There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai 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 Don Muang  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Don Muang (DMK) CNX - DMK

$26 - $112

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

$13 - $50

6 alternative options

Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CNX - BKK

$31 - $122

Bus to Lampang, fly to Don Muang  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Don Muang (DMK) LPT - DMK

$36 - $194

Bus to Lampang, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  4 h 32 min

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

$52 - $234

Bus Thai Sriram Tour  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Khao San Road

$22

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal

$16 - $20

Drive  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai 427.2 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿700 and takes 12 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai is to fly which costs ฿850 - ฿3800 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Phaya Thai is 581 km. The road distance is 683.5 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai Old City and arriving at Border Patrol Police via Wat Chanasongkram. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Bang Sue. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Phaya Thai, Thailand?

Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia fly from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai hourly. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $50 and the journey takes 10 h 10 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
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
Flights from Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
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
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
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 Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
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
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Old City to Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
easybook.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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