How to get from PATTAYA to CHIANG MAI?

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How do you get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai? Chiang Mai is accessible by plane, train, bus or taxi/car.

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    • Chiang Mai is a beautiful city built on the ruins of an ancient city. It is located in a fertile valley, and is surrounded by beautiful majestic nature of northern Thailand. You will find there a wide selection of accommodation, restaurants and entertainment. Chiang Mai is the most important city in the north and the large mountain province of the same name. The place is perfect for lovers of culture, history and sights. You will find more than 300 temples in Chiang Mai. Although the character of some temples was changed by the Burmese, the local architecture is considered a typical example of the Lannian style. It is characterized by artfully elaborated decoration of columns and doors of buildings in temples. Just above Chiang Mai rises Doi Suthep Mountain, which is covered by a tropical forest and is part of the eponymous national park. Absolutely ideal place for a half-day trip on a motorcycle. But you can also go a little further, there are about a dozen national parks within reach of a daily – or two-day – mototrip. The highest Thai mountain Doi Inthanon with a unique foggy forest and two temples on top and Doi Chang with a stalactite cave. There are 4 ways how you can travel from Pattaya to Chiang mai – you can take a flight, bus, train or private taxi/car via Bangkok.
    • Book your tickets and direct flights from Pattaya to Chiang Mai on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Pattaya to Chiang Mai you can travel by plane, bus, train, car.

    • Travel distance from Pattaya to Chiang Mai is about 820 km by land and about 750 by plane from U-Tapao Airport. The best and fast option how to reach Chiang Mai from Pattaya is to take a direct flight from U-Tapao Airport. U-Tapao Airport is about 40 km from Pattaya city and is accessible by bus/minivan or taxi. Direct flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes about 1.5 hour and it costs about $40-60/pp. Another popular travel option is to take a train via Bangkok. There are trains from Pattaya to Bangkok and from Bangkok (Hua Lamphong Railway Station) to Chiang Mai. Travel by train from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes about 15-21 hours and train tickets cost about $12-60/pp. The most cheapest are seats in the train. You can also travel by tourist bus or minivan via Bangkok. Travel by bus/minivan to Chiang Mai from Pattaya takes about 13-17 hours and bus tickets cost about $20-40/pp. Buses arrive to Chiang Mai Arcade 2 or Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 in Chiang Mai city. The most expensive option of getting to Chiang Mai from Pattaya is to travel by private car/taxi. Travel by private car to Chiang Mai via Bangkok costs totally about $320-600/car and travel time is about 12-14 hours. Book direct flights or train+bus tickets and private car from Pattaya to Chiang Mai online. From Chiang Mai you can also take a bus or private taxi/car to Chiang Rai.

How do I get from Pattaya to Chiang Mai?


1. FLIGHT from Pattaya to Chiang Mai

    • there are some direct flights from Pattaya to Chiang Mai in Thailand
    • airlines from Pattaya to Chiang Mai: Thai Air Asia
    • direct flight to Chiang Mai from Pattaya is the most fastest way of transport
    • direct flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes only about 1.5 hour
    • flights are operated from U-Tapao Airport to Chiang Mai Airport
    • flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai costs only about $40-60/pp
    • Book and buy your flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • U-Tapao Airport is about 40 km south of Pattaya town, you can take a bus or taxi to this airport
    • you can search and book tickets or taxi to U-Tapao Airport with 12go.asia
    • there are also various direct flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai
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From Pattaya – U-Tapao Airport you can take a direct flight to Chiang Mai, the most fastest option of transfer.


2. TRAIN from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok)


A) Train from Pattaya to Bangkok

    • from Pattaya to Bangkok you can travel by train of Thai Railways
    • travel by train from Pattaya to Bangkok takes about 3-4 hours
    • there are seat or sleeper trains, hard or soft seats are the most cheapest option
    • train ticket from Pattaya to Bangkok costs about about $1-3/pp (seat)
    • trains arrive to Hua Lamphong Station in the city center of Bangkok

B) Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

    • there are various trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai (day + overnight trains)
    • travel by train of Thai Railway from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes about 11-14.5 hours
    • price of the train ticket to Chiang Mai from Bangkok is about $10-55/pp
    • trains to Chiang Mai depart from Hua Lamphong Station
    • read this article: How do you get to Chiang Mai from Bangkok?
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From Pattaya to Chiang Mai you can travel by train with stopover in Bangkok (photo: 12go.asia).


