Instant Recommended
07:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m flight #DD8714 with Nok Air in Economy
08:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Recommended
19:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
14h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
4.8
09:30
+1
Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
Bangkok Busline
Instant Recommended
20:30
Morchit, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
4.5
09:30
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai

From Morchit to Chiang Rai by Buses

Budsarakham Tour
Instant
17:30
Morchit, Bangkok
12h 35m bus ride in VIP
3
06:05
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
Budsarakham Tour
Instant
17:30
Morchit, Bangkok
14h 5m bus ride in VIP
3
07:35
+1
Mae Chan Truck Stop, Chiang Rai
Bangkok Busline
Instant
18:10
Morchit, Bangkok
13h bus ride in VIP
4.1
07:10
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
Siam First
Instant
19:00
Morchit, Bangkok
12h 35m bus ride in VIP
4.5
07:35
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
19:09
Morchit, Bangkok
12h bus ride in VIP 20
4.8
07:09
+1
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
Siam First
Instant
19:20
Morchit, Bangkok
12h 35m bus ride in VIP
4.5
07:55
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
Bangkok Busline
Instant Recommended
20:30
Morchit, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
4.5
09:30
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai

From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Chiang Rai by Buses

Bangkok Busline
Instant
17:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
13h 30m bus ride in VIP
4.1
07:00
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai
Recommended
19:00
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
14h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
4.8
09:30
+1
Sombat Tour Chiang Rai
19:15
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
12h bus ride in VIP 31
07:15
+1
Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
20:30
Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13, Bangkok
11h bus ride in VIP 32
07:30
+1
Sombat Tour Chiang Rai

From Khao San Tara Travel to Chiang Rai by Buses

16:00
Khao San Tara Travel, Bangkok
13h bus ride in Express
4
05:00
+1
Bus Terminal 2 Chiang Rai

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Chiang Rai by Taxis

Refundable
--:--
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
11h 25m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Rai Town
Refundable
--:--
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
11h 25m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Chiang Rai Town
Refundable
--:--
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
11h 25m taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Chiang Rai Town
Instant Refundable
--:--
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
11h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
--:--
Chiang Rai Town
Instant Refundable
--:--
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
11h taxi ride in Comfort
--:--
Chiang Rai Town

From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai by Taxis

Refundable
--:--
Don Mueang Airport
11h 10m taxi ride in Comfort
--:--
Chiang Rai Town
Refundable
--:--
Don Mueang Airport
11h 10m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Chiang Rai Town
Refundable
--:--
Don Mueang Airport
11h 10m taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Chiang Rai Town

From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai by Flights

Instant
06:25
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #SL5481 with Thai Lion Air in Economy
07:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant Recommended
07:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m flight #DD8714 with Nok Air in Economy
08:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
08:10
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #FD3203 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
4
09:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
08:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 30m flight #SL532 with Thai Lion Air in Economy
09:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
09:00
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #FD3201 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
10:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
10:50
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #FD3199 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
12:15
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
11:20
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #FD3209 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
12:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
11:25
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m flight #DD8716 with Nok Air in Economy
4.5
12:40
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
11:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #FD3198 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
12:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
12:30
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #SL538 with Thai Lion Air in Economy
5
13:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
13:10
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m flight #DD8718 with Nok Air in Economy
4.5
14:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
14:35
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #FD3207 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
16:00
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
16:40
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m flight #DD8722 with Nok Air in Economy
5
17:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
17:25
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #SL544 with Thai Lion Air in Economy
18:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
18:15
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 25m flight #SL546 with Thai Lion Air in Economy
4
19:40
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
18:50
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m flight #DD6432 with Nok Air in Economy
5
20:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
19:45
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 15m flight #DD8726 with Nok Air in Economy
21:00
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant Fastest
20:05
DMK Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m flight #FD3205 with Thai AirAsia in Economy
21:15
CEI Chiang Rai Airport

