The journey by bus from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai is scheduled take from 11 to 13 hours depending on which bus service you take. You can also fly direct from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai.
Bus Timetable: Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai
- Click on the Khon Kaen – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Khon Kaen - Chiang Mai ฿ 564–975 10h 25m – 13h|
Bus Stop in Khon Kaen
Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Khon Kaen Bus Terminal 3, Mueang Kao Sub-district, Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen 40000.
Arrival in Chiang Mai
Bus services from Khon Kaen terminate at either Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 or Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3, which are very close together, but several kilometres to the east of Chiang Mai’s old city area.
About Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is the largest city in Thailand’s Northern Region. When in was founded in 1296 it became the capital city of the Lanna Kingdom, which at that time controlled large parts of the north of what what is modern day Thailand. Although Chiang Mai has long since ceased to be part of a separate state it has retained its own unique culture and regional dialect. Chiang Mai is not only less busy than Bangkok, and less industrialised, the culture of the local people is different.
The old walled city of Chiang Mai is still the most popular part of the city for visitors, with major temples such as Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang being the principal tourist attractions. Many visitors, however, choose to stay in the riverside area around the Changklan Road instead as there are some large and good value for hotels in that area, as well as lots of restaurants, bars and several night markets. From this part of town you can easily walk in the evening to some of the riverside restaurants with live music in the evening, such as the Riverside Restaurant and Bar which is one of the city’s most lively places to go in the evening.