There are 6 ways to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly  •  3h 36m

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

฿1419 - ฿4319

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Minivan, train  •  24h 45m

  1. Take the minivan from Krabi to Surat Thani
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Bang Sue Junction
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Chiang Mai

฿670 - ฿3370

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Bus  •  23h 30m

  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

฿1047 - ฿1683

Taxi, train  •  26h 41m

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

฿1736 - ฿4755

Minivan, bus  •  28h 32m

  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 39m

  1. Drive from Krabi to Chiang Mai 1455.8 km

฿4000 - ฿6000

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The cheapest way to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1700 and takes 23h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿4400 and takes 3h 36m.

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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 23h 30m.

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The distance between Krabi and Chiang Mai is 1192 km. The road distance is 1455.8 km.

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The best way to get from Krabi to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 23h 30m and costs ฿1000 - ฿1700.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m 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 36m and costs ฿1400 - ฿4400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿1000 - ฿1700 and takes 23h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Krabi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Krabi to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, 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 36m

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

Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and four other airlines fly from Krabi to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 23h 30m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿6000
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿6000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿9500
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿6000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿11000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿7500
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿11000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
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 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 Thanpho to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Every 4 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 - ฿290
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿430 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Bus operators
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
13h 40m
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿480 - ฿750
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿850
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿516
Super
฿595
Supreme
฿814
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
9h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿650
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
฿600
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
฿676
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Krabi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book 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 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿2100
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Other operators
Taxi from Krabi to Thanpho
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿1600
Krabi Taxi
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 1456 km. It takes approximately 20h 39m to drive from Krabi to Chiang Mai.

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Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air, Thai Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Krabi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1860+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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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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