There are 7 ways to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai by ferry, plane, bus and ferry, bus, train or night train

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

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
  2. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Chiang Mai (CNX) USM - CNX

$164 - $478

Cheapest option

Ferry, train  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Take the train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai

$43 - $116

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Ferry to Surat Thani, fly  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Chiang Mai (CNX) URT - CNX

$75 - $272

Bus and ferry, bus Sombat Tour  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin Catamaran
  2. Take the bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

Bus and ferry, train  •  22 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San Catamaran
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

$61 - $99

Bus and ferry, bus Thai Sriram Tour  •  26 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
  2. Take the bus from Khao San Road to Chiang Mai Old City

$57 - $58

Bus and ferry, train, night train  •  25 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
  2. Take the train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿1830 - ฿1880 and takes 26 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai is to ferry and fly which costs ฿5000 - ฿16000 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Koh Tao and Chiang Mai is 971 km.

The best way to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 20 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Koh Samui Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Koh Samui Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1928+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 606.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

What companies run services between Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai. However, you can take the taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, take the walk to Koh Samui airport, fly to Chiang Mai, take the walk to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, then take the bus to Chiang Mai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, take the walk to Surathani Talad Kaset, take the bus to Surat Thani Airport, take the walk to Surat Thani airport, fly to Chiang Mai, take the walk to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, then take the bus to Chiang Mai.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
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
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
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Khao San Road to Chiang Mai Old City
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia

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