Border Run Service
Chiang Mai <> Chiang Khong <> Huay Xai
(Join-In or Private)

from 1980 THB (JOIN-In)

THE SIMPLEST WAY TO GET TO THE BORDER FROM CHIANG MAI.

JOIN-IN:
PRICE: 1980 THB PER PERSON
(FRIDAY ONLY)
Due to high demand we added an extra trip on Thursday 20 October.

PRIVATE:
PRICE: 6000 THB
(MON, TUES, WED, THUR, FRI, SAT, SUN)

👇BOOK YOUR JOIN-IN TRIP TODAY. 👇 1980 THB PER PERSON.
Travel with a group of other people also doing a border run.

👇BOOK YOUR PRIVATE TRIP TODAY.👇 6000 THB PER MINIBUS (Driver + gas included). Travel by yourself or with your own group of up to 8 people. A deposit may be requested.

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FOR JOIN-IN TRIPS, PLEASE DECIDE ON YOUR PREFERRED PICK-UP LOCATION AND SELECT IT IN YOUR BOOKING FORM.

Alan Churchill
Alan Churchill
2022-09-30
Excellent service, picked up from my home on time. Driver drove sensibly making the ride feel very safe. Would recommend Chiang Mai Visa Run
Mark Horn
Mark Horn
2022-09-21
Great service and they made everything easy. They handled everything including certification at the MFA.
Marty McMartface
Marty McMartface
2022-08-03
My border run to Chiang Khong went very smoothly. Great communication with the full itinerary explained in the preceding days. Comfortable van with lap seatbelts. BYO food and drinks or buy something to take away during one of the petrol station stops. Overall a professional service and highly recommended.
Lam Nguyen
Lam Nguyen
2022-08-01
Très bonne prestation! Bonne communication avec l'agence et bon rapport qualité/prix. Le seul hic était un problème avec la police lors d'un contrôle de véhicule mais tout était réglé au bout d'une demi heure.
Praewmart Phakkhete
Praewmart Phakkhete
2022-07-20
I booked this service for me and my boyfriend last week and we were quite happy with the experience and the friendly and safe driver. It's the most convenient way to do a border run from Chiang Mai I think. Can recommend.
Thaddee Sobolewski
Thaddee Sobolewski
2022-06-24
Everything went smoothly. Both the driver and accompanying guide were kind, spoke and understood well. They were both considerate and efficient. Fully satisfied. Kudos
maas john
maas john
2020-03-05
An excellent service, polite, punctual, helpful and safe driver. Many thanks, John Maas
Sophie Bicknell
Sophie Bicknell
2020-01-12
Friendly driver, quick on communication via email and easy process
Carlos Greene
Carlos Greene
2019-12-04
Super convenient and good value. Drops you right at the border and gives you an hour or two to get everything sorted. Comfortable van, definitely the easiest way to do a visa run from Chiang Mai

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR

    • You only have a 30-day exemption/visa waiver stamp* in your passport (usually obtained at the airport on arrival in Thailand).
    • You have used up your single entry 60-Day Tourist Visa.
    • You have a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa or Multiple Entry Non-Immigrant Visa (Non-Immigrant O visa, Non-ImmigrantB Visa…)
    • Your STV (Special Tourist Visa issued during Covid 19 pandemic) is running out and can no longer be extended.

*You can take this trip even after extending your current tourist visa or visa exemption at Chiang Mai Immigration.

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

    • Daily border run service.
    • Departure Daily from Chiang Mai based on request.
    • Destination: Huay Xai (Laos) via Chiang Khong border checkpoint.

PRICE(S) AND EXCLUSIONS

    • The Lao visa fees and the bus fee to cross the Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge are not included in the price of the ticket. 
      – Bus across the bridge: 25 THB.
      – Lao Visa fees: 40 USD but variable based on nationality. (Can be paid in THB as well.)
    • Food and drinks are not included.

YOUR BORDER RUN ITINERARY

Your trip to Huay Xai (Laos) will start early in the morning. We will pick you up between 6:30 am, and 7:30 am.

