Buses from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Buses from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok Bus Schedule

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 10,835
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341706:50 - 08:05฿ 2,124
Sombat Tour Express 42 09:00 - 19:00฿ 762
Nok Air Economy #DD12511:00 - 12:05฿ 1,783
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10312:00 - 13:20฿ 4,942
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343415:15 - 16:25฿ 2,424
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10716:05 - 17:25฿ 1,946
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10918:05 - 19:25฿ 2,321
Thai Smile Economy #WE12120:50 - 22:10$ 60.15
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51922:05 - 23:20฿ 2,000

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Facts about the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Cheapest Bus$19
Fastest Bus9h
Earliest Bus7:30 AM
Latest Bus9:30 PM
Daily Bus Routes32
Distance696 kilometers
Bus CompaniesBangkok Busline, Budsarakham Tour, Nakhonchai Air, Sombat Tour

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Friendly staff, departure and arrival on time. Food and water provided, but bus not very confortable...
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Sep 22, 2023
Good experience, bus on time, very comfortable
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Sep 12, 2023
Seats are uncomfortable for the long journey. Disappointing if you’ve been to Vietnam before.
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Sep 12, 2023
The bus left on time and got in Bangkok 30min before scheduled.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Sep 3, 2023
Excellent service and we were surprised how much free food we were given.
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Sep 1, 2023
Ride was comfortable but food was awful. Also, ran out of toilet paper in rest room.
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Aug 18, 2023
Bus whas very good. Airco, nice seats to sleap. No USB. That was a pitty that we could not charge our phones. Bus was 1h30min late. So we missed our connection in bangkok.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Aug 17, 2023
The staff was nice, the bus however wasn’t. We had the seats next to the toilet and it really stunk. Behind us was placed also the trash can which made matters even worse. To top this all off, there was a huge cockroach next to our seat which we couldn’t find anymore. This caused my girlfriend to not close a single eye the whole night. Other than that the seats were comfortable.
Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Aug 10, 2023
Nice bus, seats recline but not super flat There was a tv screen on the back of the chair - only Thai programs available Snack and water was provided and a stop at approx 1:30am - for toilet break and food
Bus VIP 33, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 6, 2023
Very comfortable and fast
Bus Express, Budsarakham Tour (บุษราคัมทัวร์), Aug 3, 2023
2687 customer reviews

How to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is about 9h. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Chiang Mai and Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Bus?

The ticket price from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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.

Chiang Mai to Bangkok timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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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