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 Economy Any time$ 470.15
Thai Railway Class III Fan 06:30 - 20:08฿ 278
Thai Railway Class II AC 08:50 - 18:40฿ 733
Thai Vietjet Economy #VZ10311:45 - 13:05฿ 3,070
Nok Air Economy #DD12912:45 - 13:50฿ 2,059
Bangkok Air Economy #PG22614:35 - 16:00฿ 5,110
Nok Air Economy #DD13317:15 - 18:20฿ 1,659
Nok Air Economy #DD13719:40 - 20:50฿ 3,409
Nakhonchai Air Gold Class 20:50 - 06:25฿ 743
Nok Air Economy #DD14122:30 - 23:40฿ 2,559

Transportation from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Chiang Mai to Bangkok Destination Reviews

Great bus, an hour and a half late.
Bus Express, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Feb 6, 2023
It was excellent but from the websites seat61 and 12go it was difficult to understand what to be prepared for. Now I know! How long will you be able to sit before all the seats become beds? Answer: about 1,5 hours. How big is the storing space? If you have a large suitcase you can leave it in the corridor outside the toilettes and after bedtime push it under the lower bed. But at the same time there is room for two normal hand luggage plus your shoes under the seats. Also the seats are wide enough for you to sit with your backpack etc before it´s time to go to bed. I think the beds are a few cm longer than 180 cm, so if your taller you have to stretch out diagonally. The beds are wide enough for you to sleep next to your medium-size backpack, so you don´t need to worry. But security seems to be good, a lot of staff. Even a policeman is on the train. There is privacy enough behind the bed-curtain to change to softer clothes for the night. Floors and toilettes are clean. To brush your teeth, wash your hands etc there is an open space with taps in the corridor. The restaurant was clean and with fast service to get good food. If I had known these things before going on this journey I would not have hesitated so long before deciding to take the train. /Hans
Train #10 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 4, 2023
They are soooo crazy. They cooled down the passengers-room on 13°C After i told them that it is to cold they made 15°C (It was difficult because no one speek english) When you will ride with this bus, please wear winterclothes
Bus Gold Class, Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Feb 2, 2023
The booth is situated right in the middle of the bus station terminal and is really easy to find in order to check in and get your ticket printed off. The bus was very clean, free water and snacks, a blanket, charging port, comfy seat. The people managing the bus trip were very helpful and friendly. I managed to get quite a few hours of sleep!
Bus VIP, Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Feb 1, 2023
I was traveling in the 3rd class. The seats were surprisingly comfortable. Would book it again.
Train #102 Class 3 Fan, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 29, 2023
I have travel whit this company before and my bike have always been checked in by the normaly 15 kg im was buying. This time im most purchase an extra cost for about 1000bath for check in my bike, I loose money this time.
flight Economy, Thai AirAsia (แอร์เอเชีย), Jan 28, 2023
Comfortable ride. Bus was on time. Temperature in the bus was oke, just dress warm. It would be nice if the bus driver would inform us what was happening during the trip. Oke I was informed that we would make a stop in between and we could have something to eat, but the driver did not tell for how long or where to go. Same with the drop offs. The driver did not tell us at what location we were. You just have to ask yourself and keep track of the location of the bus yourself. But it was a nice comfortabel ride.
Bus VIP 31, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Jan 28, 2023
The toilets are so dirty! Its disgusting!
Train #52 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 27, 2023
My boyfriend and I loved it! It was clean, on time, comfortable. It is indeed a bit too cold with the AC but I asked for an extra blanket and problem is solved. Would be nice if car with food and drinks is back, now they serve only coffee and tea. All in all amazing first time experience for us!
Train #14 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 27, 2023
Big seats and they provided a blanket, water and a snack. Especially the blanket was good because of the AC. Recommended
Bus VIP 33, Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), Jan 27, 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 547.55 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 8.24.

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 38m 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 8.24 if you opt for a Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) train and as expensive as USD 547.55 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 ?

  • 33 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 07:30 Chiang Mai Arcade 2 until 21:10 Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3
  • 31 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:20 Chiang Mai Airport until 23:20 Chiang Mai Airport
  • 14 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok starting from 06:30 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?


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 48.80.

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 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

Bangkok Busline (บางกอกบัสไลน์), Budsarakham Tour (บุษราคัมทัวร์), Nakhonchai Air (นครชัยแอร์), Sombat Tour (บริษัท เทพสมบัติ จำกัด), 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

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 44% opted for a bus
  • 42% took a train
  • 13% decided to fly
  • 1% Other