There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai by bus, train, night bus, taxi, car or plane

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

Bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Tak
  2. Take the bus from Tak to Sukhothai 829

$9 - $14

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Nong Tom 102 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II Fan

$31 - $63

Nightbus, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the nightbus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai 829

$12 - $16

Taxi  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai 191.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai 191.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phitsanulok (PHS) CNX - PHS
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai

$48 - $121

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

You can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai via Tak in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok via Udon Thani, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Tak
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$7
Super
$8
Supreme
$9 - $10
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Tak to Sukhothai
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and Sukhothai is 217 km. The road distance is 306 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai is to bus which costs ฿300 - ฿460 and takes 6 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai is to taxi which takes 4 h 34 min and costs ฿3400 - ฿4100.

No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai and arriving at Sukhothai via Tak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai, including transfers.