There are 5 ways to get from Patong to Chiang Mai by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly to Chiang Mai  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Chiang Mai (CNX) HKT - CNX

$83 - $249

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 46 min

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

$49 - $72

3 alternative options

Fly to Lampang, bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Lampang (LPT) HKT - LPT
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$84 - $202

Bus, train  •  27 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
  2. Take the train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai

$64 - $181

Drive  •  21 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Patong to Chiang Mai 956.1 miles

$130 - $200

What companies run services between Patong, Phuket Province, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Thai Smile, Thai AirAsia and five other airlines fly from Patong to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Patong to Chiang Mai once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 23 h 30 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Koh Samui, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Phuket to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Bus from Phuket to Ban Takhun
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$5
Super
$6
Supreme
$5 - $7

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Patong to Chiang Mai?

The distance between Patong and Chiang Mai is 1214 km. The road distance is 1530 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Patong to Chiang Mai?

The cheapest way to get from Patong to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿1500 - ฿2300 and takes 23 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Patong to Chiang Mai?

The quickest way to get from Patong to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 3 h 10 min and costs ฿2500 - ฿8000.

How long does it take to get from Patong to Chiang Mai?

It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Patong to Chiang Mai, including transfers.