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

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Taxi to Buri Ram, fly  •  4h 46m

  1. Take a taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
  2. Fly from Buri Ram (BFV) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BFV - CNX

฿3594 - ฿7553

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Train  •  17h 42m

  1. Take the train from Surin to Ayutthaya 136 Ubon Ratchathani - Hua Lamphong - Class II Fan / ...
  2. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

฿322 - ฿2814

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Train to Ubon, fly  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Surin to Ubon Ratchathani
  2. Fly from Ubon (UBP) to Chiang Mai (CNX) UBP - CNX

฿2214 - ฿6100

Bus  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Surin to Chiang Mai

฿650 - ฿800

Bus via Yasothon  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Surin to Yasothon 815 = Rayong
  2. Take the bus from Yasothon to Chiang Mai 874

฿751 - ฿1104

Drive  •  13h 9m

  1. Drive from Surin to Chiang Mai 859.8 km

฿2500 - ฿3700

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The cheapest way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿650 - ฿800 and takes 14h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to taxi and fly which costs ฿3500 - ฿8000 and takes 4h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surin and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Surin to Chiang Mai. However, there are services departing from Surin and arriving at Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 42m.

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The distance between Surin and Chiang Mai is 647 km. The road distance is 859.8 km.

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The best way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 14h 45m and costs ฿650 - ฿800.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Surin to Chiang Mai, including transfers.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Surin to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 647.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

Nakhonchai Air operates a bus from Surin to Chiang Mai twice daily. Tickets cost ฿650 - ฿800 and the journey takes 14h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Surin to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya in around 17h 42m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1600 - ฿7000
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2100 - ฿9000
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4200
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿8500
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4100 - ฿8000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surin to Ubon Ratchathani
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿70 - ฿1100
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿70 - ฿180
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿270 - ฿380
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿800 - ฿1100
Train from Surin to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿120 - ฿1300
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿120 - ฿220
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿600 - ฿850
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿330 - ฿450
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿950 - ฿1300
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
฿200 - ฿1600
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿200 - ฿290
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿420 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Bus operators
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Surin to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿800
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Surin to Yasothon
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿210
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Yasothon to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿900
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿1100

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The best way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to bus which takes 14h 45m and costs ฿650 - ฿800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿320 - ฿2900 and takes 17h 42m.

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There is no direct flight from Buri Ram Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Surin 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 Surin to Chiang Mai is 860 km. It takes approximately 13h 9m to drive from Surin to Chiang Mai.

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Thai AirAsia offers flights from Buri Ram Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2254+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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