There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi  •  2 h 55 min

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

$31 - $122

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

$13 - $50

6 alternative options

Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the bus from Tmb Headquarter to Wat Ratchanatdaram

$27 - $113

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Don Muang (DMK) LPT - DMK

$37 - $195

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  4 h 32 min

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

$52 - $234

Bus Thai Sriram Tour  •  10 h

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

$22

Bus The Transport Company  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal

$17 - $27

Drive  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 429.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿900 and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿1000 - ฿4000 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai Old City and arriving at Khao San Road. 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 Chiang Mai and arriving at Hua Lamphong. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Bangkok is 583 km. The road distance is 687.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok without a car is to bus which takes 10 h and costs ฿698.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok bus services, operated by Thai Sriram Tour, depart from Chiang Mai Old City station.

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is to fly which takes 2 h 55 min and costs ฿1000 - ฿4000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿698 and takes 10 h, you could also train, which costs ฿430 - ฿1600 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok bus services, operated by Thai Sriram Tour, arrive at Khao San Road station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 364.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Bangkok, Thailand?

Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and two other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, Thai Sriram Tour operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok once daily. Tickets cost $22 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Lampang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Lampang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Greenbus Thailand
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easybook.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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