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There are 7 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  •  4h 7m

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

$49 - $205

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Train, minivan  •  23h 53m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Surat Thani Train Station
  3. Take the minivan from Surat Thani to Krabi

$34 - $107

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Fly to Trang, minivan  •  7h 40m

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

$66 - $139

Train, taxi  •  23h 15m

  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

$101 - $193

Bus, minivan  •  27h

  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

$55 - $62

Bus, nightbus  •  26h 14m

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

$35 - $50

Drive  •  20h 43m

  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 nightbus which costs ฿1100 - ฿1700 and takes 26h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi is to fly which costs ฿1500 - ฿7000 and takes 4h 7m.

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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 27h.

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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 23h 15m and costs ฿3300 - ฿6500.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m 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 4h 7m and costs ฿1500 - ฿7000. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs ฿1800 - ฿2100 and takes 27h.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Krabi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Krabi.
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  • Distance: 744.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and three other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Krabi every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Phuket Bus Terminal 2 in around 27h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Surat Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Bang Sue to Thung Song
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Trang to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Greenbus Thailand
minivan
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
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
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Night bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
Other operators
Taxi from Thung Song to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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

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Thai Smile, Thai Lion Mentari, Thai Airways International and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Krabi Airport.

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There are 796+ hotels available in Krabi. Prices start at $19 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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