There are 11 ways to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai by train, plane, ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  7 h 8 min

  1. BKK - CNX

$42 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

$19 - $35

9 alternative options

Ferry to Utapao, fly to Chiang Mai  •  5 h 50 min

  1. UTP - CNX

$74 - $176

Train to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Mai  •  7 h 16 min

  1. DMK - CNX

$42 - $173

Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. BKK - LPT

$62 - $270

Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Rai, bus  •  10 h 18 min

  1. BKK - CEI

$61 - $174

Train to Don Muang, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. DMK - LPT

$51 - $254

Train  •  15 h 35 min

  1. 42 Yala - Hua Lamphong - Class III AC / ...
  2. 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

$23 - $84

Mini Van, bus  •  17 h 48 min

$29

Train, night train  •  17 h 40 min

  1. 42 Yala - Hua Lamphong - Class III AC / ...
  2. 9 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$23 - $84

Drive  •  12 h 24 min

  1. 549 miles

$75 - $120

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 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
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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
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
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 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 Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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 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
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 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
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 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
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
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$30 - $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
$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
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
royalferrygroup.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

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

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

The quickest way to get from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is to ferry and fly which takes 5 h 50 min and costs ฿2300 - ฿6000.

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.

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.

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