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There are 8 ways to get from Pattaya to Chiang Rai by bus, plane, train, night bus, night train 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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Bus to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Chiang Rai  •  4 h 40 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  •  14 h 26 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, Public Van to Don Muang, fly to Chiang Rai  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Take the Public Van from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
  3. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) DMK - CEI

$33 - $102

Fly Utapao to Chiang Mai, bus  •  6 h 55 min

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

$48 - $152

Train, bus  •  20 h 25 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

$28 - $39

Train, night train, bus  •  22 h 30 min

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

$27 - $88

Drive  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Pattaya to Chiang Rai 569.6 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Pattaya to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿700 - ฿1200 and takes 14 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pattaya to Chiang Rai is to bus and fly which costs ฿1500 - ฿4300 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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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 14 h 26 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 14 h 26 min and costs ฿700 - ฿1200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 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 25 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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  • Distance: 489.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 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 14 h 26 min.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Flights from Utapao to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
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 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
Suvarnabhumi airport public van
Website
bangkokairportonline.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal to Bangkok Don Muang Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
transitbangkok.com
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
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
Roong Reuang Coach
Phone
02 747-4307
Email
service@pattayabus.com
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Mochit
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
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
$27 - $30
Nakhonchai Air
Phone
0-2939-4999
Email
CustomerService@Nakhonchaiair.com
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
$25 - $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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Thai Vietjet Air, Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 293+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pattaya to Utapao Airport is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs ฿410 - ฿500.

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