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There are 6 ways to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi  •  1h 10m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) BKK - CNX

฿650 - ฿4500

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Train  •  13h 11m

  1. Take the train from Lak Si to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...

฿270 - ฿1685

4 alternative options

Fly from Don Muang  •  3h 9m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) DMK - CNX

฿700 - ฿2300

Bus via Victory Monument  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

฿478 - ฿973

Bus  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal

฿550 - ฿950

Drive  •  9h 48m

  1. Drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) 702.9 km

฿1800 - ฿2700

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) → Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is 1422.

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The most affordable way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is to bus via Victory Monument, which costs ฿470 - ฿1000 and takes 11h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is to fly which costs ฿650 - ฿4500 and takes 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). However, there are services departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal and arriving at Chiang Mai International Airport via Victory Monument, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Nakhon Chai Air Chiang Mai and Maharaj Hospital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 42m.

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The distance between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is 595 km. The road distance is 702.9 km.

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The best way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) without a car is to bus via Victory Monument which takes 11h 42m and costs ฿470 - ฿1000.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is to fly which takes 1h 10m and costs ฿650 - ฿4500. Alternatively, you can bus via Victory Monument, which costs ฿470 - ฿1000 and takes 11h 42m, you could also train, which costs ฿270 - ฿1700 and takes 13h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) bus services, operated by Nakhonchai Air, arrive at Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX).
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  • Distance: 595.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand and Chiang Mai Airport (CNX), Thailand?

Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air and two other airlines fly from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) hourly. Alternatively, Nakhonchai Air operates a bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal 5 times a day. Tickets cost ฿500 - ฿850 and the journey takes 8h 50m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿4500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿7000
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2500
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2700
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai via Udon Thani
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2700
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿9500
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿3000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿8500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Lak Si to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿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)
฿210 - ฿300
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿440 - ฿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 Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿850
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿679
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿850
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
sombattour.com
Star
฿516
Super
฿595
Supreme
฿814
Bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿850
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
sombattour.com
Star
฿515
Super
฿594
Supreme
฿812
Lignite Tour
Phone
02-9362474
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿685
Schedules at
12go.asia

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is 703 km. It takes approximately 9h 48m to drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX).

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Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia, Thai Smile and Thai Vietjet Air offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Mai Airport.

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There are 3065+ hotels available in Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Don Muang Airport is to Airport free shuttle bus which takes 1h and costs .

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