There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai by plane, train, bus 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 / ...

$14 - $55

5 alternative options

Fly Chiang Mai to Suvarnabhumi  •  3 h 2 min

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

$31 - $122

Train to Lampang, fly to Don Muang  •  4 h 40 min

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

$44 - $220

Bus The Transport Company  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal

$15 - $26

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  11 h 47 min

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

$20

Drive  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai 427.2 miles

$60 - $90

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, The Transport Company operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 - $190
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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 Lampang to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
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 Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $55
Bus operators
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
$23
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $26
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
$20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai?

The distance between Chiang Mai and Phaya Thai is 581 km. The road distance is 683 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai?

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai is to bus which costs ฿640 and takes 11 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai?

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai is to fly which takes 2 h 45 min and costs ฿800 - ฿3600.

Is there a direct train between Chiang Mai and Phaya Thai?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Chiang Mai and Phaya Thai?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Phaya Thai?

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