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

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Fly from Krabi  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Chiang Mai (CNX) KBV - CNX

฿1419 - ฿3919

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Minivan, train  •  29h 23m

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi to Surat Thani
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai

฿670 - ฿3370

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Minivan to Phuket, fly  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Old Bus Station
  2. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Chiang Mai (CNX) HKT - CNX

฿2160 - ฿4790

Bus  •  21h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Krabi Bus Station to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

฿977 - ฿1682

Taxi, train  •  23h 8m

  1. Take a taxi from Krabi to Ban Song
  2. Take the train from Ban Song to Bang Sue Junction
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Chiang Mai

฿1665 - ฿4683

Bus, train  •  23h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Krabi Bus Station to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

฿806 - ฿2494

Minivan, bus  •  28h 57m

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  2. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Chiang Mai 779

฿1800 - ฿2500

Drive  •  20h 35m

  1. Drive from Krabi to Chiang Mai 1455.4 km

฿3800 - ฿6000

Krabi to Chiang Mai by bus

The bus journey time between Krabi and Chiang Mai is around 23h 10m and covers a distance of around 1456 km. The fastest bus normally takes 22h 39m. Operated by The Transport Company, Nakhonchai Air, Bangkok Busline and others, the Krabi to Chiang Mai bus service departs from Krabi Bus Station and arrives in Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
23h 10m
Fastest bus time:
22h 39m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
฿977
Carbon emissions:
181 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
17:01
Last bus departs at:
17:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Krabi to Chiang Mai bus schedules

Krabi → Chiang Mai
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chiang Mai is 1422.

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The social distance requirement in Chiang Mai is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿950 - ฿1700 and takes 21h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿4000 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Krabi station to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Krabi Bus Station and arriving at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 35m.

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It is 1192 km from Krabi to Chiang Mai. It is approximately 1455.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 21h 35m and costs ฿950 - ฿1700.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Krabi to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Krabi Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 3h 26m and costs ฿1400 - ฿4000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿950 - ฿1700 and takes 21h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Krabi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Krabi to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, arrive at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 1191.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 26m

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

Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai Smile fly from Krabi to Chiang Mai 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 21h 35m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿4200
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿9500
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿9500
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿9500
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2100 - ฿6000
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2200 - ฿6500
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿10000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿12000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿5500
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿8000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Ban Song to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿200 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿200 - ฿290
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿430 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿440 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
12h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿1500
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿190 - ฿280
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿410 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿440 - ฿650
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Bus operators
minivan
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Old Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿450
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿850
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿410 - ฿750
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿850
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿679
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿850
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
sombattour.com
Star
฿516
Super
฿595
Supreme
฿814
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿685
Schedules at
12go.asia
Hat Yai World Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Krabi Bus Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿400
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿2100
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Krabi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Krabi to Ban Song
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿1500
Krabi Taxi
Phone
+66 99 492 7829
Website
krabitaxi.com
Krabi Cab
Phone
+66 089 289 6233
Website
krabicab.com
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Krabi to Chiang Mai is 1455 km. It takes approximately 20h 35m to drive from Krabi to Chiang Mai.

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Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai Smile offer flights from Krabi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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The best way to get from Krabi to Krabi Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs ฿100.

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