Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

  Sep 23, 2021, 1 trip (฿569 – ฿0)
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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Schedule

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Transport Co VIP 31 07:25 - 19:18฿ 569

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

taxi Comfort, BangkokTaxi24, Aug 14, 2021
The whole trip was excellent. They were on time, straight away made me feel comfortable, telling me that we could stop any time for toilet breaks or food. They updated me on the expected time and in general were just lovely people. Safe driving and a nice ride. Would 100% recommend.
Train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 21, 2021
The platform for tickets booking and staff from 12Go are excellent. But the location of 12Go is a bit walk in chaos from the actual train station. So our best suggestion for the travellers who have more than 2 large suitcases is to get dropped off at the actual train station and walk back to get your tickets. As crossing point has no traffic lights on the busy main road, you gonna have to walk light on luck.
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 28, 2021
Clean, and smart young agents quick to help. Nice coffee shop as well so I was able to take a quick break before my train. Not so easy to find contact information of the office. I was not 100 percent confident where to go.
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 28, 2021
Awesome �
Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 23, 2021
It's ok.
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 13, 2021
The AC was too strong, the blanket was thin and the light was too bright to sleep during night.
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 13, 2021
I am not rating the trip as the trip didn't happen, but rating 12Go. I had to cancel my trip because of the third wave of Covid19 emerging in Thailand. By the time I decided to cancel they anounced a 14 day quarantine in Chiang Mai for travellers coming from Bangkok. Obviously couldn't make the trip under such conditions. I contacted 12Go for a refund as the Transport Ministry anounced passengers can get 100% refund of their tickets. The reply was "the train is still going so you are entitled to 15% only". Which I might have accepted if they didn't continue with requesting a copy of my passport and a hand written document in which I allow them to cancel the ticket on my behalf (and hence get the refund). So they would get 1000 baht and give me 150. They also added that if I want a full refund I have to go to their office, collect the ticket and then go to the train station myself. After they had already charged me a hefty service fee of 250 baht upon purchasing the ticket initially. For what if they offer no assistance? It's obvious I bought the ticket via 12Go because I didn't have the time to personally go to the train station. Yes, I did read the terms and conditions when I booked the ticket, but we all know these times are special and each and every company out there (even banks) try and accommodate customers somehow. 12Go wouldn't do that, just charge you 250 baht service fee and then refuse to assist you when issues appear. I would say save your money. 12Go are probably very reliable when times are good, but not so much when you really need them.
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 7, 2021
This was probably the worst train ride I've had in Thailand so far, and I have had many. Overnight Express Train #13 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai... exhaust fumes were blowing through the air vents, I struggled to breathe. I speak Thai. I asked the conductor to switch on the fans, and he ignored my request. The train was 2 hours late arriving in Chiang Mai.
Train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 25, 2021
It is fine
Train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 28, 2021
Zimmer zum Schlafen ok ich musste das Zimmer mit einer Frau teilen! Ich habe nix zum Trinken bekommen. Kein Wasser, kein Kaffee, nix. Zum Essen auch nix bekommen. Die Zugfahrt an sich ist ok, zum Schlafen am Besten und Air Con ist nicht so kalt.
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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 11h 53m. 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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