About GreenBus

Company Information

Green Bus Thailand is a bus company that operates a range of routes around Thailand from the company’s central hub located in Chiang Mai.

GreenBus Company rightfully enjoys high reputation. Its routes cover all the regions of Thailand – from South to North and from Northeast to Centre.

As a rule, the company’s buses use the main bus station or terminal of towns and cities around Thailand, called Bo-Ko-So. These are often located out of the centre.

In Chiang Mai, GreenBus uses the largest and newest Bus Terminal 3, aka Arcade Bus Terminal in the north-eastern part of the city, off Super Hwy 11.

Routes served by Green Bus

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

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

By far the most popular route of the Thai North, Chiang Mai–Chiang Rai stretch is served by three different types of buses providing travellers with a good choice of level of comfort and ticket price.

There are buses all throughout the day from 6 am till 7 pm with the trip taking just under 4 hours.

Chiang Mai to Laos border

GreenBus offers an easy way to get to the border with Laos at Chiang Khong, from where you can cross over the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge 4 to Huay Xai in the Lao province of Bokeo.

Chiang Mai to Myanmar border

From Chiang Mai, Green Bus operates trips to the destinations at the border with Myanmar including:

  • Mae Sot in Tak province that is linked to the Myanmar’s town of Myawaddy.

  • Mae Sai in Chiang Rai province of Thailand that connects to the border town of Tachilek on the Myanmar side and is the gateway to the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet.

Chiang Mai – other destinations in Thai North

Popular Northern Thai destinations served by Green Bus from Chiang Mai also include:

  1. Nan
  2. Phrae
  3. Phayao
  4. Lampang

Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai – Phuket

The longest routes of Green Bus connect Thai North with the southern resort island of Phuket.

There are trips to Phuket both from Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai taking the epic 24 and 26 hours respectively.

Phitsanulok – Surat Thani

Green Bus is also the best choice for the overland travel from the North to Donsak pier in Surat Thani for onward transfer to the islands of the Gulf including Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Chiang Mai – Bangkok

Note that GreenBus DOES NOT currently operate the route to Bangkok – for bus trips between Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Bangkok choose another bus operator.

Green Bus types of seats

The company operates three different classes of buses:

  • Bus Express L
  • Bus Intercity Express XL
  • Bus VIP 24/32.

Greenbus VIPs are the most comfortable way to travel. VIP Green buses feature 24-32 seats organised three per row instead of the usual four what provides additional elbow and leg space enhancing the overall travel experience.

Such buses are the best choice for longer routes e.g. between Phitsanulok and Surat Thani though the price for such seats is between 30 and 50 per cent higher than for seats in ordinary express buses.

Bus Intercity Express XL is a sensible compromise between more expensive VIPs and ordinary buses.

Bus Express L is a good choice for shorter trips up to 4–5 hours, e.g. between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai or Lampang.

All GreenBus coaches are air-conditioned and are equipped with soft reclining seats meaning that even the cheapest L class is a decent choice.

Green Bus Tickets

Green Bus tickets can be booked both online and at the bus stations covered by the company’s network of routes.

There is an option of online booking at the official website of the company though the process is not as straightforward as it could have been due to language barrier – not all parts of the website are translated into English what creates certain difficulties.

We recommend to buy Green Bus tickets online and well in advance for the longer, most popular routes and the routes which have a limited number of departures per day, especially to Phuket.

Pros

  1. Buses operated by GreenBus service much of the northern, southern, north-eastern, and central parts of Thailand which means that there is a number of routes to choose from including some off-the-beaten-track destinations for overseas travellers.

  2. Buses of all classes are air-conditioned and spacious with ample legroom.

  3. This company has a refund policy meaning that you can cancel or change your tickets – though both changes and cancellations are subject to terms and conditions.

  4. Green Bus booking can be made online.

  5. Travelling overland with GreenBus on longer routes is cheaper than flying.

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

Cons

  1. Some older buses – very few actually – are not equipped with toilets. These are used on shorter routes and generally should not be a problem.

  2. Cheaper Express buses make a number of stops along the way, which can result in a longer journey.

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

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

  5. Buses are not equipped with Wi-Fi or USB ports and entertainment options are often limited to one TV screen in the front part of the bus so you may wish to bring your own for long journeys.

