Bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is one of the favourite bus routes for locals and tourists. Many locals and tourists prefer to take bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. There is no direct train service from Bangkok to Chiang Rai and the closest train station to Chiang Rai is at Chiang Mai. Meanwhile, flight is much more expensive unless you are able to buy few months ahead during promotion. Usually one way flight budget airline ticket is in the range of 1,500 to 2,500 Baht
Duration for bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai takes about 11-12 hours for overnight bus. The route distance is about 795 km. The trick for taking bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is to take the overnight bus, so that you do not spend so much time on the road. The bus will have a few stops for food and toilet for passengers.
The fare for bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is in the range of 550 baht to 700 baht , depending on bus types. Generally, the higher the ticket fare, the better and more spacious is the seats in the bus.
Bus service from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is very frequent and runs from 17.30 pm until 20:30 pm. Buses leave at least every hour from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. Bangkok Busline, Budsarakam Tour, Siam First are the few bus operators who provide the bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.
For bus service from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, there are actually many popular departure points in Bangkok such as Sombat Tour Office Vibhavadi, Siam First Tour (Pracha Niwet1) and Morchit Bus Terminal. The destination will be at Chiang Rai Bus Terminal or the drop off points of your choice.
Booking online in advance at BusOnlineTicket.co.th is a more convenient way to confirm your ticket and to avoid disappointment, especially during weekend and peak season. Booking bus ticket online is always simple and fast. It saves you from the hassle to travel to terminal for ticket and helps to avoid the queue at the terminal. Instant confirmation on online booking gives you peace of mind that you have your ticket reserved before you travel.