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From Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 to Chiang Mai by Buses

Bus #213 by GreenBus
18:00
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m bus ride
4.7+
21:10
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #133 by GreenBus
07:00
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
4
10:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #101 by GreenBus
08:15
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
4.5
11:45
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #203 by GreenBus
09:00
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.7
12:10
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #103 by GreenBus
09:45
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
3.7
13:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #105 by GreenBus
10:15
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
4.7
13:45
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #205 by GreenBus
11:15
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.7
14:25
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #129 by GreenBus
11:30
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
3.5
15:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #207 by GreenBus
12:45
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.7
15:55
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #209 by GreenBus
15:30
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.7
18:40
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #131 by GreenBus
15:30
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
19:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #211 by GreenBus
17:00
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.7
20:10
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #235 by GreenBus
17:15
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 35m bus ride in Express
3.9
20:50
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #117 by GreenBus
17:30
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
4
21:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #217 by GreenBus
17:45
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.7
20:55
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #119 by GreenBus
18:45
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
4
22:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #121 by GreenBus
19:30
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
3h 30m bus ride in Express
5
23:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3

From Chiang Rai Town to Chiang Mai by Taxis

Taxi by Jed Yord
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 10m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Jed Yord
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 10m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Economy
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Ground Business
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 10m taxi ride in Economy
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Ground Business
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 10m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Glassflower
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Chiang Rai Town
3h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
4
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Glassflower
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Economy
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Jed Yord
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 20m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai Airport
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai Airport
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Chiang Mai Airport
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai Airport
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Town
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai Airport

From Chiang Rai Airport to Chiang Mai by Taxis

Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Economy
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
--:--
Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
--:--
Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Ground Business
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Economy
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Chiang Mai Airport
Taxi by Ground Business
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Chiang Rai Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai Airport

From Chiang Saen to Chiang Mai by Taxis

Taxi by Jed Yord
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Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Jed Yord
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Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai Airport

From Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai by Taxis

Taxi by Jed Yord
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Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Jed Yord
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Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai town
Taxi by Jed Yord
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Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Mai Airport

From Golden Triangle Chiang Saen to Chiang Mai by Taxis

Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Economy
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Chiang Mai train station
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai any hotel Town
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Mai Airport
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Chiang Mai Airport
Taxi by Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman
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Golden Triangle Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h 30m taxi ride in Economy
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Chiang Mai Airport

From Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai by Buses

Bus #327 by GreenBus
08:00
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
5h 15m bus ride in Express
13:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
Bus #311 by GreenBus
08:45
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
5h 25m bus ride in Express
14:10
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3

From Chiang Saen to Chiang Mai by Buses+Taxis

Bus+Taxi by Jed Yord
00:00
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
4h. All connections guaranteed.
5
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Chiang Mai town

