Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Destination Reviews

AP
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 27, 2022
We enjoyed the train ride (2nd class)! We also could sleep well.
L
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 26, 2022
Journey was fine but ended up on an older style train and not the newer train as seen in the picture.
AS
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 26, 2022
Really happy with the train. We took the sleeper train with AC and beds in 2nd class. 100% worth the extra price. I slept so well on the 14 hour trip woke up fresh and ready to start my day.
MW
Train #9 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 25, 2022
It started badly because the taxi driver took me to the wrong railway station, even though he had all the info and repeated me Don Meuang. 12go were so nice and helpful and were able to change my tickets for me to leave from the station that I was at. For a small fee I was able to store my baggage securely at the station and go for food and a nice walk to take up the 4hr wait. Although the train was departing at 18.10 I was allowed on and able to get very comfortable at 16.20. I booked a first class sleeper for 1 person and the journey was really nice and comfortable. I was able to get a good sleep and arrived refreshed. The facilities on the train were clean and always available. The information given over the tannoy system was in Thai and English and the information system was good.
JD
Train #9 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 23, 2022
The actual station in Bang Sue isn't finished, so we had to board from a temporary station. No one told me about this, so we wasted a lot of time trying to find our boarding location
KB
Train #109 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 17, 2022
Good considering the covid issues
AM
Train #9 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 16, 2022
100% recomended Thanks
F
Train #9 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 14, 2022
Trainstation was kinda hard to find. Service Personal in the train was very friendly. Overall a Solid way of reaching Chiang Mai.
DK
Train #13 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 8, 2022
Overall experience was good, however we by accident boarded the wrong train who arrived at the same time at the station as our scheduled train, we asked staff frequently if it was the correct train and they said yes, only after suspecting something was wrong (we booked beds but our car number was only seats) I asked train staff, showed our ticket and they immediately responded by stopping the train and taking us back to the station to board the correct train. Advise to anyone always check your tickets and verify them with the train staff when you board. After this little adventure everything else was very good, comfortable beds and friendly train staff
ND
Train #5 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 5, 2022
The part of the tickets choosing at the site is very confusing and not clear. We didn’t knew how the seats work and chose upper beds and seats that were far from each other wich we didn’t wanted at all.
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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. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 18,480 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere THB 260.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 15 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. Train does a much slower job and take about 14h 20m 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 THB 260 if you opt for a Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) train and as expensive as THB 18,480 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 ?

  • 37 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 06:05 Suvarnabhumi Airport until 22:20 Don Mueang Airport
  • 27 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 08:30 Hua Lamphong until 20:23 Don Mueang
  • 21 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 06:00 Mochit until 22:00 Mochit
  • 0 by Bus+Van from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 08:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 19:00 Chiang Mai Arcade 2

33 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Hotel 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?

Flights

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 THB 655.

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), Nok Air (นกแอร์), Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Thai Airways, Thai Lion Air (ไทยไลอ้อนแอร์), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)

Bus

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), Lignite Tour PK (ลิกไนท์ทัวร์(ภาคเหนือ)), Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด)

Taxi

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

12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower, Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ จำกัด), MCC VAN (เอ็มซีซี แวน), Thailand Limo by Datum (บริษัท เดทัมกรุ๊ป จำกัด)

Train

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

  • 66% took a train
  • 20% opted for a bus
  • 10% decided to fly
  • 3% chosen Bus+Van
  • 1% bought a taxi ride