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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  2 h 4 min

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

$45 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit

$18 - $29

3 alternative options

Fly to Don Muang, bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Don Muang (DMK) CEI - DMK
  2. Take the bus from Department Of Land Transport to Wat Ratchanatdaram

$30 - $99

Bus, train  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai 619 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong 8 Chiang Mai - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

$21 - $60

Drive  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Bangkok 486.3 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is to bus which costs ฿550 - ฿1000 and takes 11 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿1500 - ฿4300 and takes 2 h 4 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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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Chiang Rai to Bangkok, including transfers.

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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 11 h 31 min.

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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, The Transport Company operates a bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 11 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
11 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$17
Super
$19
Supreme
$25 - $27
Bangkok Busline
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
bangkokbusline.com
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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