There are 8 ways to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai by ferry, plane, bus, train, bus and ferry 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 to Chiang Mai  •  5 h 59 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

$165 - $479

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

6 alternative options

Ferry to Chumphon, fly to Chiang Mai  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Fly from Chumphon (CJM) to Chiang Mai (CNX) CJM - CNX

$183 - $234

Ferry to Surat Thani, fly to Chiang Mai  •  8 h 33 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

$76 - $273

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9 h 53 min

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

$180 - $390

Bus and ferry, bus  •  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

$56 - $70

Bus and ferry, night train  •  30 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
  2. Take the night train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai 13 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$48 - $100

Ferry, busferry, bus  •  30 h 32 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Ko Phangan
  2. Take the busferry from Ko Phangan to Hua Hin
  3. Take the bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$71 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿1800 - ฿2300 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 takes 5 h 59 min and costs ฿5000 - ฿16000.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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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 Chiang Mai Airport, then take the bus to Chiang Mai. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Chumphon, take the walk to Chumphon Lomprayah Pier, take the Private Transfer to Chumphon Airport, take the walk to Chumphon airport, fly to Chiang Mai, take the walk to Chiang Mai 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 41 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
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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
Flights from Koh Samui to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 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 Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Flights from Chumphon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 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
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
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 - $27
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)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Night train from Don Mueang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 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 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
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
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Tao Mae Had Pier to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.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
Bus and ferry from Ko Phangan to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.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
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
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 Chumphon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
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 Ko Phangan
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia

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