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There are 9 ways to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai by bus, plane, ferry, train, night train or car

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Recommended option

Bus to Bangkok, fly to Chiang Mai  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Hua Hin to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

$37 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

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

$19 - $35

7 alternative options

Ferry to Utapao, fly to Chiang Mai  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the ferry from Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya
  2. Fly from Utapao (UTP) to Chiang Mai (CNX) UTP - CNX

$77 - $180

Train to Bangkok Don Muang, fly to Chiang Mai  •  7 h 31 min

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

$39 - $130

Bus to Bangkok, fly to Lampang, bus  •  8 h 22 min

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

$59 - $243

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 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC

$33 - $48

Mini Van, bus  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi
  2. Take the bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3

$30

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 / ...

$33 - $48

Drive  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai 549 miles

$75 - $120

Map of how to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 437.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 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 $19 - $35 and the journey takes 12 hours 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai via Hua Lamphong in around 15 hours 35 minutes.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Bangkok to Lampang
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Bangkok Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bangkok to Lampang
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Bangkok Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Bangkok Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Bangkok Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 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
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong
Avg. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus
Website
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Bus from Hua Hin to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
suvarnabhumiairport.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Avg. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$30 - $33
J K P Transport Co
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi
Avg. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
Avg. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Royal Passenger Liner
Website
royalferrygroup.com
Ferry from Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
Book at
12go.asia

How far is it from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai?

The distance between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai is 699 km. The road distance is 878 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai?

The cheapest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿900 and takes 12 hours 30 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai?

The quickest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to ferry and fly which takes 5 hours 47 minutes and costs ฿3500.

Is there a direct train between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai?

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 hours 35 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Hua Hin and Chiang Mai?

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 hours 30 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai?

It takes approximately 5 hours 58 minutes to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai, including transfers.