There are 6 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CEI - BKK

$45 - $127

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Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit

$18 - $30

4 alternative options

Fly to Don Muang  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Don Muang (DMK) CEI - DMK

$29 - $97

Bus, train  •  15 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai 166 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

$20 - $57

Night bus  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal

$21 - $26

Drive  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Bangkok 486.3 miles

$65 - $100

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok. However, there are services departing from Chiang Rai and arriving at Wat Ratchanatdaram via Mochit 2 Bus Depot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Bangkok is 688 km. The road distance is 778 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Chiang Rai to Bangkok bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chiang Rai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is to fly which takes 2 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Rai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Chiang Rai to Bangkok bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Bangkok Mochit station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Bangkok is 778 km. It takes approximately 11 h 11 min to drive from Chiang Rai to Bangkok.

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Thai Vietjet Air, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Chiang Rai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 430 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between Chiang Rai, Thailand and Bangkok, Thailand?

Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet Air and Bangkok Airways fly from Chiang Rai to Bangkok every 4 hours. Alternatively, Sombat Tour operates a bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 12 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Train operators
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$17
Super
$20
Supreme
$26 - $28
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Rai Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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