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

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Bus via พะเยา Payao  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Sukhothai to Phitsanulok 829
  2. Take the bus from Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 to Phayao 780
  3. Take the bus from พะเยา Payao to เชียงราย Chiang Rai 146 / ...

$13 - $23

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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 - $19

Bus, night bus  •  9 h 58 min

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

$15 - $22

Taxi  •  6 h

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

$130 - $170

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai 247.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Sukhothai  •  6 h 29 min

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

$93 - $302

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai is to bus which costs ฿420 - ฿650 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai is to bus and fly which costs ฿2000 - ฿5500 and takes 5 h 35 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 เชียงราย Chiang Rai via Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1 and พะเยา Payao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 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 bus which takes 8 h 35 min and costs ฿420 - ฿800.

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It takes approximately 8 h 35 min 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 8 h 35 min and costs ฿420 - ฿800. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ฿3000 - ฿10000 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sukhothai Airport to Chiang Rai Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Sukhothai to Chiang Rai bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, arrive at เชียงราย 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: 8 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai via Phitsanulok, Phitsanulok Bus Terminal 1, Phayao, and พะเยา Payao in around 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, Bangkok Airways and Thai Smile fly from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai 3 times a day.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $180
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
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Phitsanulok to Chiang Rai via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Bus operators
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 Phayao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
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
$11
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phitsanulok to Phayao
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Phitsanulok to Phrae Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $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
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Night bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai
Ave. Duration
6 h
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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