There are 9 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi by plane, bus, train 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 Utapao, bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Utapao (UTP) CNX - UTP
  2. Take the bus from Utapao Airport to Chanthaburi

$34 - $134

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Khen 14 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II Sleeper AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chanthaburi Bor Khor Sor 392 / ...

$19 - $65

7 alternative options

Fly to Trat  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Trat (TDX) CNX - TDX

$135 - $399

Fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chanthaburi

$35 - $137

Fly to Don Muang, bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal to Chanthburi

$32 - $123

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Rayong
  2. Take the bus from Rayong to Chanthaburi 638

$23 - $29

Train, bus  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal to Chanthburi Bor Khor Sor 9907

$19 - $58

Bus via Nakhon Sawan  •  16 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhonsawan
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Sawan to Chanthaburi 638

$25 - $39

Drive  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi 573.9 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi is to bus which costs ฿750 - ฿1000 and takes 15 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi is to fly and bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿4500 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Chanthaburi is 764 km. The road distance is 918.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Chanthaburi via Rayong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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

Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air fly from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi via Rayong in around 15 h 20 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
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
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Khen
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Utapao Airport to Chanthaburi
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
12go.asia
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chanthaburi
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Schedules at
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal to Chanthburi
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
suvarnabhumiairport.com
TCO Suvarnabhumi
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chanthaburi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Rayong
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Rayong to Chanthaburi
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Nakhon Sawan to Chanthaburi
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhonsawan
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$10
Super
$12
Supreme
$15 - $16

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