Bus times from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

By bus it takes 12 hours to travel 677 km from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai. The alternative to travelling direct by bus from Kanchanaburi is to take a bus or train back to Bangkok and then either a bus, train or plane from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The journey is going to take up most of a day whether you travel to Chiang Mai via Bangkok or travel direct by bus from Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai.

Bus Timetable to Chiang Mai

Click on the Kanchanaburi – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.

Kanchanaburi - Chiang Mai ฿ 690–990 12h
  •   Express 08:30
  •   VIP 19:00, 19:30

Bus Station in Kanchanaburi

Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Kanchanaburi Bus Station at U-Thong Soi 6 Road, Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand.

Google Map of Kanchanaburi Bus Station

Arrival in Chiang Mai

Bus services from Kanchanaburi terminate at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 at Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3

About Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the capital city of Thailand’s Northern Province. Chiang Mai is a much smaller city than Bangkok, with a city centre population of around 130,000 people. Chiang Mai is a very popular destination for tourists because of its walled old town area and the nearby hills, forest and temples of the Doi Suthep National Park.

View from Wat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
View from Wat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is far less industrialised than Bangkok and the city is very liveable with plenty of affordable accommodation and value for money bars and restaurants. In the daytime there are plenty of interesting temples and other attractions to visit in the city itself or fairly nearby. In the evening Chiang Mai is also very lively: it has several night markets, most famous of which is the Sunday night walking street market, some great bars and restaurants in the riverside area, and even an ultra modern ‘hipster’ scene to the north-west of the old town on the Nimmanahaeminda Road.

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