Passenger reviews out of total 14,584 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Apr 19, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Excellent service, on time and very comfortable seats
Apr 13, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
great ride
Apr 13, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
The bus was way too warm for comfort. Late by 15mins but unf were understandable due to the Songkran traffic. Once again, there is no need to print out the tickets. They are happy to accept the e tickets.
Apr 10, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Ride left bus station 15-20 mins late then stopped on the side of road or highway for about 30 or more minutes shortly after with no explanation and no AC. Arrived to Chiang Rai over 1.5 hours late. We almost lost our accommodation. Driving was fine, seats were a bit uncomfortable.
Apr 10, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Bus was very clean and luxurious. Seats reclined very well
Apr 9, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
We booked the VIP GREEN bus and began our journey to Chiang Mai on time. It was a great ride until the bus broke down 30 minutes into our trip. We waited on the side of the highway until another bus, although not VIP, could accept both me and my husband on board. Several other passengers were left waiting for another ride. Although not what we booked and paid for, we made it to Chiang Mai and had an OK trip.
Apr 9, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Timely and comfortable driving.
Apr 8, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Certainly not vip travel. Good timing though and nice staff.
Apr 8, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
H
Apr 7, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Bus was a bit dirty but other than that, all was good. Arriving 1 hour early was too long. Lucky there was an air conditioned coffee shop at Chiang Rai terminus. Maybe drop that down to 30 mins beforehand to make sure people with pre-paid tickets and 1 hour for those buying tickets at the counter.
Apr 5, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
A very uncomfortable bus journey,, the bus did not look very new and seemed to bounce off the uneven road service and you did not feel secure in the seat when the bus was turning. We could not find the bus for the 12:45 pm departure, when asking a few attendants where the bus was, we were told that it was concealed ant they were using the Phuket to Chiangmai bus to take us Chiangmai. I am sure that this was not a VIP bus tickets that we purchased. Very disappointed.
Mar 31, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Bus is quite old
Mar 30, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
They were working on the road so arrived 45 minutes late. But for the rest it was pretty comfortabel.
Mar 28, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Mosquitoes invaded the cabin!
Mar 27, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Everything went smoothly, bus was on time to depart and arrive.
Mar 26, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Nice busride , good seats andere enough legroom.
Mar 26, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
A very good travel and confortable
Mar 24, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Highly recommend the Green Bus, VIP class out of terminal 1. We expected it to be cold, as many of the reviews reported, but with a sweater on, it was very comfortable. The vents are above your head and easily able to be closed. The seats were very comfortable and the bus clean. No aggressive driving was done by the driver, making it a pleasant ride. We left exactly on time and arrived 10 minutes late due to road construction. A bottle of water and snack was provided too. Overall, it was great!
Mar 23, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The bus was very comfortable. Roomy reclining seats with friendly service. Arriving an hour early for passengers with pre purchased tickets is too long as the bus terminals themselves aren’t comfortable or interesting places to spend that much time waiting. No complaints at all with the vip green bus service. Very economical and relaxing transport with scenery along the way.
Mar 23, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Perfect and good service
Mar 22, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Perfect trip.
Mar 22, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Poor seat condition, broken down.
Mar 20, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great trip! Lots of leg room and driver was superb!
Mar 20, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Seats very uncomfortable
Mar 18, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The driver respect the schedule. Tanks
Mar 17, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
good services
Mar 16, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Not helpful for foreigners
Mar 16, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Bom ônibus, viagem tranquila e confortável. Apenas podiam apagar as luzes durante a viagem, para os passageiros dormirem
Mar 15, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
A seat was broken and rattled the whole trip
Mar 14, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Excelente
Mar 13, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Good n comfy bus, but the lunch box was not up to VIP level.
Mar 10, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Not sure why all the paperwork insisted we be there an hour early, as the bus only arrived 10 minutes prior to departure. We purchased VIP tickets based on stellar reviews, but were disappointed in the conditions of the bus; seats were in bad shape (torn and dirty seat covers, recline function was broken on 2 of 4 seats we occupied and would not stay in upright position). There was a massive mosquito "infestation" on our bus. The first 30 minutes of the trip was a cacophony of passengers clapping their hands to kill as many as they could...before finally giving up. Other than that it was fine.
Mar 9, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Well the VIP bus and seats and the second class seats are one the same bus. Kind of like a plane with business class and economy. Only thing is except for bigger seats we got no service . We 200 VB each extra for privilege of sitting on a bigger seat. Our snack was a small bottle of water and a smaller Twinkie cake roll.. We had no internet, USB connection, music, food, tv...nada. No stop to grab something to eat. The ticket said we needed to be at the station one hour before. We arrived dutifully at 8:45. Seems we were the only ones to witty about missing our VIP bus.Most arrived closer to departure.. Second tier seats were being bought close to departure. Do yourself a favour...buy you own water and Twinkie roll and save 200 VB
Mar 9, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
No complanes????
Mar 7, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Clean and comfortable bus, on time
Mar 5, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Good.
