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There are 6 ways to get from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai by ferry, plane, train, bus and ferry, bus 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 27 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  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Take the train from Chumphon to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai

$43 - $116

4 alternative options

Ferry to Surat Thani, fly  •  8 h

  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

Bus and ferry, bus Sombat Tour  •  21 h 3 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, bus Nakhonchai Air  •  27 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal to Chiang Mai

$52 - $57

Bus and ferry, train, night train  •  25 h 39 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 ฿1600 - ฿1900 and takes 27 h 22 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 27 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 21 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 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, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Koh Samui Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2117+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $17 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 27 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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Surat Thani to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 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 56 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 11 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chumphon to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 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
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
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 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 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
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
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
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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