There are 9 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin by plane, train, ferry, bus 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 Suvarnabhumi, train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$41 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

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

$18 - $35

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Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, train  •  7 h 44 min

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

$41 - $172

Fly Chiang Mai to Utapao, ferry  •  7 h 20 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

$70 - $171

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  8 h 48 min

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

$62 - $271

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang, train  •  9 h 5 min

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

$51 - $254

Train  •  13 h 57 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 12 min

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

$24 - $34

Drive  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin 550.1 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿1100 and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin is to fly and train which costs ฿1300 - ฿5500 and takes 7 h 11 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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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin, including transfers.

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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 57 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: 7 h 11 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 $18 - $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 57 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 - $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 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 Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
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
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $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 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
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
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
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
$18 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $31
Greenbus Thailand
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mini Van
Bus from Victory Monument to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Ferry operators
Royal Passenger Liner
Website
royalferrygroup.com
Ferry from Bali Hai Pier Pattaya to Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
Book at
12go.asia

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