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Results from Bangkok to Chiang Rai on Friday, 24 September 2021
How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai
There are two ways to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Rai: by plane and by bus.
How far is Chiang Rai from Bangkok?
The travel distance from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is 792 km. You have two options to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Rai: taking a flight or a bus.
How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai?
It takes 1 hour and 25 minutes to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai by plane and 13 hours by bus.
Depending on the traffic, sometimes the bus arrives 30 minutes earlier or later than scheduled. The plane usually departs and arrives on time.
What types of airlines operate the route from Bangkok to Chiang Rai?
There are five domestic airlines operating the route Bangkok to Chiang Rai: Thai Smile Airways, Thai Lion Air, Air Asia, Nok Air, and Thai VietJet Air.
How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai by plane?
The price of the flight ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Rai varies depending on the airline and how long you book in advance. It starts from 903 THB.
Full-service carriers are more expensive but usually depart on time. Meanwhile, low-cost carriers are cheaper but often suffer delay.
For more information about travelling by flight, please read our Flight Guide in Thailand.
What types of buses operate the route from Bangkok to Chiang Rai?
There is only one type of bus running the route Bangkok to Chiang Rai.
Seated Bus: single-deck coaches equipped with seats and capacity for 40–46 passengers.
For more information about travelling by bus, please read our Bus Guide in Thailand.
How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai by bus?
The price of the bus ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Rai varies depending on the type of vehicle that you choose. It starts from 740 THB.
Keep in mind that some bus companies in Thailand increase the price on weekends and national holidays.
Where does the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai depart?
Most buses from Bangkok to Chiang Rai depart from Mo Chit Bus Terminal (Chatuchak), 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Bangkok or from the representative offices of the bus companies located in 11 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok; Sombat Office, 23, 21 Vibhavadi Rangsit 13 Alley, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok; and 23 Samsen Rd, Khwaeng Ban Phan Thom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.
Please arrive to the point of departure at least 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Note that some bus companies will organize the transfer of passengers from the point of departure to the bus terminal by shuttle bus, therefore customers must show up in advance or risk missing the bus.
Where does the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai arrive?
Most buses from Bangkok to Chiang Rai arrive at Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1, Prasopsook Road, Wiang, Chiang Rai and Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2, Phahonyothin Road, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai.