There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Chiang Mai  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Hat Yai (HDY) CNX - HDY

$35 - $138

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Train  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Hat Yai 41 Hua Lamphong - Yala - Class II AC / ...

$28 - $104

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Bus to Chiang Rai, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
  2. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Hat Yai (HDY) CEI - HDY

$52 - $118

Bus Piya Chai Patthana  •  31 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 619 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai

$63 - $65

Bus via Phuket Bus Terminal 2  •  34 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779
  2. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal

$47 - $67

Drive  •  23 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai 1015.9 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai is to train which costs ฿900 - ฿3400 and takes 24 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai is to fly which costs ฿1100 - ฿4500 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai. However, there are services departing from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai and arriving at Hat Yai via Chiang Rai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Hat Yai via Bang Sue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 30 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Hat Yai is 1320 km. The road distance is 1625.5 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai without a car is to train which takes 24 h 30 min and costs ฿900 - ฿3400.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Hat Yai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai station.

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Chiang Mai to Hat Yai 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 Hat Yai is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs ฿1100 - ฿4500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿900 - ฿3400 and takes 24 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs ฿2000 - ฿2150 and takes 31 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai.
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  • Distance: 825 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Hat Yai, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and three other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Bang Sue in around 24 h 30 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $100
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
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
Train from Bang Sue to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Piya Chai Patthana
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
27 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
12go.asia
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Hat Yai Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Chiang Mai to Hat Yai bus services, operated by Piya Chai Patthana, arrive at Hat Yai station.

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Chiang Mai to Hat Yai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Hat Yai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Hat Yai is 1625 km. It takes approximately 23 h 1 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai.

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Thai Smile, Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Hat Yai Airport.

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There are 191+ hotels available in Hat Yai. 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 12 min and costs ฿12 - ฿15.

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