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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  2h 3m

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

฿781 - ฿3521

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Bus, train  •  15h 43m

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

฿441 - ฿2202

3 alternative options

Fly to Don Muang  •  2h 36m

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

฿851 - ฿3016

Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit

฿550 - ฿1200

Drive  •  11h 14m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Bangkok 786.9 km

฿2200 - ฿3200

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿1200 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿750 - ฿3600 and takes 2h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Rai and arriving at Bangkok Mochit. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Bangkok is 688 km. The road distance is 786.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok without a car is to bus which takes 11h and costs ฿550 - ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m 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 2h 3m and costs ฿750 - ฿3600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿550 - ฿1200 and takes 11h.

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

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

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  • Distance: 688 km
  • Duration: 2h 3m

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 Mochit 4 times a day. Tickets cost ฿550 - ฿1200 and the journey takes 11h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿3800
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿3700
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿3000
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿4000
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿5500
Train operators
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿1200
Schedules at
sombattour.com
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12go.asia
Star
฿596
Super
฿682
Supreme
฿942
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿646
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal
Ave. Duration
12h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿750
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿210 - ฿600
Website
Greenbus Thailand

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Bangkok is 787 km. It takes approximately 11h 14m to drive from Chiang Rai to Bangkok.

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

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There are 3378+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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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 ฿140 - ฿170.

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