Bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is one of the favourite bus routes for locals and tourists. Chiang Rai is a popular tourist destination in Thailand. The famous Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai is a must-visit attraction. It’s an area where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar collide with Mekong River dividing the borders of Thailand and Laos.
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 THB 1,500 to THB 2,500
Duration for bus from Bangkok to Chiang Rai takes about 11-12 hours for overnight bus.
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 route distance between Bangkok and Chiang Rai is about 795 km.
Bus service from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is very frequent and runs from 9.30 am until 20:30 pm. Please note that there is no afternoon bus service available from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.
Bus fare from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is reasonably priced in the range of THB 689 to THB 760.
Most of the boarding point in Bangkok is located at Bangkok Bus Terminal (Morchit 2).
Meanwhile, the boarding point for Nakhonchai Air bus is located at their own terminal, Nakhonchaiair Bus Station(Bangkok).
The arrival points in Chiang Rai is located at Chiang Rai Bus Terminal.
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.