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

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Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi  •  3h 3m

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

฿705 - ฿2475

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Train  •  10h 35m

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

฿210 - ฿1600

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Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang  •  3h 26m

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

฿875 - ฿2670

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang  •  4h 50m

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

฿1672 - ฿3618

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  4h 31m

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

฿1502 - ฿3623

Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13

฿410 - ฿850

Drive  •  9h 38m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 687 km

฿1800 - ฿2700

Chiang Mai → Bangkok
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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is to bus which costs ฿410 - ฿850 and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿700 - ฿2500 and takes 3h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and arriving at Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Hua Lamphong. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 35m.

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It is 583 km from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. It is approximately 687 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok without a car is to bus which takes 9h 50m and costs ฿410 - ฿850.

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

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal 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 3h 3m and costs ฿700 - ฿2500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿410 - ฿850 and takes 9h 50m, you could also train, which costs ฿210 - ฿1600 and takes 10h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 582.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air and two other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, Sombat Tour operates a bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 every 4 hours. Tickets cost ฿500 - ฿850 and the journey takes 9h 50m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿4000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿4000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4200
Flights from Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿4000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿2400
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿5500
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿3900
Flights from Lampang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿3300
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿3800
Train operators
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿70 - ฿100
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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12go.asia
Sukhothai Wintour
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Lampang Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿100
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿130 - ฿160
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿850
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿519
Super
฿598
Supreme
฿819
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿410 - ฿750
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿679
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿676
Schedules at
12go.asia

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 station.

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Hua Lamphong station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Bangkok is 687 km. It takes approximately 9h 38m to drive from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.

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Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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There are 12499+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs ฿15 - ฿20.

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