Pathumthani to Chiang Mai

Pathumthani to Chiang Mai

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Pathumthani to Chiang Mai Schedule

Pathumthani to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Railway Class II AC 09:29 - 19:30฿ 731
Nakhonchai Air First Class 10:50 - 20:03฿ 974
Thai Railway Class III Fan 14:43 - 04:05฿ 277
Thai Railway VIP Sleeper 19:07 - 07:15฿ 1,731
Budsarakham Tour Express 21:00 - 06:15฿ 783
Thai Railway Class III Fan 22:59 - 12:10฿ 321

Transportation from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai

Facts about the transport from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure10:59 PM
Departures per day14
Distance651 kilometers
Transport Companies12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Nakhonchai Air, Nok Air, Thai Railways, Thailand Limo by Datum

Pathumthani to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

Great service and bus but the booking confirmation gave three different points for the boarding address (address, coordinates and picture of the map were all slightly different) so it was a bit stressful making sure we had the right place
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Mar 21, 2023
We slept next to the toilet cabin and the door couldn't close
Train #51 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 11, 2023
Bus was comfortable except for that the driver talked a lot through the microphone and he didn’t speak English at all.
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour (บุษราคัมทัวร์), Oct 22, 2022
Tried to call the company the number was not working...
Bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour (บุษราคัมทัวร์), Oct 22, 2022
11 customer reviews

How to get from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai

When you want to get from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai, 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 Taxi+train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 32.43. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 7.94.

How far is Pathumthani from Chiang Mai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai. Your trip will be a total of 405 miles (651 km). The flying distance is 346 miles (556 km).

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

The travel time from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai 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 Pathumthani to Chiang Mai?

The cost of the trip from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai 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 USD 7.94 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 32.43.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 7.94 to USD 32.43;
  • Bus tickets - USD 27.93 to USD 27.93;
  • Plane tickets - USD 78.83 to USD 78.83;
  • taxi+Train price: USD 81.82 - USD 91.85. From Pathumthani to Chiang Mai starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Transfer

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 243.87 to USD 422.79.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 11 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 10:50 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:05. There are 3 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai. 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 78.83.

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 Pathumthani to Chiang Mai

Nok Air (นกแอร์)


Taking a bus from Pathumthani to Chiang Mai 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 Pathumthani to Chiang Mai. 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 243.87.

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 Pathumthani to Chiang Mai

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

  • 61% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 25% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 12% decided to go for a bus.
  • 2% chosen taxi+Train