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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket by plane, 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.

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Fly  •  3 h 50 min

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

$52 - $214

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  23 h 59 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 Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 780

$33 - $107

3 alternative options

Bus Greenbus Thailand  •  23 h 34 min

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

$50 - $59

Bus The Transport Company  •  24 h 24 min

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

$37 - $54

Drive  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Phuket 954.3 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket is to bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1800 and takes 24 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket is to fly which costs ฿1600 - ฿7000 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from โรงเรียนยุพราชวิทยาลัย and arriving at Phuket via Chiang Mai and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 24 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Ko Phuket is 1207 km. The road distance is 1526.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 34 min and costs ฿1600 - ฿2000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs ฿1600 - ฿7000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1600 - ฿2000 and takes 23 h 34 min.

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

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Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phuket station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket.
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  • Distance: 754.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

Thai Smile, Thai AirAsia and five other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Thalang every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 23 h 30 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
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
Bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
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
$21 - $30
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Diamond Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour PK
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Siam First
Phone
02-9543601-7 Press 1
Email
info@siamfirst.co.th
Website
siamfirst.co.th
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket is 1527 km. It takes approximately 21 h 43 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket.

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Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air, Nok Air and three other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 3810+ hotels available in Ko Phuket. Prices start at $22 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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