There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phnom Penh (PNH) CNX - PNH

$95 - $464

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Train  •  28 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station

$23 - $97

4 alternative options

Bus  •  21 h 30 min

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

$32 - $53

Train, bus  •  22 h 50 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 Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh

$30 - $78

Bus and ferry  •  29 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Chiang Mai Old City to Ko Samet Na Dan Pier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samet to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express

$65

Drive  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh 786 miles

$110 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Phnom Penh via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 30 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Phnom Penh is 1025 km. The road distance is 1257.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 28 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Phnom Penh Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Phnom Penh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh is 1258 km. It takes approximately 18 h 10 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh.

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Thai Smile, SilkAir, Thai Airways International and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Phnom Penh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh.
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  • Distance: 640.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia and 10 other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 21 h 30 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Surat Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phnom Penh via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $5,500
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 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Chiang Mai Old City to Ko Samet Na Dan Pier
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Samet to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com

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There are 514+ hotels available in Phnom Penh. Prices start at $16 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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