How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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What the best way (fastest & cheapest) to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

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  • October 14, 2013

    Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:

    Chiang Mai is about 600Km north of the Thai capital, so by far the quickest way to get to Chiang Mai is to take a domestic flight.

    Flights are available from both the main international airport (Suvarnabhumi) and the Don Muang airport to the north of the city, from which some of the low-cost airlines operate.

    Airlines operating the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route include:

    Low-cost airlines:

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  • October 14, 2013

    The economical option; Train

    If you prefer to save a few baht, you could catch a train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai instead.
    Services depart from the main Hualampong train station in the city center.
    It’s quite a long journey, but you can catch an overnight sleeper train and the beds are sufficiently comfortable that you should be able to get some rest en-route.

    Timetable and pricing information is available through:

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