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Bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai?

Posted by DLuek on 7/4/2009 at 17:35 TF writer

Hi,

I'm hoping to take a bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai as soon as I cross over the border but there's no "Getting there and away" segment on the Travelfish Nong Khai info. I'm assuming it has to be possible to travel from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai by bus but could someone verify that for me, please?

Thanks,

DL

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Posted by somtam2000 on 7/4/2009 at 18:10 admin

Bus from Nong Khai to Udon Thani -- from there you can get overnight bus to Chiang Mai.

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Posted by swag on 8/4/2009 at 06:15

Hi DL I have done a similar trip as I was heading to Sukothai, but this is pretty much the same route you need. If you have a look in the trip reports for Nong Khai to Phitsanulok I give a complete run down on how to do this.
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Posted by DLuek on 9/4/2009 at 13:21 TF writer

Somtam,

Do you happen to know when that overnight bus to Chiang Mai departs from Udon Thani? Not sure we'll make it in time to catch it, and want to avoid spending the night in Udon.

Thanks,

DL

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Posted by neosho on 10/4/2009 at 10:02

It's a 12 hour trip so be prepared. Enjoy

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2009 at 07:59 admin

Think it leaves around 8/9pm -- not sure though -- sorry!

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Posted by DLuek on 12/4/2009 at 21:14 TF writer

We're in Chiang Mai now - thanks for the help. We took the international bus from Vientiane to Udon Thani (80 baht) departing at 14:00, which arrived around 16:00 to station # 1. Then, we had to take a tuk tuk (100 baht) across town to station # 2 where we were able to catch a bus to Chiang Mai (526 baht) that departed at 19:30 and arrived in Chiang Mai after 09:00 the next morning. Long ride, but the bus (not VIP) was reasonably comfortable.

Happy to be back in Thailand, and got plenty wet today...happy new year!

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Posted by DLuek on 12/4/2009 at 21:48 TF writer

Whoa, just read the "What the hell is happening in Thailand?" thread after posting the above message. That was the first I'd heard or seen of the protests. I didn't see any problems in Udon Thani 2 days ago, and I rode a motorbike all around Chiang Mai today but didn't see anything more than smiling people splashing water. Looks like a mess in BKK, during Songkran no less... Let's hope the army doesn't start using their guns.

Jai Yen,

DL

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Posted by somtam2000 on 13/4/2009 at 10:08 admin

Thanks for the report back DL -- I'll get that info added into the site - thanks.

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Posted by patinparadise on 1/2/2013 at 04:24

The Buscompany with Name ORSUKSA has a 24 Seat bus as you said. A very good luxurybus. He depart at 20:30 Udon and arrive before 07:00 in the next morning in Chiang Mai .

Price THB888.—for Adults and THB 730.- - for Children with own seat.

Thereserved ticket’s has to be picked up before 16:00, so Traveller from Nong Kaihave to take latest the 13:45 VIP Bus from Nong Kai. Because the Bus has almost1h30 before he stop in the Udon new Bus station.

TheOrsuksa, Chiang Mai Bus depart from the Udon Thani “New” Bus Station or BusStation Nr. 2 ( Two Name for same Bus Station )

TelephoneNumber : 042 34 63 91

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