Economy 21:10 - 13:50฿ 4,485
Thai Lion Air Economy 23:40 - 07:25฿ 2,900

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani

Cheapest Transport$22
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure7:50 AM
Latest Departure7:30 PM
Departures per day5
Distance588 kilometers
Transport CompaniesNok Air, Phet Prasert, Thai Lion Air

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
We’re well done! Nice flight.exellent service.
flight Economy, Nok Air (นกแอร์), Jan 29, 2020
The bus was not arrive Udonthani on time
Bus Express, Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ), Dec 8, 2019
Very comfortable ride! They provide water, juice, and cookies and even a blanket. The trip was long and overnight but I was able to sleep. You are dropped off at Udon Thani Central Arcade (shopping mall). Know which bus terminal you have to leave from (if connecting). You can walk to terminal 1 but may have to tuk-tuk to the others.
Bus Express, Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ), Oct 27, 2019
51 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

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 USD 63.94. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 21.38.

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 366 miles (588 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 12 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 21.38 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 USD 63.94.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 21.38 to USD 21.38;
  • Plane tickets - USD 53.63 to USD 63.94;

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 3 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 17:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:30. There are 2 available bus trips every 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 53.63.

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 Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์)


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.

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:

  • 93% decided to go for a bus.
  • 7% users took a plane.