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Flight, bus or train to Hanoi from Chiang Mai

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Flight, bus or train to Hanoi from Chiang Mai

I'm in Thailand now & would like some info as to the modes of transportation available from Chiang Mai to Hanoi. (Reasonable price)

What companies to look for for booking etc. Is it quite a long ride on the bus or train? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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1. Re: Flight, bus or train to Hanoi from Chiang Mai

Hi Dancer,

Option 1: You can fly Air Asia to Bangkok, and Air Asia again to Hanoi.

www.airasia.com

Option 2: I took a VIP bus once about 500 Baht / person from Chiangmai to Bangkok in Dec 2005. We departed at 21:00 and arrive at Bangkok around 5:30am. There’s toilet, chair with 4 massage options, tivi, blanket, snacks (too much, can’t finish them), water. The hostess was very polite and smiling. She wai us when we got on and off the bus. The bus was very clean. Good air con. What I don’t like is even though there was an extension for my legs and the seat was quite spacious, my body was not straight on a flat surface, and I couldn’t sleep well.

www.nca.co.th

Option 3: You can take a fast train. I forgot the fare.

departs Chiangmai 21:00, arrives BKK 09:10

Or 08:45 – 20:25

Or 16:30 – 06:40

I think they canceled the one starting from Chiangmai at 21:50

www.railway.co.th

land

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2. Re: Flight, bus or train to Hanoi from Chiang Mai

Hi Dancer,

I forgot to say that the whole Chiangmai is now covered by smoke. People burn garbage and forest. The town is at a lower position like a pan shape so smoke can't go away.

land

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3. Re: Flight, bus or train to Hanoi from Chiang Mai

That's awful!!! Too bad, but I still want to go. Are there no buses or trains that go directly from Chiang Mai to Hanoi?? It seems much closer! Thanks, Debbi

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4. Re: Flight, bus or train to Hanoi from Chiang Mai

Hi Deb,

When we were young, we went to Chiangmai to breathe oxygen. Not now.

I wrote you privately. Please look in your message box.

land

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5. Re: Flight, bus or train to Hanoi from Chiang Mai

I am also interested in knowing the possibility to travel the direct way from chingmai to Hanoi via Luangprabang. is it possible?

Going to Thailand on the 15/4

Joergen

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