Bangkok Busline

Bangkok Busline
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99.8% of 28,190 travelers did not leave a bad review and were presumably happy with Bangkok Busline

Bangkok Busline VIP outside
Bangkok Busline

Quick Company Intro: Bangkok Busline is a sub-company of Sombat Tour which in its turn, is one of the most popular transportation companies in Thailand. It started its business in 1942 as Tek Chiang and in 1978 changed it for Thep Sombat Co., Ltd. simply as Sombat Tour. During the decades the company grew and strove to develop its services and by now serves about 29 bus routes to the oddest corners all over the country.

Routes served by Bangkok Busline: Bangkok Busline (BB) has their headquarters in Bangkok and provides transportation services between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan and Suratthani with other minor destinations along the same routes. The company has a fleet of Express, VIP and VIP24 buses.

BB makes the top choice for both local and foreign passengers due to its high-class on-board service, great safety record and courtesy all for a budget-friendly price of THB550-850 depending on the type of the bus.

VIP24 are the most comfortable and expensive option with wider aisles, seats organised 3 per row and standard facilities and services including A/C, complementary bottled water and snacks, on-board rest room, neck rest and blankets and is highly recommended if you can invest some extra THB200 in your trip compared to an ordinary express ticket.

Bangkok–Chiang Mai

Most of departures heading from Bangkok to Chiang Mai namely four of five, are evening departures at 4pm, 6.50pm, 8pm and 8.35pm. All leave from the northern bus terminal in Bangkok, Morchit 2, and arrive to Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 (Arcade). The morning bus departs at 6.00am.

There are four daily return trips at 10am, 6.35pm, 7.15pm and 8pm.

Night departures are always first to sell out as they help you save precious daytime of your travel. Unlike in some of the neighbouring countries like Cambodia or Myanmar, roads in Thailand are in a much better condition and night travel remains a popular way to reach outlying destinations. Bangkok Busline has a great safety record, so we do recommend to consider taking a night bus whether you are heading north to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Nan or south to Suratthani.

Bangkok–Chiang Rai

Bangkok-Chiang Rai and return trips schedule fewer departures, in fact only two of them in each direction. The 6.10pm (overnight VIP) and 8.30pm (Express) bus both from Bangkok to Chiang Rai drop off the passengers at Chiang Rai Bus Station 2 while the departure is from Morchit 2 as well. Return tickets can be booked for 6am and 6.30am buses. Average ticket price shall not exceed THB750.


There is also one departure a day from Bangkok to Nan and vice versa with buses leaving Morchit at 8pm and leaving Nan Bus Station at 7.30pm. Expect to pay THB800 per seat.

Bangkok–Surat Thani

Additionally to its main itineraries Bangkok Busline makes it to Surat Thani southern province. There’s only one evening departure to this direction at 8.00pm for an affordable price of THB600 for an 11-hour ride. In Bangkok, buses depart from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal aka Sai Tai Mai, and end up at Surat Thani Transport Station at Phun Phin. The return service is at 7.30pm, same locations.

Availability of online booking: it’s very convenient if you want to pick a seat and to avoid long discussions at the ticket counter at the station.

Accommodating staff welcomes passengers on board of the bus equipped with comfortable reclining seats with enough leg space, complete with neck-pillows, blankets, snacks and drinks offered.

A meal is normally included into your ticket price: you will be either served a boxed lunch or have time for lunch/dinner as the bus stops en route at a large gas station with convenience stores and a food court.

Toilets on board kept in good order.

There have been reports on late arrival times due to heavy traffic during holiday periods but it is common for all operators.

Freezing temperatures inside the bus (usual Asian-style air-conditioning, so probably extra layer of clothes is a good idea).

Lights and TV on till midnight or even after; lights switching on on every stop – if it is an issue, bring sleep eye mask.

Slow Wi-Fi if available at all.

No English-speaking staff/ announcements in English.