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai by Flights

Instant
06:30
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m flight #VZ130 with Thai Vietjet in Economy
5
07:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
07:25
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m flight #PG231 with Bangkok Air in Economy
08:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
07:35
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #TG5962 with Thai Airways in Economy
08:55
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
08:20
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m flight #TG2130 with Thai Airways in Economy
09:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Thai Smile
Instant
08:20
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m flight #WE130 with Thai Smile in Economy
09:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Thai Smile
Instant
10:00
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m flight #WE8752 with Thai Smile in Economy
11:30
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
11:05
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #TG2132 with Thai Airways in Economy
12:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
11:50
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m flight #VZ9130 with Thai Vietjet in Economy
13:15
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Thai Smile
Instant
12:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m flight #WE132 with Thai Smile in Economy
13:45
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
13:05
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m flight #PG233 with Bangkok Air in Economy
4.5
14:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Thai Smile
Instant
13:10
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #WE134 with Thai Smile in Economy
14:30
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
13:10
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #TG2134 with Thai Airways in Economy
14:30
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
13:15
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #TG5964 with Thai Airways in Economy
14:35
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
17:05
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #PG1235 with Bangkok Air in Economy
18:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
17:10
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #TG5966 with Thai Airways in Economy
18:30
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
17:25
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m flight #VZ132 with Thai Vietjet in Economy
4.3
18:50
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Thai Smile
Instant
17:35
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m flight #WE136 with Thai Smile in Economy
19:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
17:35
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 30m flight #TG2136 with Thai Airways in Economy
19:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
17:45
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 20m flight #PG235 with Bangkok Air in Economy
19:05
CEI Chiang Rai Airport
Instant
18:00
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h 25m flight #VZ134 with Thai Vietjet in Economy
19:25
CEI Chiang Rai Airport

Bangkok to Chiang Rai Schedule

Bangkok to Chiang Rai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort 00:00 - 11:25฿ 11,500
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL548106:25 - 07:50฿ 1,587
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD320308:10 - 09:35฿ 1,389
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD320911:20 - 12:45฿ 1,157
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL53812:30 - 13:55฿ 1,154
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD320714:35 - 16:00฿ 1,157
Nok Air Economy #DD872216:40 - 17:55฿ 970
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL54417:25 - 18:50฿ 927
Bangkok Air Economy #PG123517:05 - 18:25฿ 2,442
Bangkok Busline VIP 17:30 - 07:00฿ 754
Nok Air Economy #DD643218:50 - 20:05฿ 1,621
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD320520:05 - 21:15฿ 1,493

