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

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Fly from Utapao  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Utapao (UTP) to Chiang Mai (CNX) UTP - CNX

$44 - $146

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Bus Nakhonchai Air  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Chiang Mai

$18 - $25

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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

$35 - $125

Bus to Don Muang, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX

$31 - $116

Bus Sombat Tour  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Ekkamai
  2. Take the bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chiang Mai

$20 - $34

Train  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong 284 Yanasangvararam - Hua Lamphong - Class III Fan / ...
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

$22 - $81

Train, night train  •  18 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong 284 Yanasangvararam - Hua Lamphong - Class III Fan / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai 9 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$22 - $81

Drive  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Chiang Mai 510 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿800 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿4800 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pattaya and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pattaya to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Pattaya and arriving at Chiang Mai via Hua Lamphong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 5 min.

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The distance between Pattaya and Chiang Mai is 682 km. The road distance is 815.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 40 min and costs ฿600 - ฿800.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Pattaya to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Pattaya station.

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

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 2 h 6 min and costs ฿1400 - ฿4800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿600 - ฿800 and takes 11 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs ฿700 - ฿2700 and takes 16 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 426.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari fly from Pattaya to Chiang Mai 4 times a day. Alternatively, Nakhonchai Air operates a bus from Pattaya to Chiang Mai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $80
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Roong Reuang Coach
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Ekkamai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Pattaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$15
Super
$17
Supreme
$22 - $24

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The quickest flight from Utapao Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Pattaya to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Pattaya 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 Pattaya to Chiang Mai is 816 km. It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to drive from Pattaya to Chiang Mai.

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Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Mentari offer flights from Utapao Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2030+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Utapao Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs ฿410 - ฿500.

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