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From Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai to Bangkok by bus

18:00
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
07:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
13h 30m
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18:00
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
07:00
Morchit, Bangkok
13h
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18:30
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
07:30
Morchit, Bangkok
13h
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18:30
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
08:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
13h 30m
eTicket  Instant 
18:50
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
07:45
Morchit, Bangkok
12h 55m
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From Sombat Tour Chiang Rai to Bangkok by bus

16:00
Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
05:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
13h
eTicket 
19:00
Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
06:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h
eTicket 

From Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) to Bangkok (BKK) by flight

#VZ9135
00:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
02:00
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m
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#VZ131
08:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
09:50
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m
Instant 
#PG232
09:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
11:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
eTicket  20kg
 
#TG5961
09:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
11:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
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#PG1232
10:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
11:45
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
eTicket  20kg
 
#WE131
10:40
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
12:10
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
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#TG2131
10:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
12:10
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
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#WE8753
11:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
13:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
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#WE133
12:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
14:20
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
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#TG2133
12:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
14:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
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#TG2135
15:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
16:35
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
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#WE135
15:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
16:35
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
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#TG5963
15:20
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
16:40
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
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#VZ133
15:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
17:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m
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#PG234
16:20
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
17:50
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
eTicket  20kg
 
#WE8703
16:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
17:55
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
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#PG9902
18:00
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
19:20
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
eTicket  20kg
 
#VZ135
19:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
21:20
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m
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#TG2137
20:40
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
22:00
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m
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#PG236
20:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
22:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
eTicket  20kg
 
#TG5965
20:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
22:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
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#WE137
21:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
22:35
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m
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From Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) to Don Mueang Airport (BKK) by flight

#SL549
06:00
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
07:25
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
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#FD9206
07:10
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
08:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
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#FD9210
07:10
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
08:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
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#SL547
07:20
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
08:45
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
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#FD3200
09:00
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
10:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
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#DD8715
09:15
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
10:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
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#FD3197
09:30
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
10:50
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
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#DD6433
09:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
11:00
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
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#FD3204
09:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
11:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
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#SL533
10:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
12:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
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#FD3210
12:15
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
13:35
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
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#DD8717
13:40
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
15:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 35m
Instant 
#FD3202
13:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
15:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m
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#SL539
14:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
16:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
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#FD3208
15:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
17:10
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
Instant 
 
#DD8719
16:10
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
17:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
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#DD8723
19:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
20:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m
Instant 
#SL545
19:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
20:50
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#DD8727
21:30
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
22:55
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m
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#FD3206
22:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
23:55
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 20m
Instant 
 

From Chiang Saen to Bangkok by bus

16:30
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
04:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
12h
eTicket 
17:00
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
05:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
12h
eTicket 

From Mae Chan Truck Stop to Bangkok by bus

18:00
Mae Chan Truck Stop, Chiang Rai
09:15
Morchit, Bangkok
15h 15m
eTicket  Instant 

From Chiang Rai Town to Suvarnabhumi Airport by taxi

Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11h 35m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11h 35m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11h 35m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Rai Town to Don Mueang Airport by taxi

Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Don Mueang Airport
11h 10m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Don Mueang Airport
11h 10m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Don Mueang Airport
11h 10m
eTicket  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

From Chiang Rai Town to Bangkok by taxi

Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
11h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Chiang Rai Town
Time
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
11h
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
  vehicle, all incl

Chiang Rai to Bangkok Schedule

Chiang Rai to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ913500:35 – 02:00฿ 1,513
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL54906:00 – 07:25฿ 882
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ13108:25 – 09:50฿ 1,187
Bangkok Air Economy #PG123210:25 – 11:45฿ 1,712
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD321012:15 – 13:35฿ 1,594
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL53914:50 – 16:15฿ 1,659
Sombat Tour VIP 20 16:00 – 05:00฿ 1,159
Budsarakham Tour VIP 18:50 – 07:45฿ 738
Nok Air Economy #DD872319:05 – 20:20฿ 1,799
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL54519:25 – 20:50฿ 1,659
Thai Airways Economy #TG213720:40 – 22:00฿ 4,514
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD320622:35 – 23:55฿ 1,269

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • 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 Bus 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 13,415. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 646.

How far is Chiang Rai from Bangkok?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Rai to Bangkok. Your trip will be a total of 475 miles (763 km). The flying distance is 439 miles (705 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Rai to Bangkok can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 16 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chiang Rai to Bangkok varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 646 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 13,415.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 646 to THB 1,247;
  • Plane tickets - THB 993 to THB 4,514;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 11,550 to THB 13,415.

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

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

  • Flights from Chiang Rai to Bangkok depart during the day - there are approximately 42 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 16:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:00. There are 10 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Chiang Rai to Bangkok any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chiang Rai 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 THB 993.

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 Rai to Bangkok
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์), Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Rai 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.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Chiang Rai 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 THB 11,550.

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 Rai to Bangkok

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

  • 63% decided to go for a bus.
  • 37% users took a plane.