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There are 10 ways to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai by ferry, plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Ferry to Utapao, fly to Chiang Mai  •  5 h 17 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

$74 - $176

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Bus  •  12 h 30 min

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

$19 - $35

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Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6 h 36 min

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

$42 - $158

Train to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6 h 43 min

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

$42 - $172

Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 9 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 ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai

$61 - $267

Train to Don Muang, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 6 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 ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai

$50 - $251

Train  •  14 h 55 min

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

$22 - $83

Mini Van, bus  •  17 h 24 min

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

$27

Train, night train  •  18 h 3 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

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The cheapest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to Mini Van and bus which costs ฿892 and takes 17 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to ferry and fly which costs ฿2400 - ฿6000 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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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 Bang Sue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 55 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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The best way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs ฿600 - ฿1100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Hua Hin to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Hua Hin station.

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Hua Hin to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Hua Hin station.

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The best way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs ฿600 - ฿1100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿700 - ฿2800 and takes 14 h 55 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: 5 h 17 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 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai via Bang Sue in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
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
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 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 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
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 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
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
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
J K P Transport Co
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hua Hin to Kanchanaburi
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Royal Passenger Liner
Website
royalferrygroup.com
Ferry from Khao Takiab Pier Hua Hin to Bali Hai Pier Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
Book at
12go.asia

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The quickest flight from Utapao Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Hua Hin to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Hua Hin to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is 878 km. It takes approximately 12 h 24 min to drive from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai.

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Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari offer flights from Utapao Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2030+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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