Minivan from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai

1. The best way to take the public minivan from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai (morning)

Here at northern Laos it is easy to cross to Thailand on the same day or you can cross it the next day in the morning.
This is the cheapest way to get to Chiang Mai from Lao border (Huay Xai)

Minivan from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai 1Minivan from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai

Departure: 8:30 am
The cost in total is 100,000 kip

Tuktuk will pick you up from Huay Xai City (in front of the office) or at your Hotel to take you to Lao border about 10 kilometers outside the city. Our Tuk Tuk driver will give you for the shuttle bus ticket to cross to Thai border. They will give you a sticker to put on your shirt, this way it’s easy for the Thai driver to find you at the Thai border. After crossing the border you will change to the minivan or bus.

It takes about 30 minutes and then you will checkout at Lao immigration, then wait for the shuttle bus to cross the friendship bridge. They need a full bus to leave so you have to wait about 20-30 minute. Then you have to check in at Thai immigration, after that you will wait at Thai border until 10:30am.

Someone (driver) from the company will pick you up at the Thai border.

He will be looking for your sticker there – try to show your sticker to the driver or someone at the information centre on the Thai side and they will direct you to the right person.  There will not be anyone with a sign with your name.

This minivan will take you from Hauy Xai to Chiang Mai and it takes 6 hours.

The van will make a short stop for lunch. The van is air conditioned. They will drop you in the town near Pae gate.  In the town will get to Chiang Mai at about 3pm in the afternoon, you have to take Tuktuk to your hotel that costs about 20-30 Baht.

Including:
TukTuk to Lao border
Shuttle bus ticket to cross the bridge
Van from Thai border to Chiang Mai

Not including:

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge from Laos after 4pm

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge on weeken day

2. The cheap way from Huay Xai to Chiang Mai by public minivan (shared)
This is a choice to get to Chiang Mai from Lao border (Huay Xai) (evening)

Departure: 4 pm
The cost in total is 100,000 kip
Tuktuk will pick you up from Huay Xai City (in front of the office) to take you to Lao border about 10 kilometers away.
It takes about 30 minutes and then you will checkout at Lao immigration, then wait for the shuttle bus to cross the friendship bridge. They need a full bus so you have to wait about 20-30 minutes, then you have to check in at Thai immigration. After that you will wait at Thai border until 5:30 pm
This minivan from Chiang Khong to Chiang Mai and it takes 5 hours. The van will make a short stop for dinner. They will drop you at their office near the train station. You will get to Chiang Mai at about 10 pm in the evening, you have to take a Tuktuk to your hotel that costs about 20-30 Baht.

They will give you a sticker to put on your shirt, this way it’s easy for the Thai driver to find you at the Thai border
Including:
TukTuk to Lao border
Shuttle bus ticket to cross the bridge
Van from Thai border to Chiang Mai

Not including:

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge from Laos after 4pm

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge on weekend days

The second choice is private van from Chiang Khong border this van will drop you at your hotel in Chiang Mai

It takes about 5 hours from Thai border, this van available 12 seats

The cost is $160 USD p/van

Not including:

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge from Laos after 4pm

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge on weeken day

The second choice is private car from Chiang Khong border this van will drop you at your hotel in Chiang Mai

It takes about 5 hours from Thai border, this van available 12 seats

The cost is $140 USD p/van

Not including:

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge from Laos after 4pm

$1 or 10,000 kip exit charge on weeken day

 

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