Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai
Thu, Jul 25
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Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand Economy 3pax Any time฿ 12,155
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341706:50 - 08:05฿ 6,161
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ11509:30 - 10:50฿ 2,292
Bangkok Air Economy 11:35 - 17:25฿ 14,470
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51113:35 - 14:50฿ 1,374
Thai Railway Class III Fan 15:30 - 04:53฿ 322
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD344016:25 - 17:35฿ 1,386
Sritawong Tour Express 18:00 - 04:55฿ 653
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD344421:45 - 22:55฿ 2,188
Nok Air Economy #DD14922:40 - 23:50฿ 1,679

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure6:30 AM
Latest Departure11:30 PM
Departures per day174
Distance750 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAndaman Taxis, Bangkok Air, Bangkok Busline, BangkokTaxi24, Budsarakham Tour, Cherdchai Tour, Glassflower, Hahn Air Systems, Jed Yord, Kim Transfers Thailand, Nakhonchai Air, Nok Air, Smart En Plus, Sombat Tour, Sritawong Tour, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air, Thai Railway, Thai Railways, Thai Vietjet, Transport Co

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Unfortunately we could’nt choose our seats so kids 4 and 6years old, had to sleep near us not with us. Very friendly staf, safe and fast way to travel
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 11, 2024
Excellent for this
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Jul 11, 2024
Not an inch of sleep with the drivers cabin beeping every two seconds, which if you don’t have really high quality noise cancelling headphones it’s really loud. The food at the stop was cold and just out with no cover. Considering it’s actually not much more expensive to fly and saves 8 hours it’s better to do that. Also they give you no idea of long the stop is so if you’re no watching they’ll leave with no headcount. There’s no point in reclining as no leg space either
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Jul 6, 2024
Los asientos no eran muy cómodos, nos dieron un box lunch que estaba bien, falta mantenimiento a los camiones y limpieza en los baños, el camión salió a tiempo.
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Jul 3, 2024
The train was great but the part that could be better is that the guards control the noise levels of the customers coming on board. In this day and age, a 12 hours journey without wifi is pretty crazy
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 1, 2024
Seats not comfortable at all, I was in gold class and they didn't even recline. Ac was terrible I was extremely hot. Overall horrible journey did not sleep one wink
Bus Gold Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Jun 19, 2024
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Bus First Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Jun 12, 2024
Overall great experience
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), May 1, 2024
The air conditioning is way too cold for me to sleep comfortably. I wake up every few minutes due to this problem
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Apr 24, 2024
I think I fall for the guy who set next to me. His name is Mattias or maybe Matthías idk how to right his name. He is from the netherland and he forgot his sunglasses with me. I didn’t ask him for his number or his social media accounts so I can’t reach him know. Could you please help me find him…
Bus Super VIP, Sritawong Tour (Sritawong Tour), Apr 21, 2024
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How to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 660.69 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 7.65.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 hours to travel between Chiang Mai and Bangkok depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 15h to reach Bangkok.

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

Travelling between Chiang Mai and Bangkok can be as cheap as USD 7.65 if you opt for a Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) train and as expensive as USD 660.69 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 Chiang Mai and Bangkok ?

  • 42 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:30 Chiang Mai Airport until 23:30 Chiang Mai Airport
  • 34 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 07:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 21:30 Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
  • 21 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:30 Chiang Mai until 18:00 Chiang Mai
  • 77 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Bangkok.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 57.73.

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 Chiang Mai and Bangkok

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


Travelling from Chiang Mai to Bangkok 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 Bangkok

Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Budsarakham Tour (บุษราคัมทัวร์), Cherdchai Tour, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Sritawong Tour, 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 Chiang Mai and Bangkok

Andaman Taxis, BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower, Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ จำกัด), Kim Transfers Thailand (Thailand Taxi Airport and Travel), Smart En Plus (สมาร์ท เอ็น พลัส)


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 Chiang Mai to Bangkok?

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

  • 58% took a train
  • 35% opted for a bus
  • 6% decided to fly
  • 1% Other