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There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Pulau Perhentian by plane, taxi, bus, ferry or train

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 Narathiwat, taxi, bus, ferry  •  11h 59m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Narathiwat (NAW) CNX - NAW
  2. Take a taxi from Narathiwat to Pengkalan Kubor
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut
  4. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 629 - RM 1259

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  35h 45m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Sungai Kolok
  3. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 204 - RM 548

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Fly Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra, bus, ferry  •  13h 11m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) CNX - KBR
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut
  3. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 497 - RM 1147

Fly Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu, bus, ferry  •  14h 12m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Kuala Trengganu (TGG) CNX - TGG
  2. Take the bus from Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Besut Jetty
  3. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 449 - RM 1772

Bus to Lampang, fly to Narathiwat, taxi, bus, ferry  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Narathiwat (NAW) LPT - NAW
  3. Take a taxi from Narathiwat to Pengkalan Kubor
  4. Take the bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut
  5. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 732 - RM 2095

Fly Chiang Mai to Hat Yai, train, bus, ferry  •  14h 44m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Hat Yai (HDY) CNX - HDY
  2. Take the train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok
  3. Take the bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut
  4. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 235 - RM 780

Train, bus, ferry  •  41h 16m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Butterworth
  4. Take the bus from Butterworth to Kuala Besut
  5. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 219 - RM 538

Bus, Mini Van, ferry  •  41h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
  3. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Butterworth
  4. Take the bus from Butterworth to Kuala Besut
  5. Take the ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian

RM 351 - RM 425

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pulau Perhentian is to train and ferry which costs ฿1600 - ฿4400 and takes 35h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Pulau Perhentian is to fly and taxi and bus and ferry which costs ฿4900 - ฿10000 and takes 11h 59m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Pulau Perhentian is 1491 km.

The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Pulau Perhentian without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 41h 16m and costs ฿1700 - ฿4300.

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It takes approximately 11h 59m to get from Chiang Mai to Pulau Perhentian, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Narathiwat Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Pulau Perhentian is 1h ahead of Chiang Mai. It is currently 3:39 AM in Chiang Mai and 4:39 AM in Pulau Perhentian.

Thai Vietjet Air, Thai Lion Mentari, Thai Smile and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Narathiwat Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Pulau Perhentian. Prices start at RM 95 per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Pulau Perhentian.
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  • Distance: 931.6 miles
  • Duration: 11h 59m

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Pulau Perhentian. However, you can take the bus to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Narathiwat, take the taxi to Pengkalan Kubor, take the line 27 bus to Terminal Kota Bharu, take the bus to Kuala Besut, take the walk to Kuala Besut, take the ferry to Pulau Perhentian, then take the walk to Pulau Perhentian. Alternatively, you can take the bus to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, take the walk to Kota Bharu Airport, take the line 9 bus to Terminal Kota Bharu, take the bus to Kuala Besut, take the walk to Kuala Besut, take the ferry to Pulau Perhentian, then take the walk to Pulau Perhentian.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Don Muang, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 1100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 3100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 460 - RM 1100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 3200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Noi Bai International, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 850 - RM 3700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Singapore Changi, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3800
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Phuket, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 4500
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 1400
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 360 - RM 1400
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Phuket, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 1300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Utapao, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 320 - RM 1400
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Utapao, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1700
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Don Muang, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 1100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 3100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 3100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 460 - RM 1100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 550 - RM 2700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 3200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Don Muang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 1500
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Noi Bai International, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 850 - RM 3700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Singapore Changi, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 3800
Flights from Chiang Mai to Kuala Trengganu via Phuket, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 4500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Narathiwat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 1000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Narathiwat via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 490 - RM 1200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 380 - RM 1000
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 450 - RM 1100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 390 - RM 1000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 120 - RM 410
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 400 - RM 800
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Narathiwat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1900
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 140
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 12 - RM 25
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 35 - RM 55
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 75 - RM 100
1st Class (Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 55 - RM 210
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 27 - RM 40
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 55 - RM 75
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 90 - RM 130
1st Class (Berth)
RM 150 - RM 210
Train from Bang Sue to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 65 - RM 250
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 35 - RM 50
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 65 - RM 95
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
1st Class (Berth)
RM 190 - RM 250
Train from Bang Sue to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
17h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
RM 60 - RM 230
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
RM 30 - RM 45
2nd Class (Seat)
RM 60 - RM 90
2nd Class (Berth)
RM 100 - RM 140
1st Class (Berth)
RM 180 - RM 230
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Padang Besar to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 17 - RM 21
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Cityliner
Website
cityliner.com.my
Bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 6
Schedules at
cityliner.com.my
Bas Persiaran
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Terminal Bas Kuala Terengganu to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 15
Schedules at
easybook.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 13 - RM 16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 16 - RM 19
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 11 - RM 17
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
RM 12
Super
RM 17
Supreme
RM 15 - RM 16
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Butterworth to Kuala Besut
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 51
Schedules at
easybook.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 65 - RM 100
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
RM 95 - RM 140
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 89
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Diamond Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 68
Schedules at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 83
Schedules at
12go.asia
Siam First
Phone
02-9543601-7 Press 1
Email
info@siamfirst.co.th
Website
siamfirst.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 83
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Jolly Travel
Phone
074 750 770
Email
jollytravel@hotmail.com
Website
jollytravel.in.th
Bus from Hat Yai to Butterworth
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 102
Schedules at
jollytravel.in.th
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Ain Holidays
Email
enquiry@ain-holidays.com
Website
ain-holidays.com
Ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
ain-holidays.com
Book at
easybook.com
Barracuda Holiday Sdn Bhd
Ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
easybook.com
Perhentian Trans Holiday Sdn Bhd
Phone
+60195584736
Website
perhentiantrans.com
Ferry from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
perhentian.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Narathiwat to Pengkalan Kubor
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Estimated price
RM 170 - RM 210

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