Bangkok to Chiang Rai destination reviews

4.4
253 customer reviews
5
57%
4
30%
3
8%
2
4%
1
2%
95% of 253 travelers were happy with this destination
EW
4
bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Aug 21, 2019
Bus departed pretty much on time and arrived 2 hours early! Not many people on the bus so it was quite comfortable, but COLD so remember to wear warm clothes/socks - they did provide blankets though. Disappointed the USB charging ports weren’t working.
RS
3
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Aug 13, 2019
Maybe I got very high standards after riding with Bangkok Buslines quite a few times - which I actually enjoyed! But this ride was much more challenging. So many stops along the way made it hard to sleep, hardly any of the USB charging sockets worked, and more - the small details made the difference between enjoyable and not so comfortable
MM
5
avia Economy, Thai Vietjet, Aug 11, 2019
Flight in time, everything was right. Such a nice trip !
LP
5
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour, Aug 4, 2019
booked online - very efficient service - tickets ready when we arrived. Very comfortable trip and very accommodating and helpful staff.
CL
5
bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Aug 2, 2019
Bus tres confortable! Eau, snack, ticket repas Les bus sont tres confortables : de la place pour les jambes, on peut allonger le siege et soulever les pieds, une couverture est fournie, toutes les lumieres sont eteintes pour pouvoir dormir. Les toilettes au fond du bus pratiques (pas hyper propre mais ca fait l affaire). Arrivee a 8h30 au lieu de 9h30 :)
JM
5
avia Economy, Bangkok Air, Jul 15, 2019
Everything went to plan as planned, we even enjoyed a nice meal on this short (1,5h) flight!
KP
4
bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Jul 14, 2019
Everything ok but sometimes slightly washroom smell spreads around the bus. So better to use some air fresheners. Other than that service and timing is good
NW
4
bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour, Jul 8, 2019
The bus lady can not speak English, not explain properly where we have to get meals when bus stop at restaurant, overall the bus very comfortable
JT
5
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline, Jul 6, 2019
Staff were incredibly friendly and helped us out on our first bus ride in Thailand. Will definitely use again. 5* experience.
VC
5
bus Express, Bangkok Busline, May 31, 2019
The bus is really nice, comfortable, they give us snacks,drinks and blankets. The check in is real easy. I really recommend this bus ?:)
HC
5
bus VIP, Siam First, May 2, 2019
Bus ride was comfortable with air-con at the right temperature so the blanket they provided was enough. Arrived Chiang Rai at around 7am just as scheduled. Only reminder which was not mentioned in previous reviews - after printing the ticket out, arrive at Mo Chit bus terminal earlier to find Siam First’s counters at 10-12 to exchange for the actual ticket to be able to know the right bus terminal and get the dinner ticket.
NS
4
avia Economy, Bangkok Air, Apr 22, 2019
flight was ok and according to shedule. Staff in the plane was friendly and helpful.
RJ
3
bus VIP, Budsarakham Tour, Mar 28, 2019
Bus left on time and arrived early. The toilet was the most revolting toilet we have seen in Asia (after travelling extensively for 10 months)
LH
5
bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Feb 25, 2019
The bus journey was well organized and on time. Snacks were given as the bus set off and we stopped at 2am for a meal too (noodle soup) that was included in the ticket. Seats were comfortable and we were given blankets too. Would use this service again!
SA
3
bus VIP, Siam First, Feb 19, 2019
Stewardess didn t speak any English. Bus was punctual, snack was good. Seats a little bit uncomfortable but pillow and blanket provided.
LC
5
bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Feb 9, 2019
Very good service. They bring you some snacks during the trip, and in the middle of the night the bus stops to have a small rice-based meal. The departure was on time and the arrival was a little earlier than expected. The seats are very comfortable. The air con turns the temperature a little cold but they give you a blanket.
LT
4
bus VIP, Bangkok Busline, Feb 8, 2019
Super 19 euros le trajet repas, eau et petit gâteau offert siège confortable personnel discret et nous somme arrivé en avance
PJ
5
bus VIP, Siam First, Jan 21, 2019
It is the best travel so far from Bangkok up North to the border of Thai and Laos. The 13 hours bus journey was long but didn’t mind since it’s at night. The stewardess was very attentive and accomodating to all passengers. Smooth ride and driver is very professional. An amazing staff you got there. Thanks and hope to ride again soon.
CM
2
bus Express, Bangkok Busline, Jan 21, 2019
The seats were not comfortable. We've been walking up at 2 to have a meal that was disgusting, with no veggie option ! Finally, all explanations were in Thaï, which is normal of course, but nothing in English for the foreigners, and we were four of us.... really disappointed.
MA
5
bus VIP 24, Sombat Tour, Dec 23, 2018
Very nice bus..didn't expected that I'll be having a neck pillow, blanket, bread and food and one junk food plus free coffee in the morning.. It's so nice and the staff is very accommodating.

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How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai

Travelling between Bangkok and Chiang Rai is possible by Flight, bus and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 13,550 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere THB 434.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 hours to travel between Bangkok and Chiang Rai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Chiang Rai. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 14h 5m to reach Chiang Rai.

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

Travelling between Bangkok and Chiang Rai can be as cheap as THB 434 if you opt for a Thai Vietjet flight and as expensive as THB 13,550 if you buy a Glassflower (Glassflower) taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 38 from Bangkok to Chiang Rai starting from 06:25 Don Mueang Airport until 20:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • 10 from Bangkok to Chiang Rai starting from 17:30 Morchit until 20:30 Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13

8 from Bangkok to Chiang Rai starting from 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as THB 434.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Bangkok and Chiang Rai

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์), Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet

Bus

Travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Rai overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Bangkok and Chiang Rai

Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Budsarakham Tour (บุษราคัมทัวร์), Siam First (สยามเฟิสท์ทัวร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด)

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Chiang Rai

BangkokTaxi24 (Magic Balloon Co LTD), Glassflower (Glassflower)

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Chiang Rai?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 996 opted for a bus
  • 4 decided to fly