Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok

Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok

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Transportation from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok

Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok Destination Reviews

Bus Express, Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ), Mar 3, 2020
Very friendly staff on bus, provided us with water and a blanket. Good organization: the staff got our luggage already off even before we were off the bus. Would recommend!
Bus Express, Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ), Feb 10, 2020
Comfy, reliable, friendly staff etc
Bus Express, Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ), Jan 13, 2020
Good vehicle Everything was ok
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 6, 2020
Train was disappointingly shabby. One toilet had no running tap water or paper. I didn't try any other toilets. Food was very lukewarm so I didn't eat it as I didn't want to contract possible food poisoning. Second class should be better than this.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 12, 2019
Very friendly and helpful conductors. The train itself was dirty and old. I didn't go to the toilet. The food we got was rather cold and not appetising.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 8, 2019
The train is getting old, it is affordable, the air-conditioning works, the staff are friendly and helpful, the complimentary food suited me and i enjoyed the view of the changing countryside, from tropical forest to rice fields, and the neatly painted and maintained rural railway stations. I lost my return train ticket and spent much time trying to explain my plight for a replacement ticket first to the railways staff, then Go Asia staff. Eventually they understood and emailed me a copy that night. Much appreciated.
Bus Express, Phet Prasert (เพชรประเสริฐ), Nov 27, 2019
Bus. Très propre, hôtesse t’informe, super
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 3, 2019
Nice trip, but to much noise on the train. Not any sound proofing whatsoever. Beside this, a nice trip.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 17, 2019
Seats incredibly uncomfortable and food not great.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 5, 2019
View from train is superb. AC is very cold and noone does anything about it. No advance notice of food served on train nor no alcohol rules. Windows very dirty which spoiled the view. Shame when so easily corrected...???? ????
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok, 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 Taxi. 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 THB 7,700. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as THB 205.

How far is Chiang Mai from Phitsanulok?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok. Your trip will be a total of 207 miles (333 km). The flying distance is 160 miles (256 km).

How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok?

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok?

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย): travelling by train expect to pay as low as THB 205 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 THB 7,700.

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

  • Train tickets - THB 205 to THB 1,585;
  • Bus tickets - THB 333 to THB 366;
  • Plane tickets - THB 3,311 to THB 3,311;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 4,901 to THB 7,700.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 14 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:30. There are 4 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok 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 Phitsanulok. 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 THB 3,311.

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 Phitsanulok
Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย)


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok 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 Phitsanulok. 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 THB 4,901.

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 to Phitsanulok

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok? 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:

  • 60% decided to go for a bus.
  • 39% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% users took a plane.