Mar 4, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Excellent clean bus, well driven and on time. We had the regular bus one way and the VIP bus back from Chiang Rai. I prefer the non-VIP, because the A/C is too cold on the VIP bus.
Feb 28, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Two many stop and live 30 minutes later
Feb 26, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very nice service. We were on time.
Feb 24, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
I have travelled VIP bus on this route many times and this was NOT VIP. I booked and paid for VIP bus but this was not nice.
Feb 24, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
easy bus ride. unfortunately, VIP BUS not available, but difference easily refunded to us at terminal.
Feb 21, 2019
charter VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower
★★★☆☆
The problem was, like in the other days, that drivers didn’t understand English. And it’s very difficult try to communicate anything.... For the rest, All was good.
Feb 20, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
The door from the drivers room was brocken and hit against the frame 4 hours long. You have to repair brocken things.
Feb 20, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The bus left 7 mins late and although it was a much nicer bus than our previous trip there was not a lot of leg room, especially when the passenger in front has the chair reclined all the way. The bus was cold but we knew it would be as this is mentioned in the booking confirmation email. Overall a good journey.
Feb 18, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Nice bus ride!!!
Feb 17, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time, fine bus everything Oke!
Feb 16, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Very comfortable spacious bus, much better than most
Feb 15, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Roomy, clean, comfortable, safe. And still inexpensive. Why would you travel any other way?
Feb 15, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Comfortable ride but ver bumpy
Feb 13, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Dirty, dirty, dirty
Feb 12, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
The bus broke down on the way so a 3 and a half hour journey took nearly 6 and the aircon wasn’t working on the second bus was unpleasent
Feb 10, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus is excellent. The seats are very comfortable, i even fell asleep. They give you bottled water. Now, in february 2019, the route is under repairs so the bus had to move slower in some segments. We arrived a little later than expected (about 30min) but i think we would have arrived on time if the route had been OK.
Feb 5, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Pleasant comfortable trip.
Feb 5, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus has large and comfortable seats. Great price and great service.
Feb 1, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Decent bus experience for Thailand. Bus station easy to get to in Chiang Rai, ticket window easy. Did not even realize there were seat numbers on the ticket. Take a look for that! Seat itself was fine but the recline button is broken on almost all. Mine would just go up and down and up and down, depending on if I moved. The reclined position is too much of you aren’t actually tryin to recline. Stopped halfway for bathroom. Full bus. Drive was beautiful, through the mountains. Slow in parts for construction but not stopped. Made it on or around time. Would take it again.
Feb 1, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Departure late so arrived later
Jan 31, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
First make sure you are at the right terminal. Finding the right VIP bus can be a problem. There's no special lane for the so-called VIP buses. You have to walk around to search for the correct VIP bus, the bus will normally arrive 5-10 minutes before the departure time, the ID code will then be display at the wind screen. You have to keep walking around to search for the right bus. Most buses are quite old and the engine noise can be rather annoying, the best part is the wide seat and ample leg rooms. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive early just in case. The employees are not particularly helpful either.
Jan 30, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Everything ok! It's cold in the bus because of the aircondition. So better take something to cover.
Jan 29, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Nice ride but slightly fast towatds Chiang Mai
Jan 28, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
could not control about too much loudness of a few customers.
Jan 26, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Correct price .quality
Jan 25, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
3rd time of using, the VIP service is excellent. Would use again. Staff very helpful and one of the best bus companies in Thailand.
Jan 24, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Recommended
Jan 24, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Seating was perfect, was given a snack and drink, and arrived before estimated arrival time. Amazing service. Thanks!
Jan 22, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Of all the buses I took within ASEAN, this so far on top of the list. You’ll definitelty feel VIP due to its seat, the design and comfortabilty was superb. After a long day of walk and you’ll go back to Chiang Mai, this is the bus to be. Thanks.
Jan 22, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
It was good but cold and they throw our luggage on the pavement on the bus station. We came first but we couldn't choose a sit...
Jan 20, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Bus seats were in a reclined position permanently, very uncomfortable in the middle of the day when you don’t want to sleep. Also not the luxury trip described. Bus broke down on hills twice, got going again eventually but was 20/30 mins late.
Jan 19, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
I was the first person waiting way ahead of the 6.15 departure this morning and when the bus arrived they allowed everyone else on before me.... ???? then once on the bus I got moved seats, the person in front of me had her seat right back basically touching me the whole way. Bus was freezing (as expected) bus stops half way at service station for toilet/snacks which is the only good thing. BOOK IN ADVANCE
Jan 19, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very convenient trip. Comfortable and in time.
Jan 18, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
It should be made clear that there are 2 bus stations in Chaing Rai We went to #2 and had to run with our luggage to terminal 1 . No taxis there. We almost missed the bus. Also it is not clear which are VIP buses- chaos at the loading Area. The hosts are not helpful at all
Jan 15, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time and comfortable.
Jan 12, 2019
