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, 08:00, 09:30, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 14:00, 14:15, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 18:30, 19:00
Bus Express XL
06:00, 07:45, 08:30, 09:15, 12:30, 13:15, 13:30, 15:15, 16:15, 17:00, 17:30
Bus VIP 32
05:15, 06:45, 08:00, 08:15, 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
07:15, 09:00, 10:00, 15:30, 18:00, 22:30
Bus Express XL
10:30, 11:30, 22:30
Bus VIP 32
10:00, 22:30
Bus Express L
07:30, 08:00, 08:15, 08:45, 09:45, 10:15, 10:30, 12:00, 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, 12:15, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 17:15, 18:15
Bus VIP 32
07:30, 08:15, 09:00, 09:45, 11:15, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00, 17:45, 18:00, 18:15

GreenBus Company Reviews

4.1
1,804 / 34,212
5 789
4 582
3 255
2 95
1 83
99.5% of 34,212 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.

Dec 11, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
bus came 1 hour late. we got off at Nan over 10 pm. no taxi, no songtaew.
Dec 11, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
all in accordance with the offer. departure and arrival on time
Dec 11, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Bus is comfortable enough, but all the staff we dealt with green bus were terribly ignorant and disorganized, will not be booking with them again.
Dec 11, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Address on ticket says Wat Ket. We spent ages trying to find this and realised it was the area after taking 3 taxis who did not know either what it was. Wouldn’t it be easier to write bus station. Didn’t get offered a ride again we had to pay again.
Dec 9, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Seat was broken so could not sit up straight. Also Seat in front of me was broken , no room for my legs because passenger in front of me was almost on my lap.
Dec 9, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
No need to arrive 1 hour early as stated on ticket
Dec 9, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Bus was delayed over an hour. Not very comfortable if you're tall, little legroom. Not possible to pick your seat.
Dec 8, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Very good service however only 10min delay in departure
Dec 7, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Inside was very, very cold.
Dec 7, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
It was fine , bus was late for 1 hour, no idea why , the departure was on time . Stuff is very nice and helpful!
Dec 4, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time. Comfortable reclining seats. A toilet/snack shopping stop on the way. Not too cold despite a warning on the ticket. Would definitely go with them again!
Dec 4, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time. Comfortable reclining seats. A toilet/snack shopping stop on the way. Not too cold despite a warning on the ticket. Would definitely go with them again!
Dec 4, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Apart from the bumpy ride, the bus is worth taking. Because it has a toilet right behind. For those who frequent toilet often, this is for you. Not to mention the bus is spacious with lesser seats.
Dec 2, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Perfect bustrip. nice route and roads are most of the time very good. Would do it again the next time.
Dec 1, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Overall we had a good experience with the bus. I would recommend booking the VIP bus to have arm rest dividers between you and other passengers. I would use this service again if necessary.
Dec 1, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Comfortable journey with a stop mid-way, although my allocated seat appeared to be the only one that didn’t recline properly.
Dec 1, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
I feel good...i will book it again nexttime:)thanks you
Nov 30, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Journey was ok, however many seats on the bus were broken and were permanently in the recline position.
Nov 30, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Good comfortable journey but 30 mins late departing and nearly 1 hour late arriving
Nov 30, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus trip was efficient and enjoyable with some nice country side views, only took 3 hours and 10 minutes which went fast whilst travelling in comfort of nice bus
Nov 29, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
OK. Enough space for your legs
Nov 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Two bad scores: 1.: rather cold on the bus, but for that we were informed in advance. 2. Driving comfort beneath average because off road construction. Good scores: 1. Arrival on time. 2. At the busoffice we could modify our reservation Mae Sai - Chiang Mai into Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai.
Nov 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great service, clean bus and very comfortable seats. Left on time and felt very safe all the way from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. Would recommend it as the best and well priced option.
Nov 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very comfortable seats in front (VIP,) section for very reasonable (by western standards) price. Bus had toilet in back but a bit of a challenge to use whilst bus is in motion so better to await mid-route comfort break. ,2 stops at CM at the end: first for those crossing border into Laos, second (and last ) in town proper.
Nov 27, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
On time
Nov 27, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time and dependable.
Nov 26, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
We arrived 20 min. over time. But there is a nice trip for three a half hours. The personal is good and organizated.
Nov 26, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Comfortable bus, all on schedule.
Nov 26, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Both drivers and crew were fine. The seats, while comfortable,often have head rests that slip down which I found irritating. I sat in seat 1a which has a window looking forward. It was obscured by forms stuck on the other side and I could not see forward which I did not like. No cooling in the toilet which is tiny and fairly primitive. Not a pleasant experience. However I'll continue to use Greenbus
Nov 26, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The service departed on time and arrived a little earlier than was scheduled. The staff were polite and helpful and the journey pleasant. The seats were comfortable and the temperature pleasant throughout . There was no on board toilet but a 10 minute stop mid-journey addressed this and allowed a time for a snack and drink. Very scenic journey and we were thoroughly satisfied with service provided. I do not understand the criticisms of the Green Bus company posted on this website.
Nov 25, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Bus was V Class. Plenty of comfortable room. Good films on personal screen, Dinner, Breakfast, Blankets, Water, Freshen up towels all included and for the price was great, BUT on the downside, once darkness fell we were plunged into total darkness for 12 hours. Not even a personal mini light to read with. ??? Not sure why this was the case. Driver and passengers were completely separate so no case for distraction there. 4 stars, spoilt only by the lack of personal courtesy lights.
Nov 25, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Left late but arrived early!!
Nov 24, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Was not able to pick my seat. The seats were dirty and old. The staff were helpful, respectful and efficient.
Nov 24, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Well organised and on time!
Nov 24, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Good service by rebooking the trip
Nov 24, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
VIP bus offers large reclining seat with footrest. Snack and water were a nice touch. Overall a very comfortable ride.
Nov 24, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Correct information in the office. Bus ontime, friendly crew. Cannot complain :-)
Nov 24, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Comfortable seats. Excellent aircon and only a little late in arriving in Chaing Rai probably as a result of horrendous traffic leaving Chaing Mai.
Nov 24, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Trip was smooth. The seats were nice and comfortable.
Nov 23, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Na

GreenBus Stations

Chiang Mai Arcade Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 Golden Triangle Chiang Khong Local Bus Mae Sai Mae Sot Phayao Thoeng Nan 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