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There are 10 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak by plane, shuttle, 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.

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Fly Chiang Mai to Phuket  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) CNX - HKT

$111 - $274

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Bus The Transport Company  •  24 h 21 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

$42 - $60

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Fly Chiang Mai to Surat Thani, Private Transfer  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Surat Thani (URT) CNX - URT
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Lak

$211 - $404

Fly Chiang Mai to Ranong, taxi  •  7 h 38 min

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

$196 - $321

Fly Chiang Mai to Krabi, bus  •  7 h 19 min

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

$87 - $258

Bus to Chiang Rai, fly to Phuket  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
  2. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Phuket (HKT) CEI - HKT

$120 - $335

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

$42 - $118

Train, minivan, bus  •  26 h 2 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

$58 - $130

Bus Greenbus Thailand  •  30 h 36 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

$63 - $72

Drive  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak 915.9 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak is to bus which costs ฿1300 - ฿2000 and takes 24 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak is to fly which costs ฿3600 - ฿9000 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Khao Lak is 1135 km. The road distance is 1465.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 8 min and costs ฿1300 - ฿3900.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs ฿3600 - ฿9000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1300 - ฿2000 and takes 24 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Khao Lak is 1465 km. It takes approximately 21 h 4 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak.

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Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air, Nok Air and three other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Khao Lak. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak.
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  • Distance: 709.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

Thai Smile, Thai AirAsia and five other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Khao Lak via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Khao Lak in around 24 h 21 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 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 Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $120
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
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
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
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 Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
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
Book at
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 Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Andaman Taxis
Phone
+66 (09) 5189-8535
Email
andamantaxis@gmail.com
Website
andamantaxis.com
Shuttle from Surat Thani Airport to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$162
Schedules at
andamantaxis.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
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
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
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
$19 - $27
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 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
Lignite Tour PK
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Siam First
Phone
02-9543601-7 Press 1
Email
info@siamfirst.co.th
Website
siamfirst.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Phone
0 7757 1077
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus from Chumphon to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Khao Sok to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
bus
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Ranong to Khao Lak
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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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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