Bangkok to Chiang Rai Bus

Bangkok to Chiang Rai Chiang Rai to Bangkok
Between Bangkok and Chiang Rai we found over 50 bus departures, including over 50 night buses. The earliest bus departure from Bangkok is at 07:00 arriving to Chiang Rai at 19:20 the same day. While the latest bus departure is at 20:30 and arrives at 07:30 the following day. The prices for the cheapest one way adult tickets range from €17 to €32.

Traveling by bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai

The shortest travel distance between Bangkok and Chiang Rai is 799 km. The fastest bus which departs at 17:00 has a travel time of 11:00h. The longest travel time on the route is 16:00h.

Overnight buses

If you want to travel overnight and save money on accommodation or arrive in Chiang Rai earlier, there are over 50 night buses from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. The overnight buses depart between 16:30 and 20:30 and arrive between 04:00 and 09:45 the following day. Below are the most popular night departures to Chiang Rai:

Bus companies

There is a total of 7 bus companies operating the routes. These bus companies have not been rated yet by the clients. Here you can see the most popular bus companies operating this route and their overall rating.

Budsarakham Tour
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Transport Co
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Cherdchai Tour
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Nakhonchai Air
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Tara Tour and Travel
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Departure and arrival stations

If you're wanting more detailed information about either Bangkok or Chiang Rai, including general information, station and stop information and other popular routes, you can follow the links below.
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You can see information about the departure station and stops Bangkok here

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  Chiang Rai

You can see information about the arrival station and stops Chiang Rai here

Cheapest ticket prices

Adult ticket: €17 (One-Way) or €34 (Return).

Trip reviews from Bangkok to Chiang Rai

If you had travelled from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, and you want to share your travel experience with fellow travellers, we encourage you to leave a review for the route and tell both to us and to other passengers what part of your journey was the best, and what needs improvement.

Other popular destinations from Chiang Rai

If you're looking for inspiration as to where to travel next once you've reached Chiang Rai, here is the list of the most popular travel combinations that our clients have previously purchased their tickets for:

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