Directions from Penang to Chiang Mai

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Recommended option

Fly Penang to Chiang Mai  •  4 h 44 min

  1. PEN - CNX

$78 - $289

Cheapest option

Car ferry, KTM Komuter to Hat Yai, fly to Chiang Mai  •  8 h

  1. HDY - CNX

$45 - $153

6 alternative options

Fly Penang to Lampang, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. PEN - LPT

$78 - $180

Mini Van, bus The Transport Company  •  30 h 4 min

$57 - $81

Car ferry, KTM Komuter, train  •  31 h 57 min

$48 - $155

Car ferry, KTM Komuter, train, night train  •  34 h 2 min

$48 - $155

Mini Van, bus Greenbus Thailand  •  39 h 47 min

  1. 779

$67 - $89

Drive  •  25 h 25 min

  1. 1142.8 miles

$160 - $240

What companies run services between Penang, Malaysia and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile and eight other airlines fly from Penang to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Penang to Chiang Mai via Penang, Hat Yai, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 30 h 4 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Flights from Penang to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai via Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Penang to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Flights from Penang to Lampang via Hat Yai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Flights from Penang to Lampang via Kuala Lumpur, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Penang to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Penang to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Penang to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $100
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Chiang Mai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Penang to Chiang Mai via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Penang to Chiang Mai via Singapore
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Seat)
$15 - $21
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
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)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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
New Asian Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Phuket Bus Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Penang Port
Website
penangport.com.my
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
penangport.com.my

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Penang and Chiang Mai is 1502 km. The road distance is 1828 km.

The cheapest way to get from Penang to Chiang Mai is to Mini Van and bus which costs RM 220 - RM 330 and takes 30 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Penang to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs RM 310 - RM 1200.

It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Penang to Chiang Mai, including transfers.