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.

Recommended option

Fly Chiang Mai to Krabi, Longtail Boat, ferry  •  7 h 27 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

$74 - $256

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

$57 - $129

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Fly Chiang Mai to Phuket, Speed boat, ferry  •  7 h 28 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

$94 - $331

Fly Chiang Mai to Trang, ferry  •  9 h 6 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

$124 - $212

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

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

$68 - $260

Bus to Chiang Rai, fly to Phuket, Speed boat, ferry  •  10 h 58 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

$105 - $396

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Khao San Road
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

$72 - $75

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  •  35 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169
  2. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780
  3. Take the bus from Suratthani Train Station to Klong Nin Beach Ko Lanta

$63 - $98

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta is to bus and bus and ferry which costs ฿2350 - ฿2500 and takes 26 h 49 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 27 min.

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

It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs ฿13 - ฿15.

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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 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Ko Lanta via Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai, แพร่ Phrae, Phrae Bus Terminal, Suratthani, Surathani Talad Kaset Station, Surat Thani station, Suratthani Train Station, and Klong Nin Beach Ko Lanta in around 35 h 49 min.

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
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 30 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
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
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
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 46 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 Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
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 Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $160
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 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
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 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $45
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 - $45
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
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
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
18 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easybook.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
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus from Suratthani Train Station to Klong Nin Beach Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Tigerline Ferry
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
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

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