GreenBus

Company Information

GreenBus Thailand is a bus company that services a range of routes around Thailand. These include northern, southern, northeastern, and central Thailand, with the central hub located in Chiang Mai.

Buses are large and spacious but some models may be older and the condition of the bus varies according to the individual route. Drop off and pick up points are usually at the main bus stations of towns and cities around Thailand.

Routes served by GreenBus

GreenBus travels across much of Thailand with routes to the north, south, and north-east as well as around the centre of the country. Some of the most popular routes are listed below.

Chiang Mai–Chiang Rai

Tickets for travelling between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai route start at THB200 and can go up to THB350 depending on the time of day and type of the bus.

There are buses all throughout the day at 7 am, 7.45 am, 8.15 am, 8.30 am, 9.30 am, 10.15 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 2.30 pm, 2.45 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 5.30 pm, 6 pm and the journey takes around 3 and a half hours.

Bangkok – Chiang Mai

Bangkok – Chiang Mai is easily the most popular bus route in the whole country and as such, tickets tend to sell out quickly regardless the month of the year; and if travelling during high season (between November and February) be sure to book at least 3 days in advance.

GreenBus tickets cost from THB500 and buses leave daily at 7 am arriving in Chiang Mai at 6.30 pm. The journey takes between 11 and 12 hours depending on traffic conditions.

Chiang Mai–Golden Triangle

Tickets for this service also cost THB300 and leave at 8 am arriving at 4.00 pm. The journey takes around 8 hours.

Pros

Buses operated by GreenBus service much of the north, south, north-eastern, and central parts of Thailand which means that there are a number of routes to choose from including less well known stops.

Buses are air conditioned and spacious with ample legroom.

This company has a refund policy if you wish to cancel or change your tickets which are subject to terms and conditions.

Bookings can be made online.

Bus tickets with GreenBus are cheaper than other forms of travel such as flying.

Food, drinks, snacks, and cold towels are provided on buses.

Cons

Some buses are not equipped with toilets which may be challenging on long journeys.

Many buses do not travel directly from one destination to another but instead have a number of stops along the way which can make the journey longer.

Buses vary in terms of condition and some are newer models than others depending on the schedule. As such some may also be cleaner and more roadworthy than others.

Drop off points are usually at the main bus stations in each town and you will need to plan your own onward transportation to your hotel accordingly.

Keep in mind

Buses are not equipped with Wi-Fi or other entertainment options so you may wish to bring your own for long journeys.

Travellers reviews

Passengers have reported that in addition to lack of Wi-Fi there are also no USB ports or other ways to charge a laptop or phone on buses. As such make sure to have all your devices fully charged before boarding.

Some reports of journeys mention that there are no toilets on board and limited stops for breaks which also often take place in rural areas. Make sure to plan accordingly for this.

There are reports of tea, juice, and cake being offered to passengers but if you wish to have a proper meal you may want to purchase this or some snacks beforehand as it may be difficult to stop along the way and buy any items you need. This applies particularly to passengers with special diets.

Buy GreenBus Tickets

Bus Express L
05:15, 07:15, 07:45, 08:00, 08:45, 09:30, 09:45, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:15, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 18:30, 19:00
Bus Express XL
06:00, 09:15, 12:30, 13:15, 15:15, 16:15, 17:00, 17:30
Bus VIP 32
05:15, 06:45, 07:15, 08:00, 08:15, 08:45, 09:30, 10:30, 12:15, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 15:45, 16:30, 17:15, 18:00
Bus Express L
07:30, 08:00, 08:15, 08:45, 09:45, 10:15, 10:30, 11:00, 12:00, 13:45, 14:15, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:30, 18:00, 18:45, 19:30
Bus Express XL
06:15, 07:30, 13:15, 14:00, 17:15
Bus VIP 32
07:30, 08:15, 09:00, 09:45, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00, 17:45, 18:00

