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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.

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Fly Chiang Mai to Trat  •  6 h 41 min

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

$136 - $400

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Train, Minivan  •  15 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the Minivan from Bangkok Bus Terminal Eakamai to Chanthaburi

$20 - $60

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Fly Chiang Mai to Utapao, bus  •  5 h 38 min

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

$35 - $135

Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  7 h 12 min

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

$36 - $129

Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, Minivan  •  8 h 34 min

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

$33 - $123

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) LPT - BKK
  3. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center to Chanthaburi

$56 - $238

Bus via Nakhon Sawan  •  16 h 58 min

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

$25 - $39

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  20 h 5 min

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

$26 - $32

Drive  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi 573.9 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi is to bus which costs ฿850 - ฿1100 and takes 20 h 5 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 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi. However, there are services departing from โรงเรียนยุพราชวิทยาลัย and arriving at Chanthaburi via Chiang Mai and Nakhon Sawan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 58 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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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi without a car is to train and Minivan which takes 15 h 43 min and costs ฿650 - ฿2000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi is to fly which takes 6 h 41 min and costs ฿4400 - ฿14000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿800 - ฿1300 and takes 16 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Trat Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, arrive at Chanthaburi station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi.
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  • Distance: 477.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile and two other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi via สถานีขนส่ง Arcade, Chiang Mai, Nakhonsawan, and Nakhon Sawan in around 16 h 58 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 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
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 Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
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 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 15 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
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
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
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center to Chanthaburi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
12go.asia
Triple T
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Eakamai to Chanthaburi
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Greenbus Thailand
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
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
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Rayong
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
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 Nakhonsawan
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$11
Super
$13
Supreme
$15 - $17

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi is 918 km. It takes approximately 12 h 39 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Chanthaburi.

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Thai Vietjet Air and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Trat Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Chanthaburi. Prices start at $21 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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