Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Bus Schedule

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord SUV 4pax Any time฿ 22,451
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341605:10 - 06:20฿ 2,517
Sombat Tour VIP 33 07:00 - 17:30฿ 1,016
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343509:15 - 10:30฿ 1,440
Nakhonchai Air First Class 10:15 - 20:16฿ 974
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51012:30 - 13:40฿ 3,075
Thai Airways Economy #TG16414:55 - 16:15฿ 2,465
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD410816:35 - 17:55฿ 1,495
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 19:20 - 04:43฿ 743
Bangkok Busline Express 20:35 - 06:05฿ 664
Thai Railway Class II Fan 22:30 - 12:10฿ 515

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Facts about the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Cheapest Bus$19
Fastest Bus8h 55m
Earliest Bus6:00 早上
Latest Bus10:35 晚上
Daily Bus Routes44
Distance692 kilometers
Bus CompaniesBangkok Busline, Budsarakham Tour, Cherdchai Tour, Nakhonchai Air, Sombat Tour, Sritawong Tour, Tara Tour and Travel, Transport Co

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

Smells, Services, Drive, Foods, everything worst.
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Jul 22, 2024
Nice service, better than expectation.
Bus Express, Cherdchai Tour, Jul 20, 2024
Got the VIP sleeper bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Seats were comfortable, reclined (not all the way back). They turned off the lights so I slept well, new blanket provided, toilets clean. Would recommend.
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Jul 19, 2024
I booked wrong date for trip.but they changed for me with normal.supposed to be vip the one i booked.i got back seat with no ac.so hot
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Jul 16, 2024
Phone charger port didn't work on my seat
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Jul 12, 2024
Reclining seats, USB charging ports, blanket, water and snack provided. Left and arrived about half an hour later than expected, but I didn’t mind since I wasn’t on a set schedule. Counter to buy tickets or check-in is now number 32 just before you walk inside the terminal, not the counters listed in the description.
Bus Express, Cherdchai Tour, Jul 6, 2024
Very comfortable, I was able to sleep all night. The food was awesome.
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Jun 24, 2024
overall good
Bus Express, Cherdchai Tour, Jun 15, 2024
i love it. really comfortable and i slept well during the travel.
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), May 23, 2024
Great service, random McDonald’s chicken burger and snack. Confusion was bust didn’t turn up on time and left half an hour late but We arrived on time Also go to counter 32 At the front Mochit For voucher, not 16 upstairs
Bus Express, Cherdchai Tour, May 8, 2024
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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.

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.