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

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Fly to Chiang Mai  •  3 h 45 min

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

$88 - $439

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Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  21 h 4 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

$24 - $38

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Fly to Lampang, bus  •  6 h 43 min

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

$142 - $448

Bus Sombat Tour  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  2. Take the bus from Rongkleu Market Aranyaprathet to Bangkok Mochit 921 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$31 - $41

Bus, train  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  2. Take the bus from Rongkleu Market Aranyaprathet to Bangkok Mochit 921 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai

$30 - $67

Bus, minivan, train  •  21 h 9 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

$35 - $73

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 $30 - $45 and takes 15 h 48 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 3 h 45 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 Virak Buntham Express and arriving at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal via Rongkleu Market Aranyaprathet and Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 48 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 15 h 48 min and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Siem Reap to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Virak Buntham, depart from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express station.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $85 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 15 h 48 min.

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There is no direct flight from Siem Reap Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Siem Reap to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal 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: 3 h 45 min

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

Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia and five other airlines fly from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Poipet, Rongkleu Market Aranyaprathet, and Bangkok Mochit in around 15 h 48 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Siem Reap to Lampang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Phuket, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
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
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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
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
$16 - $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
10 h 15 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
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
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 Bangkok Mochit to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$16
Super
$18
Supreme
$23 - $25
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Air Aran Pathana
Phone
037 247 574
Email
airaran@hotmail.com
Website
airaran.co.th
Bus from Rongkleu Market Aranyaprathet to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
airaran.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Em Samang Express
Phone
094 340 6614
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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Thai Smile, AirAsia, Hong Kong Express and three other airlines offer flights from Siem Reap Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2135+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $17 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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