Chiang Mai to Phrae

Chiang Mai to Phrae

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Chiang Mai to Phrae Schedule

Chiang Mai to Phrae Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Van 9pax Any time$ 198.26
Thai Railway Class II Fan 06:30 - 10:43฿ 198
Thai Railway Class II AC 08:50 - 12:38฿ 150
GreenBus VIP Combo 12:30 - 16:40$ 11.01
Thai Railway Class II Fan 15:30 - 20:23฿ 298
Thai Railway VIP Sleeper 17:00 - 21:38฿ 1,114
Thai Railway Class II Sleeper AC 18:00 - 22:33฿ 898

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Phrae

Chiang Mai to Phrae Destination Reviews

It was a good trip, very cold in the bus.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 5, 2020
Most enjoyable. Comfortable seats. Great trip from Chiang Mai to phrae. All on time too...
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Nov 14, 2019
Spacious seating, clean bathroom .. on-time. No problems.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Oct 5, 2019
13 customer reviews

How to get from Chiang Mai to Phrae

When you want to get from Chiang Mai to Phrae, 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 Train. 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 USD 186.22. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 3.82.

How far is Chiang Mai from Phrae?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Mai to Phrae. Your trip will be a total of 115 miles (184 km). The flying distance is 89 miles (142 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Mai to Phrae can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 5 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Mai to Phrae 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 USD 3.82 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 USD 186.22.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 3.81 to USD 35.38;
  • Bus tickets - USD 7.52 to USD 10.58;
  • Plane tickets - USD 96.56 to USD 96.56;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 124.93 to USD 186.22.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 12:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 12:30. There are 2 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 Phrae 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 Phrae. 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 USD 96.56.

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 Phrae
Nok Air (นกแอร์)


Taking a bus from Chiang Mai to Phrae 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 Phrae. 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 USD 124.93.

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 Phrae

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

  • 97% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other