Chiang Mai to Phayao

Chiang Mai to Phayao

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Transportation from Chiang Mai to Phayao

Chiang Mai to Phayao Destination Reviews

Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Sep 7, 2020
The Departure time can be every hour so that When we arrive in Chiangmai airport , we can take taxi direct to bus terminal. no need to wait at bus station for a few hour. Bcoz i realise the timing for after trip------1.00pm , 2.00pm , 5.00pm or 5.45pm . I Hope can improve to every hour .so that no need to wait long hour in bus station . thanks
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 9, 2020
Comfortable journey on the VIP service.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 2, 2020
This was my third bus ride in Thailand. It was also my first time taking the „Green Bus“ (unfortunately i forget the names of the other busses). First of all the bus had a 30min delay. Second, we didn’t get any water or snacks, which was weird, because all of the other busses did that. I also didn’t have that much space compared to the other busses and i didn’t get a blanket, which would be nice considering the fact that it can get cold like a fridge inside these busses. All in all it was okay, but i had better experiences.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 25, 2019
Good service. Good driver and helper. But please repair the headrests. These busses are getting a little older now, so they need some attention to the minor repairs.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Apr 15, 2019
Very good and ON TIME !! Excellent price too.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Mar 3, 2019
Good trip
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 4, 2019
bus to old.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 1, 2019
On time. Good help with luggage. Late arrival due to road construction. Good driver
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 13, 2019
Very good service.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 29, 2017
This trip was on time as stated in the booking. No hiccups.
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Phayao

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Phayao, 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 Bus. 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 4,565. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 185.

How far is Chiang Mai from Phayao?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Phayao. Your trip will be a total of 85 miles (136 km). The flying distance is 66 miles (105 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Phayao can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Phayao 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 185 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 4,565.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 185 to THB 271;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 3,355 to THB 4,565.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 12:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 16:00. There are 3 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 Phayao any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Phayao 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 Phayao. 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 3,355.

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 Phayao

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chiang Mai to Phayao? 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.