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There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach by plane, ferry, train, taxi, bus and ferry, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Krabi, Longtail Boat  •  4h 58m

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

$54 - $210

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus, Longtail Boat  •  27h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the night bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the Longtail Boat from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East

$40 - $55

5 alternative options

Fly to Phuket, Speed boat, ferry  •  6h 14m

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

$95 - $268

Train, taxi  •  23h 34m

  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

$111 - $208

Train, bus and ferry  •  27h 5m

  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

$50 - $86

Bus, minivan, Longtail Boat  •  28h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Bus Terminal 2 779
  2. Take the minivan from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the Longtail Boat from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East

$60 - $67

Drive  •  20h 59m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach 918.1 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach is to bus and night bus and Longtail Boat which costs ฿1300 - ฿1900 and takes 27h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach is to fly and Longtail Boat which costs ฿1700 - ฿7000 and takes 4h 58m.

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

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach without a car is to train and taxi which takes 23h 34m and costs ฿3600 - ฿7000.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Krabi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Railay Beach is 1469 km. It takes approximately 20h 59m to drive from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach.

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Thai Smile, Thai Lion Mentari, Thai Airways International and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Krabi Airport.

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There are 813+ hotels available in Railay Beach. Prices start at $19 USD 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 Railay Beach.
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  • Distance: 749.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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 สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International 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 สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Phuket, take the taxi to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, take the Speed boat to Koh Yao Noi, then take the ferry to Railay Beach.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
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 Bang Sue to Thung Song
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
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
10h 35m
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
Bus operators
Paradive Travel
Phone
081-453-5199
Email
natt2543@hotmail.com
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
minivan
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.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
$16 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Night bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
$22
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
$17
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
$20
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
$20
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Phone
087- 2747701
Email
info@rocknrowthailand.com
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Krabi Town Pier to Railay East
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Thung Song to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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