There are 8 ways to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Don Muang to Chiang Mai  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX

$25 - $110

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Train  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai 109 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$13 - $50

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Fly Don Muang to Lampang, bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Lampang (LPT) DMK - LPT
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$34 - $191

Public Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the Public Van from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

$31 - $122

Bus Sombat Tour  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chiang Mai

$14 - $28

Bus Thai Sriram Tour  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Khao San Road to Chiang Mai Old City

$22 - $24

Night train  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the night train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai 9 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$13 - $50

Drive  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai 417.1 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿720 - ฿770 and takes 11 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ฿800 - ฿3500 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Donmueang and arriving at วัดหม้อคำตวง Mo Kham Tuang Temple via Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 and ศาลแขวงเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai District Court. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Don Mueang and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 32 min.

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The distance between Don Muang Airport (DMK) and Chiang Mai is 569 km. The road distance is 667.4 km.

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The best way to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 22 min and costs ฿460 - ฿950.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 station.

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Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Don Mueang station.

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The best way to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 1 h 35 min and costs ฿800 - ฿3500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿460 - ฿950 and takes 11 h 22 min, you could also train, which costs ฿430 - ฿1600 and takes 13 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Map of how to get from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 355.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Don Muang Airport (DMK), Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Thai Lion Mentari, Thai AirAsia and Nok Air fly from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, Sombat Tour operates a bus from Don Muang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Mai hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $27 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Greenbus Thailand
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$15
Super
$18
Supreme
$22 - $25
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Bangkok Don Muang Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Khao San Road to Chiang Mai Old City
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easybook.com

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