There are 6 ways to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai by bus, plane 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.

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Mini Van to Don Muang, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) DMK - CEI

$34 - $102

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Mini Van, bus  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chiang Rai 909 / ...

$21 - $35

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Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) BKK - CEI

$51 - $135

Bus  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

$24 - $26

Minivan, bus  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the Minivan from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Rai

$30

Drive  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai 494.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai. However, there are services departing from Kanchanaburi and arriving at Chiang Rai via Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 27 min.

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The distance between Kanchanaburi and Chiang Rai is 657 km. The road distance is 791.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai without a car is to Mini Van and bus which takes 14 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Kwan Chee Vee Tour, depart from Kanchanaburi station.

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The quickest flight from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Rai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, arrive at Chiang Rai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai is 791 km. It takes approximately 11 h 36 min to drive from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai.

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Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia offer flights from Don Muang Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 410.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Kanchanaburi, Thailand and Chiang Rai, Thailand?

You can take a bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai via Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal and Bangkok Mochit in around 14 h 27 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Bus operators
Kwan Chee Vee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$18
Super
$21
Supreme
$28 - $30
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Win Happy
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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