Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai

Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai

Khon Kaen
Chiang Mai
Fri, May 31
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Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai Schedule

Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD550107:35 - 08:40฿ 1,822
Thai Vietjet Economy 08:40 - 17:40฿ 2,409
Thai AirAsia Economy 13:15 - 19:25฿ 3,726
Thai AirAsia Economy 15:55 - 20:40฿ 3,726
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD550317:35 - 18:35฿ 1,213
Thai AirAsia Economy 18:25 - 23:00฿ 3,890
Thai Airways Economy 20:15 - 09:15฿ 3,421
Phet Prasert Express 22:30 - 09:20฿ 742

Transportation from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai

Facts about the transport from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai

Cheapest Transport$19
Fastest Transport1h 5m
Earliest Departure8:30 AM
Latest Departure11:55 PM
Departures per day4
Distance521 kilometers
Transport CompaniesPhet Prasert, Thai AirAsia

Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

Old, dirty bus. VERY, VERY SLOW. DOES NOT REALIZE THE PROSPECTED TRAVEL TIME. ARRIVAL 2HRS LATER IN CHIANG MAI. Bus makes many stops and deviates greatly from the route. The stops are also far too short to eat properly, you barely have time to pee. Never again!
Bus Express, Esan Tour (อีสานทัวร์), Jan 9, 2024
Air con is tooooo cold!
Bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 14, 2022
38 customer reviews

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 Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 18.26. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 18.26.

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 324 miles (521 km). The flying distance is 573 miles (921 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 11 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 Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 18.26 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as USD 18.26.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 18.26 to USD 18.26;
  • Plane tickets - USD 55.81 to USD 160.74;

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 16:35 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:55. There are 4 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 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 USD 55.81.

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)


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:

  • 84% decided to go for a bus.
  • 16% users took a plane.