Bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Facts about the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Compare all providers like Sombat, Bangkok Busline and Sri Thawong Tour that travel 259 times every day by bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in one click! Book your bus ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai starting from $16!

Cheapest Bus $16
Fastest Bus 8h 55m
Earliest Bus 12:00 AM
Latest Bus 11:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes 259 Ø
Distance 360.9 miles
Bus Companies Sombat, Bangkok Busline, Sri Thawong Tour, Nakhonchai Air, Travel Plus, Thai Sriram, Budsarakham Tour, Cherdchai Tour, Transport Co , Tara Tour and Travel and 1 more.

Cheapest bus connections from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Every day, 259 buses from 11 bus companies leave Bangkok for Chiang Mai: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 03/02/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 02/25
Monday 02/26
Tuesday 02/27
Wednesday 02/28
Thursday 02/29
Friday 03/01
Saturday 03/02
$19
Sunday 03/03
$19
Monday 03/04
$20
Tuesday 03/05
$20
Wednesday 03/06
$20
Thursday 03/07
$20
Friday 03/08
$20
Saturday 03/09
$19
Sunday 03/10
$19
Monday 03/11
$26
Tuesday 03/12
$22
Wednesday 03/13
$20
Thursday 03/14
$20
Friday 03/15
$20
Saturday 03/16
$20
Sunday 03/17
$26
Monday 03/18
$20
Tuesday 03/19
$20
Wednesday 03/20
$20
Thursday 03/21
$26
Friday 03/22
$22
Saturday 03/23

The cheapest time to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $16, Sunday is the cheapest day for a bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Saturday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $18.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, with $16. Night is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $19.

How to save money travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Bangkok to Chiang Mai from various bus operators like Sombat, Bangkok Busline or Sri Thawong Tour for the next days.
  • Travel Plus
    11h 0m
    11:30 AM
    Bangkok
    Khao Lam Road
    10:30 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Central Station
    Travel Plus
    Economy
    from $16
  • Sombat
    10h 30m
    8:00 AM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    6:30 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Sombat
    Economy
    from $18
  • Bangkok Busline
    10h 30m
    6:00 AM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    4:30 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Bangkok Busline
    Economy
    from $18
  • Sri Thawong Tour
    11h 0m
    7:00 AM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    6:00 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Sri Thawong Tour
    Economy
    from $18
  • Cherdchai Tour
    10h 10m
    8:00 PM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    6:10 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Cherdchai Tour
    Economy
    from $18
  • Transport Co
    17h 21m
    7:25 AM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    12:46 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Transport Co
    Economy
    from $18
  • Thai Sriram
    0h 0m
    5:30 PM
    Bangkok
    Khao San Travel Mart Bus Stop
    5:30 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Thai Sriram
    Economy
    from $20
  • Bangkok Busline
    9h 30m
    4:00 PM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    1:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Bangkok Busline
    Business
    from $21
  • Sri Thawong Tour
    11h 0m
    8:30 PM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    7:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Sri Thawong Tour
    Business
    from $21
  • Nakhonchai Air
    10h 15m
    8:30 AM
    Bangkok
    Nakhonchai Air Company Mo Chit 2
    6:45 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Nakhonchai Air
    Economy
    from $21
  • Budsarakham Tour
    10h 15m
    11:30 AM
    Bangkok
    Khao Lam Road
    9:45 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Central Station
    Budsarakham Tour
    Economy
    from $22
  • Budsarakam Tour
    15h 31m
    6:30 PM
    Bangkok
    Chatuchak Bus Park
    10:01 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Budsarakam Tour
    Economy
    from $22
  • Tara Tour and Travel
    11h 0m
    6:30 PM
    Bangkok
    Khao San Travel Mart Bus Stop
    5:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Tara Tour and Travel
    Economy
    from $25
  • Sombat
    10h 30m
    7:00 AM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    5:30 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Sombat
    Business
    from $28

More bus companies that typically serve the route Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bus schedules change all the time. The following offers are not available anymore for buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, but may come back in the future. Keep an eye on them!

  • The Transport Co. Ltd.
    10h 0m
    7:50 PM
    Bangkok
    Mo Chit Bus Terminal
    5:50 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    The Transport Co. Ltd.
    Temporarily not available: last found 02/05/2024
    Economy
    from $15
  • Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    9h 0m
    2:30 AM
    Bangkok
    Any Hotel
    11:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/03/2023
    First Class
    from $333

Frequency of bus connections between Bangkok and Chiang Mai

See here how frequent the connections between Bangkok and Chiang Mai are, during different times and days of the week.
Thursday is the busiest day, with more than 331 daily buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 245 daily coaches between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 788 buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, while Night sees the fewest connections between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, with 254 offers.

Beloved bus companies from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

These are the most booked bus companies between Bangkok to Chiang Mai from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai? Or which bus companies serve the route Bangkok to Chiang Mai? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus

How much does a Bangkok Chiang Mai bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $16 and takes 11h 0m to reach Chiang Mai. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

This route is offered by 11 companies with a range of ticket prices between $16 and $32. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Chiang Mai.

On average, how many connections are available from Bangkok to Chiang Mai each day?

Every day, the Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus route is served by approximately 259 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Bangkok to Chiang Mai take?

The fastest bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is offered by Nakhonchai Air and takes 8h 55m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $27. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

The earliest bus arriving in Chiang Mai from Bangkok starts at 12:00 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

The latest bus trip departing from Bangkok for Chiang Mai starts at 11:00 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Bangkok Chiang Mai route?

When traveling by bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, passengers can travel with Sombat, Bangkok Busline and Sri Thawong Tour. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between Bangkok and Chiang Mai?

You can check all the direct connections between Bangkok and Chiang Mai by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: Sombat, Bangkok Busline and Sri Thawong Tour.

What can I take with me on the Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the Bangkok Chiang Mai bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Bangkok Chiang Mai bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Business
Business

Comfortable seating, food and drink service, accompanied generally by ticket flexibility.

Alternate transport types from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Bangkok to Chiang Mai for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Bangkok to Chiang Mai for the next days.
  • Thai Railways
    13h 33m
    7:32 AM
    Bangkok
    Khao Lam Road
    9:05 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Central Station
    Thai Railways
    Economy
    from $7
  • Thai Railways
    13h 50m
    2:15 PM
    Bangkok
    4:05 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Bus Terminal 1 (Chang Phueak Bus Terminal)
    Thai Railways
    Premium Economy
    from $8
  • Thai Railways
    10h 25m
    2:05 AM
    Bangkok
    Khao Lam Road
    12:30 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Central Station
    Thai Railways
    Economy
    from $18
  • Thai Railways
    10h 25m
    2:05 AM
    Bangkok
    Any Hotel
    12:30 PM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Thai Railways
    Business
    from $19

Cheap carpooling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Here is a selection of the cheapest carpooling offers from the schedule from Bangkok to Chiang Mai for the next days.
  • Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    9h 0m
    2:30 AM
    Bangkok
    Any Hotel
    11:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    Premium Economy
    from $320
  • Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    9h 0m
    2:30 AM
    Bangkok
    Any Hotel
    11:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    Premium Economy
    from $322
  • Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    9h 0m
    2:30 AM
    Bangkok
    Any Hotel
    11:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    Premium Economy
    from $324

More bus routes from Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Bangkok and from Chiang Mai. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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