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Chiang Khong - Chiang Mai
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11:00
Chiang Mai - Chiang Khong
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11:00
Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai
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Bus Express
06:30, 07:30, 09:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00
Bus VIP
08:30, 09:30, 10:00, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 15:30
Chiang Mai - Mae Sai
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Bus Express
13:00
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08:00, 13:00
Chiang Mai - Mae Sot
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09:30, 14:00
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09:30, 14:00
Chiang Mai - Nan
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10:30, 10:30, 10:30, 10:30, 12:00, 16:00
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10:30, 10:30, 12:00, 16:00
Chiang Mai - Phayao
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08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 12:00, 16:00
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08:30, 09:30, 12:00, 15:00, 16:00
Chiang Mai - Phrae
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Bus Express
09:00
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09:00
Chiang Mai - Phuket
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15:00
Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
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08:00, 10:00, 10:30, 12:30, 13:30, 15:00
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09:00, 14:30, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00
Chiang Rai - Phuket
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Bus Intercity
13:30
Bus VIP
13:30
Mae Sai - Bueng Kan
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14:00
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14:00
Mae Sai - Chiang Mai
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Bus Express
10:00
Bus VIP
10:00, 15:00
Mae Sai - Mae Sot
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Bus Express
07:00
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07:00
Mae Sot - Chiang Mai
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10:00, 14:00
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10:00, 14:00
Mae Sot - Mae Sai
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07:00
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07:00
Nan - Chiang Mai
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08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 10:30, 10:30, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
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08:30, 10:30, 12:00, 16:00
Phayao - Chiang Mai
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Bus Express
10:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:00, 17:00
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10:00, 10:30, 13:30, 16:00, 17:00
Phitsanulok - Donsak
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Bus Intercity
14:00, 14:30
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14:00, 14:30
Phrae - Chiang Mai
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Bus Express
15:00
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15:00
Phuket - Chiang Mai
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11:00, 13:00
Phuket - Chiang Rai
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13:30
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13:30

