Bangkok Busline

Bangkok Busline
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99.8% of 25,546 travelers were happy with Bangkok Busline

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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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June 2017

Rebecca, Jun 23, 2017 - Air conditioning was slightly too cold
Eunice, Jun 20, 2017 - The bus was really cold and had many stops. Would rather pay more for the VIP bus which was much more comfortable
Rafal, Jun 18, 2017 - Great quality od the bus, nie stuff, goodbye snacks. Timing Aldo quite good.
Eunice, Jun 15, 2017 - The VIP bus was big and comfortable! The toilet on the bus was clean! The bus attendant also provided a lot of snacks and drinks. Overall one of the best bus rides i've ever experienced
Aleksander, Jun 14, 2017 - The best seated busride ive ever had
Aarshiya, Jun 14, 2017 - Go travel, comfortable seating, 70%recliner with pillow, blanket
Richiejay, Jun 10, 2017 - Everything's good except it left the terminal 20minutes later. However, I would probably book again in the future because of the SERVICE. Awesome! Thanks
Thomas, Jun 9, 2017 - Excellent service at a great price!
Isabelle, Jun 7, 2017 - Comfortable, lots of room for the legs and reclinable chairs, they provide a cushion and a blanket + water and snacks. USB plug, headphones provided and screen with movies. Toilets on board. I slept pretty well during the trip, would definitely recommend if you need a not to expensive way to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai!
Jonathan, Jun 7, 2017 - The bus arrived one hour late to it's destiny
Santosh, Jun 6, 2017 - there was generous amount of Snacks. And the Bus came early to Bangkok. I can rarely sleep on a bus, but I slept pretty well on this one.
Danielle, Jun 6, 2017 - Great service, reclining seats, proper neck pillow.
Mara-sophie, Jun 5, 2017 - Everything was very good, comfortable ride. Only the toilet was not perfect but i have to say that this is really hard to realize at a bus
Brad, Jun 5, 2017 - Excellent journey, comfortable ride and great food
Arno, Jun 2, 2017 - Nice, not amazing, comfortable enough to sleep, received some snacks and drinks, blanket, good for the price
Alba, Jun 1, 2017 - It was all perfect less the cold on the bus. Too high the AC
Jade, Jun 1, 2017 - Best bus ever. service was great and was comfortable

May 2017

Iris, May 31, 2017 - Nice staff, very helpful. Long trip but you get there safely.
Bridey, May 28, 2017 - Great service and smooth journey -- got snacks and water and even stopped for a dinner which we didn't have to pay for! Highly recommend
Surabhi, May 26, 2017 - Cool lights, nice snacks, fun seats
John, May 23, 2017 - Good service - comfortable and clean, only wish they had announcement (on bus) and information in English
Joanne, May 22, 2017 - A little bit hot when I rode the bus. And also please provide translation in English if there are announcement. But all in all, best night bus yet that I've ridden in Thailand.
Fernanda, May 17, 2017 - The food is terrible and the bus stops only once after 6 hours on the road
Azusa, May 17, 2017 - Pleasent long bus ride, but stops too many times to wake you up.
Christopher, May 16, 2017 - Despite regretting the amount of time it took I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and hit food stop off. Totally amazing.
Nico, May 13, 2017 - Movies please in English too
Sean, May 13, 2017 - We were a bit nervous to try the bus on such a long distance but it was very comfortable and easy. We were very satisfied and would recommend the same bus to anyone.
Benas, May 11, 2017 - Very pleased with the experience.
Nigel, May 9, 2017 - Great service no issues. The bus was clean, nice and just the ride temperature. The seats were very comfortable as well.
Nicolo, May 8, 2017 - Great efficient service.
Pushan, May 7, 2017 - Nice food, nice service, pleasant ride. Absolutely worth the money.
Alice, May 4, 2017 - air con was TOO COLD and duncan's neighbour snored very loudly

April 2017

Lakshmi, Apr 30, 2017 - fir some reason we kept stopping on the side of the road..maybe the bus got a flat....o well... TIT....the seats are uncomfortable and the ac unit vent leaaked water...normally the journey is pleasant... this one however wasn't.
Hugo, Apr 29, 2017 - Incredible bus with reclining seats and foot rests. The chairs were massage chairs!! And there were TVs in the back of the seats with movies and games. The bus itself is 5*. Unfortunately the staff were a bit rude and loud music was playing from 4am until we arrived at Bangkok at 5.30am. Definitely worth paying for vip though!
Christian, Apr 23, 2017 - Ok all
Susan, Apr 21, 2017 - Great trip and the service is excellent.
Jeske, Apr 20, 2017 - They were very kind, you received snacks and water. We arrived 1.5 hours too early, which was a bit inconvenient for me. But very comfortable ride!
Trang, Apr 19, 2017 - It's pretty good. A lot of food and drink. Arrival on time.
Yau, Apr 19, 2017 - Great bus service.
Manuel, Apr 19, 2017 - VIP was worth it, confortable seats and good service

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Schedule Bangkok Busline

06:00, 06:30, 18:50, 20:35; 15:00, 16:00; 20:00, 20:30;
20:30; 18:10, 18:30;
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

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