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
1,365 / 25,801
5 600
4 435
3 198
2 70
1 62
99.5% of 25,801 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.

Aug 22, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Old en dirty bus
Aug 21, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Very slow bus and rude hostess
Aug 21, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
very good! spacious seats, water and cookies. schedule fulfilled, we have even arrived 10 minutes before the appointed time. I recommend VIP bus.
Aug 20, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
The trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai was not 3.5 hours. It took 5 hours. When we got our suitcases from under the bus someone's fish had leaked and our suitcases were saturated with a foul smell.
Aug 19, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
We arrived at 10.30 pm, but the aspecten arrival time was 09.10pm
Aug 19, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Delay for thirty minutes.
Aug 19, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★☆☆☆☆
Planned departure 9.15 am and arrival at 12.55 pm We departed at 9.30 am and arrived at 3.00 pm This is not acceptable
Aug 18, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Arrived late.
Aug 17, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very comfortable !
Aug 16, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The toilet is incredibly small
Aug 15, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
They were really really rude
Aug 15, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Just perfect
Aug 14, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Good travel even if a part of the road is under construction
Aug 13, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
It isn't necessary to arrive 1hour befor! To much time!!!
Aug 12, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
So difficult to know which bus is yours because they don't write down the names in the whiteboards. On time, good trip.
Aug 11, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
The bus is to old
Aug 10, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Excellent ride and service from Chiang Mai to Mae Chan. Seats were comfortable, our luggage was managed well. When it was time to disembark the bus attendant was spot on as we were the only ones getting off.
Aug 9, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Relaxed trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. The bus left and arrived on schedule. The reservation prcedure worked flawless
Aug 9, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The Grab driver sent me to depot rather than terminal but staff were helpful and found the bus had not left yet so put me on. Very easy fast trip.
Aug 9, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
More leg space please
Aug 8, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The trip was fine and on time. The seats were comfortable. My only complaints are the bus was pretty warm and there was no toilet which could be an issue on a 4 hour drive. They did take a 10 minute break about 2 hours in. Great value for your money.
Aug 7, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Safe driving. On time. Hoping I can retrieve my lost sunglasses on the bus
Aug 5, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
There wasn’t any need to be there 60’ before departure and we had to change of bus because the air conditionner didn’t work, which supposed a 35’ of delay
Aug 4, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Online booking mentioned. Need to arrive 60min prior to departure time and booking info need to be printed out , smart phone screen not acceptable. Rushed to get there 1hour before, conductors were laughing and talking in their language when I showed my ticket they told me just wait. Of course I saw some foreigners came with smart phone and show them. Not questioned.
Aug 2, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Excellent value for money.
Aug 1, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
El viajo estuvo bien y además encontré súper bueno haber hecho una parada para comprar algo o ir al baño en medio del viaje
Jul 31, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Toilets could be bigger, also no food cart, though a snack and bottle of water was provided
Jul 31, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
I would give it 5 stars but we had to wait for one hour at the bus station (you get the instruction on your ticket). It would be just fine if we had to arrive 15 minutes before the departure. And it was really cold because of the AC, but we already knew that. The seats are comfortable and a very friendly staff got us on an earlier bus so we didn't have to wait till 6 p.m. We got a bottle of water and a snack on the bus.
Jul 31, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time and very comfortable.
Jul 30, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
You left 30 minutes late
Jul 30, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
No commentaar, everything was oké!
Jul 30, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Gran bus, asientos muy cómodos y servicio bueno
Jul 30, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Old bus, but was on time, driver drove too fast, not much space, cheap.
Jul 30, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Transportation well managed. Just, as usual with all bus transportation, we arrived late after the time expected
Jul 29, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Small bus. I am tall, so it was nog comfortable
Jul 28, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Not bad but not as advertised. Paid for VIP bus but it had no toilet on it. Air con broke part way there but the driver fixed it in about 15 mins at the side of the road.
Jul 23, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Chairs were very comfortable and we got coupons to get food from the restaurants when we took a break.
Jul 23, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very pleasant journey.
Jul 20, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Old bus, noisy
Jul 19, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Pretty comfortable ride. However there were too frequent security checks after ChiangRai.

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