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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Surin by plane, taxi, train, bus, night 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.

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Fly to Buri Ram, taxi  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Buri Ram (BFV) CEI - BFV
  2. Take a taxi from Buri Ram to Surin

฿2650 - ฿5618

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Night bus  •  15h 12m

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Rai to Surin

฿700 - ฿900

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Fly to Ubon, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Ubon (UBP) CEI - UBP
  2. Take the train from Ubon Ratchathani to Surin

฿2300 - ฿5478

Bus, train  •  21h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai 166 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
  3. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Surin

฿930 - ฿3300

Drive  •  14h 13m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Surin 584.2 miles

฿2700 - ฿3900

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Surin is to night bus which costs ฿700 - ฿900 and takes 15h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Surin is to fly and taxi which costs ฿2600 - ฿6000 and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Chiang Rai and arriving at Surin. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 12m.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Surin is 681 km. The road distance is 934.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Surin without a car is to bus and train which takes 21h 36m and costs ฿900 - ฿3300.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Chiang Rai to Surin, including transfers.

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Chiang Rai to Surin bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Chiang Rai station.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Rai Airport to Buri Ram Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Chiang Rai to Surin bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, arrive at Surin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Surin is 935 km. It takes approximately 14h 13m to drive from Chiang Rai to Surin.

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  • Distance: 425.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

There is no direct connection from Chiang Rai to Surin. However, you can take the taxi to Chiang Rai airport, fly to Buri Ram, then take the taxi to Surin. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Chiang Rai airport, fly to Ubon, take the taxi to Ubon Ratchathani, then take the train to Surin.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Buri Ram via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿5500
Flights from Chiang Rai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿5500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Buri Ram via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿4400
Flights from Chiang Rai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2100 - ฿6000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Ubon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1800 - ฿4100
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Ubon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2800 - ฿10000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Ubon Ratchathani to Surin
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿280 - ฿1100
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
฿80 - ฿180
2nd Class (Seat)
฿280 - ฿390
2nd Class (Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
1st Class (Berth)
฿800 - ฿1100
Train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿420 - ฿1600
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
฿200 - ฿290
2nd Class (Seat)
฿420 - ฿600
2nd Class (Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
1st Class (Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1600
Train from Ayutthaya to Surin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿330 - ฿1300
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
฿120 - ฿220
2nd Class (Seat)
฿330 - ฿460
2nd Class (Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
1st Class (Berth)
฿900 - ฿1300
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Other operators
Taxi from Buri Ram to Surin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿1100

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Thai Lion Mentari, Thai AirAsia and Nok Air offer flights from Chiang Rai Airport to Buri Ram Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Surin. Prices start at ฿500 per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Rai Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs ฿100 - ฿120.

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