There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket by plane, ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chiang Mai to Phuket  •  4 h 22 min

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

$51 - $213

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  25 h 47 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 Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779

$35 - $115

5 alternative options

Fly Chiang Mai to Krabi, ferry  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Krabi (KBV) CNX - KBV
  2. Take the ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Phuket Rassada Pier

$74 - $232

Bus to Chiang Rai, fly to Phuket  •  7 h 31 min

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

$62 - $278

Bus Greenbus Thailand  •  23 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779

$38 - $55

Bus The Transport Company  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phuket

$36 - $55

Drive  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Phuket 954.3 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket is to bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1900 and takes 23 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs ฿1600 - ฿7500.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Ko Phuket is 1207 km. The road distance is 1527 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center and arriving at Phuket via Chiang Mai and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 41 min.

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

Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile and five other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Thalang hourly. Alternatively, Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 23 h 30 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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 Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
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 Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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 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 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 Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
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 Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
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 Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $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 Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 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
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 - $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
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
$16 - $25
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phuket
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
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
$22
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess

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