There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  3 h 17 min

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

$32 - $123

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

Fly from Don Muang  •  3 h 46 min

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

$26 - $113

Bus Thai Sriram Tour  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Khao San Road to Chiang Mai Old City

$22

Train  •  11 h

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

$13 - $50

Bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  12 h 48 min

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

$24

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Chiang Mai 428.2 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿698 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 3 h 17 min and costs ฿1000 - ฿4100.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Khao San Road and arriving at Chiang Mai Old City. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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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.

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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, Thai Sriram Tour operates a bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai once daily. Tickets cost $22 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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 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
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Khao San Road to Chiang Mai Old City
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easybook.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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