There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet by plane, ferry, bus, train or bus and ferry

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  •  5 h 36 min

  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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Train, Minibus, Local Ferry  •  16 h 20 min

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

$19 - $59

4 alternative options

Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Minibus, Local Ferry  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK
  2. Take the Minibus from Bangkok station to Nuanthip Pier
  3. Take the Local Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$38 - $134

Fly to Trat, bus, Local Ferry  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Trat (TDX) CNX - TDX
  2. Take the bus from Khlung to Klaeng
  3. Take the Local Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet

$148 - $416

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 59 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

$32 - $43

Bus and ferry  •  17 h

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

$37

Questions & Answers

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 17 h.

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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 train and Minibus and Local Ferry which takes 16 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Ko Samet bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Utapao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Chiang Mai to Ko Samet bus services, operated by Travel Mart, arrive at Ko Samet station.

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

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There are 302+ 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 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Ko Samet.
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  • Distance: 463.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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 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 Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Suvarnabhumi, take the walk to Suvarnabhumi Airport, take the train to Phaya Thai, take the walk to Department Of Livestock Development, take the line 34 bus to Bus Stop MRT Hua Lamphong, take the walk to Bangkok station, take the Minibus to Nuanthip Pier, then take the Local Ferry to Ko Samet.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
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
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Train operators
Bus operators
Minibus
Bus from Bangkok station to Nuanthip Pier
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Khlung to Klaeng
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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
$15 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Chiang Mai Old City to Ko Samet Na Dan Pier
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Local Ferry
Ferry from Nuanthip Pier to Ko Samet
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2

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