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From Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai by bus

07:00
Khon Kaen
20:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
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11:00
Khon Kaen
00:00
Chiang Mai Arcade
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12:15
Khon Kaen
23:40
Chiang Mai Arcade
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17:15
Khon Kaen
04:40
Chiang Mai Arcade
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19:00
Khon Kaen
06:05
Chiang Mai Arcade
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19:15
Khon Kaen
06:40
Chiang Mai Arcade
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19:30
Khon Kaen
06:35
Chiang Mai Arcade
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19:30
Khon Kaen
06:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
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20:15
Khon Kaen
07:40
Chiang Mai Arcade
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22:15
Khon Kaen
09:40
Chiang Mai Arcade
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From Khon Kaen Airport to Chiang Mai by flight

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Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai Schedule

Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Esan Tour Express 07:00 – 20:00฿ 564
Esan Tour Express 11:00 – 00:00฿ 626
Phet Prasert Express 12:15 – 23:40฿ 658
Phet Prasert Express 17:15 – 04:40฿ 658
Phu Luang Tour Express 19:00 – 06:05฿ 626
Phet Prasert Express 19:15 – 06:40฿ 658
Esan Tour VIP 24 19:30 – 06:35฿ 975
Sombat Tour VIP 24 19:30 – 06:30฿ 961
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD325718:15 – 19:20฿ 1,157
Phet Prasert Express 20:15 – 07:40฿ 658
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD550321:40 – 22:50฿ 1,157
Phet Prasert Express 22:15 – 09:40฿ 658

Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai destination reviews

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29 customer reviews
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JB
4
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Nov 10, 2019
Perfect Flight, good food
CC
5
Bus Express, Phu Luang Tour, Apr 12, 2019
The service was excellent and friendly

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How to get from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai

When you want to get from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai, 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 1,727. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 564.

How far is Khon Kaen from Chiang Mai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai. Your trip will be a total of 404 miles (650 km). The flying distance is 308 miles (495 km).

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

The travel time from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 13 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai 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 564 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 1,727.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 564 to THB 975;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,381 to THB 1,727;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:15. There are 10 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai depart during the day - there are approximately 4 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai. 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 1,381.

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 Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai
Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)

Buses

Taking a bus from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai 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 Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai

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

  • 898 decided to go for a bus.
  • 102 users took a plane.