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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Taxi, fly to Chiang Mai  •  5 h 8 min

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

$93 - $131

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Night bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Surin to Chiang Mai

$20 - $25

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Taxi, fly to Lampang, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  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 ลำปาง Lampang to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai

$77 - $260

Bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Surin to Nakhon Ratchasima
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

$22 - $23

Train  •  17 h 42 min

  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 / ...

$22 - $87

Drive  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Surin to Chiang Mai 536.6 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to night bus which costs ฿650 - ฿800 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai is to taxi and fly which costs ฿3000 - ฿4300 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Surin and arriving at Chiang Mai. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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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 17 h 42 min.

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The distance between Surin and Chiang Mai is 647 km. The road distance is 858.5 km.

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The best way to get from Surin to Chiang Mai without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 25 min and costs ฿710 - ฿750.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min 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 16 h 25 min and costs ฿710 - ฿750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿700 - ฿2900 and takes 17 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Surin to Chiang Mai.
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  • Distance: 404.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Surin to Chiang Mai via Nakhon Ratchasima in around 16 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Surin to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya in around 17 h 42 min.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Flights from Buri Ram to Lampang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Yangon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Krabi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Flights from Buri Ram to Chiang Mai via Don Muang, Khon Kaen
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surin to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
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 Surin to Nakhon Ratchasima
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Surin to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
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
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
Nakhonchai Tour
Website
nakhonchaitour.net
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
nakhonchaitour.net
Other operators
Taxi from Surin to Buri Ram
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20

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There is no direct flight from Buri Ram Airport to Chiang Mai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Surin to Chiang Mai bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Tour, arrive at Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal 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 859 km. It takes approximately 12 h 55 min to drive from Surin to Chiang Mai.

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Nok Air and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Buri Ram Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 2095+ hotels available in Chiang Mai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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