By bus the journey from Chiang Rai to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 11 and 13 hours hours depending upon which service you take.
Bus Timetable: Chiang Rai to Bangkok
- Click on the Chiang Rai – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Chiang Rai - Bangkok ฿ 646–1,247 11h – 15h 15m|
Departure from Chiang Rai
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2, Phahonyothin Rd, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Chiang Rai to Bangkok terminate to the Northern Bus Terminal, 2 Kamphaeng Phet Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.
Khlong Suan 100 Years Market near Bangkok
Khlong Suan 100 Years Market is a tourist attraction located 29 km to the east of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. The market is on the Suan canal at the point where the canal borders the three provinces of Chachoengsao, Samut Prakan and Chon Buri. What makes the Khlong Suan 100 Years Market special is that the market was established in the early 20th Century by a Thai-Chinese community in a strategic commercial position for passing trade on the canal, which at that time was an important waterway for transporting goods to and from Bangkok.
Waterways are no longer the primary transport network for Bangkok, and the traders at the Khlong Suan 100 Years Market have kept going by becoming a tourist market. The appeal of the Khlong Suan 100 Years Market is that it retains a lot of its original features, such as the fantastic wooden doors on the shop fronts and antiquated interiors. Much of the market is best described as a ‘living museum’. The things on sale at the market are also very old fashioned. Traditional foodstuffs are the big seller at the market. There are fresh and preserved foods sold at the Khlong Suan 100 Years Market which were common 50 or more years ago but rarely seen nowadays in modern Thailand. Of particular note is Mr Lee’s Coffee Shop which is a traditional Thai style coffee shop. Mr Lee, who passed away in 2013, was born in the market and worked there until he was over 80 years of age. His family have carried on the coffee shop and proudly display photographs of the family’s life in the market over many decades.