There are 8 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 to Chiang Mai  •  8 h 24 min

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

$155 - $285

Cheapest option

Fly to Chiang Rai, bus  •  13 h 5 min

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

$104 - $170

6 alternative options

Fly to Lampang, bus  •  12 h 42 min

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

$157 - $563

Train, bus, night bus  •  41 h 39 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

$293 - $320

Train, bus via Don Mueang  •  2 days 1 h

  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 Don Mueang
  4. Take the train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai

$283 - $385

Train China Railways K-Class, bus  •  3 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Beijing to Kunming
  2. Take the bus from Kunming South to Luang Prabang
  3. Take the bus from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai

$115 - $143

Bus  •  3 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Beijing station to Taiyuan Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Taiyuan Bus Terminal to Nanning
  3. Take the bus from Nanning Langdong to Hanoi
  4. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Vientiane Laos
  5. Take the bus from Vientiane to Chiang Mai Terminal 2

$221 - $223

Drive  •  40 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Beijing to Chiang Mai 2342.4 miles

$330 - $490

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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Taiyuan Bus Terminal, Nanning, Baicangling, Langdong Coach Station, Nanning Langdong, Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vientiane Laos, and Vientiane in around 3 days 16 h.

Airlines
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
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 Rai via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 to Chiang Rai via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
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
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
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Mai via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Rai via Changsha
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $150
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
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Beijing to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
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
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Nong Khai to Don Mueang
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
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
$49 - $52
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$51 - $52
Hard Sleeper
$92 - $97
Soft Sleeper
$145 - $155
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
$91
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
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Luang Prabang bus station
Website
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
Bus from Kunming South to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
luangprabang-tourism-laos.org
The Transport Company
Shanxi Road Transport
Website
sxtrans.net
Bus from Beijing station to Taiyuan Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
sxtrans.net
Bus from Taiyuan Bus Terminal to Nanning
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
sxtrans.net
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Langdong to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
yunde.cn
The Sinh Tourist
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Beijing to Chiang Mai?

The distance between Beijing and Chiang Mai is 2879 km. The road distance is 3748 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai?

The cheapest way to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai is to fly and bus which costs ¥650 - ¥1100 and takes 13 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai?

The quickest way to get from Beijing to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 8 h 24 min and costs ¥950 - ¥1800.

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

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