Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 17, 2022
Good considering the covid issues
Train #9 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 16, 2022
100% recomended Thanks
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 14, 2022
Trainstation was kinda hard to find. Service Personal in the train was very friendly. Overall a Solid way of reaching Chiang Mai.
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 8, 2022
Overall experience was good, however we by accident boarded the wrong train who arrived at the same time at the station as our scheduled train, we asked staff frequently if it was the correct train and they said yes, only after suspecting something was wrong (we booked beds but our car number was only seats) I asked train staff, showed our ticket and they immediately responded by stopping the train and taking us back to the station to board the correct train. Advise to anyone always check your tickets and verify them with the train staff when you board. After this little adventure everything else was very good, comfortable beds and friendly train staff
Train #5 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 5, 2022
The part of the tickets choosing at the site is very confusing and not clear. We didn’t knew how the seats work and chose upper beds and seats that were far from each other wich we didn’t wanted at all.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Jan 2, 2022
First booking was really smooth. My friend and I had to change date of our trip and the company handled it well with minimal fee. Khun Kannika is very helpful even working outside office hours just to help us. Exchanging the PDF voucher into tickets ks very easy too just go to 1st floor of Mochit terminal find the booths outside and counter 13-17 as indicated. And then the trip itself, the bus is very comfortable I especially love the soft blanket and the USB charging port in the seats! Thats the best feature honestly! :) Also keep your ticket because a stub is really eligible for a free meal or drink in the pitstop around midnight. I recommend the noodle soup! And then we arrived a little late one hour than supposed to (arrived around 5am instead of 4am) but for me it wasn't too big of a deal. Just take note that the trip might take an hour longer if you are planning your itinerary. Overall it was a comfortable and nice ride to Chiangmai. Highly recommended!
Train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 1, 2022
It was icy cold in the train., terrible
Bus VIP 31, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 31, 2021
The seat was spacious, suprisingly pleasant and clean.
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 30, 2021
Perfectly organised, on time, comfortable
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 30, 2021
I am 161cm and found it very comfortable, but my partner is 181cm was in lots of discomfort because he didn’t really fit. Our guide spoke english so we were very lucky. 4 hours in, the bus stops for a rest. Our bus arrived 1h earlier than expected.
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How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Bangkok to Chiang Mai tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is about 9h 5m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Bangkok and Chiang Mai may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Bus?

The ticket price from Bangkok to Chiang Mai can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Bangkok to Chiang Mai timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Bangkok to Chiang Mai timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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