There are 9 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak by plane, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Phuket, taxi  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) CNX - HKT
  2. Take a taxi from Phuket to Khao Lak

$105 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus The Transport Company  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khao Lak

$43 - $65

7 alternative options

Fly to Ranong, taxi  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Ranong (UNN) CNX - UNN
  2. Take a taxi from Ranong to Khao Lak

$190 - $370

Fly to Krabi, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Krabi (KBV) CNX - KBV
  2. Take the bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga

$91 - $257

Fly to Surat Thani, Mini Van, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Surat Thani (URT) CNX - URT
  2. Take the Mini Van from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Sok
  3. Take the bus from Khao Sok to Khao Lak

$61 - $254

Train, bus  •  23 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga

$44 - $121

Train, Minivan, bus  •  26 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
  3. Take the Minivan from Chumphon to Khao Sok
  4. Take the bus from Khao Sok to Khao Lak

$60 - $134

Bus Greenbus Thailand  •  31 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779
  2. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Sok
  3. Take the bus from Khao Sok to Khao Lak

$52 - $75

Drive  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak 915.9 miles

$120 - $190

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Khao Lak in around 23 h 25 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Utapao
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
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
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $55
Train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $20
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Phantip Travel
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Khao Sok to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$23
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $26
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus from Chumphon to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
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
bus
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Phuket to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Phuket Taxi
Website
phukettaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak?

The distance between Chiang Mai and Khao Lak is 1135 km. The road distance is 1465 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak?

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak is to bus which costs ฿1300 - ฿2100 and takes 23 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak?

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak is to fly and taxi which takes 4 h 11 min and costs ฿3200 - ฿9000.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak?

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak, including transfers.