There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi by plane, bus, train, taxi, night bus 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 to Krabi  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Krabi (KBV) CNX - KBV

$48 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the night bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Krabi Bus Station

$35 - $53

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Fly to Trang, Minivan  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Trang (TST) CNX - TST
  2. Take the Minivan from Trang to Krabi Bus Station

$65 - $138

Train, taxi  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Thung Song
  3. Take a taxi from Thung Song to Krabi

$107 - $199

Bus, Minivan  •  27 h

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

$44 - $59

Drive  •  20 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Krabi 911.8 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi is to bus and night bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿1800 and takes 25 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi is to fly which costs ฿1500 - ฿7000 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi station. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Krabi Bus Station via Phuket Bus Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Krabi is 1192 km. The road distance is 1458.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi without a car is to train and taxi which takes 23 h 44 min and costs ฿3400 - ฿6500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Krabi bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs ฿1500 - ฿7000. Alternatively, you can bus and Minivan, which costs ฿1400 - ฿2000 and takes 27 h.

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

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Chiang Mai to Krabi bus services, operated by , arrive at Krabi Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Krabi is 1459 km. It takes approximately 20 h 43 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Krabi.

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Thai Airways International, Nok Air, Thai Vietjet Air and three other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Krabi Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi.
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  • Distance: 744.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Krabi, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways International and five other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Krabi hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Phuket Bus Terminal 2 in around 27 h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
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 Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
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 Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
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 Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
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 Thung Song
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Minivan
Bus from Trang to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Greenbus Thailand
Website
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
Minivan
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
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
Night bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
Other operators
Taxi from Thung Song to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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