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There are 7 ways to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train, night bus 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.

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Fly to Chiang Mai  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) PEK - CNX

$155 - $285

Cheapest option

Fly to Chiang Rai, bus  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) PEK - CEI
  2. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai

$103 - $167

5 alternative options

Train, bus, night bus  •  41 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing West Station to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  3. Take the night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai

$282 - $307

Train, bus via Ayutthaya  •  47 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing West Station to Kunming South
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  3. Take the train from Nong Khai to Ayutthaya
  4. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

$272 - $368

Train, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Jinan West
  2. Take the train from Jinan West to Kunming South
  3. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  4. Take the bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2

$311 - $366

Train China Railways K-Class, bus  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Beijing to Kunming
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  3. Take the bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2

$169 - $171

Drive  •  40 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Beijing to Chiang Mai 2342.4 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai is to fly and bus which costs ¥700 - ¥1200 and takes 13 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ¥1000 - ¥2000 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The distance between Beijing and Chiang Mai is 2879 km. The road distance is 3747.8 km.

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The best way to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 41 h 53 min and costs ¥1900 - ¥2200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Beijing Capital Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 20 min.

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Chiang Mai is 1 h behind Beijing. It is currently 3:33 PM in Beijing and 2:33 PM in Chiang Mai.

Yes, the driving distance between Beijing to Chiang Mai is 3748 km. It takes approximately 40 h 30 min to drive from Beijing to Chiang Mai.

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Shandong Airlines, Thai Smile, Air China and four other airlines offer flights from Beijing Capital Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2103+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 1799.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 9 min

What companies run services between Beijing, China and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Air China, China Southern Airlines and five other airlines fly from Beijing to Chiang Mai hourly.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Rai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Rai via Zhaotong, Kunming
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Mai via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Rai via Changsha
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Chiang Rai via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Beijing West Station to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$160 - $190
1st Class Seat
$270 - $310
Business Class Seat
$500 - $600
Train from Beijing South to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $35
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$95 - $110
Train from Jinan West to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$170 - $210
1st Class Seat
$290 - $330
Business Class Seat
$500 - $650
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing to Kunming
Ave. Duration
43 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46 - $49
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$46 - $48
Hard Sleeper
$84 - $88
Soft Sleeper
$130 - $140
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Nong Khai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Thai-Lao International Bus
Bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com

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The best way to get from Beijing to Beijing Capital Airport is to subway which takes 30 min and costs ¥25.

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