There are 9 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach by plane, ferry, bus, train, taxi, bus and ferry 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 to Krabi, Longtail Boat  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Krabi (KBV) CNX - KBV
  2. Take the Longtail Boat from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach

$53 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus, Longtail Boat  •  25 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phang Nga
  3. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
  4. Take the Longtail Boat from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach

$45 - $60

7 alternative options

Fly to Phuket, ferry  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) CNX - HKT
  2. Take the ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Yai
  3. Take the ferry from Koh Yao Yai to Railay Beach

$95 - $267

Fly to Trang, bus, Longtail Boat  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Trang (TST) CNX - TST
  2. Take the bus from Trang to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the Longtail Boat from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East

$70 - $143

Train, taxi  •  24 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Thung Song
  3. Take a taxi from Thung Song to Railay Beach

$117 - $215

Train, Minivan, Longtail Boat  •  26 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
  3. Take the Minivan from Chumphon to Krabi Bus
  4. Take the Longtail Boat from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East

$52 - $122

Train, bus and ferry  •  27 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Railay Beach

$55 - $91

Bus, Speedboat  •  28 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779
  2. Take the Speedboat from Rassada Pier Phuket to Railay Beach

$62 - $84

Drive  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach 918.1 miles

$130 - $190

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Railay Beach, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach. However, you can take the bus to Chiang Mai Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Krabi, take the walk to Krabi Airport, take the bus to Ao Nang, take the walk to Ao Nang Pier, then take the Longtail Boat to Railay Beach. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Chiang Mai Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Phuket, take the taxi to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, take the ferry to Koh Yao Yai, then take the ferry to Railay Beach.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Utapao
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Chiang Mai to Trang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Thung Song
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $55
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 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Trang to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
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
$22
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Diamond Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus from Chumphon to Krabi Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Paradive Travel
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Yai
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Yao Yai to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Ao Nang Princess
Other operators
Taxi from Thung Song to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and Railay Beach is 1199 km. The road distance is 1469 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach is to bus and Longtail Boat which costs ฿1400 - ฿2000 and takes 25 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach is to fly and Longtail Boat which takes 5 h 17 min and costs ฿1700 - ฿7000.

It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach, including transfers.