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

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Taxi to Buri Ram, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6h 15m

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

฿2593 - ฿6552

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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 / ...

฿326 - ฿2829

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Train to Ubon, fly to Chiang Mai  •  6h 10m

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

฿1214 - ฿6100

Taxi to Buri Ram, fly to Lampang, bus  •  9h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
  2. Fly from Buri Ram (BFV) to Lampang (LPT) BFV - LPT
  3. Take the bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai

฿2138 - ฿4812

Bus  •  13h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Surin to Chiang Mai

฿600 - ฿800

Bus via Yasothon  •  16h 35m

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

฿750 - ฿1104

Drive  •  13h 15m

  1. Drive from Surin to Chiang Mai 862.8 km

฿2200 - ฿3300

Surin → Chiang Mai
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The cheapest way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to bus which costs ฿600 - ฿800 and takes 13h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to train and fly which costs ฿1200 - ฿6500 and takes 6h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Surin and arriving at Chiang Mai. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 39m.

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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 862.8 km.

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The best way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 13h 39m and costs ฿600 - ฿800.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m 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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The best way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to bus which takes 13h 39m and costs ฿600 - ฿800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿320 - ฿2900 and takes 17h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Surin to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 647.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

Nakhonchai Air operates a bus from Surin to Chiang Mai once daily. Tickets cost ฿600 - ฿800 and the journey takes 13h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Surin to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya in around 17h 42m.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿5500
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2000 - ฿7000
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿6500
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿5500
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿7500
Flights from Buri Ram to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿3500
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿8000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Ubon to Chiang Mai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿6000
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
Frequency
Hourly
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 - ฿460
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿950 - ฿1300
Train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 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
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Lampang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿75 - ฿110
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Bus from Yasothon to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿900
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
easybook.com
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Lampang Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿130 - ฿170
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Surin to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿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
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿1100
Pongsak Taxi Service Surin
Phone
+66 81 804 3651

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There is no direct flight from Buri Ram Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m 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 863 km. It takes approximately 13h 15m to drive from Surin to Chiang Mai.

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Nok Air offers flights from Buri Ram Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 3066+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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