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

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Fly  •  3h 43m

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

$82 - $295

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Night bus, bus  •  21h 39m

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

$27 - $44

3 alternative options

Bus  •  21h

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

$28 - $56

Bus, train  •  26h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang 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 Virak Buntham Express to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express

$41 - $119

Drive  •  15h 55m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap 1089.6 km

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is to night bus and bus which costs ฿800 - ฿1400 and takes 21h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is to fly which costs ฿2400 - ฿9000 and takes 3h 43m.

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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 21h.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Siem Reap is 845 km. The road distance is 1089.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap without a car is to bus which takes 21h and costs ฿800 - ฿1700.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m 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 3h 43m and costs ฿2400 - ฿9000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿800 - ฿1700 and takes 21h.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Rai Airport to Siem Reap Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m 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: 844.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Airways and five 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 21h.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
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
5h
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
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
$7 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$14 - $20
2nd Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$40 - $55
Train from Hua Lamphong to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.thairailwayticket.com/eTSRT/default.aspx?language=1
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$32
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Siem Reap
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bangkok Busline
Phone
0-27921488
Email
bangkok_buslines@hotmail.com
Website
bangkokbusline.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Chiang Rai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Rongkleu Market - Poipet
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Poipet Virak Buntham Express to Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Siem Reap is 1090 km. It takes approximately 15h 55m to drive from Chiang Rai to Siem Reap.

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Thai Smile, China Eastern Airlines, Bangkok Airways and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Chiang Rai Airport to Siem Reap Airport.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Siem Reap. Prices start at $100 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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