One of the famous tourist attractions in Chiang Rai is The Golden Triangle. It’s a land that connects Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar together with Mekong River dividing the borders of Thailand and Laos.
The easiest way to travel from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai is by bus.
The journey from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai takes about 3 to 3.5 hours.
The road distance is about 200 km from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai.
GreenBus Thailand is the only bus operator serving bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. All the coaches deployed by GreenBus Thailand are fully equipped with air-conditioner, spacious seat, and adequate legroom to ensure their passengers have a pleasant bus journey.
Bus schedule from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai is quite frequent with almost every 30 minutes departure from Chiang Mai Bus Station 3. Their first bus service starts at 6am. while the last bus leaves the bus terminal at 7pm.
There are 3 types of coach offered by GreenBus Thailand: A-Class, X-Class and V-Class, which are reasonably charged from THB220, THB260 and THB360 respectively. Generally, if you are taking lower class of bus, bus fare would be cheaper and the journey takes longer time to reach Chiang Rai.
The boarding point in Chiang Mai will be located conveniently at newest bus station, namely Chiang Mai Bus Station 3. There are few bus station and bus terminal in Chiang Rai.
The arrival points will be located at Chiang Rai Bus Station 1, Chiang Rai Bus Terminal (Amphoe Chiang Khong), Chiang Rai Bus Terminal (Amphoe Mae Sai), Chiang Rai Bus Terminal (Amphoe Thoeng), or Chiang Rai Bus Terminal (Golden Triangle) depending on your selection of drop-off point.
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.