Keep in Mind:
Those who have used Bangkok Busline more than once strongly recommend to use VIP buses with red-colour seats as these ones normally have having more inside space, better general condition and a cleaner toilet.

Do take your valuables with you at the bathroom stops. Not that there have been reports on thefts, but it is always a good idea to use common sense – just in case you happen to miss your bus!

Always check with the bus attendant if you are getting off the right stop as buses can stop at different locations close to your destination before getting to their terminus plus they do practise stops on requests (e.g. the bus passes along Don Mueang airport, which can be very convenient for connecting trips). To be able to get off at a ‘on request’ stop, tell your bus attendant where you are heading when boarding the bus. Note that if on a return trip to Bangkok, the bus calls to Viphavadee Rd. Bus Station (Soi Vibhavadi 130) as well. It is a little closer to the underground though.

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August 2017

Marc, Aug 16, 2017 - Clean and very comfortable but it has not wifi.
Jose, Aug 16, 2017 - Sentados en la última fila, asientos incomodos para poder morirse tranquilo, mi asiento no funcionaba lo del masaje , luego del baño salia un olor horrible, muchas cosas que mejorar
Roshan, Aug 15, 2017 - All good and professional.
Jonathan, Aug 14, 2017 - Good bus ride from Chiang Rai to Bangkok. Suggest you download offline maps before leaving so you can track where you are, and where best to get off in Bangkok. Arrival at the Northern bus station in Bangkok is crazy, you'll go through a small market to find local city buses will cost less than 15 bhat to take you most anywhere and no need to get a taxi. Food stop was good and free with your ticket. A bit cold but not as cold as expected based on previous reviews. Only a toilet on the upper floor so if you don't want to walk up steep stairs while the bus is in motion, suggest choosing upstairs seat. Purchasing on 12go is 40-75 bhat more than if you purchase at the train station. I think its worth it to buy at 12go, especially since you can use a credit card and you may not have much local currency if you are leaving a country. Plus, you have a guarantee that you'll have a seat and don't have to go to the bus station the day before to buy a ticket. Most buses fill up. Also, make sure you get your ticket printed out at the bus station. You have to check in with the bus company and they'll print you your ticket, which includes a meal portion.
Geraldine, Aug 14, 2017 - It's nice
Andrew, Aug 13, 2017 - Very nice bus, clean and comfortable. AC worked great, lots of leg room. Only complaint is the TV was so loud for the whole ride it was hard to nap. Thank you!
Wong, Aug 12, 2017 - Good buses
Tran, Aug 11, 2017 - The seats were very comfortable. Service was great. I didn't expect food but the bus operator gave us some bread and cookies and milk. Awesome!
Thomas, Aug 10, 2017 - Very well priced and did the job!
Karen, Aug 10, 2017 - Comfortable clean bus with good service from the attendant. Excellent value for money with water and snacks onboard the bus, and drinks and food at the rest stop. Also entertainment system worked well. Thank you for a great overnight journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Bus left Chiang Mai on time and arrived one hour and 15 minutes early in Bangkok.
Raymond, Aug 10, 2017 - Really happy with the journey and the service.
Gary, Aug 9, 2017 - Good trip pleasant crew
Laura, Aug 9, 2017 - Best bus I've ever been on in any country. Booked VIP24 bus. Seats were huge and spacious, all had a massage function and had recliner for legs. Received many snacks and drinks throughout the journey. Blanket and pillow provided. Friendly staff. Would recommend.
Fiona, Aug 8, 2017 - Great journey..provided with clean blanket and refreshments on departure and arrival! Reclining seats aswel. Slept most of the journey..for 12£ couldn't ask for more????
Carenza, Aug 8, 2017 - Really comfy seats plus blankets and neck pillows and they give you free water And plenty of snacks! Slept well.
Joanna, Aug 8, 2017 - Amazing service
Gigi, Aug 7, 2017 - It was a very pleasant journey!
Louise, Aug 6, 2017 - very good company, the stuff is very nice and very professional! bus is very confortable! you have to travel with them!!
Daniel, Aug 6, 2017 - Awesome! This bus had everything, snacks, drinks, reclining seats with footrests, tvs, blankets. I dont know what could have made this experience any better. It felt like flying first class. And the price was fantastic too. I thought this would be a regular old bus ride and i was happy with the price, but for what we actually got it is unbelieveable. I Strongly recommend this busline to any and everyone.
Lianel, Aug 6, 2017 - Perfect !!
Perri, Aug 5, 2017 - Great bus. Best bus ever
Emma, Aug 2, 2017 - Seats were Not comfortable, food provided was not enough.
Nicholas, Aug 2, 2017 - Air conditioned, quiet, charging stations, snacks - everything was great, especially for the price. Would take again in a heartbeat!
Patrick, Aug 1, 2017 - For £12 I can't complain! Aircon, reclining seats and a pillow with a clean blanket and was even provided with drinking water and snacks!

