Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

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Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 30, 2021
Find the office oppositie the train station - about 5 minutes waking. 12go Asia had a great service. They answer emails and questions quickly. On Google is says the office isbopen from 10 a.m. In fact its open 9 a.m. I would highly recommend them for bookings.
IM
Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 29, 2021
Everything went exactly as described. Good company.
EL
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 27, 2021
My ticket was still sealed in postal service back room.
DA
Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 21, 2021
Extremely easy and secure web pay. The 12go ticket pickup office was conviently located just right across from Hua Lamphong Railway Station.How cool is that! It is just as important that I mention that the 12go office staff are so very kind, caring, and knowledgeable. They were quick with a response to all my questions and concerns. Upper management should be very proud at how their office team interacted with the paying customer. Give them all raises! I sincerely appreciate 12go for making my first ever train and Thailand trip so outstanding. I don't want to leave in 3 week. RETIREMENT VISA, YES! Best Regards, David Roques 11/21/21
WK
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 20, 2021
Ticket ordering and pick up easy and as described. A Little disadvantage was that the train didn’t have a food service that night of which passengers were made aware and had a chance to buy some food at the station
CW
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 19, 2021
Very Good. I was there Nov 17 and needed to store large baggage In baggage check. Unfortunately it was long closed. But I found a helpful lady nearby that was very kind and watched my bags for a much lower price while I waited for train and I was able to walk around. For the small fee that they charge this is a great service.
JM
Train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 18, 2021
Everything was oke
EN
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 15, 2021
fast, relaxing, economical, great way to meet fellow travellers, beats the hassle of the airports!
DL
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Oct 30, 2021
All good, no stress and more importantly (for vaccinated people) there was hardly a hiccup while travelling from BKK to CNX (Oct, '21) Thank you, hope it helps!
FM
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 20, 2021
Very comfortable and everything was very clean!
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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 25m. 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.

Our service only partners with reliable and trustworthy bus companies. We do our best to provide your a choice of the best operators available on each route.