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There are 7 ways to get from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Mai  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Pak Chong to Don Mueang
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX

฿795 - ฿3353

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Train  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the train from Pak Chong to Ayutthaya 72 Sikhoraphum - Hua Lamphong - Class III AC / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

฿263 - ฿2587

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Train to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Pak Chong to Don Mueang
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

฿935 - ฿5758

Train to Don Muang, fly to Lampang, bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Pak Chong to Don Mueang
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Lampang (LPT) DMK - LPT
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

฿1740 - ฿3213

Minivan, bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the minivan from Pak Chong to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

฿660 - ฿1100

Bus  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Pak Chong to Nakhon Ratchasima
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

Drive  •  9h 45m

  1. Drive from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai 638.7 km

฿1600 - ฿2500

Pak Chong to Chiang Mai by train

The train journey time between Pak Chong and Chiang Mai is around 16h 6m and covers a distance of around 791 km. The fastest train normally takes 15h 5m. Services are operated by State Railway of Thailand. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Pak Chong to Chiang Mai train schedules

Pak Chong → Chiang Mai
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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai is to minivan and bus, which costs ฿650 - ฿1100 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai is to train and fly which costs ฿750 - ฿3400 and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Pak Chong and arriving at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Pak Chong and arriving at Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 32m.

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The distance between Pak Chong and Chiang Mai is 523 km. The road distance is 638.7 km.

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The best way to get from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai without a car is to train which takes 12h 32m and costs ฿260 - ฿2600.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Pak Chong to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Pakchong Carrent 2009, depart from Pak Chong station.

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Pak Chong to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, depart from Pak Chong station.

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The best way to get from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai is to train which takes 12h 32m and costs ฿260 - ฿2600. Alternatively, you can minivan and bus, which costs ฿650 - ฿1100 and takes 12h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 522.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between Pak Chong, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

You can take a train from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya in around 12h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 12h 35m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2500
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿7000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿4500
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2700
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2700
Flights from Don Muang to Lampang
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿2100
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿9500
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿3000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿8500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Pak Chong to Don Mueang
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿75 - ฿1100
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)
฿75 - ฿180
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿270 - ฿380
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿800 - ฿1100
Train from Pak Chong to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿60 - ฿1000
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)
฿60 - ฿170
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿260 - ฿360
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1000
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
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)
฿420 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
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
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
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
Pakchong Carrent 2009
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Pak Chong to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
12go.asia
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
Prakit Yon
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Pak Chong to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Tour
Phone
044-2615555
Website
nakhonchaitour.net
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿571
Schedules at
nakhonchaitour.net

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Pak Chong to Chiang Mai train services, operated by State Railway of Thailand, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pak Chong to Chiang Mai is 639 km. It takes approximately 9h 45m to drive from Pak Chong to Chiang Mai.

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Thai Lion Mentari, Thai AirAsia and Nok Air offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 3066+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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