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
Jed Yord Van 9pax Any time$ 421.49
Nok Air Economy #DD14506:30 - 07:45$ 42.03
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD410309:50 - 11:15$ 42.64
Thai Airways Economy #TG210511:15 - 12:25$ 109.43
Thai Lion Air Economy #SL150812:45 - 14:00$ 46.59
Thai Railway Class II Fan 15:30 - 04:58$ 14.61
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10716:05 - 17:25$ 40.84
Thai Railways VIP Sleeper 18:00 - 06:32$ 56.13
Sombat Tour Express 40 20:10 - 06:10฿ 679
Nok Air Economy #DD14922:50 - 23:50$ 41.68

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

KB
Bus had some Issues with the engine. So the Bus had an overall delay of 2,5 hours.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Aug 16, 2022
CT
Really not enough place for my legs. It's so dumb having so comfy seats with many functionnality and cannot use them because the seats are sized for 10 years old childrens A snack have been given but at the end of the travel, we were like 4:00 am what should i do with such snack this early? It should have been given at around 9:00PM when we were hungry because we waited midnight to stop at a station and eat But meal was a good one
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 15, 2022
MB
The train was very good but if you buy it via 12gotoasia it is Much more expensive than the official page.
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 14, 2022
A
The staff was asking me to provide a ticket for my animal, where could I have gotten such ticket?
Train #52 Class 3 Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 9, 2022
WR
This was our second overnight train. This car was old with no chargers or lights in the beds. One bed was broken so that it was two levels and there was no room to put luggage under the seats. The bathrooms were flooded and pretty unsavory. The squat toilet was the cleanest option. There was a woman who hopped on at a stop to sell excellent sausages and sticky rice though. That was splendid. Not sure how to make sure you don’t get a pre war train sleeper car.
Train #14 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 7, 2022
TV
Very comfortable and luxurous ride. The only downside as a foreigner, they don't give any anouncements in english so you don't know what's going on.
Bus VIP 20, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Aug 4, 2022
WT
What’s good about a 10 hour train ride?
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 4, 2022
IT
Easy to reach the tickets. We were 4 People and we wanted to travel in 1st class and they made us a reservation for two communicated cabins for being the four together.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 4, 2022
HA
The train was clean, comfortable and pleasant. The lack of food or a restaurant car was the only issue.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 3, 2022
IR
Excellent and efficient service. We have used 12go Asia many times and are always impressed
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 2, 2022
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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 515.25 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 16.17.

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 16.17 if you opt for a Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด) bus and as expensive as USD 515.25 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 ?

  • 954 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 08:00 Chiang Mai Airport until 22:25 Chiang Mai Airport
  • 24 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 07:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 21:30 Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
  • 15 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 08:50 Chiang Mai until 18:00 Chiang Mai
  • 37 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?

Flights

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 29.00.

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

Bus

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), 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 Chiang Mai and Bangkok

12Go Transfer, BangkokTaxi24, Glassflower, Jed Yord (บริษัท เจ็ดยอดบราเตอร์ 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 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

  • 44% took a train
  • 40% opted for a bus
  • 15% decided to fly
  • 1% Other