There are 8 ways to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12 h

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

$19

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Mini Van, bus  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$21 - $31

Train  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Pathom to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue 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 31 min

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

$32 - $117

Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6 h 58 min

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

$38 - $130

Mini Van to Don Muang, fly to Lampang, bus  •  8 h 23 min

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

$40 - $196

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

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

$57 - $239

Questions & Answers

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 Bang Sue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 51 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 best way to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs .

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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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Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sasanan Transportation, depart from Kanchanaburi station.

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

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The best way to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai is to bus which takes 12 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sasanan Transportation, arrive at Chiang Mai Terminal 3 station.

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Map of how to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 334.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h

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 Bang Sue in around 14 h 51 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
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
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 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 Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
Train from Nakhon Pathom to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
55 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 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
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 New Van Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
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
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
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
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nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
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

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Kanchanaburi 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 Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai is 696 km. It takes approximately 10 h 5 min to drive from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai.

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Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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