Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Schedule

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 8,635
Nok Air Economy #DD14005:20 - 06:25฿ 1,049
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD410207:05 - 08:30฿ 1,451
Nok Air Economy #DD12409:35 - 10:40฿ 1,129
Nok Air Economy #DD12811:50 - 13:00฿ 1,449
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD344712:50 - 14:10฿ 1,559
Thai Airways Economy #TG216415:10 - 16:30฿ 1,445
Bangkok Air Economy #PG21917:05 - 18:25฿ 1,581
Thai Railways VIP Sleeper 18:55 - 07:15฿ 1,885
Transport Co VIP 31 20:30 - 08:23฿ 902
Thai Railway Class II Sleeper AC 22:24 - 12:10$ 25.89

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

It was very poor. The man in charge there was very rude. He was raising his voice telling us where we should sit/sleep. He does not even speak a word of English but you know what he is trying to tell us. The 2nd class sleeper seat number does not tell you if your bed is on the upper or lower bunk....if you come early you can just sit the lower bunk as its the preferred choice. The numbers shown on the seats does not indicate lower or upper. The other thing is the air-con which was ridiculously cold. You cannot sleep with that freezing temperature. The toilet is very smelly. For nearly 1000 baht a 2nd class sleeper , it simply is not worth it considering its only slightly less than a flight ticket cost
Train #51 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 18, 2022
Very good.
Train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 17, 2022
It’s ok but not very comfy.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), May 15, 2022
Amazing trip! Definetly will recommend for visitors staying in Chiang Mai for a few days. A whole day filled with great experiences, leaded in great english by our wonderful guide (Tas). Very nice people overall. The Elephants were treated very good. A good place to support.
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), May 14, 2022
Easy, quick, relaxed... goed way to travel from bangkok to chiang mai by nighttrain and to see the city awake in the morning.
Train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 9, 2022
Best choice we could make! Booked the tickets online, we just had to pick them up by 12go before departure. Super well organised from 12go, in no time we had our tickets and 2 bottle of water and ready to get the train. The train was for a great experience, everything clean and well organised!
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 8, 2022
With the directions on the 12GO booking it was easy to find our way in the bus station. The bus was very clean and comfortable, with lots of leg space and a reclining chair. The bus had aircon which made sleeping very comfortable. The bus staff didn't speak any English (which you can't fault them for since we're in Thailand), but were very friendly nonetheless. The coupon for a yoghurt and drink at the pitstop was a nice plus.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), May 8, 2022
Very easy to use and would defiantly use again , highly recommended!
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), May 6, 2022
Perfect way to travel from Bangkok to Chiangmai Mai. Would suggest to buy first class tickets - it is not luxury, but at least not a huge dormitory
Train #13 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 6, 2022
I had to repeat the process a lot of times. The app was always crashing.
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 6, 2022
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How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

When you want to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about HKD 4,198.34. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as HKD 63.58.

How far is Bangkok from Chiang Mai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Your trip will be a total of 431 miles (692 km). The flying distance is 364 miles (585 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

The travel time from Bangkok to Chiang Mai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 14 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย): travelling by train expect to pay as low as HKD 63.58 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as HKD 4,198.34.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:

  • Train tickets - HKD 62.79 to HKD 447.40;
  • Bus tickets - HKD 133.44 to HKD 204.08;
  • Bus+Van price: HKD 164.83 - HKD 204.08. From Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 08:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 19:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2
  • Plane tickets - HKD 204.08 to HKD 565.14;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from HKD 1,813.15 to HKD 4,199.28.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Chiang Mai?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai depart during the day - there are approximately 34 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 22 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 06:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:19. There are 15 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bangkok to Chiang Mai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is HKD 204.08.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Taking a bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as HKD 1,813.15.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 68% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 17% decided to go for a bus.
  • 11% users took a plane.
  • 3% chosen Bus+Van
  • 1% Other