GreenBus Company Reviews

PH
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 29, 2020
Voyage en mars 2020 parfait.
OC
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 27, 2020
Voyage sans aucun soucis malgré de gros travaux sur la route. Le chauffeur conduisait bien. l'hôtesse nous a gentiment offert une boisson avec un petit gâteau. on a apprécié. Par contre les toilettes n'étaient pas trés propres
SM
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 24, 2020
On time and comfortable.
AA
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 23, 2020
buenos días, considero que estos autobuses necesitan cuando ustedes puedan poner otro tipo de asientos mucho mas cómodos, el Aire Acondicionado necesita que el conductor lo vaya regulando, pues si no las personas al final pasan frío. Creo que decirle Vip ustedes no saben lo que es ir con un servicio Vip.Por otra parte hay que reconocer que la amabilidad es un 10, el servicio de comida pudiera ser algo mejor, o pararse en otra aérea de servicio que estuviera mejor sus lavabos. pero en general pienso que entre todos si ponemos de nuestra parte se mejorara estoy seguro.
FS
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 23, 2020
Challenging road conditions but driver handled it well. Felt safe and assured. Quite nice scenery once into rural parts and we got chance to see traditional rice paddies. They still exist! Booking process was simple. Bus was comfortable and overall great value.
IA
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 20, 2020
Buen viaje, el unico proble fueron los mosquitos dentro del bus
GC
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 19, 2020
Voyage parfait
SF
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 18, 2020
Horaires respectées, bus climatisé, petite collation prévue, chauffeur professionnel.
DE
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 18, 2020
Excelente servicio, el personal muy amable. Green bus has an excellent services, its staff is very kindly.
ME
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 17, 2020
Puntuali. Personale cortese. Molto pulito.
BD
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 17, 2020
We had a broken seat and told about this to administrator of the bus. Ask him to check and fix it. He told “wait” and thats it. Hasn’t come back
JR
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 17, 2020
Exactly as paid for and expected. Comfortable and safe driving.
LW
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 16, 2020
The hostesses need to smile!
LP
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 16, 2020
Comfortable , air conditioner was comfortable . And driver was safe and did. It speed .
LG
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 16, 2020
Der Bus fuhr für thailändische Verhältnisse pünktlich ab. Dennoch waren wir erst 20 Minuten nach der Zeit am Zielpunkt. Es gab Verpflegung an Bord und eine Toilette. Zum Glück war es von Chiang Rai nach Chiang Mai nicht wieder so kalt an Bord.
GW
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 15, 2020
Booking internet was perfect. Persenal was helpfull. Bus on time. For a little be more budget you gett a VIP bus. Realia Big Chairs. Perfect!
MS
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 14, 2020
People at check in, I made a mistake by booking and nobody was ready to listen to me ( the only thing I heard was : ticket not refundable however it was just something like “inverse the trip Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai to Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai ) . Bad experience with your company and I will never take the green bus line again .
FB
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 13, 2020
Voyage très agréable malgré les travaux sur la route entre Chiang Rai et Chiang Mai. En revanche le bus avait plus d’une demi heure de retard
AU
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 13, 2020
The bus driver and assistant did not attempt to communicate with us (English speakers) as to how long the stops would be. The bus actually started to pull out without me. We were only 2 non Asians on the bus and I have blond hair. It would not have been hard to determine I wasn't here.
SO
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 11, 2020
depart on time. good driver. comfertable seats.
KB
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 10, 2020
It was perfect, very easy, simple, good bus, on time... Good experience.
SP
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 8, 2020
Very happy with the whole experience. It wasn't immediately clear what i should do at the station but this was very quickly resolved.
WV
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 8, 2020
I would use it again. The attendant was friendly and helpful.
CR
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 7, 2020
All went to plan (slightly late departure) but overall no complaints
AI
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 5, 2020
Uncomfortable
ER
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 5, 2020
Autobus sporco e vecchio, monitor nn funzionante, tragitto durato quasi 1 ora in piu, ma nn hanno avvisato.
GF
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 4, 2020
Parfait ! Départ à l'heure, arrivée quasiment à l'heure malgré une route en travaux.
JA
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 4, 2020
Alles super und komfortabel
PB
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 4, 2020
All was as expected. Just an hour late but because of the road. This part of the trip...
EJ
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 3, 2020
They were not going to let me on even though I already paid. She wanted me to pay again. Hard to communicate.
MK
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 3, 2020
Все отлично.
CC
Bus Express, GreenBus, Mar 2, 2020
Bus moins confortable qu'au retour mais bien quand même
CL
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 2, 2020
Perfect
CG
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 2, 2020
Bien sauf les wc
CF
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 2, 2020
Vert Cold inside
FP
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 1, 2020
Bus tres confortable horaire respectés
RJ
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Mar 1, 2020
Easy to find correct bus, seats comfortable and the journey went smoothly. Arrived later than expected but that was due to major roadworks near to Chang Mai , bus driven well.
WP
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 29, 2020
Easy to do. Print out voucher 1st speeds things up
GT
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 29, 2020
Bus was a bit old and rough around the edges. But got us there in relative comfort.
FW
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 28, 2020
Bus confortable mais prévoir 20 minutes de trajet supplémentaires à cause des travaux en cours...
ML
Bus Express, GreenBus, Feb 27, 2020
Such a clean and spacious bus! Nice cakes too as a free snack.
JV
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 27, 2020
De VIP greenline bus heeft ons van Chiang Mai naar Chiang Rai gebracht in 3hr 30min. De weg was hobbelig gezien men bezig is met de aanleg van de autosnelweg.
CG
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 27, 2020
Très professionnel. Un peu plus d explications sur les autres arrêts a chang rai auraient été mieux. Compter 4h
MB
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 27, 2020
Nice scenic views along the way. Staff was pleasant and you receive water and snack for the ride too. Seats are comfortable and really good leg room for a tall person. Large road construction going on which made for a rough ride in some areas but unavoidable.
WR
Bus Express, GreenBus, Feb 26, 2020
Hat alles gut geklappt, bequemer Bus. Gut, dass wir vorher gebucht hatten, denn der Bus war voll. Hinweis: Die Innentemperatur im Bus war normal, nicht unterkühlt.
PC
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 25, 2020
Super voyage.
MC
Bus Express, GreenBus, Feb 25, 2020
Very good. The bus made a stop of 15 minutes.
MD
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 25, 2020
Te atienden muy bien y el asiento es amplio y cómodo. El baño es muy chiquito, estaba roto y muy sucio.
CC
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Feb 24, 2020
Bus avec sieges hyper confortables (came tête, support pour les pieds et massants), un vrai bonheur après une journée de balade !!! Petite gâteau servi avec une bouteille d’eau pendant le trajet pour couronner le tout :)
SL
Bus Express, GreenBus, Feb 24, 2020
Comfortable, Efficient, clean buses
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99.7% of 102,287 travelers were presumably happy with GreenBus as they left good or no review

GreenBus Stations

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