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, 09:15, 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
1,153 / 21,870
5 524
4 370
3 159
2 55
1 45
99.5% of 21,870 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.

Jun 19, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Everything was great! And unfortunately, I forgot my camera bag on the bus but it was located very fast! Thank you!
Jun 19, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very good, in time, refreshment on the board. Jiří, Czech Republic
Jun 17, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Schedule on time, good !
Jun 15, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great service, comfortable bus! The best we have had in SEA so far. thank you
Jun 14, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
We almost miss the buss as we were waiting in a different gate as per instructions at the ticket counter, gladly i went to ask a driver just before he left.
Jun 14, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The AC is very cold but I was expecting that. Everything else was lovely. The staff was nice, the service also even though we has some difficulty communicating we managed. All in all, it was a great trip.
Jun 13, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
So great!
Jun 13, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Pretty good. The air conditioning worked well and the bus driver was very nice. Only problem was there was no Wi-Fi or toilet, however they did stop once for a toilet break. All together it was a good trip and I would recommend.
Jun 10, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
I find Green Bus company to be a disgrace to the tourism industry of Thailand. I will never consider returning to Chiang Rai again. It is a place with systems that are hostile to tourists. The monies that I’d paid for a bus ride that I never took is considered money donated. Thank you.
12Go response:

Dear Siew Hui Deon Goh

We are sorry you had a bad experience with this operator. Unfortuantely, the bus that should have operated on that day had a breakdown and they had to make urgent changes to make sure the passengers reach their destination.
Please accept our apologies on behalf of the operator.

Jun 9, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The light in the toilet turned off a few times and the it felt highly stressful for me because it became dark. I was using it only for a urination.
Jun 9, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Very comfortable trip, friendly and professional staff. Bus in time and pleasant journey. Well done!
Jun 9, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great service. Professional staff. Left on time, arrived early. Would definitely recommend
Jun 6, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Why does the printed instructions say to go to Wat Ket for boarding? I’m glad I did listen to my driver and go to the bus station because that was where I needed to be. I was told that the VIP bus had an accident and my fare was less so I was refunded the difference- thank you. I was not notified of any change by email. I was confused about exactly where to catch the bus. Paperwork says Chiang Mai bus station 3 to Chiang Rai bus station- then it says boarding at Wat Ket with a map that is far from the station. This is not clear directions.
Jun 5, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
The bus itself was fine, chairs were OK, crew was helpful and friendly and the driver drove just fine. We departed a bit too late and arrived a bit too late as well, maybe because of the many small stops we made during the ride..?
Jun 5, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Alarm was constantly going off. I could barely close an eye. Other than that the chairs were quite comfortable, so was the temperature. The personal seemed friendly enough too.
Jun 4, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
As per condition in bus no WiFi,snacks,food WC,only 1 water. Very bad service 8'45 am
Jun 4, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
The bus was ok , they give you a bottle of water for the traject and the staff is not the friendliness ones but it’s fine since it’s just three hours . The bus driver was driving fast but the cool thing is that we arrrive before the time we supposed to (half an hour before )
Jun 2, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
I had a single seat, very comfy the seat recliner back and the foot rest also could go up. Lots of space above and below and in front if ou have long legs like myself. Free water and snack was nice. Toilet on board was clean. Overall very positive experience. Would recommend and use again.
Jun 1, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Bus ticket worked like a charm. Visited the Green bus booth with 12Go voucher to get our physical ticket and we were on our way. Bus was a little delayed arriving due to construction, but no big deal. Air conditioning and comfy seats make the VIP bus well worth it.
May 31, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Good smooth ride, it was raining and the driver was very cautious,I appreciate that.Too bad that the female attendant was a nasty piece of work, very rude.
May 28, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
My 12Go reservation worked like a charm. Safe and sound in a Chiang Mai. Highly recommend to pre-book a nice air conditioned bus ride!
May 25, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The trip was good. It would be nice to have English translation when arriving at certain bus stop, in order to know where to get off the bus.
May 23, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Another great booking with 12Go, the trip was trouble free and I arrived exactly on time. A few stops to have some snacks and the toilet so all in all a good trip and smooth tranasaction. Thank you and keep up the good work.
May 22, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Good trip, everything worked as expected. Nothing flash but that was what was expectedly
May 22, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Nice
May 22, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Smooth trip that left and arrived on time. Seats were comfortable and I had plenty of room with good reclining options. No power points. There are a few pick up points and it is 7 hours before the first stop for food, so you may want to take food to nibble on. The food is good as long as you're okay with local, but you still have a choice. Good way of seeing the country.
May 21, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very comfortable bus trip.There is any complain or problematic issue
May 20, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Very hot in the bus. Very uncomfortable seats. Bus must have been very, very old. Certainly service found only in the 3rd world.
May 17, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus trip was perfect. We left on time, the staff was very helpful to indicate where the bus stop was. They even stopped in front of the White Temple for me, which was really nice. Thank you for great experience!
May 17, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus was on time and the staff was really helpful. Not difficult to find the bus, because it's well indicated on the bus station and on the bus itself.
May 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Bus was over an hour late and the boys working for Greenbus seemed to think it was funny to keep making me get on busses only to be thrown off at the last minute for being on the wrong bus. There was nowhere to sit at the terminal which even for the “low season” was busy and it because my bus was late it really wasn’t easy to tell which one was mine when they all seemed to stop in Chiang Rai. The journey itself however was very good and the lady on board was excellent at telling me when to get off and providing me with water and a snack.
May 16, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Departure platform is confusing.. bus operator at check in point should be more friendly..
May 15, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus attendant and other staff are very helpful and please.
May 14, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
The bus was late for 30 minutes, the departure time was 17:30 bit we left nearly 18:00. The driver drove roughly and fast so the bus jumped up and down the whole ride. We arrived 5 minutes earlier than scheduled but my head hurt from the jumping
May 13, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
1 hour late and no one of the staff could speak enough english to explain what was happening, also this bus was to noisy
May 13, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time, good service, helpful people, confortable
May 13, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Bus not clean
May 12, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
The price is good, air con not so strong so it was pleasant. Good space for the legs, the seats declines a lot, but is not the best. We made more stops. Arrived at the station a bit late (13.20 instead of 13.15) but we left around 13.50. Arrived at destination later, but for what I paid I would definitely go again
May 12, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
ต้องมาเสียค่าปริ้นตั๋ว อีก30บาท เพิ่ม ต้องบุ๊คกิ้งเลือกที่นั่งแล้ว ติดหน้าต่าง พอไปเอาตั๋ว ได้นั้งริมทางเดินไม่พอ นั่งกับผู้ชาย ไปติดต่อ ทางพนักงานบริการ เพื่อจะขอแลกที่นั่ง จะนั่งกับผู้หญิงก็ไม่ได้ อยากให้ระบบ เคลียร์มี่นั้งให้ชัดเจน และ หลายทัวร์ สามารถรู้ได้ว่าคนที่เรา นั่งข้างเป็นผู้หญิงหรือผู้ชาย ทริปนี้คือไม่ได้นอนทั้งคน ชายมีอายุ ทั้งไอทั้งกรน ????
May 11, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Comfortable trip. Free bottle of water, but no snack. There is no need to arrive 60 minutes early like the ticket says, you'll only be waiting for the bus for 60 minutes.

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