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

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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Rai  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) BKK - CEI

$48 - $130

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Bus  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Chiang Rai 909 / ...

$22 - $34

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Bus to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Rai  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) DMK - CEI

$33 - $101

Fly Utapao to Chiang Mai, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Utapao (UTP) to Chiang Mai (CNX) UTP - CNX
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai

$49 - $153

Train, bus  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
  3. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 166 / ...

$27 - $88

Bus, night bus  •  19 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Rayong 138
  2. Take the night bus from Rayong to Chiang Rai Rayong

$29 - $39

Drive  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Chiang Rai 569.6 miles

$80 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from Pattaya to Chiang Rai. However, there are services departing from Pattaya and arriving at Chiang Rai via Bangkok Mochit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 52 min.

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The distance between Pattaya and Chiang Rai is 784 km. The road distance is 911.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Chiang Rai without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Pattaya to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Pattaya to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Roong Reuang Coach, depart from Pattaya station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pattaya to Chiang Rai is 911 km. It takes approximately 12 h 26 min to drive from Pattaya to Chiang Rai.

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Thai Vietjet Air, Thai Smile and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pattaya to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 489.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Pattaya to Chiang Rai via Bangkok Mochit in around 13 h 52 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
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
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
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
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
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 Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h
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
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Roong Reuang Coach
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book 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
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
$19
Super
$21
Supreme
$28 - $30
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Pattaya to Rayong
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Rayong to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
17 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Pattaya to Rayong Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Utapao Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs .

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