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To go to Chiang Rai ?

Chiang Rai is in the far north of Thailand. From Bangkok, the fastest way to come is to take the plane because by bus it take around 12 hours. Buses depart very regularly from the Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) in Bangkok. Note that from Chiang Mai, only the company Green Bus offers buses to go to Chiang Rai. They are no other choice and no minivan connecting the two cities. Therefore I strongly recommended you to book your tickets in advance, at least the day before your departure (online booking here but note that tickets are only on sale 4 weeks before the departure date) otherwise you will probably have to wait at least 2 hours time before having seat in a bus. Buses leave from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 (just opposite to the Arcade Bus Terminal). The train does not go to Chiang Rai, it does not go further than Chiang Mai. Note that there are now VietJetAir flights between Chiang Rai and Phuket.

Domestical flights to Chiang Rai


Bangkok
Chiang Rai

Buses and minivans to Chiang Rai

Duration

Bangkok
Chiang Rai
11:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Khong
Chiang Rai
2:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Mai
Chiang Rai
3:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Saen
Chiang Rai
1:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Golden Triangle
Chiang Rai
5:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Khon Kaen
Chiang Rai
13:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Lampang
Chiang Rai
4:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Mae Sai
Chiang Rai
1:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Nakhon Phanom
Chiang Rai
18:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Nakhon Ratchasima
Chiang Rai
14:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Phayao
Chiang Rai
2:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Phitsanulok
Chiang Rai
7:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Phuket
Chiang Rai
24:00:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Sukhothai
Chiang Rai
9:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Ubon Ratchathani
Chiang Rai
15:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Leave Chiang Rai ?

Apart from flying to Bangkok or Phuket, you can only leave Chiang Rai by bus. The nearest railway station is in Chiang Mai, the train does not go to Chiang Rai. The city has two bus terminals, Terminal 1, in town, for trips in the province (only Green Bus offer long-distance departures from this terminal) and Terminal 2 for long distances. A bus ride to Bangkok takes at least 11 hours, so the plane is strongly recommended. There are otherwise buses to Sukhothai or Phitsanulok and some other destinations without going to Chiang Mai first. To return to Chiang Mai, since the only possibility is to take a bus from the Green Bus company, if you do not want to end up waiting 2-3 hours at the bus terminal I advise you to buy your seats in advance, at least the day before you leave (online booking possible here but note that tickets are only on sale 4 weeks before the departure date). There are different levels of comfort, the cheapest bus (no toilet) leaves at 9:30.

Domestical flights from Chiang Rai


Chiang Rai
Bangkok

Buses and minivans from Chiang Rai

Duration

Chiang Rai
Bangkok
13:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Bokeo
nc

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Chiang Kham
2:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Chiang Khong
2:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai
3:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Chiang Saen
1:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Golden Triangle
4:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Hat Yai
22:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Khon Kaen
13:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Lampang
4:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Luang Nam Tha
nc

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Mae Sai
1:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Mae Sot
9:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Nakhon Phanom
18:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Nakhon Ratchasima
14:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Nakhon Sawan
9:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Phayao
2:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Phitsanulok
7:30

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Phuket
24:00:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Sukhothai
9:00

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


Chiang Rai
Ubon Xai
nc

WARNING: many buses can only be booked 30 days before depature tops. They won't be displayed in the results on our transportation booking partner's website if not bookable yet.


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