Phuket to Chiang Rai

Phuket to Chiang Rai

Phuket
Chiang Rai
Wed, Jun 19
One Way
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Phuket to Chiang Rai Schedule

Phuket to Chiang Rai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Call Me Taxi Thailand Economy 3pax Any time฿ 850
Call Me Taxi Shared Van 10 Pax 07:00 - 09:30฿ 250
Phuket Smart Bus Standard AC 09:00 - 10:00฿ 233
Phuket Bus Express Standard AC 11:45 - 12:25฿ 150
Phuket Bus Express Standard AC 12:45 - 13:25฿ 150
Phuket Bus Express Standard AC 15:45 - 17:05฿ 150
Thai AirAsia Economy 16:40 - 21:00฿ 4,870
Phuket Bus Express Standard AC 18:45 - 19:55฿ 150
Phuket Bus Express Standard AC 20:45 - 21:55฿ 150

Transportation from Phuket to Chiang Rai

Facts about the transport from Phuket to Chiang Rai

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport30m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure8:30 PM
Departures per day10
Distance25 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkokTaxi24, Best Sea Andaman, Call Me Taxi, Call Me Taxi Thailand, GB Limousine, GreenBus, Phuket Transfer Travel Andaman, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thailand Limo by Datum

Phuket to Chiang Rai Destination Reviews

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flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jan 10, 2022
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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
  • Van
  • 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 127.01. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 45.91.

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 16 miles (25 km). The flying distance is 16 miles (25 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 1 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 45.91 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 127.01.

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

  • taxi+Van price: USD 6.80 - USD 24.48. From Phuket to Chiang Rai starting from 06:00 Phuket Transfer until 20:30 Phuket Airport
  • Van price : USD 6.80;
  • Bus tickets - USD 45.91 to USD 62.33;
  • flight price: USD 82.08 - USD 127.01. From Phuket to Chiang Rai starting from 07:55 Phuket Airport until 16:40 Phuket Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 13.60 to USD 209.41.

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

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

  • 6 by flight from Phuket to Chiang Rai starting from 07:55 Phuket Airport until 16:40 Phuket Airport
  • Buses start plying the route from 13:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 13:30. There are 4 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

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.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Phuket 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 USD 13.60.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Phuket to Chiang Rai. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Phuket to Chiang Rai.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

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:

  • 80% decided to go for a bus.
  • 20% chosen flight