Travel from Bangkok to Chiang-Mai

Train, bus or fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and two other airlines fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h.

How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

ModeDurationPrice
From Phaya Thai train to Bangkok airport, fly to Chiang Mai airport, then bus to Chiang Mai.3 h 21 min$52
From Khao San Road bus to Bangkok Don Muang airport, fly to Chiang Mai airport, then bus to Chiang Mai.3 h 41 min$45
From Phaya Thai train to Bangkok airport, fly to Lampang airport, taxi to Lampang, then bus to Chiang Mai.5 h 51 min
From Khao San Road bus to Bangkok Don Muang airport, fly to Lampang airport, taxi to Lampang, then bus to Chiang Mai.6 h 1 min
From Hua Lamphong train to Chiang Mai.11 h$27
From Hua Lamphong MRT to BTS Mochit, bus to Bangkok Mochit, bus to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, then bus to Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center.11 h 34 min$27
From Bangkok Tara Travel bus to Chiang Mai.12 h$23
From Hua Lamphong night train to Chiang Mai.13 h 5 min$27
From Bangkok drive to Chiang Mai.9 h 39 min$73

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Bangkok and Chiang Mai?

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

Is there a direct bus between Bangkok and Chiang Mai?

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

Operators from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Airport Rail LinkAirport Rail Link
Thai Airways InternationalThai Airways International
Bangkok AirwaysBangkok Airways
Thai SmileThai Smile
Thai Vietjet AirThai Vietjet Air
Chiang MaiChiang Mai
Airport LimoBus ExpressAirport LimoBus Express
Thai AirAsiaThai AirAsia
Nok AirNok Air
Thai Lion MentariThai Lion Mentari
Nakhonchai AirNakhonchai Air
State Railway of ThailandState Railway of Thailand
Bangkok MetroBangkok Metro
Bangkok Mass Transit AuthorityBangkok Mass Transit Authority
Sombat Tour+66 27921456Sombat Tour
Tara Tour and TravelTara Tour and Travel