There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong by plane, train, bus, 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  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Ranong (UNN) CNX - UNN

$72 - $216

Cheapest option

Train, Mini Bus  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chumphon
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Chumphon to Ranong

$30 - $99

3 alternative options

Bus, busferry, Mini Bus  •  22 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
  2. Take the busferry from Hua Hin to Chumphon
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Chumphon to Ranong

$35 - $54

Bus, Mini Bus  •  24 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from ลำพูน Lamphun to แพร่ Phrae 169
  2. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon 780
  3. Take the Mini Bus from Chumphon to Ranong

$36 - $69

Drive  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Ranong 787.7 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Ranong, Thailand?

Nok Air, Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari fly from Chiang Mai to Ranong hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Ranong via ขนส่งลำพูน Lumphun Provintial Transport Station, ลำพูน Lamphun, แพร่ Phrae, Phrae Bus Terminal, and Chumphon in around 24 h 13 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
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 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
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)
$20 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Mini Bus
Bus from Chumphon to Ranong
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$30 - $32
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Hin to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ลำพูน Lamphun to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
15 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and Ranong is 982 km. The road distance is 1260 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong is to bus and busferry and Mini Bus which costs ฿1100 - ฿1800 and takes 22 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong is to fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs ฿2300 - ฿7000.

No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Ranong. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center and arriving at Ranong via Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, Hua Hin and Chumphon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong, including transfers.