From Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Chiang Rai by Buses
From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Chiang Rai by Taxis
From Chiang Mai train station to Chiang Rai by Taxis
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai destination reviews
How to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Travelling between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai is possible by Bus and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 5,990 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere THB 220.
How long does it take to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai?
It can take you anywhere between 3 and 6 hours to travel between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai depending on the means of transport you choose.
Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 3h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 5h 30m to reach Chiang Rai.
How much does it cost to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai?
Travelling between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai can be as cheap as THB 220 if you opt for a GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)) bus and as expensive as THB 5,990 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 Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai ?
- 25 from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai starting from 06:00 Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 until 19:00 Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
8 from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai starting from 00:00 Chiang Mai town hotel transfer until 00:00 Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Travelling from Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai
GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว))
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 Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai
Glassflower (Glassflower), Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ จำกัด)
What is the most popular transport to get from Chiang Mai 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
- 999 opted for a bus
- 1 bought a taxi ride