New Cruise from Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang

Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang cruise

We are delighted to announce that Travel Hub are now appointed agents for the highly-rated Shompoo Cruises. Shompoo Cruises is  a cruise operator offering Mekong River cruises from Chiang Kong (Thailand) to the Unesco World Heritage town of Luang Prabang The cruise commences in the town of Huay Xai, Laos (on the opposite bank of the Mekong from Chiang Kong, Thailand) and you will cruise in style and comfort for two days downriver to Luang Prabang. On route, you will overnight in the quaint riverside town of Pakbeng where various accommodation options are…

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New bus services from Thailand to Laos

Udon Thani to Vang Vieng Bus

Three new international bus routes are planned to connect Thailand with Laos. The first route to commence this year will be the Udon Thani to Vang Vieng route. This route will commence at Udon Thani (Airport)  and follow through to Nong Khai, Vientianne and then on to Vang Vieng. A direct bus for those travelling from Thailand all the way to Vang Vient is great news! further details so far released about this new service as follows: There will be one daily departure covering the 288Km in around 7 hours.…

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Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus – Buses arriving in Luang Namtha

Bus Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha

We have had a couple of reports from our customers who have booked the Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus through our office. On arrival at the small bus station in Luang Namtha which is situated about 10km outside of town, they have not found any public transport options (usually a tuk-tuk or songtaew) to take them into town. The scheduled arrival time is 08:30 pm but I am aware that this bus is often late arrival and after 10 pm can be common and maybe the tuk-tuk drivers have…

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Travelling to Laos? – Beware of scams!

Chiang Kong Huay Xai Immigration Office

Important notice for those booking bus and boat tickets to Luang Prabang and other destinations in Laos. We recently had a report from a very unhappy customer saying that they were the victims of a scam while in Chiang Kong after purchasing a Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang bus ticket through Travel Hub. Briefly, the report was as follows; the passengers were required to change buses at the border in Chiang Kong. The changeover takes place at a hotel called Portside. On this change over they were asked by a…

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Train timetables from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Hualumphong Train Station Bangkok

This is the 2016 updated train timetable from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and also displays the cost of train tickets from Chiang Mai to Bangkok There are 5 classes of the train as follows: 3rd class seating fan cooled 2nd class seating fan cooled 2nd class seating air condition 2nd class sleeper fan cooled (upper or lower birth) 2nd class sleeper air condition (upper or lower birth) 1st class sleeper air condition (upper or lower birth) Travel time is around the 12-hour mark, but some trains are a little quicker and some take longer depending on which type of train…

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Kan Air – A little airline covering some unusual domestic routes.

Kan Air Cesna Grand Caravan 12 passenger seat aircraft

Kan Airlines Update 2021 As of February 2021, it looks like kan Air has suspended operations. This small airline has suffered due to the Covid 19 pandemic and time will see if this airline returns when better times return Kan Air, owned by Kannithi Aviation Company Limited, and commenced operations on 24 September 2010, since then its domestic routes have been slowly expanding, Kan Air is a  small airline with only four aircraft but cover some usual routes which other airlines do not cover.  look at their route list below as flying some…

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Direct Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket

The Chiang Mai to Phuket bus by Green Bus Thailand

In the past, if you wanted to take a bus to southern Thailand then you would have to change buses in Bangkok. This usually meant taking a bus from Chiang Mai at the busy Mochit Northern Bus Terminal in Bangkok then taking a taxi across the city to the Southern Bus Station. Then you would have to get on another bus to Phuket or other destinations in the south of Thailand. Now there is a very comfortable direct bus option from Chiang Mai to Phuket! This new service is run by Green…

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Bus Timetables from Chiang Mai to Pai

Pai Mae Hong Son

IMPORTANT UPDATE! since writing this article the slow characterful red buses no longer ply this route. It is a shame as the slower pace of these buses gave you time to enjoy the scenery along the route (and were probably safer than the higher speed tourist minivans!) Most people will use Chiang Mai as their jumping-off point to the small town of Pai. Pai is a relatively short 130 km from Chiang Mai but most of the route passes through the mountains so journey times are usually over the 3-hour…

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Getting Around In Chiang Mai

Tuk tuk Chiang Mai

Everyone ponders the problem of transport while in Chiang Mai.  Chiang Mai can be both a wonderful and a frightful place to travel around, depending on the time of day, whether or not there happens to be a procession somewhere, or often just for reasons which aren’t clear and never will be.   I guess how you feel about it depends entirely on your headspace at the time, and also about what method of transport you have chosen. When you arrive. For me this choice is the simplest of all.  After…

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Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

As well as a licensed tour operator Travel Hub is also a fully licensed and bonded travel agent! Travel Hub sell flight, boat, bus and train tickets to many destinations within Thailand and some outside of Thailand too! If you are heading to the charming town of Luang Prabang in Laos then Travel Hub offer you 4 ways of getting there! Flight: If you want to get there quick then Travell Hub offer flights from both Bangkok and Chiang Mai direct to the town of Luang Prabang in Laos! Bus:…

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