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There are 7 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Rai (CEI) to Siem Reap (REP) CEI - REP

$81 - $294

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Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  21 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Phitsanulok 780
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet 638
  3. Take the bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express

$24 - $42

5 alternative options

Bus  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap

$26 - $50

Bus, train  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai 166 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
  4. Take the bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express

$40 - $105

Night bus Sombat Tour, bus  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap

$26 - $52

Night bus Nakhonchai Air, bus  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Terminal to Siem Reap Cambodia

$50 - $54

Drive  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap 676.3 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is to bus which costs ฿750 - ฿1400 and takes 21 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is to fly which costs ฿2600 - ฿10000 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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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 20 h.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Siem Reap is 845 km. The road distance is 1082.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap without a car is to bus which takes 20 h and costs ฿800 - ฿1700.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap, including transfers.

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Chiang Rai to Siem Reap bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Chiang Rai station.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is to fly which takes 3 h 43 min and costs ฿2600 - ฿10000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿800 - ฿1700 and takes 20 h.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Rai Airport to Siem Reap Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Chiang Rai to Siem Reap bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Siem Reap station.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap.
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  • Distance: 528.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and six 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 and Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal in around 20 h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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)
$22 - $30
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 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$17
Super
$20
Supreme
$26 - $28
Bus from Chiang Rai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$10
Super
$12
Supreme
$14 - $15
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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
$9 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Kingdom Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Chiang Rai to Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from เชียงราย Chiang Rai to เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Poipet to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Nakhonchai Air Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Terminal to Siem Reap Cambodia
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Book at
bookmebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is 1082 km. It takes approximately 15 h 56 min to drive from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap.

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Thai Lion Mentari, Thai Smile, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Rai Airport to Siem Reap Airport.

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There are 828+ hotels available in Siem Reap. Prices start at $18 USD 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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