Bus times from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

By bus it takes 10 to 11 hours to travel 673 km from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Travelling by bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is between 1 and 4 hours quicker than travelling by train depending upon which service you take.

Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok - Chiang Mai ฿ 651–1,016 8h 55m – 17h 21m
  •   Standard 07:25, 18:10, 19:50
  •   VIP 16:00, 18:30, 20:45
  •   Express 06:00, 07:00, 12:00, 14:00, 18:30, 18:50, 19:00, 20:00, 20:35
  •   Express 44 08:00, 09:00, 13:00, 18:00, 18:30, 19:35, 20:10
  •   VIP 33 07:00
  •   VIP 24 20:00
  •   First Class 10:00, 10:15, 20:01, 20:16, 21:15, 21:30, 21:45
  •   Gold Class 18:30, 18:45, 20:31, 20:46, 22:20, 22:35

Bus Station in Bangkok

Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.

Google Map of Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

Arrival in Chiang Mai

Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station at Soi Kaeo Nawarat 5, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station

About Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Thailand. There are lots of reasons for this popularity.

Quiet City

For one Chiang Mai is a smaller and more relaxed city than Bangkok with a city centre population of around 131,000 compared to 8.2 million in Bangkok. Chiang Mai is a quieter city without the industry and commerce of the capital.

Appeal to Visitors

Chiang Mai is also very cheap, with great value for money in terms of hotels, restaurants and bars. Chiang Mai also has a very long history having been established as the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Lanna in 1296.

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Bus
Bangkok to Chiang Mai Bus

The city itself is located on the Ping River in valley surrounded by large hills. The city has an old town surrounded by a gate and a city wall large parts of which are intact.

Temples in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is best known for its temples, over 300 of them, most famous of which are Wat Doi Suthep located on a hill overlooking the city and Wat Phra Singh which is inside the old city and believed to have been established in 1345 AD.

Nightlife in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is also a lively town with an exciting nightlife. Chiang Mai has a thriving music scene with live music played in bars around the city every day of the week and a Sunday Night Market in the Old Town which draws large crowds to market stalls on the main street and to eat from market stalls set up within the grounds of several temples within the old town.

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