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

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 Krabi, Mini Van  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Krabi (KBV) CNX - KBV
  2. Take the Mini Van from Krabi Bus to Ko Lanta

$63 - $221

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  24 h 46 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

$60 - $136

7 alternative options

Fly to Phuket, ferry  •  7 h 20 min

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

$94 - $271

Fly to Trang, ferry  •  9 h 11 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 - $214

Fly to Surat Thani, bus  •  10 h

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

$69 - $261

Fly to Koh Samui, bus and ferry, Mini Van  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Koh Samui (USM) CNX - USM
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bangrak Pier Koh Samui to Krabi Seatran
  3. Take the Mini Van from Krabi Bus to Ko Lanta

$177 - $489

Bus, Mini Van via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal  •  26 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phang Nga
  3. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
  4. Take the Mini Van from Krabi Bus to Ko Lanta

$61 - $84

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

$66 - $162

Bus Greenbus Thailand, Mini Van  •  35 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779
  2. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Trang Sri Trang
  3. Take the Mini Van from Trang to Ko Lanta

$66 - $89

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

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Phang Nga, Phang Nga, Krabi Bus Station, Krabi Bus, and Ko Lanta in around 26 h 35 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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 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 Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
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
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
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 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 Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
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 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 Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
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 Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
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 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
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
$13 - $55
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 - $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)
$22 - $30
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 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Mini Van
Bus from Krabi Bus to Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Phantip Travel
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
Seatran Discovery
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 Phang Nga
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
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 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
bus
Bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
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
Sri Trang Tour
Mini Van
Bus from Trang to Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Ferry operators
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Yai
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Yao Yai to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta?

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta is to bus and Mini Van which costs ฿1900 - ฿2700 and takes 26 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta?

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta is to fly and Mini Van which takes 7 h 6 min and costs ฿2000 - ฿7000.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta?

It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta, including transfers.