Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Route Bangkok — Chiang Mai
Bangkok to Chiang Mai by bus
Going from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by bus is very comfortable and affordable. At Tickets.co.th, tickets for the Bangkok-Chiang Mai bus route are available in the range of 500 to 778 Baht.
You can book tickets from leading providers like Bangkok Bus Line, Lignite Tour, Siam First Tour, and New Viriya Yarnyon Tour. Between morning 06 AM and 0830 AM, we have 5 buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai; and between 3 PM and 830 PM, we have more than 10 buses with departure frequencies of between 1 to 1.5 hours.
Buses to Chiang Mai from Bangkok leave from the Mor Chit bus station (Bangkok Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal). Depending on the route taken, the bus journey from Bangkok to Chiang Mai lasts anywhere from 9.5 hours to 14 hours.
If you take an interprovincial bus, it will arrive at the Arcade bus station in Chiang Mai, which is nearly 3 km away from Chiang Mai city. From there, you’ll have to take either a tuk-tuk (motorcycle taxis) or rot daeng (red trucks) to reach your destination.
Tips for travelers – Bangkok to Chiang Mai by bus
During peak seasons (like April or July-October), it is advisable to book in advance. Prices of buses vary by the comfort offered by the bus. A few extra baht can give you VIP or First Class coaches, offering ample room for legs and elbows. However, the basic Economy class buses also provide adequate comfort, including air-conditioners, for passengers to enable sleeping during the journey.
The Mochit Bus Terminal is huge, but there’s adequate staff to help passengers. You will get someone to help you whenever you are in need of directions.
About Chiang Mai
The beautiful city of Chiang Mai is surrounded by mountains and boasts of a beautiful countryside. As compared to Bangkok, Chiang Mai is much peaceful and greener.
With a rich cultural heritage, the city has a lot of traditional wats and chedis (Buddhist temples). Chiang Mai is also an excellent destination for shopping, with a lot of markets selling OTOP products as well as huge clothing malls.
If you’re a party animal, you’ll not want to miss out on Chiang Mai’s happening night life with a large number of drinking and dancing options.
Food lovers cherish the authentic Northern Thai food (known as Lanna cuisine) in Chiang Mai.
Things to do in Chiang Mai
Given the rich cultural heritage of the city, most people visit the temples in the city. The place is also good for adventure sports like hiking, rock-climbing and trekking. You can join a basic massage class and learn more about Thai massage. Visit the Thanon Ratchadamnoen, a historic street that has a huge night market on Sundays
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