Phuket to Chiang Rai

Phuket to Chiang Rai

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Phuket to Chiang Rai Schedule

Phuket to Chiang Rai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD303606:10 - 07:30$ 105.94
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ40008:15 - 10:20$ 63.74
Nok Air Economy #DD52310:15 - 11:35$ 85.07
GreenBus Express Combo 13:30 - 17:05$ 46.64
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD300614:35 - 15:55$ 121.53
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD300816:40 - 18:20$ 112.52
Thai Smile Economy #WE21819:40 - 21:05$ 192.03

Transportation from Phuket to Chiang Rai

Phuket to Chiang Rai Destination Reviews

It was a Good flight. We arrived at the Right time.
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jan 10, 2022
No delays, modern airplane. Not a log of leg space for me (180cm), but not uncomfortable.
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jan 28, 2020
all ok
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Nov 29, 2019
The flight was rescheduled few days before the departure.
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Aug 3, 2019
Our power bank was confiscated for no apparent reason. We’ve traveled through several airports with it and had no problems. Then we purchased a coffee before boarding and were told we couldn’t get on the plane with it!! This was a domestic, not international flight. Very disappointing!
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Apr 7, 2019
13 customer reviews

How to get from Phuket to Chiang Rai

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

  • Flight
  • Bus

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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 100.54. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 45.81.

How far is Phuket from Chiang Rai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Phuket to Chiang Rai. Your trip will be a total of 1130 miles (1818 km). The flying distance is 870 miles (1399 km).

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

The travel time from Phuket to Chiang Rai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 28 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Phuket to Chiang Rai 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 45.81 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 100.54.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 46.00 to USD 60.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 65.00 to USD 101.00;

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

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

  • Flights from Phuket to Chiang Rai depart during the day - there are approximately 5 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 13:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 13:30. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Phuket 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 USD 65.00.

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 Phuket to Chiang Rai
Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Taking a bus from Phuket 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.

The most popular transport from Phuket to Chiang Rai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Phuket 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:

  • 92% users took a plane.
  • 8% decided to go for a bus.