Chiang Rai Bus Terminal

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Chiang Rai Bus Terminal
Chiang Rai Bus Terminal



Chiang Rai is regarded as the northernmost “Large City” in Thailand. The province offers many interesting cultural attractions such as Wat Rong Khun, designed and built by Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat, stands out with exquisite white architecture, as well as Mingmuang Temple which is the oldest temple in Chiang Rai.



There are two bus stations in Chiang Rai: the old bus station and new bus station.

Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1 (Old Bus Station) is located in the center of town. Buses coming from towns in Chiang Rai province such as Chiang Khong and Mae Sai stop here. From here you take the bus south from Chiang Rai to Phayao and Chiang Rai to Lampang. Greenbus services to and from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai also arrive and depart from here, after stopping to drop off or pick up passengers in Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2. 

Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2 (New Bus Station) is 7 km. south of the city, just off the Super Highway. Buses from elsewhere in Thailand stop here. Greenbus services to and from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai stop by here on the way to Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1, or on the way to Chiang Mai after departing from Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1. During the busy season, it is best to buy your bus ticket in advance on our website Busonlineticket

GreenBus is the most popular bus operator serving buses from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai with three choices of coach type: A-Class, X-Class and V-Class. GreenBus Thailand offers more than 35 daily departures from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. All the buses deployed by GreenBus Thailand are fully equipped with air-conditioner, spacious reclining seat, adequate legroom space and built-in toilet in the bus to allow passengers having pleasant and comfortable bus travel experience.


The location of Chiang Rai Bus Terminal is  Phahonyothin Rd, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand. The Chiang Rai Bus Terminal address is:


There is a songthaew (Blue minibus) connecting the two bus terminals. It costs 15 baht per person and takes every 15 minutes. Some drivers ask you to pay more if there are fewer than 10 passengers, despite what the official price list posted inside the songthaew says. You can just wait for the next one and pay 15 baht.

However, said service only operates until 5 p.m. and thereafter, tuk tuk, motorcycle taxi is cost 50 Baht and taxicab exist for the trip back into town. Both bus stations have plenty of tuk-tuk and songthaew outside, as well as a few metered taxis at Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 2.


Chiang Rai Bus Terminal offers sufficient facilities and services to be utilized before a departure. Facilities provided include several information boards displaying bus arrival as well as departure timings, a canteen, sundry shops, kiosks, toilets, proper boarding and alighting berths along with a spacious sheltered waiting area.

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