Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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Facts about the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Compare all providers like GreenBus that travel 80 times every day by bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai in one click! Book your bus ticket from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai starting from $6!

Cheapest Bus $6
Fastest Bus 3h 20m
Earliest Bus 12:00 AM
Latest Bus 6:30 PM
Daily Bus Routes 80 Ø
Distance 99.7 miles
Bus Companies GreenBus

Cheapest bus connections from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Every day, 80 buses from 1 bus companies leave Chiang Mai for Chiang Rai: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 03/01/2024 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
$6
Saturday 03/02
$6
Sunday 03/03
$6
Monday 03/04
$8
Tuesday 03/05
$8
Wednesday 03/06
$6
Thursday 03/07
$6
Friday 03/08
$8
Saturday 03/09
$6
Sunday 03/10
$8
Monday 03/11
$8
Tuesday 03/12
$6
Wednesday 03/13
$8
Thursday 03/14
$8
Friday 03/15
$8
Saturday 03/16
$8
Sunday 03/17
$6
Monday 03/18
Tuesday 03/19
$6
Wednesday 03/20
$8
Thursday 03/21
$8
Friday 03/22
$8
Saturday 03/23

The cheapest time to travel from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $6, Sunday is the cheapest day for a bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Friday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $6.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, with $6. Afternoon is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $8.

How to save money travelling from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai 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 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, 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 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai from various bus operators like GreenBus for the next days.
  • GreenBus
    3h 45m
    12:00 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    3:45 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $6
  • GreenBus
    3h 45m
    7:00 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    10:45 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $8
  • GreenBus
    6h 35m
    1:00 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    7:35 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $9
  • GreenBus
    3h 20m
    12:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    3:50 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $10
  • GreenBus
    3h 20m
    7:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    10:50 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Business
    from $11
  • GreenBus
    5h 10m
    1:00 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    6:10 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $12
  • GreenBus
    5h 10m
    1:00 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Bus Terminal 1 (Chang Phueak Bus Terminal)
    6:10 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $13
  • GreenBus
    5h 40m
    1:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    7:10 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $15
  • GreenBus
    5h 40m
    1:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Bus Terminal 1 (Chang Phueak Bus Terminal)
    7:10 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    GreenBus
    Economy
    from $16

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

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

  • Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    3h 30m
    2:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    6:00 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/06/2023
    from $183

Frequency of bus connections between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

See here how frequent the connections between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are, during different times and days of the week.
Sunday is the busiest day, with more than 100 daily buses from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Monday has instead the fewest connections, with only 36 daily coaches between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
The busiest time of the day is the Night, with 309 buses from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, with 9 offers.

Beloved bus companies from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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

All bus stations and stops in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

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

Service and Comfort on the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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

FAQs about the Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai bus

How much does a Chiang Mai Chiang Rai bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $6 and takes 3h 45m to reach Chiang Rai. Compare offers to save money!

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

This route is offered by 1 companies with a range of ticket prices between $6 and $16. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Chiang Rai.

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

Every day, the Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai bus route is served by approximately 80 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

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

The fastest bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai is offered by GreenBus and takes 3h 20m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $10. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

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

The earliest bus arriving in Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai?

The latest bus trip departing from Chiang Mai for Chiang Rai starts at 6:30 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 Chiang Mai Chiang Rai route?

When traveling by bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, passengers can travel with GreenBus. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai?

You can check all the direct connections between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: GreenBus.

What can I take with me on the Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai 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 Chiang Mai Chiang Rai 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 Chiang Mai Chiang Rai 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 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai on your planned travel date.

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

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 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Cheap carpooling from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Here is a selection of the cheapest carpooling offers from the schedule from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai for the next days.
  • Banana Leaf Tour
    3h 30m
    9:00 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Tha Phae Gate Old City
    12:30 PM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    Banana Leaf Tour
    Premium Economy
    from $23
  • Tinnakorn
    3h 0m
    2:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    5:30 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    Tinnakorn
    Premium Economy
    from $164
  • Tinnakorn
    3h 0m
    2:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    5:30 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    Tinnakorn
    Premium Economy
    from $165
  • Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    3h 30m
    2:30 AM
    Chiang Mai
    Arcade Bus Station
    6:00 AM
    Chiang Rai
    Bus Terminal 1
    Glassflower Travel and Transport Group
    Premium Economy
    from $174

More bus routes from Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai

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

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