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There are 6 ways to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai by taxi, bus, car or plane

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Taxi, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take a taxi from Sukhothai to Uttaradit
  2. Take the bus from Uttaradit to Chiang Rai 780

$39 - $46

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Chiang Rai 780

$13 - $17

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Taxi  •  6 h

  1. Take a taxi from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai 247.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai 247.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Sukhothai  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Sukhothai (THS) to Chiang Rai (CEI) THS - CEI

$107 - $392

Bus to Phitsanulok, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok
  2. Fly from Phitsanulok (PHS) to Chiang Rai (CEI) PHS - CEI

$62 - $156

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The cheapest way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿420 - ฿600 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai is to fly which costs ฿3500 - ฿13000 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai. However, there are services departing from Sukhothai and arriving at Chiang Rai via Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Sukhothai and Chiang Rai is 323 km. The road distance is 396.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 6 h and costs ฿1200 - ฿1600.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai, including transfers.

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Sukhothai to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Phetprasert Tour, depart from Sukhothai station.

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The best way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs ฿420 - ฿600. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ฿3500 - ฿13000 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sukhothai Airport to Chiang Rai Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai.
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  • Distance: 201.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

You can take a bus from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai via Phitsanulok and Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 in around 9 h 20 min. Alternatively, Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile fly from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai 5 times a day.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
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
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Uttaradit to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
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12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
Schedules at
12go.asia
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12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Sukhothai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Sukhothai to Chiang Rai is 397 km. It takes approximately 6 h to drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Sukhothai Airport to Chiang Rai Airport.

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There are 280+ hotels available in Chiang Rai. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sukhothai to Sukhothai Airport is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs ฿430 - ฿550.

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