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

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Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi  •  2 h 51 min

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

$32 - $123

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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

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Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang  •  3 h 20 min

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

$27 - $113

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang  •  5 h 11 min

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

$36 - $192

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  4 h 57 min

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

$52 - $232

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  11 h 1 min

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

$17 - $26

Bus Sombat Tour  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13

$17 - $29

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 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿1000 - ฿4100 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Wat Ratchanatdaram via Mochit 2 Bus Depot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Hua Lamphong. Services depart every four hours, 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 train which takes 10 h 35 min and costs ฿430 - ฿1600.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Chiang Mai 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 51 min and costs ฿1000 - ฿4100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿430 - ฿1600 and takes 10 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs ฿550 - ฿900 and takes 11 h 1 min.

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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 51 min

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

Thai Smile, Thai Airways International and two other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $50 and the journey takes 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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
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
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
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 Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
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 15 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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$5
Supreme
$3 - $4
Bus from Chiang Mai to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$15
Super
$18
Supreme
$22 - $25
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Diamond Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour PK
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Siam First
Phone
02-9543601-7 Press 1
Email
info@siamfirst.co.th
Website
siamfirst.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia

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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 Nakhonchai Air, arrive at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal 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 9 h 42 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.

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

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There are 3161+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs ฿20.

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