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There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phnom Penh (PNH) CNX - PNH

$98 - $464

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Train  •  28 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station

$23 - $97

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Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  22 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh

$32 - $51

Train, bus  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh

$30 - $77

Bus via Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1  •  25 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok 874 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet 638
  3. Take the bus from Poipet Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express

$32 - $45

Drive  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh 786 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh is to bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1500 and takes 25 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh is to fly which costs ฿3200 - ฿16000 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and arriving at Phnom Penh via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 26 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Phnom Penh is 1025 km. The road distance is 1257.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 26 min and costs ฿1000 - ฿1700.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh is to fly which takes 5 h 53 min and costs ฿3200 - ฿16000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1000 - ฿1700 and takes 22 h 26 min, you could also train, which costs ฿750 - ฿3200 and takes 28 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Phnom Penh Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phnom Penh station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh.
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  • Distance: 640.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and 13 other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 22 h 26 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $2,300
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $3,600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $5,500
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $5,500
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
royal-railway.com
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Diamond Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Siam First
Phone
02-9543601-7 Press 1
Email
info@siamfirst.co.th
Website
siamfirst.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Poipet Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh is 1258 km. It takes approximately 18 h 10 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh.

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Thai Smile, Thai Airways International, China Eastern Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Phnom Penh Airport.

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There are 498+ hotels available in Phnom Penh. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs ฿20.

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