Bangkok to Chiang Rai Bus

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It will take 11 hours 20 mins to reach from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. The earliest departure from Bangkok is at 9:30 AM. And the last bus is at 8:30 PM. The price for one bus ticket starts from THB 697.

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Bangkok to Chiang Rai Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration Lowest Fare No of Services  
Budsarakam Tour 18:30 18:30 11 hrs 40 mins THB 758 7 BOOK TICKET
Bangkok Busline 09:30 20:30 11 hrs 0 mins THB 697 4 BOOK TICKET

Bangkok to Chiang Rai Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration


11 hrs 20 mins

Buses depart from



Bus arrives in


Chiang Rai

Daily Bus Services



Cheapest Bus Tickets


THB 697

Earliest Bus


9:30 AM

Last Bus


8:30 PM

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Bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai

Both Bangkok and Chiang Rai are two trendy holiday destinations in Thailand. Both places' natural beauty and phenomenal scenery will surely rejuvenate your soul and mind. The most famous Bangkok to Chiang Rai bus distance is almost 799 km. You can reach Chiang Rai in about 12 to 14 hours by bus.

About Bangkok

Bangkok has long been famous for its rich Thai culture. This bustling metropolis gained popularity for its vibrant street life and ornate temples. Apart from the rich culture, Bangkok is characterized by luxurious malls, floating markets, street markets, grand palaces, etc. The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to February.

There is no shortage of places to visit in Bangkok, whether you are interested in shopping, art, history, culture, nightlife, or food. Some of the major attractions of Bangkok are Wat Arun, Grand Palace, Chatuchak Market, National Museum, Wat Pho, Erawan Shrine, etc. If you are interested in travelling to this fantastic city by bus, you can book a bus ticket online from RedBus with amazing deals and offers.

Boarding Points for Travelling From Bangkok to Chiang Rai

Whenever you opt for the Bangkok to Chiang Rai bus, you should know that there is only one boarding point: Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak). However, check your route before starting your journey since the boarding point depends on the bus operators.

About Chiang Rai

Whether you are a culture vulture, nature lover, or adventure lover, Chiang Rai is loaded with unique places for you. This city carries a powerful sense of Lanna identity, illustrated through its vast collection of art, music, cuisine, temples, language, etc. Chiang's major attractions are Wat Rong Khun temple, Clock Tower, Doi Mae Salong, Phu Chi Fah, Mae Kok River, The Golden Triangle, etc. The best time to visit Chiang Rai in Thailand is from October to February.

If you visit Chiang Rai by bus, you can book your bus online on RedBus. You can find affordable bus tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Rai on RedBus.

Dropping Points When Travelling From Bangkok to Chiang Rai

There are two dropping points for the buses from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. They are Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2 and Mae Sai Bus Terminal. Now with RedBus, you can get all the updated information about buses from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.

Bangkok to Chiang Rai Buses

Getting luxury bus tickets at a reasonable price is very hard. But, on RedBus, you can get everything in one place without hassle. Bus ticket booking has become very easy and convenient for people. Follow the simple steps to get the cheapest bus tickets on RedBus.

This platform's filter option makes the booking process manageable. You can enjoy additional benefits such as a live tracking option, 'boarding and dropping point,' last minute booking facility, etc. However, you will find all the relevant information, such as bus fare, arrival timings, duration, etc., on the RedBus website.

Top Bus Operators From Bangkok to Chiang Rai

Top bus operators from Bangkok to Chiang Rai:

  • Bangkok Bus Line
  • Budasarakam Tour

Bangkok to Chiang Rai - Bus Ticket Prices

The cheapest bus ticket prices from Bangkok to Chiang Rai range from THB 689 to 727. However, the bus prices may vary depending on the bus operators and the season. It is better to check the RedBus website to find the most comfortable buses for your upcoming trip from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.

Bangkok to Chiang Rai - Bus Types

The Bangkok to Chiang Rai bus is one of Thailand's preferred bus routes. So, more than one bus operator runs services between these two cities. You can opt for the bus type per your preferences. The types of buses available are:

  • Bangkok to Chiang Rai AC bus
  • Bangkok to Chiang Rai seater bus

Places to Visit in and Around Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is the largest city in northern Thailand. It is a quaint place with a beautiful and calming atmosphere. Many cultural spots and historical places complement the relaxed and grounded atmosphere of the city.

With multiple spectacular natural beauty and mesmerizing shrines, this place will leave you in awe.

Why Choose RedBus to Book Bangkok to Chiang Rai Bus?

In the old days, people tended to feel exhausted standing in lines despite the uncertainty of bus tickets. Since technology has developed, you can easily find bus tickets online in the comfort of your home. You can now see relevant information about bus tickets on a single booking platform, RedBus, the world's largest online booking service.

  • Here's why you must opt for RedBus to book your Bangkok to Chiang Rai bus tickets:
  • The booking process does not take much time and is hassle-free.
  • Several filter options of RedBus have made the bus selection process manageable.
  • You can get exclusive benefits and deals on every bus booking from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.
  • The cancellation option of RedBus eliminates unnecessary headaches.
  • You can track your bus with the help of the live bus tracking feature.
  • You can book your tickets at the last minute.
  • You also can reschedule your bus ticket whenever required.


How can I book a bus ticket online from one route to another?
You can simply log on to, choose any specific country you would like to book a bus in, and select the source and destination. After choosing the route and the date, you will find a number of options for buses available. redBus site is user-friendly and booking a bus ticket is just a matter of a few minutes.
Do I need to print my ticket for this bus route?
This depends upon the bus operator and the country you are travelling in. You can check this information while booking a bus ticket for a particular bus operator. However, most of the bus operators allow M-ticket or E-ticket sent to your registered email address, you may require to print the ticket if any bus operator specifically asks for the same.
Where can I find the location of my bus stop?
As you get the listing of buses available on a selected route, you can click on the 'Boarding & Dropping Point' tab to check the exact location of your pickup and drop-off points. redBus also offers ‘Track my bus’ facility in a few countries to check the live location of the bus.
How early should I arrive for the trip?
Passengers are required to reach the boarding place at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the bus.
Can I reschedule my bus ticket on this route?
Yes, you can. However, this option is available with some selected bus operators on You just have to enter your bus ticket number and email address, verify your ticket details, and choose a reschedule date.
At what time do buses start from Bangkok to Chiang Rai?
Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Rai generally start early in the morning and continue until late evening. However, the bus timings may vary depending on the bus operators and season. This is where redBus helps you out. You need not contact several bus operators to get updated about the bus schedules. You will find all the updated information on redBus website while booking a bus ticket online.
Are there any discounts available on the route from Bangkok to Chiang Rai?
Bangkok to Chiang Rai is one of the popular routes and it’s quite likely that you may get exciting discounts on booking bus tickets through redBus on this route. It would be better if you plan your journey in advance and book your tickets so that you can get the best price and best seat for your trip.
How much time does it take to cover the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Rai by bus?
It mainly takes 12 to 14 hours to cover the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Rai by bus.
How many boarding points are there from Bangkok to Chiang Rai Bus Route?
There is only one boarding point, Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak).
  • Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak)
  • Bangkok Bus Terminal Chatuchak (Mo Chit 2)
  • Sombat Tour Office (vibhavadi Rangsit Road)
Chiang Rai
  • Mae Sai Bus Terminal
  • Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2
  • Huai Kai
  • Mae Fah Luang
  • Mae Chan
  • Fourth Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Chiang Khong)
  • Mae Kham Luang
  • Bak Port
  • Chiang Khong Bus Terminal
  • Ban Plong

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