July 2017

Tim, Jul 31, 2017 - Very comfortable and well equipped with movies, food and water.
Leeza, Jul 31, 2017 - I thought buses in Turkey were very nice and best I have experienced but yours are even nicer. I loved the free snacks, the foot rest, the depth of recline of the seats, the in seat massage and the cleanliness and nice smell of the bus. Really lovely. The only thing Turkey does better- they have WiFi in bus. For the rest I can add only my compliments
Sanne, Jul 30, 2017 - Really good trip, save and good service!
Oleg, Jul 30, 2017 - Everything fine, but please make a temperature inside not so cool (23 C)!
Zoe, Jul 26, 2017 - Seats very comfortable, fully recline with foot rest. have pillow and blanket and tvs in the back of chair in front with a few movie options in english. the staff did not speak english which made it difficult to know where we were and what was going on at toilet breaks at 1am when all the lights were turned on. But very comfortable journey.
James, Jul 24, 2017 - Friendly and helpful staff. Facilities (toilets and showers) basic and 1 to 10 people.
Ha, Jul 24, 2017 - We had a good trip, clean bus, good staffs. I recommend.
Aline, Jul 22, 2017 - Aircon to cold, and some instructions how to use the seats will be good, everything else was good !!!
Nishant, Jul 22, 2017 - Los autobuses muy cómodos, muy puntuales y te dan snack al empezar y acabar el viaje y con el billete del autobús tienes una comida incluida en el sitio que se para, yo me enteré en el segundo trayecto porque nadie te dice nada.
Lisa, Jul 21, 2017 - The bus was comfortable and the service was also good. Only negative thing: the toilet was disgusting.
Mate, Jul 20, 2017 - Left the station late and stopped to change the tires. Took like an hour but arrived in time. Good bus ride
Md, Jul 20, 2017 - Excellent
Samantha, Jul 15, 2017 - Super service super confortable arrived on time but but toilet not very clean. Very recommended good companie
Juliette, Jul 14, 2017 - Perfect trip, very comfortable !
Tara, Jul 13, 2017 - Bus was clean, staff nice, had WiFi, toilet, USB chargers and got free water and food. Left my bag on the bus and after panicking they returned it to me within 2hours with all my valubles inside! Great service thank you
Gattringer, Jul 13, 2017 - All good, pleasent trip.

Bangkok Busline

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Schedule Bangkok Busline

06:00, 06:30, 18:50, 20:35; 15:00, 16:00; 20:00, 20:20, 20:30;
20:30; 17:30, 18:10;
0.0 Bangkok - Nan
20:00, 20:30;
10:00, 18:35, 20:00; 19:15; 20:00;
18:30; 18:00; 15:30;
4.0 Nan - Bangkok

Stations Bangkok Busline

Southern Terminal, Suratthani, Morchit, Nan, Chiang Mai, Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bus Terminal 2, Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong, Mae Chan

Comparison Bangkok Busline