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus was bang on time, very comfortable and it was all around a great trip from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. Thank you, Green Bus!
Jan 10, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Perfect bus, great trip with nice views. Perfectly on time!
Jan 10, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
The boys made an unexpected stop at the second Chaig Rai Bus Station. We left three minutes late and arrived ten minutes late. Otherwise a good ride.
Jan 6, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very comfortable and easy trip
Jan 5, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
Temperature on bus 16 deg. That is much too cold.
Jan 5, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
The bus was severely delayed for nearly two hours due to traffic jam in the middle of nowhere between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Not the fault of the bus company, but it highlighted inadequate infrastructure between the two cities.
Jan 1, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Very confortable, clean and on time.
Jan 1, 2019
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Comfy journey
Dec 29, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Departed on time- arrived 10 minutes late due to road works. Good driver, bit confusing finding which bus to catch but worked out out ok.
Dec 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
No issues. Nice bus. Lots of room and comfortable. The highway is under construction for a few miles but it was still a decent ride.
Dec 24, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
Ride was bumpy due to the Road works at the National Park stretch. Toilet stop would have been great.
Dec 24, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
The journey was rocky, especially challenging when one visited the toilet. Very convenient to buy tickets online, fast check in , provided drink and a packet of cake roll on board. Nothing to complain for this kind of price.
Dec 24, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Bus was on time, clean bus, stations are clean. Best way to move from the bus station is by using the APP called “GRAB”
Dec 23, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Easy, cheap, comfortable seating. Lots of room. Extendable seats.
Dec 20, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Some traffic in Chiang mai, otherwise good trip. Stopped once halfway for 10 minutes, toilet & snacks.
Dec 17, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great service. Clean bus. Helpful staff. Great price.
Dec 17, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★☆☆☆
1, Good, on time. 2. Toilet bad condition. Door jam. Difficult to open and close. 3. Seat very uncomfortable - seat slanted to one side. 4. Head rest cannot be moved to adjust to body position. 5. Ticket should be issued immediately after booking and payment is confirmed. Sending later cause difficulty to print. To claim ticket at Terminal 1, require to pay 30Baht per person. One page with two names need to pay 60Baht - not reasonable!! Hope can improve. Best wishes. Thank you.
Dec 17, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
it's a nice bus but the bathroom smelled so bad it was disgusting. seriously it's called VIP and the bathroom smells - huge seats though.
Dec 17, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Comfortable and timely
Dec 9, 2018
charter Economy, Jed Yord
★★★★★
Great driver! Thank you!
Dec 9, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★☆☆
No need to arrive 1 hour early as stated on ticket
Dec 4, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
On time. Comfortable reclining seats. A toilet/snack shopping stop on the way. Not too cold despite a warning on the ticket. Would definitely go with them again!
Dec 4, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Apart from the bumpy ride, the bus is worth taking. Because it has a toilet right behind. For those who frequent toilet often, this is for you. Not to mention the bus is spacious with lesser seats.
Dec 2, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★★
Perfect bustrip. nice route and roads are most of the time very good. Would do it again the next time.
Dec 1, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Overall we had a good experience with the bus. I would recommend booking the VIP bus to have arm rest dividers between you and other passengers. I would use this service again if necessary.
Dec 1, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
I feel good...i will book it again nexttime:)thanks you
Nov 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★☆
Two bad scores: 1.: rather cold on the bus, but for that we were informed in advance. 2. Driving comfort beneath average because off road construction. Good scores: 1. Arrival on time. 2. At the busoffice we could modify our reservation Mae Sai - Chiang Mai into Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai.
Nov 27, 2018
bus VIP, GreenBus
★★★★★
Great service, clean bus and very comfortable seats. Left on time and felt very safe all the way from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. Would recommend it as the best and well priced option.
Nov 27, 2018
bus Express, GreenBus
★★★★☆
On time

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How to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

When you want to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai, 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 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 7,700. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 209.

How far is Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. Your trip will be a total of 169 miles (271 km). The flying distance is 101 miles (162 km).

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

The travel time from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai 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 Rai to Chiang Mai?

The cost of the trip from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai 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 209 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 7,700.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 209 to THB 370;
  • bus+charter price: THB 5,390 - THB 5,390. From Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai starting from 00:00 Chiang Saen until 00:00 Chiang Saen

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 3,550 to THB 7,700.

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

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 19:30. There are 23 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by bus+charter from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai starting from 00:00 Chiang Saen until 00:00 Chiang Saen

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

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai. 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 3,550.

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 Chiang Mai

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

  • 984 decided to go for a bus.
  • 16 decided to catch a taxi.