Chiang Khong

Chiang Khong is a sleepy town on the banks of the Mekong river in Chiang Rai province. For visitors to Thailand, the most salient fact about Chiang Khong is that it serves as the point of departure for boat companies cruising to Luang Prabang in Laos.

View of Mekong River at Chiang Khong

If you intend cruising down the Mekong River, you will need to spend the night before departure staying in Chiang Khong. There are various bus and taxi services that will get you there from Chiang Mai to CHiang Khong, or from Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong.

Chiang Khong Itineraries

Another way to catch your boat on time is to book a multi-day tour with us and we will drop you off at your hotel in Chiang Khong at tour completion. Our Chiang Khong Connect itinerary is built exactly with this in mind, but we are happy to customize other Chiang Rai itineraries to lead into your river cruise.

Chiang Khong Accommodation

There are many guest houses and small hotels in Chiang Khong, mostly lining the Mekong river with the Laos town of Huaixai visible on the opposite bank.

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Chiang Khong Transport Services

For independent travelers, there are various taxi or shuttle services available to/from Chiang Khong.

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Bus Chiang Khong - Bangkok ฿ 794–1,235 12h 30m – 12h 50m
  •   VIP 24 15:30
  •   Express 44 16:00
  •   VIP 33 15:50
  •   Express 34 07:25, 15:30
Taxi Chiang Khong - Luang Prabang ฿ 14,190–17,490 13h
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 10pax
Taxi Chiang Khong - Chiang Rai ฿ 1,700–5,390 1h
  •   Economy
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 10pax
Bus Huay Xai - Chiang Rai ฿ 600 1h 30m
  •   Taxi + Bus + Taxi 07:30

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