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

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Fly to Utapao  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Utapao (UTP) CNX - UTP

$38 - $139

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Train, bus  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Ekkamai to Pattaya

$19 - $56

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$34 - $125

Fly to Don Muang, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$29 - $115

Bus  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Pattaya

$21 - $26

Bus Thai Sriram Tour  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Chonburi
  2. Take the bus from Chonburi to Pattaya

$37 - $39

Drive  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pattaya 510.5 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Pattaya. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 15 h 47 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Pattaya is 682 km. The road distance is 816.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Pattaya bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Utapao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Chiang Mai to Pattaya bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, arrive at Pattaya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Pattaya is 817 km. It takes approximately 10 h 58 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Pattaya.

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Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Utapao Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya.
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  • Distance: 426.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari fly from Chiang Mai to Pattaya 3 times a day. Alternatively, Nakhonchai Air operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Pattaya every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $26 and the journey takes 15 h 47 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
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 Don Muang via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
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
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
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
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 Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
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
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Roong Reuang Coach
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Bangkok Ekkamai to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
15 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chonburi to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Chonburi
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com

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There are 2820+ hotels available in Pattaya. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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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 .

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