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There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet by plane, ferry, bus and ferry, bus, train or taxi

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 to Utapao, Local Ferry  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Utapao (UTP) CNX - UTP
  2. Take the Local Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$41 - $144

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Ko Samet

$33 - $41

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Fly to Don Muang, bus and ferry  •  9h 16m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Khao San Road to Ko Samet Na Dan Pier

$47 - $133

Fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus and ferry  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Ko Samet

$49 - $140

Fly to Trat, Minibus, Local Ferry  •  10h 24m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Trat (TDX) CNX - TDX
  2. Take the Minibus from Trat Bus Station to Rayong Bus Terminal 2
  3. Take the Local Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$150 - $417

Bus and ferry  •  17h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Chiang Mai Old City to Ko Samet Na Dan Pier

$37

Train, taxi, Local Ferry  •  18h 9m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Phlu Ta Luang
  3. Take a taxi from Phlu Ta Luang to Nuanthip Pier
  4. Take the Local Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$43 - $109

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet is to bus and ferry which costs ฿1200 and takes 17h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet is to fly and Local Ferry which costs ฿1300 - ฿4800 and takes 5h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai Old City and arriving at Ko Samet Na Dan Pier. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Ko Samet is 742 km.

The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 17h and costs ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Ko Samet bus services, operated by Thai Sriram Tour, depart from Chiang Mai Old City station.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Utapao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Chiang Mai to Ko Samet bus services, operated by Thai Sriram Tour, arrive at Ko Samet Na Dan Pier station.

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Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Utapao Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet.
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  • Distance: 463.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet. However, you can take the bus to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Utapao, take the walk to Utapao Airport, take the line 399 bus to Rayong Bus Terminal 2, take the taxi to Nuanthip Pier, then take the Local Ferry to Ko Samet. Alternatively, you can take the bus to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Don Muang, take the walk to Don Mueang Terminal 2, take the bus to Wat Chanasongkram, take the walk to Khao San Road, then take the bus and ferry to Ko Samet.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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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 Phlu Ta Luang
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Thai Sriram Tour
Phone
+66 (0) 86351 9290
Email
thaisriram@hotmail.com
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Khao San Road to Ko Samet Na Dan Pier
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus and ferry from Chiang Mai Old City to Ko Samet Na Dan Pier
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Travel Mart
Website
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Ko Samet
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Minibus
Bus from Trat Bus Station to Rayong Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
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
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
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 Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Local Ferry
Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Phlu Ta Luang to Nuanthip Pier
Ave. Duration
54m
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Tom Taxi Service
Phone
+66982812537
Website
tomtaxiservice.com
P.T. Taxi Service
Phone
+66854449035
Website
pttaxiservice.com
Cherry Taxi Service
Phone
+66841205646
Website
cherrytaxiservice.com

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There are 320+ hotels available in Ko Samet. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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