Instant Recommended
08:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
12:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant Recommended
12:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
16:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant Recommended
17:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
21:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1

From Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Chiang Rai by Buses

Instant
06:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
5
09:35
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
07:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
4.0
10:50
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
08:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
5h 30m bus ride in Express
4
13:30
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
Instant
08:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.5
11:25
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant Recommended
08:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
12:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
09:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
12:55
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
10:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.5
13:40
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
10:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
4.3
14:05
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
11:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
4
15:05
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
12:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
5h 25m bus ride in Express
17:25
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
Instant
12:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.5
15:25
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant Recommended
12:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
16:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
13:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.5
16:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
13:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
3.8
16:50
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
14:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
4.2
17:50
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
14:45
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.5
17:55
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
15:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
3.5
18:35
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
15:45
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.5
18:55
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
16:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
3.9
19:35
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
17:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
3.9
20:35
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
17:15
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4
20:25
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant Recommended
17:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
21:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
18:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 10m bus ride in VIP
4.5
21:10
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
18:30
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
4.7
22:05
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1
Instant
19:00
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
3h 35m bus ride in Express
5
22:35
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1

From Chiang Mai town hotel transfer to Chiang Rai by Taxis

Jed Yord
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
3h 10m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Rai Town
Instant Refundable Fastest
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
3h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
4.3
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Chiang Rai Town
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Chiang Rai Town
Jed Yord
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
Jed Yord
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai town hotel transfer
4h 30m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

From Chiang Mai train station to Chiang Rai by Taxis

Jed Yord
Instant Refundable
--:--
Chiang Mai train station
3h 10m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Rai Town
Jed Yord
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai train station
4h taxi ride in Economy
5
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Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai
Jed Yord
Instant Refundable
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Chiang Mai train station
4h 30m taxi ride in Economy
5
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Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Schedule

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord Economy 00:00 - 03:10฿ 3,850
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax 00:00 - 03:00฿ 5,990
GreenBus Express 06:00 - 09:35฿ 260
GreenBus Express 08:00 - 13:30฿ 395
GreenBus VIP 10:30 - 13:40฿ 360
GreenBus Express 12:00 - 17:25฿ 310
GreenBus Express 14:15 - 17:50฿ 260
GreenBus Express 16:00 - 19:35฿ 260
GreenBus VIP 18:00 - 21:10฿ 360

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai destination reviews

4.1
2008 customer reviews
5
44%
4
33%
3
13%
2
5%
1
5%
90% of 2008 travelers were happy with this destination
AP
3
bus Express, GreenBus, Sep 20, 2019
The bus arrived to chiang Mai too late (1 hour)
GS
5
bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 20, 2019
Very good expedience.
LR
2
bus Express, GreenBus, Sep 15, 2019
AC broke down half way through the journey, had to wait one hour for the next bus to take us to Chiang Rai. Besides that, the journey was all right.
TP
3
bus Express, GreenBus, Sep 11, 2019
Difficult to use the toilet when bus making sharp turns on the mountain road
LS
5
bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 11, 2019
Excellent, huge seats, very comfortable, great driver.
GP
5
bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 10, 2019
Excellent and safe driver and great customer service from the assistant personnel on the bus . I give perfect score of 5 stars
DH
4
bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 9, 2019
The trip itself was very comfortable, and I would take it again. My gripe is with 12go.asia for telling us that we needed to show up an hour early and have our vouchers printed. Neither of those things are true, and so we got up early just to wander around a pretty small bus station when it was hot as heck outside. There was absolutely no reason for this.
AG
4
bus VIP, GreenBus, Sep 8, 2019
Nice trop. Ackward nails coming out of the toilet wall. Hard to avoid when tall.
WC
3
bus Express, GreenBus, Sep 7, 2019
The bus has very weak aircon and we sweats all the way for 3hrs ride. So disappointed, the weather is so hot and we almost fainted. We choose green bus because of the review of strong aircon but was very upset.
ML
4
bus Express, GreenBus, Sep 7, 2019
Bus was comfortable with a reasonable amount of space, driver was good considering the amount of road repairs on the route, great value for money. overall happy with greenbus
PB
5
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 27, 2019
Bus was on time. Drive safe and VIP bus very comfortable. Green bus well organized. Would use again
LM
4
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 26, 2019
Toilet room so small, but chairs big and comfortably recline
PH
2
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 26, 2019
Extremely cold. Only 17 degrees although we requested to low the AC.
PB
3
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 25, 2019
You must indicate that front row seats are behind a bulkhead that blocks any forward view. This is not the norm in other buses around the world - you must advertise this when people are booking. The bus service was comfortable, water and snack appreciated - thank you
AM
5
bus Express, GreenBus, Aug 25, 2019
Nel complesso un buon servizio ad un ottimo prezzo
MG
2
bus Express, GreenBus, Aug 20, 2019
El autobús estaba SÚPER antiguo, asientos rotos y 0 agua/snacks como se indica, el peor bus que he cogido y vivo aquí.
ES
5
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 20, 2019
Comfortable bus and beautiful scenery on way. Safe driver.
GB
5
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 20, 2019
Very good service. Comfortable and large seats. They offer passengers water and a sweet during the trip. Recommend
JL
4
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 19, 2019
The bus is great and the staff too. Arrive late 25 minutes because the road was having work
AI
4
bus VIP, GreenBus, Aug 19, 2019
El autobús era espacioso con los asientos amplios. Ofrecen pasta y una botella de agua para el trayecto

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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?

Bus

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))

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 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