GreenBus Company Reviews

4.1
1,502 / 28,915
5 671
4 480
3 211
2 75
1 65
99.5% of 28,915 travelers were presumably happy with GreenBus as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Oct 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Excellent. On time. Very comfortable seat and bus. Only reason it doesn't get the extra star is that the on board rest room is very basic.
Oct 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Nice trip. Dont forget it gets cold as you travel over the mountains.
Oct 15, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Booking left something to be desired... Support so so.. 3 x seats broken again but arrived safe and sound without delay
Oct 14, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Highly recommended
Oct 11, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Very comfortable but it had an unpleasant smell.
Oct 11, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Started on time, arrived on time. Place was clean and comfortable. Servant was friendly. Only a strange noise, may be from the waterpump in the bathroom.
Oct 11, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
The road was really really bad and the bus uncomfortable plus I found out that the bus ride on 12go Asia costs 100 baths more than it should
Oct 10, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Relatively punctual.. Broken seat refused to sit upright. ..an uncomfortable few hours
Oct 10, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Too cold
Oct 9, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Delayed a few minutes
Oct 6, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
very high air conditioning
Oct 5, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Really nice clean bus with lots of leg room. As advised bus was cold so something warm is a must. Didn’t really need to be there an hr before as ticket advised but I’d rather be early than late! Only suggestion would be introduce an option for having ticket on phone only. We had to get our hotel to print a paper copy.
Oct 4, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Nice spacious seat, these guys will get you there!
Oct 3, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Service of 12go and greenbus was good! No complaints. Please be advised for people who get car/sea sick. There will be sharp turns and bumps.
Oct 2, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great experience and staff!
Sep 30, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
We travel by Green bus every month and are thrilled with the space, seating and timely operation. Only use overnight train to Bangkok. Go Green!
Sep 29, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Clean bus that was on schedule. Highly comfortable seats.
Sep 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Everything Ok
Sep 26, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
All was great. Many thanks for cover, because in thie bus was a bit cold. Wish you all the best.
Sep 25, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great
Sep 25, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Bus left on time from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai. Comfy seats that recline and elevate feet which enable you to nap peacefully. Snack and water provided. Some annoying music but not during the entire trip.
Sep 25, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very good
Sep 24, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Great but windows are dirty.
Sep 22, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Good service comfortable seating arrived on time chiang rai
Sep 19, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
very punctual, even in advance. well organised. thank you.
Sep 19, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Four of us traveled from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. Purchased our VIP bus tickets online months in advance. Like being able to reserve seats. No need to be there super early. Nothing needed until the bus arrives. Plenty of covered seating at the open style terminal. The bus arrived in the second stall at terminal 1 in Chiang Rai. It was a fun trip but a bit rocky at times because the the terrain/road conditions. Safety video, snack and bottled water made if fell a bit like a airline flight. Comfortable chairs reclined nicely with leg room. The bathroom like on a plane was cramped and very challenging at times because the bus was constantly in motion. Very similar to being in a storm at sea on a ship. The windows were a bit dirty but we could still see we’ll enough. We enjoyed the trip and would do it again. Side note: Grab pickup and drop off is not allowed at the Chiang Mai terminal 3. Red Car DoeDaengs charged us 40baht/person,
Sep 18, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Clean and punctually bus, but old and not really softly. In any case: all ok!
Sep 16, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
It’s a good trip, road somewhat bumpy due to construction. Nothing out of the ordinary, though it makes several stops, a five-minute one mid-way to use the toilette or buy food/ drinks Be alert! Nobody announces departure or toilette stop in a English. It’s better to take the VIP service, it costs around 4 dollars more and is far more comfortable.
Sep 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very comfortable, great service for a bus ride. :)
Sep 16, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Good journey using Green Bus. Safe driver, on time to depart and arrive. Very happy ????
Sep 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Perfect Bus with AC, water and Snack
Sep 15, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Excellent service, vehicle, punctuality. Highly recommendable!! Very comfortable ????
Sep 15, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very comfortable bus and trip!!
Sep 15, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
At the terminal no indication, staff couldn't speak english. Bus was quite okay for transportation. Love that we got a bottle of water.
Sep 15, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Everything perfect. Bus was on time. Vip experience was great, plenty of space with water bottle and snack.
Sep 14, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Really comfortable and we had some snack and a bottle of water
Sep 14, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
I really like it. Really cold trip though. The seat were the best.
Sep 14, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The seats on the bus were large recliners that made the trip very comfortable. Thanks Green Bus.
Sep 14, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Good bus but the temperature was cold sometimes.
Sep 11, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
SERVICE GOODS, ONLY COUNTER NEED TO UPGRADE OWN PLACE.

GreenBus Stations

Chiang Mai Arcade Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 Golden Triangle Chiang Khong Mae Sai Mae Sot Phayao Thoeng Nan Thung Chang Phrae Morchit Bueng Kan Phuket Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Muan Lampang Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 Donsak Raja Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3