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There are 4 ways to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai by plane, bus, taxi or car

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Fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Phitsanulok (PHS) to Chiang Rai (CEI) PHS - CEI

$59 - $152

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Chiang Rai 780

$10 - $14

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Taxi  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai 257.4 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai 257.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿340 - ฿460 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai is to fly which costs ฿1900 - ฿5000 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 and arriving at Chiang Rai. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Phitsanulok and Chiang Rai is 346 km. The road distance is 411.9 km.

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The best way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs ฿340 - ฿460.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Kingdom Tour, depart from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 station.

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The best way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs ฿1900 - ฿5000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ฿340 - ฿460 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Phitsanulok Airport to Chiang Rai Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Kingdom Tour, arrive at Chiang Rai station.

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Map of how to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 216.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Nok Air, Thai Lion Mentari and Thai AirAsia fly from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kingdom Tour operates a bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai twice daily. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min. Greenbus Thailand also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Bus operators
Kingdom Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
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Greenbus Thailand
Other operators
Taxi from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Yes, the driving distance between Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai is 412 km. It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to drive from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai.

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

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There are 262+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Phitsanulok to Phitsanulok Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs ฿170 - ฿220.

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