Bus times from Ubon Ratchathani to Chiang Mai

By bus the journey from Ubon Ratchathani to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take from 16 hours to 18 hours. An alternative to travelling by bus is to take a train from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok, and then another train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

Bus Timetable from Ubon Ratchathani to Chiang Mai

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

Ubon Ratchathani - Chiang Mai ฿ 1,002–1,056 15h 35m – 17h 30m
  •   Express 15:45, 17:45
  •   Gold Class 16:17, 17:21, 18:15

Bus Stop in Ubon Ratchathani

Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal, Kham Yai, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District, Ubon Ratchathani 34000.

Google Map of Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal

Arrival in Chiang Mai

Bus services from Ubon Ratchathani arrive in Chiang Mai at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2, also known as Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal which is on the other side of the Ping River to the historic centre of Chiang Mai.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station

Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai

The three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai is monument celebrating the friendship between the kings of three neighbouring Kingdoms in Northern Thailand. The monument was built in 1984 in a square which is roughly in the centre of Chaing Mai’s Old Walled City area. According to legend the three kings worked to together to design the lay out of the city and the figures are represented in the monument as engaged in that task.

Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai
Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai

The three kings in the monument are:

  • King Mangrai: King of the Lanna Kingdom from 1292 to 1311. King Mangrai founded the city of Chiang Mai in 1296 as the new capital of the Lanna Kingdom.
  • King Ram Khamhaeng: King of the Sukhothai Kingdom from 1279 to 1298. King Ram Khamhaeng is widely credited with creating the modern Thai alphabet and starting Thailand’s ceramics industry using techniques learned from the Chinese.
  • King Ngam Muang: King of Phayao from 1258 to 1296. King Ngam Muang is best known for stopping King Mangrai invading his smaller Kingdom by forming a strong alliance with the Lanna Kingdom instead of fighting a war.

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