Bus times from Chiang Mai to Loei

By bus the journey from from Chiang Mai to Loei is scheduled to take 9 hours 30 minutes.

Bus Timetable from Chiang Mai to Loei

Click on the Chiang Mai – Loei link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.

Chiang Mai - Loei ฿ 637 8h – 9h 30m
  •   Express 17:00, 19:30

Departure from Chiang Mai

Bus services from Chiang Mai to Loei depart from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 on Soi Kaeo Nawarat 5, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2

Arrival in Loei

Bus services from Chiang Mai to Loei terminate at Loei Bus Terminal, Kut Pong, Mueang Loei District, Loei 42000.

Google Map of Loei Bus Terminal

About Travel to Loei

Loei is a small town, with only 20,000 permanent resident, but nonetheless it’s still largest settlement in the sparsely populated Loei Province, and the main transport hub for public transport to and from the province. Loei province is place of great natural beauty. Located immediately to the west of Udon Thani Province, Loei shares a border with Laos, from which it is separated the mighty Mekong River.

Loei Province also features lots and lots of mountains, many of which which lie with the protected areas of the Phu Kradueng National Park, Phu Rua National Park and Phu Luang National Park. The highest peaks range from 1,300 to 1,500 metres above sea level, and as high as 1,768 metres at Phu Thap Boek on the southern border of Loei Province.

Camping, hiking and mountain biking are all popular activities for visitors to Loei Province, most of whom are Thai tourists. Loei has, over the last ten years, become a very popular destination for local visitors who come not only for scenery but also for the lower temperatures, which can drop near to freezing point on the hill tops in winter time.

The Mekong River in the north of Loei Province
The Mekong River in the north of Loei Province

Loei Town itself has a thriving tourist scene characterised by boutique style guesthouses, restaurants and bars with craft beers. The local tourist industry is largely focused on catering to the sophisticated tastes of tourists from Bangkok, rather than tourists from Europe or North America.

Slightly more popular than Loei Town is the riverside town of Chiang Khan, 50 km to the north of Loei Town. As well as scenic views of the Mekong River, Chiang Khan has a popular walking street market selling old fashioned Thai food and clothing garments, and lots of old wooden buildings.

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