From Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 to Chiang Mai by bus
From Chiang Rai Airport to Chiang Mai by taxi
From Chiang Rai Town to Chiang Mai by taxi
From Chiang Saen to Chiang Mai by taxi
From Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai by taxi
From Chiang Saen to Chiang Mai by bus+taxi joint ticket
Passenger reviews out of total 13,784 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.
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:
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+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.
- 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?
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:
- 17 decided to catch a taxi.