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Guest-house in the main tourist area
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Best cooking school in Chiang Mai
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Train and Bus Schedules from and to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Train Schedule and Information

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Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Train / No. Depart. Arrival Time Fare in Thai Baht
3rd class 2nd class 1st class
Fan Aircon. Fan/Sleep Air./Sleep Air./Sleep
Lower Upper Lower Upper Lower Upper
Special Express / 9 08:30 20:20 11:50 - - 611 - - - - - -
Rapid / 109 14:30 05:10 14:40 321 391 - 491 541 - - - -
Special Express / 11 18:00 06:15 12:15 - - 611 - - - - - -
Special Express / 1 18:10 07:45 13:35 - - - - - 881 791 1953 1253
Special Express / 13 19:35 09:45 14:10 - - - - - 881 791 1953 1253
Express / 51 22:00 12:45 14:45 271 431 541 581 531 821 751 - -
Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Train / No. Depart. Arrival Time Fare in Thai Baht
3rd class 2nd class 1st class
Fan Aircon. Fan/Sleep Air./Sleep Air./Sleep
Lower Upper Lower Upper Lower Upper
Rapid / 102 06:45 21:10 14:25 231 391 - - - - - - -
Special Express / 12 08:45 20:25 11:40 - - 611 - - - - - -
Express / 52 14:50 05:30 14:40 271 431 531 541 581 821 751 - -
Special Express / 14 16:30 06:40 14:10 - - - - - 881 791 1953 953
Special Express / 2 17:50 07:00 13:10 - - - - - 881 791 1453 1253
Special Express / 10 21:00 09:10 12:10 - - 611 - - - - - -

Busses

Bus remains the most popular and widespread means of transport in Thailand and is used by many Thais and travellers daily across the Kingdom. On the whole the buses are fairly frequent, safe, reliable and comfortable. Usually they leave on time and are always cheap.

Buses depart from Chiang Mai to destinations all over Northern Thailand, as well as hourly buses to and from Bangkok with stops en-route at main centres in central and Northeastern Thailand.

Local buses can get crowded with locals, so you are advised to arrive a little early, however they depart quite regularly. Be sure to check your times for air-conditioned buses, which are far more comfortable in the Thai heat. Long distance buses offer excellent service, with a hostess offering soft-drinks and a snack (tiny packet of peanuts) as well as a wet towel. Videos are shown on most buses, usually in Thai language, and they go on through the night making sleep a little difficult sometimes. Thais also love their air-conditioning on sub-zero temperatures, so remember to dress warmly.

There is stiff competition among bus companies for the Bangkok to Chiang Mai bus route and buses leave hourly. Buses from Chiang Mai to Bangkok leave hourly from the Arcade Bus terminal, east of the city, between 6:30 and 21:00.

Busses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bus timetables from Bangkok.

Busses from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station

November 2008

To Class Departure Duration Phone No.
Bangkok Ordinary & Air Conditioned Bus Every 1 Hour From 06.30 - 21.30 10 Hours 053 242664
Chiang Rai Ordinary & Air Conditioned Bus Every 30mins From 05.30-17.00 3 Hours 053 266481-4
Mae Sai Ordinary & Air Conditioned Bus 05.15/06.00/08.00/12.30/14.00/15.30/17.00 5 Hours 053 266481-4
Pai Minibus 4 11/13 3 Hours 053 244737
053 304748
Ordinary Bus 103/140 5 Hours
Mae Hong Son (Via Pai) Ordinary Bus 07.00/09.00/12.30 7 Hours 053 244737
053 304748
Mae Hong Son (Via Maesariang) Minibus 06.30/08.00/13.30/15.00/18.00 8 Hours 053 244737
053 304748
Ordinary Bus 11/21 8 Hours

Busses from Chang Phuak Bus Station Tel: 053 211586

November 2008

To Class Departure Duration
Fang Minibus Every 30 Mins From 05.30-19.30 3 Hours
Mae Rim Minibus Every 15 Mins From 05.30-18.00 20 Mins
Mae Taeng Minibus Every 30 Mins From 05.30-17.30 30 Mins
Chiang Dao Minibus Every 30 Mins From 05.30-17.30 1.5 Hours
Om Koy Ordinary Bus 07.05/13.30 4 Hours
Thaton Ordinary Bus 05.30/07.20/09.00/10.30/11.30/13.030/13.30 4 Hours
Peangloung Ordinary Bus 08.30/12.30 6 Hours
Hod Ordinary Bus Every 20 Mins From 04.30-16.30 3 Hours
Doi Tao Ordinary Bus 04.30/05.30/07.30/08.30/10.30/12.30/14.30/15.30 3 Hours
Chomthong Ordinary Bus Every 20 Mins From 04.30-18.00 1.30 Hours
Prao (North) Ordinary Bus 06.20/09.50/13.50/15.50 2 Hours
Prao (South) Ordinary Bus 06.10/06.40/07.10/08.30 Then Every 1 Hr Till 16.30/ 17.10/18.10 2 Hours
Mae Jo Ordinary Bus Every 1 Hour From 04.20-21.00 15 Mins
Lamphun Ordinary Bus 06.45/08.00 Then Every 1 Hour Till 18.00 1 Hour
Samoeng Ordinary Bus 09.00/10.45/12.30/14.15/16.00 3 Hours
Ban Watchan Ordinary Bus 11.00 6 hours

Busses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Buses from Bangkok to Chiang Mai depart at least every hour between 05:30 and 22:00 from Mo Chit Station and take roughly 10 hours. We recommend VIP buses (fare 400 - 600 baht), offered by either the government or private companies. These can also be arranged from travel agents on Khao San Road, with a pick up there, and at other points around the city.

Bangkok is serviced by several main long distance bus terminals. Mo Chit, in the North, is the largest and busiest since it services Northern and Northeastern Thailand. From here there are limited services to other parts of Thailand. To get to it you need to catch the skytrain to the end of the line at Mor Chit/Chatuchak market and then take a 10 minute taxi ride to the terminal. Buses leave frequently throughout the day, including to Ayuthaya and Kanchanaburi.

The newly renovated Southern bus station is across the river in Thon Buri, servicing destinations to the South and West, and is best reached by taxi. The Eastern bus station besides the Ekkamai skytrain station services Pattaya, Koh Samet, Koh Chang and Eastern destinations.

January 2008

To Chiang Mai (from Mo Chit Bus Terminal)

Destination Fare (THB) Class Duration Departure time(s)
Chiang Mai 925 A/C VIP 9 hrs 09.00,20.00,21.00
Chiang Mai 596 A/C 1st class 10 hrs 21.40
Chiang Mai 463 A/C 2nd class 10 hrs 05.40, 07.25, 08.50, 10.30, 12.30,14.30, 16.30, 19.50

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