Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Chiang Mai
12h 50m ride in train #10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
From £29 per adult

From Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train

Chiang Mai
12h 50m ride in train #10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
From £29 per adult

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time£ 246.36
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time£ 196.33
Jed Yord Van 9pax Any time£ 420.17
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51113:15 - 14:30£ 19.83
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD742812:00 - 13:05£ 35.45
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10514:10 - 15:25£ 23.09
Thai Smile Economy #WE11115:00 - 16:10£ 27.47
Thai Railways 1st Class Sleeper 17:00 - 05:18£ 39.86
Transport Co Express 19:00 - 04:00£ 12.09
Nok Air Economy #DD918:10 - 19:15£ 29.24
Budsarakham Tour VIP 20:30 - 05:00£ 15.57

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 GBP 381.97. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as GBP 11.23.

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 459 miles (737 km). The flying distance is 353 miles (567 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 14 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 Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as GBP 11.23 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 GBP 381.97.

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

  • Bus tickets - GBP 11.23 to GBP 18.71;
  • Train tickets - GBP 13.21 to GBP 37.58;
  • Plane tickets - GBP 17.05 to GBP 40.97;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from GBP 167.34 to GBP 381.97.

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 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • 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 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 GBP 17.05.

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
Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), 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 GBP 167.34.

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:

  • 73% decided to go for a bus.
  • 26% users took a plane.
  • 1% users enjoyed a train ride.