Updated 2023-04-17 20:20:39

How to Travel From Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Bus vs Grab vs Car
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By bus

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.


By Grab

Grab will cost around THB 2,000 depending on your departure time. 


By Car




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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avatar icon Chiang Mai Master
2022-10-05 20:03:26

It's not a good idea to buy a ticket on the day you are departing especially in the early morning. So, buy one in advance.

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