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There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to Suvarnabhumi, Private Transfer  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) CEI - BKK
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Khao Yai National Park

฿4091 - ฿6566

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Uttaradit  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Uttaradit
  2. Take the train from Uttaradit to Ayutthaya
  3. Take the train from Ayutthaya to Pak Chong

฿465 - ฿2710

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Fly to Don Muang, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Don Muang (DMK) CEI - DMK
  2. Take the train from Don Mueang to Pak Chong

฿1246 - ฿3996

Bus, train  •  15h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Saraburi Mae Sai
  2. Take the train from Saraburi to Pak Chong 146 Hua Lamphong - Ubon Ratchathani - Class II AC / ...

฿633 - ฿1788

Bus, minivan  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the minivan from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Pak Chong

฿845 - ฿1439

Bus  •  18h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Phayao
  2. Take the bus from Phayao to Nakhon Ratchasima Terminal 2
  3. Take the bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Pak Chong

Drive  •  11h 26m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park 751.6 km

฿2000 - ฿3000

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park is to bus and minivan which costs ฿800 - ฿1500 and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park is to fly and Private Transfer which costs ฿4000 - ฿7000 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park. However, there are services departing from Chiang Rai and arriving at Khao Yai National Park via Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal and Pak Chong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Khao Yai National Park is 629 km. The road distance is 751.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park without a car is to bus and train via Uttaradit which takes 14h 45m and costs ฿460 - ฿2800.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park, including transfers.

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Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chiang Rai station.

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The quickest flight from Chiang Rai Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park bus services, operated by Pakchong Carrent 2009, arrive at Pak Chong station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park is 752 km. It takes approximately 11h 26m to drive from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park.
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  • Distance: 629.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Chiang Rai, Thailand and Khao Yai National Park, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Chiang Rai to Khao Yai National Park via Bangkok Mochit, Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal, Pak Chong, and Khao Yai National Park in around 16h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿4100
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿3300
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿4800
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿6000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿3700
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Don Mueang to Pak Chong
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿75 - ฿1100
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿75 - ฿180
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿270 - ฿380
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿800 - ฿1100
Train from Uttaradit to Ayutthaya
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿130 - ฿1300
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿130 - ฿230
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿340 - ฿480
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1300
Train from Ayutthaya to Pak Chong
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿60 - ฿1000
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿60 - ฿170
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿800
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿260 - ฿360
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿750 - ฿1000
Train from Saraburi to Pak Chong
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿50 - ฿950
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿50 - ฿160
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿550 - ฿750
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿250 - ฿340
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
Bus operators
Thailand Limo by Datum
Phone
081 815 7533
Email
datumlimo@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Shuttle from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Khao Yai National Park
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
฿3400
Schedules at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿240 - ฿380
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿245
Super
฿301
Supreme
฿381
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿1200
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿596
Super
฿682
Supreme
฿942
Bus from Chiang Rai to Phayao
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿75 - ฿120
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
฿78
Super
฿119
Supreme
฿113
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Saraburi
Ave. Duration
11h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿850
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Phayao
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
฿130 - ฿160
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
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
Pakchong Carrent 2009
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal to Pak Chong
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Tour
Phone
044-2615555
Website
nakhonchaitour.net
Bus from Phayao to Nakhon Ratchasima Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿653
Schedules at
12go.asia
Prakit Yon
Website
busonlineticket.co.th
Bus from Nakhon Ratchasima to Pak Chong
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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

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There are 182+ hotels available in Khao Yai National Park. 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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