There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani by plane, ferry, train, bus 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 to Surat Thani  •  4 h 12 min

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

$43 - $233

Cheapest option

Train  •  20 h 23 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 - $94

4 alternative options

Fly to Koh Samui, ferry  •  6 h 4 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 - $501

Bus The Transport Company  •  20 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Surat Thani

$31 - $47

Bus Greenbus Thailand  •  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

$34 - $65

Drive  •  18 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani 833.5 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani is to bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1600 and takes 20 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani is to fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿8000 and takes 4 h 12 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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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center and arriving at Surat Thani via Chiang Mai and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 38 min.

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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 20 h 23 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 42 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 58 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
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
18 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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