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

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Fly to Narathiwat, taxi  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Narathiwat (NAW) CEI - NAW
  2. Take a taxi from Narathiwat to Pattani

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Bus, train  •  31h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai 166
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue Junction
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Pattani

4 alternative options

Fly to Hat Yai, Mini Bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Hat Yai (HDY) CEI - HDY
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Bus, night bus  •  27h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the night bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Pattani Bus Station

Bus, Mini Bus  •  28h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai
  2. Take the Mini Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station

Drive  •  26h 1m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Pattani 1824.8 km
Chiang Rai → Pattani
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pattani is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pattani is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pattani is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Last updated: 1 Dec 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Chiang Rai to Pattani is to fly and Mini Bus, which costs ฿1100 - ฿2300 and takes 6h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Pattani is to fly and taxi which costs ฿2400 - ฿5500 and takes 5h 42m.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Pattani is 1458 km. The road distance is 1824.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Pattani without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 27h 17m and costs ฿1500 - ฿2000.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Chiang Rai to Pattani, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Rai Airport to Narathiwat Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Pattani is 1825 km. It takes approximately 26h 1m to drive from Chiang Rai to Pattani.

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Thai AirAsia, Thai Vietjet Air and Thai Smile offer flights from Chiang Rai Airport to Narathiwat Airport.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Rai Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs ฿140 - ฿180.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Rai to Pattani.
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  • Distance: 1458.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between Chiang Rai, Thailand and Pattani, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Chiang Rai to Pattani via Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Station, and Pattani Bus Station in around 28h 24m.

Airlines
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Narathiwat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿4200
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿3200
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿2600
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿2600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿3500
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿1800
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 Junction
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿440 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Pattani
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿280 - ฿1900
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿280 - ฿350
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1100
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿500 - ฿750
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1400 - ฿1900
Bus operators
Mini Bus
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Station to Pattani Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿100
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿950
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
sombattour.com
Star
฿594
Super
฿680
Supreme
฿938
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿758
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Siam Lane Tour (Siam Dernrod)
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Pattani Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿848
Schedules at
12go.asia
Piya Chai Patthana
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Rai to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1644
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿260 - ฿370
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Other operators
Taxi from Narathiwat to Pattani
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿1100

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