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From Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Chiang Rai by bus

06:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
09:50
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
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07:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
10:50
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
Instant 
08:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
13:30
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
5h 30m
Instant 
08:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
11:25
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m
Instant 
08:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
12:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 40m
Instant 
09:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
12:55
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 40m
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10:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
13:40
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m
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11:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
15:05
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
Instant 
12:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
17:25
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
5h 25m
Instant 
12:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
15:25
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m
Instant 
12:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
16:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 40m
Instant 
13:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
16:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m
Instant 
13:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
16:50
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
Instant 
14:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
17:50
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
Instant 
14:45
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
17:55
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m
Instant 
15:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
18:35
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
Instant 
17:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
20:25
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m
Instant 
17:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
21:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 40m
Instant 
18:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
21:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m
Instant 
18:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
22:05
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
Instant 
19:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
22:35
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m
Instant 

From Chiang Mai Airport to Chiang Rai by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
5h
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
5h
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai Airport
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai City Transfer to Chiang Rai by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai City Transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Chiang Rai by taxi

Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Chiang Rai Town
3h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
5h
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
5h
Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Time
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
6h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Smart En Plus Van 9pax Any time฿ 4,620
Jed Yord Van 9pax Any time฿ 5,170
Glassflower Premium Any time฿ 5,930
GreenBus Express 06:15 – 09:50฿ 260
GreenBus Express 08:00 – 13:30฿ 395
GreenBus VIP 10:30 – 13:40฿ 360
GreenBus Express 12:00 – 17:25฿ 310
GreenBus Express 14:15 – 17:50฿ 260
GreenBus VIP 17:15 – 20:25฿ 360
GreenBus VIP 18:00 – 21:10฿ 360

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai destination reviews

4.1
2523 customer reviews
5
44%
4
32%
3
14%
2
5%
1
5%
JH
5
taxi Economy, Jed Yord, Jan 19, 2020
Très bon voyage avec un excellent chauffeur.
SE
5
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 19, 2020
Good space for the legs and Good aircondition.
PD
4
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 19, 2020
Great trip very comfortable seats & friendly staff
HJ
3
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 17, 2020
An hour late leaving with no explanation from anyone .. actual bus trip was great! Comfy seats and friendly staff
CF
4
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 17, 2020
Ottimi bus. Siamo arrivati con un ora di ritardo, ma il viaggio è andato bene.
KM
4
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 16, 2020
It was a good bus trip!
CL
4
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 15, 2020
The journey was fantastic however no toilets on a 4 hour bus journey
JG
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 15, 2020
Excellent
AX
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 15, 2020
The most comfortable bus I've ever travelled on, and I've travelled on a lot of them
FM
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 14, 2020
Easy to book online. Good value for money. Efficient check in. Courteous staff. Comfortable clean VIP bus. Departure and arrival on time.
ST
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 14, 2020
The seats were spacious and comfortable. Excellent service from the staff also.
GC
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 14, 2020
Enjoyable journey. Spacious comfortable seating. Water and snack given. Departed and arrived on time. Would definitely use again.
CB
3
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 13, 2020
Bus is quite old. Bus driver drives too fast. Personals are very helpful and friendly. Seats are comfortable.
MW
3
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 11, 2020
~ 30 min delay and no possibility to use toilet during voyage.
NH
2
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 11, 2020
Not on time, old bus with uncomfortable trip
TR
5
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 11, 2020
It was flawless it worked just the way they said it would I got here and it's all fine
N
2
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 10, 2020
AC FREEZING COLD!!
CG
5
Bus Express, GreenBus, Jan 10, 2020
Took paper ticket to the office and they told us the stand. The ticket says to be an hour early but the bus wasn’t there until 12:15 for leaving at 12:30 and there was another bus before which caused a bit of confusion! Good service, stopped half way for 10 minute break and the bus wasn’t too cold!
IS
3
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 9, 2020
Everything was perfect except it was freezing cold - the AC was on all the time, keeping the temperature around 20 C. Make sure to bring a warm sweater with you. The trip took a bit longer due to construction works on the road.
ST
5
Bus VIP, GreenBus, Jan 8, 2020
Seats were comfortable, reserved seats so you are sure. Happy to have used two service.

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How to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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

  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi 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 THB 6,050. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 220.

How far is Chiang Mai from Chiang Rai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Your trip will be a total of 187 miles (300 km). The flying distance is 101 miles (162 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 220 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 THB 6,050.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 220 to THB 395;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 3,839 to THB 6,050.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:00. 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 Chiang Rai any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai 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.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. 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 THB 3,839.

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

The most popular transport from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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

  • 99% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.