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From Department of Land Transport to Chiang Rai by bus

19:00
Department of Land Transport, Bangkok
07:00
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
12h
Instant 
20:20
Department of Land Transport, Bangkok
08:20
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
12h
Instant 

From Morchit to Chiang Rai by bus

17:30
Morchit, Bangkok
06:05
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
12h 35m
eTicket  Instant 
17:30
Morchit, Bangkok
07:35
Mae Chan Truck Stop, Chiang Rai
14h 5m
eTicket  Instant 
18:10
Morchit, Bangkok
07:10
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
13h
eTicket  Instant 
19:00
Morchit, Bangkok
07:35
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
12h 35m
eTicket  Instant 
19:09
Morchit, Bangkok
07:09
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
12h
eTicket 
19:20
Morchit, Bangkok
07:55
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
12h 35m
eTicket  Instant 
20:30
Morchit, Bangkok
09:30
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
13h
eTicket  Instant 

From Khao San Tara Travel to Chiang Rai by bus

16:00
Khao San Tara Travel, Bangkok
05:00
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
13h
eTicket 

From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Chiang Rai by bus

17:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
07:00
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
13h 30m
eTicket  Instant 
19:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
09:30
Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
14h 30m
eTicket 
19:09
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
07:09
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
12h
eTicket 
19:15
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
07:15
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
12h
eTicket 
20:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
07:30
Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
11h
eTicket 

From Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) by flight

#SL5481
06:25
DMK Don Mueang Airport
07:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#FD3199
06:55
DMK Don Mueang Airport
08:30
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 35m
Instant 
 
#DD8714
07:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
08:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 15m
Instant 
#FD3203
08:10
DMK Don Mueang Airport
09:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#SL532
08:45
DMK Don Mueang Airport
10:10
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#FD3198
11:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
12:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#FD3201
11:40
DMK Don Mueang Airport
13:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#DD8716
11:50
DMK Don Mueang Airport
13:10
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 20m
Instant 
#SL538
12:35
DMK Don Mueang Airport
14:00
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#FD3207
13:55
DMK Don Mueang Airport
15:20
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#DD8718
14:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
15:40
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
#FD3209
16:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
17:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 35m
Instant 
 
#DD8722
17:00
DMK Don Mueang Airport
18:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
#SL544
17:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
18:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#SL546
18:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
19:40
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#DD6432
18:50
DMK Don Mueang Airport
20:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 15m
Instant 
#DD8726
19:45
DMK Don Mueang Airport
21:00
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 15m
Instant 
#FD3205
20:40
DMK Don Mueang Airport
22:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 
#SL548
22:10
DMK Don Mueang Airport
23:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
1h 25m
Instant 
 

From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai by taxi

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

Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai Schedule

Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 11,880
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL548106:25 – 07:50฿ 1,659
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD320308:10 – 09:35฿ 2,230
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD319811:30 – 12:55฿ 2,230
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL53812:35 – 14:00฿ 2,769
Nok Air Economy #DD871814:15 – 15:40฿ 2,349
Budsarakham Tour VIP 17:30 – 06:05฿ 738
Transport Co Express 19:00 – 07:00฿ 593
Bangkok Busline VIP 18:10 – 07:10฿ 754
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL54618:15 – 19:40฿ 2,103
Transport Co Express 20:20 – 08:20฿ 593
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL54822:10 – 23:35฿ 1,659

Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) destination reviews

4.1
70 customer reviews
5
47%
4
33%
3
10%
2
3%
1
7%
KB
5
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia, Oct 24, 2019
All on time. Well informed. No issue.
WH
4
flight Economy, Nok Air, Jun 19, 2019
Nice flight, water appreciated!!
SH
5
flight Economy, Thai Lion Air, Mar 16, 2019
Everything was fine.
ES
5
flight Economy, Nok Air, Feb 9, 2019
Really impressed with the airport and the Chaing Rai city bus services into town.

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai

When you want to get from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai, 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 13,200. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as THB 593.

How far is Don Mueang Airport from Chiang Rai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai. Your trip will be a total of 451 miles (725 km). The flying distance is 428 miles (688 km).

How long does it take to get from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai?

The travel time from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 15 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai?

The cost of the trip from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as THB 593 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 13,200.

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

  • Bus tickets - THB 593 to THB 1,247;
  • Plane tickets - THB 1,659 to THB 4,004;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 11,880 to THB 13,200.

How many trips per day are there between Don Mueang Airport and Chiang Rai?

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

  • Flights from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai depart during the day - there are approximately 19 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 16:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:30. There are 14 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai 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 Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai. 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 1,659.

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 Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai
Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Lion Air

Buses

Taking a bus from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai 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 Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai. 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 11,880.

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 Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai? 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:

  • 70% decided to go for a bus.
  • 30% users took a plane.