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
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time£ 250.24
Transport Co Express 07:25 - 16:25£ 12.29
Thai Smile Economy #WE10408:45 - 09:55£ 28.50
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51011:20 - 12:35£ 22.87
Thai Smile Economy #WE11013:10 - 14:20£ 37.37
Bangkok Busline VIP 15:00 - 01:30£ 15.67
Thai Smile Economy #WE11617:20 - 18:30£ 37.37
Transport Co Express 18:30 - 07:30£ 12.29
Bangkok Busline Express 18:50 - 04:20£ 13.44
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD342918:10 - 19:25£ 36.01
Nakhonchai Air First Class 21:30 - 07:20£ 20.91
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 22:50 - 12:10£ 25.20

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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
  • Van
  • 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 Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about GBP 1,289.02. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as GBP 9.58.

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 1 to 26 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 Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as GBP 9.58 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as GBP 1,289.02.

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

  • Bus tickets - GBP 9.59 to GBP 20.91;
  • Bus+van price: GBP 17.09 - GBP 20.79. From Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 08:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 19:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2
  • Plane tickets - GBP 20.24 to GBP 1,289.01;
  • Train tickets - GBP 20.58 to GBP 43.96;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from GBP 187.02 to GBP 426.88.

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 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 06:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by Bus+van from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 08:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 19:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per 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 GBP 20.24.

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
Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), China Southern Airlines, Korean Air, Nok Air (นกแอร์), Starlux Airlines, Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, 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 GBP 187.02.

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:

  • 46% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 31% decided to go for a bus.
  • 15% users took a plane.
  • 7% chosen Bus+van
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.