Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Bangkok (BKK)

Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Bangkok (BKK)

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Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok Schedule

Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord SUV 4pax Any time$ 462.95
Transport Co VIP 31 07:30 - 19:23$ 16.71
Thai Railways Class II AC 08:50 - 19:25$ 26.77
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343611:00 - 12:15$ 45.44
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD344812:50 - 14:00฿ 1,559
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 15:30 - 05:25$ 31.95
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10716:05 - 17:25฿ 896
Nok Air Economy #DD00918:10 - 19:15$ 41.19
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD410720:30 - 21:40฿ 1,467
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ11922:25 - 23:45฿ 775

Transportation from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok

Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Bangkok (BKK) Destination Reviews

Bus had some Issues with the engine. So the Bus had an overall delay of 2,5 hours.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Aug 16, 2022
Really not enough place for my legs. It's so dumb having so comfy seats with many functionnality and cannot use them because the seats are sized for 10 years old childrens A snack have been given but at the end of the travel, we were like 4:00 am what should i do with such snack this early? It should have been given at around 9:00PM when we were hungry because we waited midnight to stop at a station and eat But meal was a good one
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 15, 2022
The train was very good but if you buy it via 12gotoasia it is Much more expensive than the official page.
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 14, 2022
The staff was asking me to provide a ticket for my animal, where could I have gotten such ticket?
Train #52 Class 3 Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 9, 2022
This was our second overnight train. This car was old with no chargers or lights in the beds. One bed was broken so that it was two levels and there was no room to put luggage under the seats. The bathrooms were flooded and pretty unsavory. The squat toilet was the cleanest option. There was a woman who hopped on at a stop to sell excellent sausages and sticky rice though. That was splendid. Not sure how to make sure you don’t get a pre war train sleeper car.
Train #14 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 7, 2022
Very comfortable and luxurous ride. The only downside as a foreigner, they don't give any anouncements in english so you don't know what's going on.
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 4, 2022
What’s good about a 10 hour train ride?
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 4, 2022
Easy to reach the tickets. We were 4 People and we wanted to travel in 1st class and they made us a reservation for two communicated cabins for being the four together.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 4, 2022
The train was clean, comfortable and pleasant. The lack of food or a restaurant car was the only issue.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 3, 2022
Excellent and efficient service. We have used 12go Asia many times and are always impressed
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 2, 2022
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Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok

When you want to get from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 529.55. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 16.61.

How far is Chiang Mai Airport from Bangkok?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok. Your trip will be a total of 467 miles (751 km). The flying distance is 360 miles (578 km).

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok?

The travel time from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 14 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok?

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 16.61 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 529.55.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok:

  • Bus tickets - USD 17.00 to USD 26.00;
  • Train tickets - USD 27.00 to USD 52.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 42.00 to USD 165.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 426.00 to USD 530.00.

How many trips per day are there between Chiang Mai Airport and Bangkok?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok depart during the day - there are approximately 29 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 15 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:30. There are 13 available bus trips every day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Mai to Bangkok any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 42.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 426.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai Airport to Bangkok? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 44% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 40% decided to go for a bus.
  • 15% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other