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.

Recommended option

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

$19 - $35

7 alternative options

Fly Chiang Mai to Utapao, ferry  •  6 h 21 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

$74 - $177

Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$41 - $173

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  8 h 58 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 4 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 - $255

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 / ...

$23 - $85

Bus, Mini Van  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 to Kanchanaburi
  2. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin

$29

Drive  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin 550.1 miles

$75 - $120

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 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 - $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 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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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 16 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 Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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 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)
$19 - $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)
$23 - $35
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Greenbus Thailand
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
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$30 - $32
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai Terminal 3 to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
J K P Transport Co
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and Hua Hin is 699 km. The road distance is 880 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin is to fly and ferry which takes 6 h 21 min and costs ฿2300 - ฿6000.

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.

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.

It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin, including transfers.