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There are 6 ways to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai by bus, train, night bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai 876

$12 - $14

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Train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Nong Tom to Chiang Mai 51 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II Sleeper AC / ...

$29 - $62

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the night bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai

$12 - $14

Taxi  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai 189.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai 189.4 miles

$26 - $40

Bus, fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok
  2. Fly from Phitsanulok (PHS) to Chiang Mai (CNX) PHS - CNX

$54 - $141

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The cheapest way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿390 - ฿470 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai is to taxi which costs ฿3300 - ฿4000 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Sukhothai and arriving at Chiang Mai via Phitsanulok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Sukhothai and Chiang Mai is 217 km. The road distance is 303 km.

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The best way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs ฿390 - ฿470.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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Sukhothai to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, depart from Sukhothai station.

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The best way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs ฿390 - ฿470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿900 - ฿2100 and takes 8 h.

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There is no direct flight from Phitsanulok Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Sukhothai to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Map of how to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai via Phitsanulok in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h 2 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Bus operators
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
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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
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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Yes, the driving distance between Sukhothai to Chiang Mai is 303 km. It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai.

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Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Phitsanulok 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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