Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen

Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen

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Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
13h bus ride in Express 44
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Khon Kaen
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Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2
11h 30m bus ride in Express
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Khon Kaen
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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
21h 20m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 18h 50m
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KKC Khon Kaen Airport

From Sombat Tour Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen by Bus

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Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
13h bus ride in Express 44
08:30
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Khon Kaen

From Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2 to Khon Kaen by Bus

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Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2
11h 30m bus ride in Express
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05:30
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Khon Kaen

From Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 to Khon Kaen by Bus

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Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
11h 30m bus ride in Express
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05:30
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Khon Kaen

From Chiang Rai Airport to Khon Kaen by Flight

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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
8h 15m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in DMK 5h 50m
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KKC Khon Kaen Airport
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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
6h 5m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 3h 35m
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KKC Khon Kaen Airport
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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
22h 5m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 19h 35m
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KKC Khon Kaen Airport
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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
4h 30m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 2h
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KKC Khon Kaen Airport
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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
8h 5m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 5h 35m
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KKC Khon Kaen Airport
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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
6h 5m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 3h 35m
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KKC Khon Kaen Airport
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CEI Chiang Rai Airport
23h 5m journey in Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK 20h 35m
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Transportation from Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen

How to get from Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen

When you want to get from Chiang Rai 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 Flight 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 5,225. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 563.

How far is Chiang Rai from Khon Kaen?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen. Your trip will be a total of 401 miles (644 km). The flying distance is 308 miles (495 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 27 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Rai 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 563 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 5,225.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 563 to THB 672;
  • Plane tickets - THB 2,299 to THB 5,225;

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

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

  • Flights from Chiang Rai to Khon Kaen depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 18:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chiang Rai 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 2,299.

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 Rai to Khon Kaen
Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Rai 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 Rai to Khon Kaen

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Rai 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:

  • 90% users took a plane.
  • 10% decided to go for a bus.