From Morchit to Chiang Rai by Buses
From Sombat Tour Viphavadee 13 to Chiang Rai by Buses
From Khao San Tara Travel to Chiang Rai by Buses
From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Chiang Rai by Taxis
From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai by Taxis
From Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Rai by Flights
From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai by Flights
Bangkok to Chiang Rai destination reviews
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?
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
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)
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