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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$75 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus Sombat Tour, minivan  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
  2. Take the minivan from Hua Hin to Prachuap Khiri Khan
  3. Take the minivan from Prachuap Khirikhan to Chumphon 780
  4. Take the minivan from Chumphon to Ranong Bus Station

$39 - $53

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Lang Suan
  3. Take a taxi from Lang Suan to Ranong

$124 - $223

Bus Greenbus Thailand, minivan  •  25 h

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169
  2. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon 780
  3. Take the minivan from Chumphon to Ranong Bus Station

$48 - $66

Drive  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Ranong 787.7 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong is to bus and minivan which costs ฿1200 - ฿1800 and takes 21 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong is to fly which costs ฿2400 - ฿6000 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Ranong station. However, there are services departing from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and arriving at Ranong Bus Station via Hua Hin, Prachuap Khirikhan and Chumphon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Ranong is 982 km. The road distance is 1260.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong without a car is to train and taxi which takes 19 h 53 min and costs ฿4000 - ฿7500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Ranong bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs ฿2400 - ฿6000. Alternatively, you can bus and minivan, which costs ฿1200 - ฿1800 and takes 21 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Ranong Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Ranong bus services, operated by Fame Tour, arrive at Ranong Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Ranong.
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  • Distance: 613.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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 Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Prachuap Khirikhan, Chumphon, and Chumphon in around 21 h 15 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Ranong via Khon Kaen, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
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
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 Bang Sue to Lang Suan
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Malee Van
Phone
+66 38 411 746
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hua Hin to Prachuap Khiri Khan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
12go.asia
Monsiri Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Prachuap Khirikhan to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Prachuap Khirikhan to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Phone
0 7757 1077
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus from Chumphon to Ranong Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Lang Suan to Ranong
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Ranong is 1260 km. It takes approximately 17 h 56 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Ranong.

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Thai Lion Mentari, Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Ranong Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Ranong. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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

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