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There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Phrae by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169 / ...

$6 - $16

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Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Den Chai 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

$19 - $45

Taxi  •  3h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Chiang Mai to Phrae 126.4 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from Chiang Mai to Phrae 126.4 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phrae is to bus which costs ฿220 - ฿500 and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Phrae is to taxi which costs ฿2200 - ฿2700 and takes 3h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai and arriving at แพร่ Phrae. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Phrae is 141 km. The road distance is 202.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Phrae without a car is to bus which takes 3h 50m and costs ฿220 - ฿500.

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The bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae takes 3h 50m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chiang Mai to Phrae bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Phrae is to bus which takes 3h 50m and costs ฿220 - ฿500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ฿600 - ฿1500 and takes 4h 15m.

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Chiang Mai to Phrae bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, arrive at แพร่ Phrae station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Mai to Phrae is 202 km. It takes approximately 3h 3m to drive from Chiang Mai to Phrae.

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  • Distance: 88.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Phrae, Thailand?

Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Chiang Mai to Phrae hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $16 and the journey takes 3h 50m. Alternatively, State Railway of Thailand operates a train from Chiang Mai to Phrae every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 48m.

Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Mai to Phrae
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Chiang Mai Aiport
Phone
+66 53 201307

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There are 35+ hotels available in Phrae. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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