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

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Fly to Chiang Mai  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Siem Reap (REP) to Chiang Mai (CNX) REP - CNX

$88 - $439

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Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  20 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  2. Take the bus from Rongkleu Market - Poipet to Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 638
  3. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai 876

$22 - $36

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Fly to Lampang, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Siem Reap (REP) to Lampang (LPT) REP - LPT
  2. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

$142 - $450

Bus The Transport Company  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai

$25 - $48

Bus, train  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

$24 - $74

Bus, Minivan, train  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  2. Take the Minivan from Poipet to Ayuthaya
  3. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

$34 - $71

Bus, train via Amphoe Aranyaprathet  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  2. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai

$30 - $94

Drive  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai 625.2 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs $22 - $40 and takes 20 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai is to fly which costs $85 - $440 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Siem Reap and arriving at Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 4 min.

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The distance between Siem Reap and Chiang Mai is 797 km. The road distance is 1000.3 km.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 4 min and costs $25 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Siem Reap to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Siem Reap station.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $85 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $50 and takes 17 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Siem Reap Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Siem Reap to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Map of how to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 498.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

What companies run services between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and six other airlines fly from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 17 h 4 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Siem Reap to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,700
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 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)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $35
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 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Rongkleu Market - Poipet to Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Greenbus Thailand
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
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Em Samang Express
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Poipet to Ayuthaya
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bookmebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Siem Reap to Chiang Mai is 1000 km. It takes approximately 14 h 28 min to drive from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai.

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China Southern Airlines, SilkAir, Bangkok Airways and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Siem Reap Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 1928+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Siem Reap Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $7 - $9.

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