The minibus will arrive at Chiang Khong border around noon, where passengers will complete the steps below:

    1. Passengers buy tickets (25 THB) and board the big bus to cross the bridge and reach the Lao side of the border (Huay Xai)
    2. Passengers obtain a visa on arrival at the Lao border. (If possible bring a passport-size photo, to avoid being charged for the service at the border)
    3. Passengers enter Laos and turn around immediately and return to Thailand directly.
    4. Passengers board the big bus again (25 THB) to return to the Thai side of the border.
    5. Passengers board the minibus again for the return trip back to Chiang Mai.
    6. Arrive in Chiang Mai around 7 pm and 8 pm depending on traffic and weather.

Important trip notes:

COVID-19 requirements: Carry your vaccination certificate or negative test results (an ATK test done at a hospital 48hrs or less before your trip is enough).

The minivan will pick you up at the location you choose in the list of available locations above.

The trip to and from the border takes on average 5 hours each way for a total of 12hrs, including stops on the way and time at the border.

Your driver will take a short break along the way so all passengers can use the toilets and buy refreshments.

All passengers will exit the minibus in Chiang Khong on the Thai side of the border, and your driver will set a time and place for you to meet him again after you have completed your ‘border run’ for the ride back to Chiang Mai.

The minibus will wait at the border for passengers to return for around 120 minutes. 

We try to keep the process as short as possible for everyone in order not to delay the return to Chiang Mai. 

Don’t forget your passport (and departure card if you have one).

If you are tall or likely to get road sick, consider securing a specific seat on the minibus (+100 THB only on request).

We cannot transport large bags and backpacks. The minivan is not equipped to store them. Contact us before booking if you carry a bag larger than 45cm x 30cm x 20cm which would not fit on your lap or below your seat.

No alcohol is allowed on the minibus.

AVOID OVERSTAYING YOUR VISA

Ensure that you do not risk overstaying passed the expiration date of your current visa (Fined 500 THB per day by Thai Immigration Police).

We do not offer any warranty regarding the outcome of your border run to Huay Xai. We can offer advice regarding your visa situation in Thailand but we only provide transportation services from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong. It is your responsibility to make sure your legal situation in Thailand is compliant with Thai immigration regulations.

You will not be stuck in Laos if you are turned down at the border as the Thai immigration officers on duty will simply refuse to let you leave Thailand. You will then have to come back to Chiang Mai to find an alternative solution if you wish to extend your stay in Thailand.

Alan Churchill
Alan Churchill
2022-09-30
Excellent service, picked up from my home on time. Driver drove sensibly making the ride feel very safe. Would recommend Chiang Mai Visa Run
Mark Horn
Mark Horn
2022-09-21
Great service and they made everything easy. They handled everything including certification at the MFA.
Marty McMartface
Marty McMartface
2022-08-03
My border run to Chiang Khong went very smoothly. Great communication with the full itinerary explained in the preceding days. Comfortable van with lap seatbelts. BYO food and drinks or buy something to take away during one of the petrol station stops. Overall a professional service and highly recommended.
Lam Nguyen
Lam Nguyen
2022-08-01
Très bonne prestation! Bonne communication avec l'agence et bon rapport qualité/prix. Le seul hic était un problème avec la police lors d'un contrôle de véhicule mais tout était réglé au bout d'une demi heure.
Praewmart Phakkhete
Praewmart Phakkhete
2022-07-20
I booked this service for me and my boyfriend last week and we were quite happy with the experience and the friendly and safe driver. It's the most convenient way to do a border run from Chiang Mai I think. Can recommend.
Thaddee Sobolewski
Thaddee Sobolewski
2022-06-24
Everything went smoothly. Both the driver and accompanying guide were kind, spoke and understood well. They were both considerate and efficient. Fully satisfied. Kudos
maas john
maas john
2020-03-05
An excellent service, polite, punctual, helpful and safe driver. Many thanks, John Maas
Sophie Bicknell
Sophie Bicknell
2020-01-12
Friendly driver, quick on communication via email and easy process
Carlos Greene
Carlos Greene
2019-12-04
Super convenient and good value. Drops you right at the border and gives you an hour or two to get everything sorted. Comfortable van, definitely the easiest way to do a visa run from Chiang Mai