Now I know this info is out there somewhere but I have spent ages trying to find it unsuccessfully....
Staying in Huay Xui overnight, wanting to go to Bangkok the next day.... Can someone tell me how long I can expect to take to get to Chiang Mai? Trying to book a flight from CM to BKK and need to have a rough estimate of how long it will take to get there?
Best options? Pricing? Any other info would be great at the same time!
Oops look what I just found!
Is it really only 4 hours to Chiang Mai? How reliable is the transport time wise? I have the option of a 6pm flight or a 10pm flight... am wanting the earlier one... but didnt want to leave myself short!
We did the journey in reverse from Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai/Chiang Khong last Nov - it took 5 1/2 hours with a 15 min wait at Chiang Rai. CM - CR 2nd class a/c 3 1/4 hrs 180 THB (we caught the 10.30 am - we got to the bus station around 9-ish but couldn't get seats before then). CR - CK (local bone rattler) 2 1/4 hrs 57THB (this one runs hourly).
Takes about 30 mins from Nthn bus station to the airport by tuk tuk/songthaew.
Pretty sure if you crossed from Huay Xai fairly early you could make the 6pm flight.
Hope this helps
#3 marianwarren has been a member since 12/3/2006. Posts: 270
I'll ignore the idiot - I presume you're describing yourself. Yep both buses were govt run.
#6 marianwarren has been a member since 12/3/2006. Posts: 270