There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Chiang Mai to Utapao  •  4 h 3 min

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

$30 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Pattaya

$19 - $25

6 alternative options

Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$34 - $124

Fly Chiang Mai to Don Muang, Public Van, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK
  2. Take the Public Van from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$30 - $116

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  6 h 48 min

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

$55 - $236

Bus, Minivan  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the Minivan from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya

$22 - $31

Train  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Pattaya 283 Hua Lamphong - Phlu Ta Luang - Class III Fan

$21 - $83

Drive  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Pattaya 510.5 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿800 and takes 13 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya is to fly which costs ฿1000 - ฿4400 and takes 4 h 3 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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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Chiang Mai to Pattaya, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Pattaya. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiang Mai to Pattaya. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Pattaya via Hua Lamphong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 14 min.

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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 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 13 h 16 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Lampang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
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
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 14 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Lampang to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
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
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 Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
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
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
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 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
Greenbus Thailand
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
13 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
DK Van
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
12go.asia

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