Travel from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai

There are two ways to travel overland by public transport from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai:

  • Bus
  • Train

Of the two options the fastest is to take a direct bus.

Bus Times to Chiang Mai


There are currently two daily direct bus services from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai which you can book online.

Hua HinChiang MaiServiceCostCompany
17:3007:30VIP 331,220 THBSombat Tour
18:1508:15VIP 331,220 THBSombat Tour

  • By direct bus the journey from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take 14 hours.
  • Sombat Tour uses a VIP 33 bus on this route with reclining seats and on board toilet.

Train Times to Chiang Mai


There are no direct trains from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai. You can, however, change trains in Bangkok from the Southern Line, which runs from Hua Hin to Bangkok to the Northern Line, which runs all the way from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

  • Train times from Hua Hin to Bangkok:
Hua HinBangkokTrain No.Service
00:4505:10174Rapid
01:1605:35168Rapid
01:4706:3086Express
02:2205:5542/44Special Express
04:0609:00170Rapid
04:1508:3584Express
04:5609:15172Rapid
06:0510:1038/46Special Express
06:2910:3032Special Express
14:1019:00262Ordinary
16:0119:4540Special Express
  • Train times from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
BangkokChiang MaiTrain NoService
08:3019:307Special Express
13:4504:05109Rapid
18:1007:159Special Express
19:3508:4013Special Express
22:0012:1051Express

Buy Tickets to Chiang Mai


Use the Search Box below to buy your ticket from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai.

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Bus stop in Hua Hin


Bus services from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai depart from the Hua Hin Sombat Tour Bus Station, 888 Phet Kasem Rd, Tambon Hua Hin, Amphoe Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand.

Google Map of Hua Hin Sombat Tour Bus Station

Train Station in Hua Hin


Hua Hin Railway Station is located 900 metres walking distance from Hua Hin Beach.

Google Map of Hua Hin Railway Station

Bus Stop in Chiang Mai


Sombat Tour bus services fro Hua Hin to Chiang Mai terminate at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3

Train Station in Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai Railway Station is located 2.5 km by road from Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Railway Station

Things to do in Chiang Mai


One of the reasons why Chiang Mai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, despite having no beach, is because of the large number of things to do in and around the city. Chiang Mai is an old city, established in 1286, with a rich culture distinct from the culture in the Centre and South of Thailand. A lot of the ancient buildings, particularly temples, in Chiang Mai have been preserved as the city has not experienced the rapid industrialisation and modernisation that took place in Bangkok during the 20th Century. Chiang Mai is also on the edge of some fantastic mountainous countryside and you do not have to travel far from the city centre to reach thick jungle and traditional villages.

Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai
Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai

Amongst the most popular activities in Chiang Mai are:

  • Visiting the temples in the Old Town: Within the confines of the old walled town of Chiang Mai there are a number of major Lanna style temples most notably Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang.
  • Visiting Doi Suthep Temple: Located 16 km to the north west of Chiang Mai Old Town, Wat Doi Suthep is probably the most famous and most interesting of the temples in Chiang Mai. The temple itself is fantastic and the views over the city are equally good.
  • Visiting Chiang Mai Zoo: Located just to the north of the Old Town, Chiang Mai Zoo is a great place to visit particularly for children. You can travel around the large site either by bus or monorail as well as on foot. The zoo has a large of animals, particularly good is the collection of animals, reptiles and birds from South East Asia.
  • Visit an Elephant Park: There are several large and well run elephant sanctuaries fairly close to Chiang Mai city which have jungle settings and rivers for the elephants to bathe in, such as the excellent Maesa Elephant Camp.
  • Shopping at the Markets: Chiang Mai has many entertaining night markets. The most famous of these is the Sunday Walking Street market which takes place on the main street of the Old Town every week. For shopping on other nights of the week try either the Anusarn Market or the nearby Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

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