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

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Bus  •  6 h 4 min

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

$9 - $14

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Train  •  7 h 18 min

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

$31 - $62

Night bus, bus  •  9 h 33 min

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

$12 - $15

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 52 min

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

$49 - $122

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai is to night bus and bus which costs ฿390 - ฿500 and takes 9 h 33 min.

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

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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 4 min.

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

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 4 min and costs ฿300 - ฿460.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Sukhothai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chiang Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai is to bus which takes 6 h 4 min and costs ฿300 - ฿460. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿1000 - ฿2100 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Phitsanulok Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Sukhothai bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, arrive at Sukhothai station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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 4 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
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
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 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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Bus from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
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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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Sukhothai is 306 km. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai.

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

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There are 86+ hotels available in Sukhothai. Prices start at $15 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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