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There are 9 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, 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 Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) CNX - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 163 - RM 673

Cheapest option

Train via Padang Besar  •  35h 9m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur

RM 161 - RM 516

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Bus to Lampang, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) LPT - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 385 - RM 858

Fly Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  9h 30m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) CNX - SZB

RM 496 - RM 1214

Bus to Chiang Rai, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
  2. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) CEI - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 412 - RM 894

Bus  •  35h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

RM 240 - RM 322

Train  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

RM 14611 - RM 14757

Bus, train  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
  2. Take the train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur

RM 14618 - RM 14671

Drive  •  28h 53m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur 1347.3 miles

RM 750 - RM 1200

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur is to bus which costs ฿1800 - ฿2600 and takes 35h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs ฿1200 - ฿5500 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Kuala Lumpur via Bang Sue and Padang Besar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 9m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Kuala Lumpur is 1765 km. The road distance is 2155.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur without a car is to train via Padang Besar which takes 35h 9m and costs ฿1200 - ฿4100.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur is to fly which takes 9h 30m and costs ฿3900 - ฿10000. Alternatively, you can train via Padang Besar, which costs ฿1200 - ฿4100 and takes 35h 9m, you could also bus, which costs ฿1800 - ฿2600 and takes 35h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Kuala Lumpur is 1h ahead of Chiang Mai. It is currently 12:03 PM in Chiang Mai and 1:03 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • Distance: 1103.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Bangkok Airways, Firefly and six other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur via Bang Sue, Padang Besar, and Padang Besar in around 35h 9m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1900
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3400
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Don Muang, Senai
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Guangzhou Baiyun, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Don Muang, Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3800
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Don Muang, Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 850
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Khon Kaen, Don Muang, Senai
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Utapao, Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1200
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Don Muang, Senai
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 1300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Guangzhou Baiyun, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 3500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Don Muang, Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3800
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Phuket, Penang, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Don Muang, Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 850
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Khon Kaen, Don Muang, Senai
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Utapao, Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2000
Flights from Lampang to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 1900
Flights from Chiang Rai to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 360 - RM 2000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 350 - RM 800
Flights from Lampang to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 750
Flights from Chiang Rai to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 750
Flights from Chiang Rai to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 330 - RM 750
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Lampang to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 220 - RM 1000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Don Muang, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 490 - RM 1200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Khon Kaen, Don Muang, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1300
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 130 - RM 1000
Flights from Lampang to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 200 - RM 950
Flights from Lampang to Kuala Lumpur via Don Muang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 210 - RM 1000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Lampang to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 360 - RM 1800
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Kuala Lumpur via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 370 - RM 2200
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
RM 40 - RM 70
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
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
RM 55 - RM 210
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 27 - RM 40
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 55 - RM 75
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 90 - RM 130
1st Class (Berth)
RM 150 - RM 210
Train from Bang Sue to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
17h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 230
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 60 - RM 90
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
1st Class (Berth)
RM 180 - RM 230
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 55 - RM 210
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 27 - RM 40
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 55 - RM 80
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 90 - RM 130
1st Class (Berth)
RM 150 - RM 210
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Padang Besar to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 45 - RM 85
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
RM 49 - RM 53
Gold
RM 70 - RM 85
Platinum
RM 95 - RM 120
Eastern and Oriental Express
Phone
001800 8392 3500
Email
reservations.singapore@belmond.com
Website
belmond.com
Train from Bangkok Hualamphong to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
RM 14555
Schedules at
belmond.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 15 - RM 18
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 16 - RM 20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 10 - RM 16
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
RM 11
Super
RM 16
Supreme
RM 13 - RM 15
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 120
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
RM 62
Super
RM 72
Supreme
RM 95 - RM 100
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
RM 65 - RM 100
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 140
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
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
RM 89
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book 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
RM 83
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
RM 83
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 73
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur train services, operated by KTM ETS Malaysia Railway, arrive at Kuala Lumpur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur is 2156 km. It takes approximately 28h 53m to drive from Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur.

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AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4508+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 100 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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