There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap 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  •  3 h 38 min

  1. CEI - REP

$81 - $294

Cheapest option

Bus Sombat Tour  •  19 h

  1. 909

$27 - $52

3 alternative options

Bus via Nakhon Sawan  •  21 h 10 min

  1. 638

$33 - $40

Bus, train  •  25 h 51 min

  1. 619 / ...

$34 - $101

Drive  •  15 h 56 min

  1. 676.3 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Rai and Siem Reap is 845 km. The road distance is 1082 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is to bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1300 and takes 21 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs ฿2600 - ฿9500.

No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap. However, there are services departing from Chiang Rai and arriving at Siem Reap via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h.

It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap, including transfers.

What companies run services between Chiang Rai, Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Bangkok Airways, Thai AirAsia and four other airlines fly from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 19 h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $35
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$18
Super
$20
Supreme
$26 - $28
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Kingdom Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Rai to Nakhon Sawan
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Nakhon Sawan to Rongkleu Market - Poipet
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com

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