There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet by plane, taxi, ferry, bus, bus and ferry or train

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, taxi, ferry  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Utapao (UTP) CNX - UTP
  2. Take a taxi from Utapao to Nuanthip Pier
  3. Take the ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$50 - $160

Cheapest option

Train, Minibus, ferry  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the Minibus from Bangkok station to Nuanthip Pier
  3. Take the ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$19 - $66

2 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 37 min

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

$34 - $45

Bus, ferry  •  21 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Rayong
  2. Take the ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$35 - $43

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 Chiang Mai Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Utapao, take the taxi to Nuanthip Pier, then take the ferry to Ko Samet. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Bangkok Bus Terminal, BTS Mochit, Mo Chit, Phloen Chit, Phloen Chit BTS Station, Khaosan Road, and Khaosan Road Travel Mart in around 16 h 37 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Train operators
Bus operators
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
$23
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
Travel Mart
Website
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Travel Mart to Ko Samet
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Minibus
Bus from Bangkok station to Nuanthip Pier
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Rayong
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Utapao to Nuanthip Pier
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$19 - $23

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Want to know more about US trains?, How do I get from Sydney to Melbourne and How to get from London to Edinburgh - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet?

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet is to train and Minibus and ferry which costs ฿550 - ฿2100 and takes 17 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet?

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet is to fly and taxi and ferry which takes 5 h 23 min and costs ฿1500 - ฿5500.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet?

It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet, including transfers.