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.

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Chiang Mai - Chiang Khong
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Bus Express L
08:00, 09:30
Bus Express XL
13:15
Bus VIP 32
08:00
Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai
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Bus Express L
06:00, 07:15, 08:00, 10:30, 11:30, 12:00, 13:15, 14:15, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:30, 19:00
Bus Express XL
08:30, 09:15, 12:30, 15:15, 17:30
Bus VIP 32
08:15, 10:30, 12:15, 13:00, 14:45, 15:45, 17:15, 18:00
Chiang Mai - Mae Sai
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Bus Express L
05:15, 08:00, 09:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30
Bus Express XL
06:00, 16:15, 17:00
Bus VIP 32
05:15, 08:00, 09:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:30
Chiang Mai - Mae Sot
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Bus Express L
08:30, 13:10, 14:00
Bus VIP 32
08:30, 13:10, 14:00
Chiang Mai - Phayao
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Bus Express L
07:00, 08:00, 13:30, 17:00
Bus Express XL
12:00, 14:00, 14:15, 17:45
Bus VIP 32
07:00, 08:00, 13:30, 17:00
Chiang Mai - Phuket
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12:30
Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
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Bus Express L
07:00, 08:00, 08:15, 08:45, 09:45, 10:15, 11:30, 12:00, 14:15, 15:30, 17:30, 18:45, 19:30
Bus Express XL
06:15, 12:30, 13:15, 17:15
Bus VIP 32
09:00, 11:15, 12:45, 15:30, 17:00, 17:45, 18:00, 18:15
Mae Sai - Chiang Mai
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Bus Express L
07:30, 08:15, 09:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00
Bus Express XL
06:15, 14:00
Bus VIP 32
07:30, 08:15, 09:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00
Mae Sot - Chiang Mai
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Bus Express L
06:15, 10:00
Bus VIP 32
06:15, 10:00

GreenBus Company Reviews

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3710 customer reviews
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99.5% of 78,843 travelers were presumably happy with GreenBus as they left good or no review
LR
5
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 17, 2019
Bus left on time, arrived on time. It was a comfortable ride. Only issue was my seat was broken and wouldn’t stay straight up (it would go into the recline). Not a problem for me, but a huge inconvenience for the person behind me!
SC
4
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 17, 2019
Straight forward experience on VIP bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Easy booking, easily located at bus station, left a little late but nothing major, clean and comfortable bus. The definition of VIP I think is open to interpretation and even with Green Bus there are newer and older buses used in this class that offer a different experience. For the small amount extra Baht, the larger seats, extra leg room and guaranteed toilet was well worth it.
MF
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 17, 2019
Even better than what we expected. The seats are great, you can turn on/off massage modus and are comfortable. Two meals included, as well as 2 or 3 small bottles of water.
SD
1
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 17, 2019
Le siège était cassé celui de mon voisin de devant également. Nous avons passé un mauvais voyage Je nai pas eu la possibilité d'être à côté de mon conjoint alors que le bus n'était meme pas rempli....
MS
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 17, 2019
Easy, on time. And the vip seats were worth the extra bath IMHO. Bus temperature went down to 16 degree,which is maybe a bit overdoing?!
BR
4
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Good, comfortable trip. Left the rating at 4 only because their was no toilet on the bus.
LD
5
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
I was verry happy that we had a stop/pause time :)
DB
4
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Bus is noisy. Seats are hard and some not adjustable. Toilet needs to be fixed and improved. Urine doesn’t drain and sloshes all over. Need a better system to announce arrival and departures. Drivers are very good.
MD
4
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Start 30 minutes delayed.
RM
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Do yourself a big favour and take the VIP bus. It was comfy and modern.
JL
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Good and confortable bus
TM
1
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Bus seat was broken - bus was old, extremely bumpy and very much needed renovation - baggage handlers broke my luggage by throwing it in and out of the bus carelessly
RF
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
the bus was comfortable and smooth...I slept a bit of the trip so was easy. I even got them to let me off within a short walk of my hotel the Queen Palace, instead of all the way by the airport. Remember to bring something warm, as the AC is quite good, and you may actually get cold.
NA
4
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 16, 2019
Overall was ok. Only got delay for 30 minutes.
JG
5
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 15, 2019
Comfy. Everything provided.
JD
3
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 15, 2019
It doesn't have toilets and it's a long trip. It stopped at one station half way thou
CC
1
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 15, 2019
Bus broke down. Waited over 2 hours for another and missed my appointment.
JM
1
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 15, 2019
Bus broke down during the safety stop. We wait for 3h to get on another bus. Longest trip ever in my life. Such a poor service. Book over Busonlinetickets. Better service and cheaper prices.
FA
1
Bus Express, GreenBus, Nov 15, 2019
The bus broke down on the way, the guy attending the bus told us 1 hour the new bus was coming to pick us up but in reality it arrived 2 hours and half later. The worst was that he could speak or understand almost nothing in English.
TG
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Nov 15, 2019
The bus was a little bit late but it was very comfortable. Good trip.

GreenBus Stations

Chiang Mai Arcade 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 Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 Donsak Raja Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3