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There are 9 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin by plane, train, ferry, bus or car

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Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Hua Hin

$42 - $160

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Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin

$19 - $35

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Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Hua Hin

$42 - $174

Fly Chiang Mai to Utapao, ferry  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Utapao (UTP) CNX - UTP
  2. Take the ferry from Bali Hai Pier Pattaya to Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin

$80 - $181

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  8 h 58 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 train from Bang Sue to Hua Hin

$62 - $269

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang, train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Don Muang (DMK) LPT - DMK
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Hua Hin

$51 - $253

Train  •  13 h 42 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 Hua Hin 43 Hua Lamphong - Suratthani - Class II AC / ...

$22 - $83

Bus, Mini Van  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Hua Hin

$24 - $32

Drive  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin 550.1 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿750 - ฿1100 and takes 15 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin is to fly and ferry which costs ฿2600 - ฿6000 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and arriving at Hua Hin. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Hua Hin via Bang Sue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 42 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Hua Hin is 699 km. The road distance is 880.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs ฿600 - ฿1100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Hua Hin bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Chiang Mai to Hua Hin 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 Hua Hin is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs ฿600 - ฿1100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿700 - ฿2800 and takes 13 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin.
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  • Distance: 437.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Hua Hin, Thailand?

Sombat Tour operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin via Bang Sue in around 13 h 42 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
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
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
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
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
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
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
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 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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
Book at
12go.asia
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 Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 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
JKP Mochit
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Royal Passenger Liner
Phone
038-488-999
Email
info@royalferrygroup.com
Website
royalferrygroup.com
Ferry from Bali Hai Pier Pattaya to Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
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 Hua Hin bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Hua Hin station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Hua Hin is 880 km. It takes approximately 12 h 26 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin.

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

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There are 1130+ hotels available in Hua Hin. Prices start at $33 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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