There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Fly Beijing to Chiang Mai  •  8 h 24 min

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

$155 - $285

Cheapest option

Fly Beijing to Chiang Rai, bus  •  12 h 54 min

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

$104 - $169

8 alternative options

Fly Beijing Nanyuan Apt to Chiang Mai  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Nanyuan Apt (NAY) to Chiang Mai (CNX) NAY - CNX

$198 - $910

Fly Beijing to Lampang, bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Beijing (PEK) to Lampang (LPT) PEK - LPT
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$159 - $566

Train, bus, night bus  •  41 h 22 min

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

$280 - $310

Train China Railways G-Class, bus  •  47 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing West 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

$275 - $371

Bus, train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Beijing Liuliqiao to Shijiazhuang
  2. Take the train from Shijiazhuang to Zhengzhou East
  3. Take the train from Zhengzhou East to Kunming South
  4. Take the bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
  5. Take the bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$282 - $332

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

$172 - $174

Train China Railways, bus  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Beijingxi station to Hanoi station
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

$115 - $417

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 12 h 54 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 24 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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It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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

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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 24 min

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

Air China, China Eastern Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Beijing to Chiang Mai hourly.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan Apt to Chiang Mai via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Rai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Beijing to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan Apt to Chiang Mai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Rai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan Apt to Chiang Mai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan Apt to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Rai via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $150
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan Apt to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Beijing Nanyuan Apt to Chiang Mai via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Beijing to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Seoul
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Rai via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Beijing West 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 Shijiazhuang to Zhengzhou East
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$29 - $34
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$90 - $110
Train from Zhengzhou East to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$130 - $160
1st Class Seat
$230 - $260
Business Class Seat
$430 - $500
State Railway of Thailand
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 - $8
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 43 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)
$21 - $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
$47 - $49
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$47 - $48
Hard Sleeper
$85 - $89
Soft Sleeper
$135 - $145
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Beijingxi station to Hanoi station
Ave. Duration
38 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Kunming South to Laos Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Sueksa Tour
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
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Beijing Liuliqiao to Shijiazhuang
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Nong Khai to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
easybook.com
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
bus
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Luang Prabang - Naluang Station
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
baolau.com
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