Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord SUV 4pax Any time$ 502.31
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341007:40 - 08:50฿ 1,559
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1472508:00 - 09:20$ 96.15
Thai Airways Economy #TG210310:00 - 11:20$ 106.20
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL150812:45 - 14:00$ 46.59
Thai Airways Economy #TG211115:35 - 16:55฿ 1,430
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10716:05 - 17:25฿ 1,144
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ12319:25 - 20:45$ 52.28
Thai Smile Economy #WE10720:20 - 21:40฿ 1,430
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51922:00 - 23:15฿ 961

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

The bus left on schedule :) Even 4 minutes earlier. Everything worked out great. We traveled with 3 young children and they had a great experience as well! The bus is very comfortable- a lot of leg room. One chair made a lot of noise so it wasn't comfortable to move that much. The toilet wasn't that good. Everything was in Thai so we didn't understand anything that was said regarding the breaks and stops but overall- really good experience :) We even arrived earlier than expected.
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Jun 24, 2022
A good experience with No. 10 train. Train 13 on the way from BKK to CNX is a bit disappointing.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 20, 2022
The service did not have the dining carriage which we learned about 20 minutes before departure. Earlier warning would have been appreciated.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 13, 2022
Train was comfortable and only 30 minutes late into Hua Lamphong station. Train was newer and very clean. AC was on full, so advise having a sweater or extra blanket on hand.
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 9, 2022
Really nice way to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok during the day. Comfortable seats, a small meal is included in the ticket price & tea, coffee and water are available to buy.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 17, 2022
The air conditioner was too cold I got sick The assistant driver was rude
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), May 17, 2022
Clean, good beds, place to charge my phone, on time.
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 17, 2022
They give you the choice to choose your seat but they wont tell that the bottom seats are really uncomfortable and old, and the top ones are new.
Bus VIP, Lignite Tour PK (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์(ภาคเหนือ)), May 7, 2022
I actually think it was a very good ride, but I’m a girl fairly thin and I was freezing most of the trip. Asked the bud attendant for an extra blanket or maintaining the temperature but she had no blanket and the temperature didn’t change. Long pants and a hoodie would fix this!
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), May 2, 2022
The cabin was very comfortable air-conditioning was perfect automatic adjusting it's self to the outside temperature, when the train guard made cthe cabin bed up I was supised how much room there was and how comfy the bed was
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 1, 2022
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, 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 AUD 762.72. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as AUD 11.56.

How far is Chiang Mai from Bangkok?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Your trip will be a total of 467 miles (751 km). The flying distance is 360 miles (578 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Bangkok can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 15 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 AUD 11.56 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 AUD 762.72.

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

  • Train tickets - AUD 11.56 to AUD 80.11;
  • Bus tickets - AUD 23.94 to AUD 37.35;
  • Plane tickets - AUD 53.82 to AUD 529.94;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from AUD 330.06 to AUD 762.72.

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

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

  • Flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok depart during the day - there are approximately 465 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 29 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:30. There are 21 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok. 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 AUD 53.82.

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


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok. 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 AUD 330.06.

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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok? 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:

  • 69% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 15% users took a plane.
  • 15% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other