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There are 9 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta by plane, ferry, bus, train or bus and ferry

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 Krabi, Longtail Boat, ferry  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Krabi (KBV) CNX - KBV
  2. Take the Longtail Boat from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta

$76 - $258

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  24 h 16 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 Ko Lanta

$57 - $134

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Fly Chiang Mai to Phuket, Speed boat, ferry  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) CNX - HKT
  2. Take the Speed boat from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi
  3. Take the ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Koh Lanta

$95 - $332

Fly Chiang Mai to Trang, ferry  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Trang (TST) CNX - TST
  2. Take the ferry from Hat Yao Pier to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

$125 - $213

Fly Chiang Mai to Surat Thani, bus  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Surat Thani (URT) CNX - URT
  2. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Ko Lanta

$70 - $262

Bus to Chiang Rai, fly to Phuket, Speed boat, ferry  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
  2. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Phuket (HKT) CEI - HKT
  3. Take the Speed boat from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Koh Lanta

$104 - $393

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

$68 - $83

Train, ferry  •  30 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Kantang
  3. Take the ferry from Hat Yao Pier to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

$65 - $160

Bus, minivan, Longtail Boat, ferry  •  32 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779
  2. Take the minivan from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the Longtail Boat from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
  4. Take the ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta

$90 - $124

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta is to bus and bus and ferry which costs ฿2200 - ฿2800 and takes 27 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta is to fly and Longtail Boat and ferry which costs ฿2400 - ฿8500 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Ko Lanta is 1239 km.

The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 16 min and costs ฿1800 - ฿4500.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta, including transfers.

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

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Thai Vietjet Air, Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Krabi Airport.

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There are 412+ hotels available in Ko Lanta. Prices start at $13 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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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta.
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  • Distance: 774.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Ko Lanta, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Saladan. However, you can take the bus to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Krabi, take the walk to Krabi Airport, take the bus to Ao Nang, take the walk to Ao Nang Pier, take the Longtail Boat to Railay Beach, take the ferry to Koh Lanta, then take the taxi to Saladan. Alternatively, you can take the bus to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Phuket, take the drive to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, take the Speed boat to Koh Yao Noi, take the ferry to Koh Lanta, then take the drive to Saladan.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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 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 Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Krabi, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
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 Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
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 Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
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 Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
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 Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
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 Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
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 Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
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
$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 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 Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
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 Bang Sue to Kantang
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
3 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
Bus operators
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$15
Super
$18
Supreme
$22 - $25
Thai Sriram Tour
Phone
+66 (0) 86351 9290
Email
thaisriram@hotmail.com
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
minivan
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Ferry operators
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Hat Yao Pier to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Phone
087- 2747701
Email
info@rocknrowthailand.com
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5

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