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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 4m

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

฿1481 - ฿4121

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Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit

฿550 - ฿950

3 alternative options

Fly to Don Muang  •  2h 31m

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

฿951 - ฿3016

Bus, train  •  15h 11m

  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 / ...

฿625 - ฿2015

Drive  •  11h 14m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Bangkok 491.8 miles

฿2200 - ฿3300

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿950 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿1400 - ฿4200 and takes 2h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiang Rai and arriving at Bangkok Mochit. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h.

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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 12h and costs ฿550 - ฿950.

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It takes approximately 2h 4m 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 4m and costs ฿1400 - ฿4200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿550 - ฿950 and takes 12h.

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

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 Bus Terminal every 3 hours. Tickets cost ฿550 - ฿950 and the journey takes 12h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿3800
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿3500
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿7000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿4700
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿2800
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿7000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿430 - ฿1600
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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3rd Class (Seat)
฿210 - ฿310
2nd Class (Seat)
฿430 - ฿600
2nd Class (Berth)
฿700 - ฿1000
1st Class (Berth)
฿1200 - ฿1600
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿950
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿559
Super
฿641
Supreme
฿860 - ฿920
The Transport Company
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿700
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
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿750
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com

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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 3374+ hotels available in Bangkok. Prices start at ฿650 per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Rai Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs ฿140 - ฿170.

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