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There are 8 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Chiang Mai  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Siem Reap (REP) CNX - REP

$88 - $440

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Train, bus  •  18h 50m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap

$23 - $72

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Bus to Lampang, fly  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
  2. Fly from Lampang (LPT) to Siem Reap (REP) LPT - REP

$143 - $449

Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap

$25 - $46

Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  21h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok 874 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet 638
  3. Take the bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express

$25 - $38

Train, bus via Aranyaprathet  •  21h 21m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express

$34 - $98

Train, bus #2  •  24h 38m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express

$39 - $75

Drive  •  14h 29m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap 626 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap is to bus which costs ฿800 - ฿1300 and takes 21h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap is to fly which costs ฿2800 - ฿15000 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap. However, there are services departing from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal and arriving at Siem Reap via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 26m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Siem Reap is 797 km. The road distance is 1001.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap without a car is to bus which takes 18h 26m and costs ฿800 - ฿1600.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap, including transfers.

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Chiang Mai to Siem Reap bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs ฿2800 - ฿15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿800 - ฿1600 and takes 18h 26m.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Siem Reap Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai to Siem Reap bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Siem Reap station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap.
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  • Distance: 498.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and eight other airlines fly from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 18h 26m.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap via Krabi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Lampang to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Flights from Lampang to Siem Reap via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap via Kunming
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
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 Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to ลำปาง Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$5
Supreme
$3 - $4
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11h
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 Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Diamond Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
12go.asia
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Siam First
Phone
02-9543601-7 Press 1
Email
info@siamfirst.co.th
Website
siamfirst.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
siamfirst.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Khaosan Road Travel Mart Office to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Siem Reap is 1002 km. It takes approximately 14h 29m to drive from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap.

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Vietnam Airlines, Thai Smile, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Siem Reap Airport.

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There are 828+ hotels available in Siem Reap. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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