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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train or 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  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Koh Samui (USM) CNX - USM

$172 - $486

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  24 h 1 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 ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Thong Sala Koh Pha Ngan

$64 - $142

3 alternative options

Bus Sombat Tour, bus and ferry  •  21 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Phangan Catamaran

Train, bus and ferry  •  25 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon Train to Ko Phangan

$67 - $141

Bus Greenbus Thailand, bus and ferry  •  28 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169
  2. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon 780
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Phangan

$85 - $107

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan is to train and ferry which costs ฿2100 - ฿4700 and takes 24 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan is to fly which costs ฿5500 - ฿16000 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Ko Pha Ngan is 1015 km.

The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 21 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 1591+ hotels available in Ko Pha Ngan. Prices start at $19 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 Pha Ngan.
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  • Distance: 634.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

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

Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and Thai Smile fly from Chiang Mai to Ko Pha Ngan hourly.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 - $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
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train to Ko Phangan
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Phangan
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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