Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Bus Schedule

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 13,200
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341605:10 - 06:20฿ 1,423
Thai Airways Economy #TG210006:30 - 07:50฿ 2,724
Nok Air Economy #DD12409:20 - 10:30฿ 1,659
Thai Smile Economy #WE10410:20 - 11:40฿ 2,408
Thai Railway Class III Fan 13:45 - 04:05$ 7.76
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343115:45 - 17:00฿ 2,589
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD410616:30 - 17:55฿ 1,423
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD342519:30 - 20:50฿ 1,422
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ11820:50 - 22:05฿ 1,647
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ210422:20 - 23:35฿ 1,347

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

Seats were really comfortable with electric recliner settings so u can adjust the seats. Seats also have back massager settings and are given a blanket as it can get quite chilly overnight. You are also given snacks and water. Can’t comment on the bathroom as we slept the entire way so didn’t have to use it. Highly recommend!
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), May 29, 2023
Bus was very comfortable, with a reclining seat, a screen to watch movies and complimentary water and a snack. In addition, we arrived more than 1 hour ahead of our destination. highly recommended
Bus VIP 24, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), May 16, 2023
Had a very comfortable trip, the seats were great. You do not stop anywhere during the trip so make sure to bring enough snacks!
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), May 11, 2023
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the fare includes lunch, 2 choices at what I would describe as a truck stop. Arrived a little late
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Apr 11, 2023
We took the night bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. We are quite tall (195 & 183cm) so seats are always a bit small, but nevertheless the trip was comfortable. We could sleep a few hours and arrived very punctual in Chiang Mai.
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Mar 25, 2023
Unfortunately, you don't get any information when the bus takes a break. You can only guess when it stops and asks if it is taking a break.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Mar 21, 2023
The Travel was Overall very comfortable. The only downside are the toilets.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Mar 12, 2023
The seats were comfortable and we had air conditioner. We got snacks und drinks.
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Mar 8, 2023
Better than we expected. Had blankets, reclining seats and a lil bit of food. Toilets at the back and halfway stop for 20 mins.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Mar 5, 2023
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Mar 4, 2023
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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 8h 55m. 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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