There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

$32 - $123

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Night train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 9 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$13 - $50

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Fly Don Muang to Chiang Mai  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX

$31 - $116

Fly Don Muang to Lampang, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Lampang (LPT) DMK - LPT
  2. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai

$39 - $195

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Lampang, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Lampang (LPT) BKK - LPT
  2. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai

$51 - $232

Train  •  11 h

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

$13 - $50

Bus Sombat Tour  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$16 - $27

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$23

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Chiang Mai 428.2 miles

$60 - $90

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Tara Travel and arriving at Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hua Lamphong and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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The distance between Bangkok and Chiang Mai is 583 km. The road distance is 685 km.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai without a car is to train which takes 11 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Bangkok Mochit station.

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Hua Lamphong station.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 364.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $50 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
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nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
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Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bangkok to Chiang Mai is 685 km. It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to drive from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

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Thai Airways International, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs .

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