There are 9 ways to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai by train, plane, bus, night train 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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Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Hin to Bang Sue
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

$42 - $158

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$18 - $35

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Train to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Mai  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Hin to Bang Sue
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX

$42 - $171

Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Hin to Bang Sue
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Lampang (LPT) BKK - LPT
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$61 - $269

Train to Don Muang, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Hin to Bang Sue
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Lampang (LPT) DMK - LPT
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$50 - $252

Train  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong 42 Yala - Hua Lamphong - Class III AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

$22 - $83

Mini Van, bus  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Hua Hin to Victory Monument
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal to Chiang Mai

$25 - $29

Train, night train  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong 42 Yala - Hua Lamphong - Class III AC / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 9 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$22 - $83

Drive  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai 549 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿1100 and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to train and fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿5500 and takes 7 h 8 min.

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The distance between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai is 699 km. The road distance is 878.4 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hua Hin and arriving at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Hua Hin and arriving at Chiang Mai via Hua Lamphong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 437.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

What companies run services between Hua Hin, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Sombat Tour operates a bus from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai via Hua Lamphong in around 15 h 35 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
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
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
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 Hua Hin to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
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 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
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 Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $31
Mini Van
Bus from Hua Hin to Victory Monument
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8

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