Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is an unique tourist route connecting top attraction Chiang Mai and Laos gateway town Nong Khai. Travellers going to Laos can take the frequent cross border buses from Nong Khai to Laos. The cross border bus fare costs about THB55 and takes about 1.5 hours to Laos.
Travel from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai by bus is the most economical way. Budget bus fare and overnight bus saving 1 night accommodation and precious day time are the advantage of taking bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai.
Contrasting to taking bus, taking flight is more expensive. Besides that, it is not direct flight because Nong Khai has no airport infrastructure. Travellers can fly from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani, then transfer bus from Udon Thai to Nong Khai. The bus from Udon Thani to Nong Khai is usually old and makes several stops before terminating at Nong Khai.
The duration for bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai takes about 12.5 hours. After about 12 hours overnight journey, the coach will first stop at Udon Thani for passenger drop off, then it continue the journey to Nong Khai by taking about 30 minutes.
The route distance from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is about 754.7 km.
Orsuksa Tour is the only bus operator serving the bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai.
The bus ticket from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai is reasonably charged at THB 890. Orsuksa Tour coach is spacious 3-seat-in-a-row VIP24 bus, therefore the fare is slightly higher..
Bus will pick up the passengers at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3.
The arrival point in Nong Khai is at Nong Khai Bus Terminal.
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.