There are 10 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Saraburi
  2. Take the bus from Saraburi to Nakhon Ratchasima

$20 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen 874
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima Bor Khor Sor 825

$17 - $30

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Train  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Thanon Chira 145 Hua Lamphong - Ubon Ratchathani - Class II Fan / ...

$22 - $81

Train, night train  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the night train from Ayutthaya to Thanon Chira 23 Hua Lamphong - Ubon Ratchathani - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$22 - $81

Drive  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima 448.2 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the train from Lak Si to Thanon Chira

$35 - $147

Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK
  2. Take the train from Lak Si to Thanon Chira

$40 - $157

Fly Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Khon Kaen (KKC) CNX - KKC
  2. Take the bus from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima

$33 - $93

Fly Chiang Mai to Udon Thani, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Udon Thani (UTH) CNX - UTH
  2. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nakhon Ratchasima

$46 - $169

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang, train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Don Muang (DMK) LPT - DMK
  3. Take the train from Lak Si to Thanon Chira

$45 - $229

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿1100 and takes 16 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima is to fly and bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿3200 and takes 8 h 14 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima is 539 km. The road distance is 717 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h to get from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Nakhon Ratchasima via Saraburi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Thanon Chira via Ayutthaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima without a car is to bus which takes 14 h and costs ฿650 - ฿900.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima.
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  • Distance: 336.8 miles
  • Duration: 14 h

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima via Saraburi in around 14 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Ratchasima via Ayutthaya in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
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
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Ayutthaya to Thanon Chira
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Train from Lak Si to Thanon Chira
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Udon Thani to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $35
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Saraburi
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Prakit Yon
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Saraburi to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$14
Super
$17
Supreme
$21 - $23
Bus from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$5
Super
$6
Supreme
$6 - $7
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
The Transport Company
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Bus from Khon Kaen to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bangkokairportonline.com
Greenbus Thailand

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