Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

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Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Schedule

Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Firstplan Transport Services Economy 3pax Any time฿ 3,630
GreenBus Express 07:30 - 11:15฿ 271
GreenBus Express 08:30 - 12:15฿ 271
GreenBus Express Combo 10:00 - 13:20฿ 271
Thai AirAsia Economy 12:45 - 18:35฿ 3,845
Thai Vietjet Economy 15:55 - 07:25฿ 3,534
GreenBus VIP Combo 17:30 - 20:50฿ 380
GreenBus Express 18:30 - 22:15฿ 271
Thai Airways Economy 20:50 - 14:50฿ 6,170

Transportation from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Facts about the transport from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport3h
Earliest Departure7:30 AM
Latest Departure6:00 PM
Departures per day61
Distance150 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, GreenBus, Smart En Plus, Thai Lion Air

Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

BN
Was very good bus
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 27, 2024
TB
Too much commotion with delay of foreign family removal from bus
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Feb 19, 2024
TB
Great journey with comfortable bus. Operator on time. Water and small snack provided.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 19, 2024
AD
On time, all good.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 11, 2024
DP
Perfectly on time. Seats comfortable (VIP bus to Chiang Mai). Small snack and water included. Recommended
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 3, 2024
SB
Seats were not comfortable and quite an old bus.
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Jan 2, 2024
ZL
Very Crazy! Thanks 12 go
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 29, 2023
AM
Old busses, very noisy and swingy. No wifi
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 28, 2023
D
Very comfortable way of getting there. Seats are nice and big. TVs don’t work and it is pretty chilly on the bus still really nice.
Bus VIP, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 27, 2023
DH
Easy Trip with the Bus
Bus Express, GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)), Dec 27, 2023
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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:

  • Flight
  • 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 USD 171.68. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 7.55.

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 94 miles (150 km). The flying distance is 94 miles (150 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 9 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 USD 7.55 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 171.68.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 7.55 to USD 12.79;
  • flight price: USD 63.55. From Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai starting from 13:20 Chiang Rai Airport until 13:20 Chiang Rai Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 101.17 to USD 171.68.

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 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:00. There are 18 available bus trips every day.
  • 2 by flight from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai starting from 13:20 Chiang Rai Airport until 13:20 Chiang Rai Airport
  • 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 USD 101.17.

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:

  • 99% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other