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There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pattani by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly Chiang Mai to Narathiwat, taxi  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Narathiwat (NAW) CNX - NAW
  2. Take a taxi from Narathiwat to Pattani

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Train  •  29h

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Junction 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Pattani 37 Hua Lamphong - Sungai Kolok - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

5 alternative options

Fly Chiang Mai to Hat Yai, Mini Bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Hat Yai (HDY) CNX - HDY
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Train to Lampang, fly to Hat Yai, Mini Bus  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Hat Yai (HDY) LPT - HDY
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Bus, Mini Bus  •  33h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai 166
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Bus, Mini Bus via Phuket  •  35h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779
  2. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Drive  •  24h 26m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pattani 1727.1 km
Chiang Mai → Pattani
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pattani is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pattani is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pattani is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattani is to fly and Mini Bus which costs ฿950 - ฿2400 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattani is to fly and taxi which costs ฿1900 - ฿4100 and takes 6h 6m.

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It is 1348 km from Chiang Mai to Pattani. It is approximately 1727.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattani without a car is to train which takes 29h and costs ฿850 - ฿3900.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Chiang Mai to Pattani, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattani is to train which takes 29h and costs ฿850 - ฿3900. Alternatively, you can bus and Mini Bus, which costs ฿2000 - ฿2200 and takes 33h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Narathiwat Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Pattani is 1727 km. It takes approximately 24h 26m to drive from Chiang Mai to Pattani.

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Thai Lion Mentari, Thai Vietjet Air, Thai Smile and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Narathiwat Airport.

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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 ฿15 - ฿20.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Pattani.
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  • Distance: 1348.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 6m

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

You can take a train from Chiang Mai to Pattani via Bang Sue Junction and Pattani in around 29h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Pattani via Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Pattani Bus Station in around 33h 19m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Narathiwat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2900
Flights from Chiang Mai to Narathiwat via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿3300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿2000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿2100
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿2800
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿3900
Flights from Lampang to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿3400
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿3500
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Narathiwat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿7000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Nakhon Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿60 - ฿1000
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿60 - ฿170
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿260 - ฿360
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1000
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿440 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Pattani
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿280 - ฿1900
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿280 - ฿350
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿500 - ฿750
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1400 - ฿1900
Bus operators
Mini Bus
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿100
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿300
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿2100
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Piya Chai Patthana
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1622
Schedules at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Narathiwat to Pattani
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿1100

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