There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani by plane, ferry, train, bus or car

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Fly to Surat Thani  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Surat Thani (URT) CNX - URT

$44 - $235

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Train  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station 43 Hua Lamphong - Suratthani - Class II AC / ...

$26 - $100

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Fly to Koh Samui, ferry  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Koh Samui (USM) CNX - USM
  2. Take the ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City

$183 - $503

Bus  •  22 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780

$42 - $65

Bus via พิษณุโลก Phitsanulok  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok 874 / ...
  2. Take the bus from พิษณุโลก Phitsanulok to ราชาเฟอร์รี่ Donsak 872
  3. Take the bus from Don Sak Pier to Surathani Talad Kaset Station

$47 - $55

Drive  •  18 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani 833.5 miles

$110 - $170

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani. However, there are services departing from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai and arriving at Suratthani via Phrae Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 58 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Surat Thani is 1074 km. The road distance is 1333.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani without a car is to train which takes 19 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Surat Thani bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 22 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Surat Thani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Chiang Mai to Surat Thani bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, arrive at Suratthani station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Surat Thani is 1334 km. It takes approximately 18 h 53 min to drive from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani.

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

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani.
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  • Distance: 671.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Surat Thani, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, Nok Air and four other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Bang Sue, Suratthani Train Station, and Surat Thani station in around 19 h 53 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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
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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 Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
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 Suratthani
Ave. Duration
18 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from พิษณุโลก Phitsanulok to ราชาเฟอร์รี่ Donsak
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$33 - $39
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phantip Travel
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Don Sak Pier to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
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There are 127+ hotels available in Surat Thani. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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