There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket by plane, ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly Chiang Mai to Phuket  •  4 h 22 min

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

$51 - $213

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Train, bus  •  24 h 29 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

$34 - $111

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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 51 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย 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

$39 - $56

Bus The Transport Company  •  23 h 46 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 - $55

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 23 h 46 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 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket. However, there are services departing from รพ.มหาราช คูเมือง Maharaj Hospital Kumuang and arriving at Phuket via Chiang Mai and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 46 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 ฿1200 - ฿1900.

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

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Chiang Mai to Ko Phuket bus services, operated by The Transport Company, 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 4 h 22 min and costs ฿1600 - ฿7000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1200 - ฿1900 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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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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Nok Air, Thai Smile, Thai Lion Mentari and four other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Phuket Airport.

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  • Distance: 754.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 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 hourly. Alternatively, Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 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 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 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 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 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 40 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
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
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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
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 Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 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
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
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 - $10
Schedules at
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
Bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 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
$21 - $30
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Ferry operators
Ao Nang Princess

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