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

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Mini Van to Don Muang, fly  •  6h 18m

  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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Bus Sombat Tour  •  14h 3m

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

$21 - $34

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Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly  •  7h 16m

  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 Sasanan Transportation  •  16h 2m

  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  •  17h 40m

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

$30

Train, bus  •  19h 12m

  1. Take the train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Pathom to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
  4. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

$34 - $115

Drive  •  11h 36m

  1. Drive from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai 494.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿750 - ฿850 and takes 16h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿1100 - ฿3400 and takes 6h 18m.

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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 14h 3m.

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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 bus which takes 14h 3m and costs ฿650 - ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by The Transport Company, 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 1h 15m.

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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 11h 36m to drive from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai.

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Map of how to get from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 410.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Rai via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Bangkok Mochit in around 14h 3m.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
Train from Nakhon Pathom to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Bang Sue to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
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)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Kwan Chee Vee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$18
Super
$21
Supreme
$27 - $30
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai Terminal 3
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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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 298+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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