Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok

  Oct 1, 2021, 40 trips (฿260 – ฿0)
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1h 5m First: 8:40 Last: 19:25

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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 Railway 2nd Class AC seats only 06:30 - 19:35฿ 558
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 08:50 - 19:25฿ 891
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343611:00 - 12:15฿ 1,278
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD343413:05 - 14:20฿ 1,127
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 15:30 - 05:25฿ 1,071
Thai Railways 1st Class Sleeper 17:00 - 05:18฿ 1,753
Thai Railway 1st Class Sleeper 18:00 - 06:25฿ 1,844
Nok Air Economy #DD 918:10 - 19:15฿ 1,499
Thai Airways Economy #TG211719:10 - 20:20฿ 1,809

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Train #14 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 26, 2021
All excellent. I recommend travelling by train in Thailand. It is a great experience.
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 23, 2021
หมอนบนรถไฟเตี้ยไปหน่อยครับ ????
Bus Express, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Mar 17, 2021
Freezing air con and unlike other passengers the attendant did not provide me with blanket and small food box.
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 4, 2021
I booked train tickets with 12go and they where sent to Chiang Mai as requested. I got a notification from ems that the packages has arrived in Chiang Mai post office. So we went to the post office to pick it up but it wasn't there. I sent an email to 12go to ask where they sent the tickets to but I never received an answers. Would have been nice to get an answer to save me a lot of time finding the tickets.
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 2, 2021
No dining car which was a surprise. Should have been notified of that in advance. Other than that comfortable, clean train and helpful porters
Bus VIP 31, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 25, 2020
Relaxing atmosphere
Train #10 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 23, 2020
Good booking experience and easy pick-up. I recommend using this service
Train #8 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 19, 2020
The Train departed on time, the trip was nice and the service friendly but we arrive at Bangkok one hour late. I supposed to arrive at 7:25 pm not at 8:20 pm. The Hotel were I supposed to collect my ticket didn't have my ticket, they sent somebody to the station to collect it. I have to wait around 15 minutes, thank god I was early at the station so that extra time didn't affect me. But was really annoy.
Bus Regular 55, Transport Co (บริษัท ขนส่ง จำกัด), Dec 8, 2020
Driver kept TV on at MAX volume for HOURS on some stupid Thai show! I had to go there and tell him to switch it off cause people want to sleep! Another thing was the fact that on the bus there wasnt USB ports but SOCKETS! Luckily i had a socket adaptor or I would have burned the damn bus with people inside!!!
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Nov 24, 2020
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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 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 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 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 Chiang Mai and Bangkok ?

  • 1 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:45 Suvarnabhumi Airport until 22:15 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 1 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 07:30 Mochit until 07:30 Mochit
  • 1 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:30 Bang Sue Junction until 18:00 Bang Sue Junction

1 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok 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 THB 896.

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 Smile (ไทยสมายล์), 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

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

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


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

  • 62% took a train
  • 27% opted for a bus
  • 10% decided to fly
  • 1% bought a taxi ride