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There are 8 ways to get from London to Chiang Mai by plane, bus or train

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Fly London Heathrow to Chiang Mai

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

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Fly London Heathrow to Nan, bus

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nan (NNT)
  2. Take the bus from Nan to Chiang Mai

Fly London City to Chiang Mai

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

Fly London Heathrow to Lampang, bus

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lampang (LPT)
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Chiang Mai

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

Fly London Heathrow to Chiang Rai, bus

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Chiang Rai (CEI)
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Train to London Luton, fly to Chiang Mai

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

Fly London Heathrow to Sukhothai, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sukhothai (THS)
  2. Take the train from Phichai to Chiang Mai
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International entry into Thailand from United Kingdom

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Conditions of entry into Thailand from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Thailand

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chiang Mai is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Chiang Mai is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Thailand is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Chiang Mai is to fly and bus which costs £480 - £1,200 and takes 26h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs £490 - £850 and takes 16h 40m.

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It is approximately 8992 km to get from London to Chiang Mai.

It takes approximately 16h 40m to get from London to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 5m and has one stopover.

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Chiang Mai is 6h ahead of London. It is currently 7:51 AM in London and 1:51 PM in Chiang Mai.

EVA Air, Thai Smile, Singapore Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1082+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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Map of how to get from London to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 8991.5 km
  • Duration: 16h 40m

What companies run services between London, England and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and 21 other airlines fly from London Paddington to Chiang Mai hourly.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿80000
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi, Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿80000
Flights from London City to Chiang Mai via Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿26000 - ฿65000
Flights from London Heathrow to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿24000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Lampang via Copenhagen, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿25000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿25000 - ฿65000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Copenhagen, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿27000 - ฿70000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Stockholm, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿27000 - ฿70000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Noi Bai International, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿24000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Rai via Copenhagen, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿24000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Copenhagen, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Delhi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿70000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Manama, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿19000 - ฿47000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
฿28000 - ฿70000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿75000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿75000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿30000 - ฿75000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Munich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿75000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿55000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Copenhagen, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿55000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from London City to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
฿25000 - ฿100000
Flights from London City to Chiang Mai via Zurich, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿26000 - ฿95000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿35000 - ฿75000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Noi Bai International, Danang
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Dubai, Phuket
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿95000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿20000 - ฿55000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Noi Bai International, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Dubai, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿31000 - ฿95000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿95000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Abu Dhabi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿19000 - ฿65000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
฿29000 - ฿120000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from London City to Chiang Mai via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
฿24000 - ฿90000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Istanbul, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿24000 - ฿80000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿110000
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Rai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿95000
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Rai via Zurich, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿85000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Mai via Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿19000 - ฿90000
Flights from London Heathrow to Lampang via Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿100000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿110000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿50000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Doha, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿19000 - ฿90000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿39000 - ฿100000
Flights from London City to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
฿25000 - ฿100000
Flights from London Heathrow to Lampang via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿24000 - ฿95000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿50000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿85000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lampang via Dubai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿27000 - ฿85000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Dubai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿30000 - ฿90000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿50000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Dubai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿24000 - ฿75000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Copenhagen, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿27000 - ฿70000
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Noi Bai International, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
฿22000 - ฿60000
Flights from London Heathrow to Nan via Manama, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿19000 - ฿47000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Amsterdam Schiphol, Vienna, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿28000 - ฿100000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Vienna, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿29000 - ฿100000
Flights from London Luton to Chiang Mai via Geneva, Vienna, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿29000 - ฿100000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Mai via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿20000 - ฿70000
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lampang via Manama, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿20000 - ฿50000
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿50000
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿23000 - ฿70000
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from London City to Chiang Mai via Frankfurt, Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿26000 - ฿95000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
31h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
฿35000 - ฿75000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Sukhothai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿21000 - ฿50000
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿700
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
฿550 - ฿700
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿950
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
฿290 - ฿800
Off-Peak Single
฿480 - ฿700
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
฿650 - ฿950
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Phichai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿110 - ฿1200
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
฿110 - ฿210
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿310 - ฿430
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿900 - ฿1200
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿75 - ฿110
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿130 - ฿170
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿260 - ฿370
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Nan to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿300 - ฿480
Book at
12go.asia

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