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

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 34 min

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

$62 - $155

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

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

$11 - $16

4 alternative options

Bus via พะเยา Payao  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Phayao 780
  2. Take the bus from พะเยา Payao to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

$11 - $20

Bus Phetprasert Tour  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Phitsanulok to Lampang 874 / ...
  2. Take the bus from ลำปาง Lampang to ท่าพาน Tha Phan 146 / ...
  3. Take the bus from ท่าพาน Tha Phan to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

$19 - $25

Train, bus  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai 7 Hua Lamphong - Chiang Mai - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai 166

$19 - $50

Drive  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai 257.4 miles

$35 - $55

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

Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Mentari and Nok Air fly from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Phayao and พะเยา Payao in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Kingdom Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Phayao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Phayao
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from พะเยา Payao to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from ลำปาง Lampang to ท่าพาน Tha Phan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from ท่าพาน Tha Phan to เชียงราย Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Phayao to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Star
$3
Super
$4
Supreme
$3 - $4
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Lampang
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai?

The distance between Phitsanulok and Chiang Rai is 346 km. The road distance is 412 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai?

The cheapest way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿340 - ฿500 and takes 7 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai?

The quickest way to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs ฿1900 - ฿4900.

Is there a direct bus between Phitsanulok and Chiang Rai?

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.

How long does it take to get from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai?

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