Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 10,835
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD341706:50 - 08:05฿ 2,124
Sombat Tour Express 42 09:00 - 19:00฿ 762
Nok Air Economy #DD12511:00 - 12:05฿ 1,783
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10312:00 - 13:20฿ 4,942
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343415:15 - 16:25฿ 2,424
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10716:05 - 17:25฿ 1,946
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10918:05 - 19:25฿ 2,321
Thai Smile Economy #WE12120:50 - 22:10$ 60.15
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL51922:05 - 23:20฿ 2,000

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Facts about the transport from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport1h 5m
Earliest Departure6:30 오전
Latest Departure11:40 오후
Departures per day103
Distance696 kilometers
Transport Companies12Go Transfer, Bangkok Busline, BangkokTaxi24, Budsarakham Tour, Glassflower, Nakhonchai Air, Nok Air, Sombat Tour, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Thai Railways, Thai Vietjet

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Loving it, on-time, nice couch, enough control for temperature, enough snack and drink which I can't finish all, ow I want to try the first class
Bus Gold Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Dec 11, 2023
Didn't sleep well on the bus... Not very comfortable
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Dec 9, 2023
Unfortunately I got the very front row. Very uncomfortable as there was no place for my feet. Was not able to sleep even for one hour.
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Dec 8, 2023
The bus itself is ok, nothing fancy but a comfy night ride. A toilet is a downside, in our ride, there were some clothes and garbage lying in front of door to the toilet, very odd. I don't know what happened to this particular ride but the overall experience wasn't as good as expected in VIP bus. First, there was no steward on board that could provide any service and support to people. The toilet was locked and there were several people on a bus who needed to use a bathroom - we had no info on stops and didn't know what to do. We couldn't communicate with a driver as "call service" option on the tablet didn't work. The driver is separated from the rest of the bus so even if we tried to knock the door to ask for a bathroom break, he didn't hear us. Even if it was ] very inconvenient for a bathroom, just imagine if someone needs help or there is any medical emergency. From the comments section here I understood there supposed to be a break to eat something - it wasn't the case. We received some cookies in the very beginning but there was no water available (!). Surprisingly AC wasn't too strong
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Dec 5, 2023
The bus is really comfortable and we arrived even 1 time earlier than expected. The only problem is that they don't understand nothing of english so is very difficult to communicate and manage problems.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Dec 4, 2023
The bus was ok, but it was not really VIP. People that are quite tall don’t fit in the seats and that could be uncomfortable for the other passengers. The bus should place them in a more spacious seat. Staff of the bus was completely disorganized and didn’t know where tu place some of us despite having our codes.
Bus VIP 34, Sritawong Tour, Dec 1, 2023
It will be great if the bus line change these issues. (1) Lunch time 3pm (2)
Bus Express, Sritawong Tour, Nov 22, 2023
Great new building, clean and shining. Nice way to wait and enter train. However… Signs to know where to go - not Good. Actually confusing. Not user friendly. And i am very used to travel and trains. Food court; many things to choose from. Unlucky Me, i picked some place that served a dish with BUGS in it. But We found something else to eat and bring on the train. Long journey, Good thing to be able to lay down and stretch out.
Bus Express, Sritawong Tour, Nov 20, 2023
Comfortable Bus, didnt expect that cozy seats. Thanks!
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Nov 20, 2023
Bus was comfortable and good staff.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Nov 17, 2023
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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. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 473.95 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 7.80.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 14 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 5m. Train does a much slower job and take about 13h 55m 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 7.80 if you opt for a Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) train and as expensive as USD 473.95 if you buy a 12Go Transfer 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 ?

  • 32 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 07:30 Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 until 21:30 Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
  • 27 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:30 Chiang Mai until 18:00 Chiang Mai
  • 24 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:35 Chiang Mai Airport until 23:40 Chiang Mai Airport
  • 20 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 43.64.

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

Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), 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), Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ 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

12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower


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 Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 66% opted for a bus
  • 21% decided to fly
  • 11% took a train
  • 2% bought a taxi ride