Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 is commonly known as Arcade Bus Station 2 among tourists. This bus terminal is located along Kaeo Narawat Road, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Muaeng in Chiang Mai. The newer Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 is just located across from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2.
Help and Assistance
The information counter is conveniently located at the entrance of Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2. Here, you can find out more about the routes available in this bus station and the bus operators serving those destinations.
Opposite of the information counter, you will find the tourist police counter. The police speaks English and will be able to assist you if there are emergencies or matters to report.
Ticket counters are located around the bus terminal and surround the sitting area. The most popular route in this bus station is the bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. There is also a bus from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai and from Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok offered by Sukhothai Win Tour. Phetprasert travels from Chiang Mai to Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Roi Et, Ubon Ratchathani, and many more. Esan Tour serves the Northern and North-eastern provinces of Thailand.
** If you cannot find a suitable bus company and route, you may wish to check at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 located just across from this bus station. Most bus operators have moved to the newer bus terminals and you will find that the bus schedules for both bus terminals may be different for the same operator.
The ticket counters surround a sitting area for passengers who are waiting to board their buses. There is a television for your viewing pleasure. This waiting area is open-air but well-ventilated.
** Note that the yellow seats are reserved for monks. Only use those seats which are blue in colour!
Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 2 has several ATMs. There is a set of ATMs located just outside of bus terminal building, and another set inside the bus station itself. Tourists will find this extremely convenient as most of the different banks' ATMs are available here.
There are several minimarts within Chiang Mai Bus Station 2. One is in the main building, another near the bus platforms, and the third near the minivan platforms. You may wish to check out the minimart near the bus platforms as they have freshly baked goods.
There are restrooms available for use next to the ticket counters. There is also a smaller one located next to the bus platforms. Like most bus terminals, a small fee of 3 THB is required to use the restroom facilities. In addition, toilet paper is not provided and must be purchased as well. It would be best to keep some toilet paper handy!
Massage chairs and Public telephones
Other facilities in this bus terminal include massage chairs, a weighing machine, and public phones.
The bus platform is an adjoining building next to Arcade Bus Station 2. However, seats in this area is rather limited. The waiting area is also hot and stuffy. It would be better to wait in the main building and go to the bus platform about half an hour before departure to avoid an unpleasant wait.
The minivan platform is located next to the bus platform. Ticket counters for the minivan service are found here. Tourists can purchase their tickets from Chiang Mai to Pai with Prempracha Transport, the only licensed operator serving Pai.
For travellers arriving at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal, there are taxis readily available at the entrance of the bus station.
Here are some of the routes that are available for online ticket booking:
Reminder: For many routes, please make your booking 3 days in advance.
|Routes Available for Online Booking|
|Chiang Mai to Bangkok||
|Chiang Mai to Bueng Kan||
|Chiang Mai to Khon Kaen||
|Chiang Mai to Loei||
|Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son||
|Chiang Mai to Maha Sarakham||
|Chiang Mai to Nakhon Phanom||
|Chiang Mai to Nong Bua Lamphu||
|Chiang Mai to Nong Khai||
|Chiang Mai to Pai||
|Chiang Mai to Phitsanulok||
|Chiang Mai to Roi Et||
|Chiang Mai to Sakon Nakhon||
|Chiang Mai to Ubon Ratchathani||
|Chiang Mai to Udon Thani||
|Chiang Mai to Yasothon||