Many say that the best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai without a car is to take a bus which takes 3h 55m and costs ฿200 - ฿390.
There are 3 bus terminals in Chiang Mai, and the buses bound for Chiang Rai depart from Terminal 3. Here is the detail about Terminal 3.
The cheapest GreenBus is also a nice and air-conditioned bus.
GreenBus VIP has 2-1 seats instead of 2-2.
Grab will cost around THB 2,000 depending on your departure time.
Just get a bus ticket if you are not a group of bigger than 4 pax.
Reclining VIP bus is much more comfortable than a Grab car.
This article was updated on 2023-04-17.
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