3. BUS from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok)


A) Bus / Minivan from Pattaya to Bangkok

    • from Pattaya to Bangkok you can travel by various buses or minivans
    • travel by tourist bus/van from Pattaya to Bangkok takes about 2-3.5 hours
    • bus companies to Bangkok: T-Tour, Panipa Pattaya, 12Go Transport, Roong Reuang Coach…
    • to get by bus from Pattaya to Bangkok costs about $6-10/pp
    • buses and minivans arrive to Morchit New Van Termianl, Ekkamai, Makassan Station…

B) Bus / Minivan from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

    • there are various buses or minivan from Bangkok to Chiang Mai (day + overnight buses)
    • travel by bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes about 10-12 hours
    • travel by bus to Chiang Mai from Bangkok costs about $13-30/pp
    • bus companies to Chiang Mai: Bangkok Busline, Transport Co, Lignite, Budsarakham Tour, Sombat Tour…
    • buses or minivans arrive to Chiang Mai Arcade 2, Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3…
    • read this article: How to reach Chiang Mai from Bangkok?
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From Pattaya to Chiang Mai you can travel by bus or minivan via Bangkok (photo: Bangkok Busline, 12go.asia).


4. TAXI / CAR from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok)


A) Private Taxi / Car from Pattaya to Bangkok

    • from Pattaya to Bangkok you can travel by private taxi or car
    • travel by private car / taxi from Pattaya to Bangkok takes about 2-3 hours
    • private companies to Bangkok: Glassflower, Hua Hin Cars, Bangkok Taxi 24, Kim Taxi Thailand…
    • to get by private taxi/car from Pattaya to Bangkok costs about $48-70/car
    • you can take a car to the airports (Suvurnabhumi or Don Mueang) or to the hotel

B) Private Taxi / Car from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

    • from Bangkok to Chiang Mai you can also take a private car or taxi
    • travel by taxi or car from Bangkok to Chiang Mai takes about 9-10 hours
    • travel by taxi or car to Chiang Mai from Bangkok costs about $270-520/car
    • private companies to Chiang Mai: Bangkok Taxi 24, Thailand Limo, Jed Yord, Glassflower, MCC…
    • there are various new and modern cars, vehicles, SUV or comfortable minivan, van…
    • read this article: How to get to Chiang Mai from Bangkok?
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You can also travel by taxi or car from Pattaya to Chiang Mai with stopover in Bangkok (photo: Glassflower Taxi, 12go.asia).


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Pattaya to Chiang Mai:

How to book tickets or flights from Pattaya to Chiang Mai?

    • Book and buy tickets and flights from Pattaya to Chiang Mai online on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also book another tickets and routes, e.g. Pattaya > Bangkok, Bangkok > Chiang Mai…

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

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Pattaya to Chiang Mai takes about 1.5 hour.
    • Travel by train from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) takes about 15-21 hours.
    • Travel by tourist bus/minivan from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) takes about 13-17 hours.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) takes about 12-14 hours.

How far is Chiang Mai from Pattaya?

    • Travel distance from Pattaya to Chiang Mai is about 820 km by land via Bangkok and about 750 km by plane.

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

    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Pattaya to Chiang Mai costs about $40-60/pp.
    • Travel by train from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) costs about $12-60/pp.
    • Travel by tourist bus / minivan from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) costs about $20-40/pp.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Pattaya to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) costs about $320-600/car.

Is there a direct train from Pattaya to Chiang Mai?

    • No, there is no direct train to Chiang Mai from Pattaya. But you can travel by train from Pattaya to Bangkok and from Bangkok you can take another train to Chiang Mai. So, travel by train from Pattaya has 2 steps. The main railway station in Bangkok is Hua Lamphong.

What is the most cheapest way of travel from Pattaya to Chiang Mai?

    • The most cheapest way how you can travel to Chiang Mai from Pattaya is to travel by train of Thai Railway or bus, minivan. The most cheapest option by train should cost about $12-15/pp for seat. The most cheapest sleeper bus to Chiang Mai from Bangkok costs about $13/pp.

What is the best option of travel from Pattaya to Chiang Mai?

    • The best way of travel from Pattaya to Chiang Mai is to take a direct flight from U-Tapao Airport. Direct flight to Chiang Mai takes only about 1.5 hour. U-Tapao Airport is accessible by bus / minivan or private taxi from Pattaya town, travel time is about 1 hour, travel distance is about 40 km.

Where you can go if you are already in Chiang Mai?

    • If you are already in Chiang Mai, you should also visit another interesting places in northern Thailand. Pai is a popular tourist site and is accessible by bus/car or motorbike. Read this article: How do I get from Chiang Mai to Pai?
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Doi Inthanon is the national pakr and highest mountain of Thailand, it is about 100 km from Chiang Mai town.
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Chiang Rai – another tourist site, has also various tea plantations and tourists are welcome.
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The Wat Ban Den located North of the city is one of Chiang Mai’s most remarkable temples.


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(You can change your departure and arrival, eg. Pattaya > Bangkok, Bangkok > Chiang Mai….)

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