Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
Wed, Jul 17
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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Schedule

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Jed Yord SUV 4pax Any time฿ 22,451
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341605:10 - 06:20฿ 1,111
Sritawong Tour Express 07:00 - 17:55฿ 653
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343509:15 - 10:30฿ 2,517
Nakhonchai Air First Class 10:15 - 20:16฿ 974
Sritawong Tour Express 12:00 - 22:55฿ 653
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51214:20 - 15:40฿ 2,605
Nok Air Economy #DD13416:20 - 17:30฿ 1,679
Transport Co Standard 18:10 - 11:31฿ 651
Thai Railway Class II Sleeper AC 20:22 - 08:40฿ 933
Thai Railway Class II Sleeper AC 22:47 - 12:10฿ 893

Transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure10:47 PM
Departures per day132
Distance692 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAndaman Taxis, Bangkok Air, Bangkok Busline, BangkokTaxi24, Budsarakham Tour, Cherdchai Tour, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Hahn Air Systems, Jed Yord, Nakhonchai Air, Nok Air, Smart En Plus, Sombat Tour, Sritawong Tour, Tara Tour and Travel, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Railway, Thai Railways, Thai Vietjet, Thailand Limo by Datum, Transport Co

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

The bus arrived a bit late then the designated time but it had our reservation and after that it was all very fast. We got in the bus and went to pier, in the pier there was another check point where we needed to show the pdf. The boat left shortly after we arrived and in 2h we were in Koh Phi Phi
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 7, 2024
Reclining seats, USB charging ports, blanket, water and snack provided. Left and arrived about half an hour later than expected, but I didn’t mind since I wasn’t on a set schedule. Counter to buy tickets or check-in is now number 32 just before you walk inside the terminal, not the counters listed in the description.
Bus Express, Cherdchai Tour, Jul 6, 2024
They were late and than as a result really rushed us
flight Economy, Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์), Jun 29, 2024
Very comfortable, I was able to sleep all night. The food was awesome.
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Jun 24, 2024
overall good
Bus Express, Cherdchai Tour, Jun 15, 2024
Loved it. Comfortable, clean and relaxing!
Train #7 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 15, 2024
Really good other than being near the toilets which was quite loud and smelly
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 27, 2024
14 hours straight to spend times on train without any break for food or smoking. Toilets should be changed. Not a comfortable space to use for WC.
Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 24, 2024
i love it. really comfortable and i slept well during the travel.
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), May 23, 2024
Great service, random McDonald’s chicken burger and snack. Confusion was bust didn’t turn up on time and left half an hour late but We arrived on time Also go to counter 32 At the front Mochit For voucher, not 16 upstairs
Bus Express, Cherdchai Tour, May 8, 2024
18283 customer reviews

How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 664.93 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 7.69.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 18 hours to travel between Bangkok and Chiang Mai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 17h 21m to reach Chiang Mai.

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

Travelling between Bangkok and Chiang Mai can be as cheap as USD 7.69 if you opt for a Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) train and as expensive as USD 664.93 if you buy a Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ จำกัด) 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 Mai ?

  • 44 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 06:00 Mochit until 22:35 Mochit
  • 33 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 06:00 Don Mueang Airport until 22:20 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 18 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 09:05 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station until 22:47 Don Mueang
  • 37 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Transfer

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

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 Mai, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 44.01.

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 Mai

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Hahn Air Systems, Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)


Travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai 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 Mai

Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Budsarakham Tour (บุษราคัมทัวร์), Cherdchai Tour, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Sritawong Tour, Tara Tour and Travel (ธาราทัวร์แอนด์ทราเวล), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง 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 Mai

Andaman Taxis, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Glassflower, Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ จำกัด), Smart En Plus (สมาร์ท เอ็น พลัส), Thailand Limo by Datum (บริษัท เดทัมกรุ๊ป จำกัด)


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

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

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 61% took a train
  • 34% opted for a bus
  • 3% decided to fly
  • 1% Other