There are 7 ways to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3

$19

6 alternative options

Train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Pathom to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai

$29 - $108

Drive  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai 434.9 miles

$60 - $90

Mini Van to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX

$31 - $119

Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

$37 - $131

Mini Van to Don Muang, fly to Lampang, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Lampang (LPT) DMK - LPT
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$39 - $200

Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Lampang (LPT) BKK - LPT
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$56 - $242

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿619 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿1000 - ฿4000 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between Kanchanaburi and Chiang Mai is 536 km. The road distance is 695.9 km.

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The bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3 takes 12 h including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kanchanaburi and arriving at Chiang Mai Terminal 3. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Kanchanaburi and arriving at Chiang Mai via Nakhon Pathom and Hua Lamphong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 33 min.

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What companies run services between Kanchanaburi, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Sasanan Transportation operates a bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 12 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai via Nakhon Phathom, Nakhon Pathom, and Hua Lamphong in around 15 h 33 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
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
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 Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Nakhon Pathom to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
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
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
Kwan Chee Vee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
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
$3 - $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

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