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.

Schedule GreenBus

Bus Express L
07:15, 07:45, 08:00, 08:45, 09:30, 09:45, 10:00, 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, 08:30, 09:15, 09:45, 12:30, 13:15, 13:30, 15:15, 16:15, 17:00, 17:30
Bus VIP 32
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, 18:30, 18:45, 19:30
Bus Express XL
06:15, 07:30, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:15, 17:15, 18:15
Bus VIP 32
07:30, 08:15, 09:15, 09:45, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00, 17:45, 18:00
4.1
1,016 / 19,212
5 463
4 329
3 139
2 48
1 37
99.6% of 19,212 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.

Apr 20, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Operator downgraded to first class and gave us a refund. Bus was fine, a/c worked well. Conductor was helpful and made sure we got to proper station. Arrived on time.
Apr 18, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Good ride , good driver , good service
Apr 18, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Fine
Apr 18, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Very bad shape of bus..very cold
Apr 15, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Very bad seat and uncomfortable trip
Apr 15, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Good Seats , good driver
Apr 15, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
On time, careful driver, Bus was ok
Apr 13, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Siège du bus cassé, voyage inconfortable, très mauvais état général du bus, dans les côtes il avait du mal à monter !
Apr 13, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Booking the bus Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai was easy. The bus itself was fine. The toilet door on the bus was broken and would not shut so creaked the entire 3.5 hours. As the door wouldn't close the stench of urine was strong and as we were near the back had to cover our noses to block the smell. The staff on board did spray the toilet once which gave relief for 15 minutes or so but the smell was soon back, it made the trip uncomfortable. As there are two terminals in Chiang Rai which are a short distance apart make sure you get off at the right one as if you want the downtown/city stop you have to get off and change with your luggage.
Apr 12, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Bus is a little dirty and the road is bad
Apr 10, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
This bus (from CR to CM) was by far in a much better condition than the one which took us to CR. Leather seats, a bottle of water and a toilet!! The driver was speeding up sometimes (many tight turns), but got there safely. The bus left sharp on time, that was very appreciated.
Apr 10, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Bus was clean and was a smooth and enjoyable ride with a few stops along the way to stretch your legs. Plus they provided dinner and breakfast.
Apr 9, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
We booked the bus because we were told by locals that they were really nice. Much to our disappointment, the bus was filthy and old. However, the driver was very prudent and had a good speed. We had bought tickets to go to Chiang Rai Terminal 1. Being our first time iin Thailand, we would have appreciated that the driver’s assistant (a lady) would have been more clear when they first stopped at another terminal in CR. I asked if this was our stop and she nodded, so we got off the bus and took out our luggage. The personnel on the ground and the assistant started laughing instead of helping out! Finally, I asked again and she said “next”, so we had to get back our luggage in the smelly bus... if u have the choice, get a personal driver or rent a car.
Apr 7, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Everything was well organised.
Apr 4, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
the bus i took was clean with spacious seat... arrived almost on schedule...great service
Apr 4, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Bus was on time leaving but arrived about 30 mins later than sheduled mianly due to major roadworks. Good trip but bus rattled alot every time it hit a bump. Would still recommend it.
Apr 1, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Half an hour late, hectic driving
Apr 1, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Too many stops
Mar 31, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Good organisation from ground staff and steward and got to Chiang Mai with luggage with no issues. However the seat belt was broken on my seat and we were late arriving at Chiang Mai. Also the driver took the corners quite fast ...
Mar 31, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Was seated next to two people who were sharing one seat. The child was sick and throwing up the whole trip. I Asked to move seats but was not allowed. Aircon kept alternating between hot and cold. Loud beeping noise from bus started midway through trip and lasted 10-15 minutes with no explanation given.
Mar 29, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
I booked a bus with toilet and on bard services for 129 baht on the site, plus 5 baht service for booking, but price on receipt and voucher showed erroneously as 229 baht instead of 134 baht. NOT HAPPY. The bus ticket agent at the terminal told me I had been overcharged and suggested I contact 12 go Asia for a refund.The bus had NO toilet and I am diabetic and need one every hour. We did stop once after 90 minutes, and I managed to make the rest of the 2 hours to Chiang Rai, where the terminal is new and has no toilet. We left at 1730 and arrived at 2115 ahead of time despite massive roadworks. Seats were uncomfortable. The highway has roadside bsns all the way, though about 4 minutes out of Chiang Mai there are some rural typical Thai villages and rice paddies.
Mar 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Viagem agradável num autocarro com muito espaço e dentro do horário.
Mar 25, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
In time excellent service
Mar 25, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The bus can be a little faster and shorter stops.
Mar 25, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
It’s always a joy to ride in a bus through Thai county’s side. It was a mountainous and sometimes bumpy ride, due to bad roads. But we got to Chiang Rai save. Journey time was just over three hours non stop. VIP bus was nice and spacious. Aircon not as cold as I thought it would be.
Mar 25, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The T&Cs were hilarious. Kept me busy reading it on the bus
Mar 25, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Driver was good and staff to. We left 645 and arrived 10.15. Instead of 6:15 and 9:45. And we stopped sometimes for letting people in and out... this is all not really a problem. My problem was that i booked online for 229 thb. So i thought to get a good bus with toilet. Bacause at the hostel was this kind of bus was just 120 and a good bus 260 and a ok bus with toilet 200. But my bus didnt have a toilet or good seeds... So i was just overprices with booking online. It should be cheaper online!
Mar 24, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Comfort ride.
Mar 23, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
We booked the tickets online the night before . It's a bit chaotic at the bus station but don't worry . The tuk tuk or taxi will drop you off at your parking bay and just make sure you are there on time.You are allocated a seat and each bus has 40 . The lady will also give you a bottle of water shortly after departure . My husband used the loo and literally wet himself when he told me how difficult it was , but brilliant if you need one ???? It struggles to get up the big hills but got us there. Overall it was great , had a toilet break halfway to stretch your legs . Give it a go . We did express by the way
Mar 23, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
We visited very nice sights. Especially Doi Inthanon was amazing. Also, our guide was very friendly and nice.
Mar 21, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Comfortable seats, we got a water which was nice & the ac was the perfect temperature.
Mar 20, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The airconditioner was too much. It was too cold in the bus
Mar 19, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Asientos un poco incómodos, a/c bien, horarios más o menos lo que marca
Mar 19, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Bus is not on time, making many stops along the way, to pick up people, drop off people, deliver packages, pick up packages. Arrival time is 1hr20mins late.
Mar 19, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The bus terminal just ok. Still not used to no toilet paper. However the bus ride in VIP bus with the extra room was very nice. Toilet ac and reclining seats nice. Bus within minutes of when should and trip was pleasant. We were advised It could be very chilly on the bus due to need for extensive air conditioner but really very comfortable throughout trip. Water and snack given to us. Arrived on time. Allowed to use phone for ticket which was very nice as we did not have printed ticket as requested. Booking very easy.
Mar 17, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Comfortable bus, yet a bit old. Complimentary water and a snack were handed out by the hostess. Aa mentioned, it was not cold on the bus, so no need for warm clothes. The bus driver drove very carefully when there was roadwork, so the road was bumpy.
Mar 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Super comfy. Great value.
Mar 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
It was the most comfortable bus tour in my entire life
Mar 15, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Slow but pleasant
Mar 14, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Other time available at terminals

Stations GreenBus

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