How to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

There are several ways to get from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in order of higher prices:

- Bus
- A train
- Aircraft

I'll tell you about everything in order. And if you need to get in the opposite direction, then read How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

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Bus / train ticket via the Internet

Not so long ago, the 12Go site, where you can buy bus and train tickets online. This is now the only service of its kind. Payment by credit card or PayPal, very convenient! The bus ticket is electronic, but the train will have to get the original, either at the agency (several points) or by mail. Unfortunately, Thai railways do not have e-tickets and do not sell anything on their website.

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Bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

About buses

From Chiang Mai we go by bus to Bangkok. There are night and day flights very much. By the time of 8-10 hours. Cost 400-800 baht, depending on the class. The second class is the cheapest, you can still look for the Goverment bus, they are cheaper than all the others (just 400 baht). All buses are air conditioned and comfortable. But if the flight is night, then it is better to take the first class (first class).

In Chiang Mai need to go to the bus station Arcade bus terminal, there to buy a ticket, do it better in a couple of days. Although it is possible to leave on the day itself too, although if there are Thai holidays, it is possible not to get at the right time. You can get to the station on any Songteo (such pickups) for 20-60 baht, depending on how far you live. So tell the driver of Bass Terminal, they will understand, or poke on the map. If one does not understand, then catch the second. You can tuk tuk, but more expensive. Leave, of course, also from this bus station.

In Bangkok bus arrives at the northern bus stationMoChit. From there you need to walk to the subway (15 minutes), or by bus 138. The metro is called Mochit (BTS) or Chatuchak Park (MRT). There are two stations, ground and underground, two different independent branches. If you need to get to the airport, then I would sit at the ground station Mochit and go to Phaya Thai, where the transfer again, already on the branch to the airport, go to the station Suvarnabumi (the branch is called City Line). Here is Bangkok subway mapto make it clearer.

Back in the subject of an article about how to get on foot from the bus station Mochit to the subway. And here about Suvarnabhumi Airport, if needed.

In principle, you can go any buscompany, but the best in my opinion Nakonchai Air and Sombat Tour. They even have the usual classes is enough in terms of comfort. Just a good state-owned company Goverment Bus 99. Or if you want maximum comfort, always ask for Vip bus.

Nakonchai Air (NCA)

Nakonchai Air

First Class (21 seats) - 876 baht, buy only for 2-3 weeks, otherwise it will not. Wide leather massage seats (3 seats in a row).
Gold class (32 seats) - 657 baht, on weekdays there is a couple of hours before departure, on weekends and holidays you can not make it. Comfort is more than a man of average size.

Nakonchai Air Schedule

Nakonchai Air Schedule

Sombat tour

Sombat tour

Vip-24 - 789 baht, also better in advance, but more flights, in a couple of hours actually catch. Wide massage seats, individual screens (3 seats in a row).
Vip-32 - 657 baht
First class (40 seats) - 563 baht

Bus company Sombat Tour

Bus company Sombat Tour

Schedule of the bus company Sombat Tour

Schedule of the bus company Sombat Tour

Train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

You can go by train, but it is more expensive thanbus and often there are no tickets for lying places (almost always sedentary), especially on holidays. You need to buy in advance, better for a week. Not all trains going to Bangkok have a recumbent place, including night ones, this should be recognized at the ticket office. Getting to the train station is also possible on a songteo or a tuk-tuk.

Ticket price and schedule need to look atThe official website of the railway At the very bottom of the main page, choose the direction (we need the Northern - Northern Line), and then you can see a list of all trains, prices and timetable. A bit confusing, but you can figure it out.

The price of a ticket on a reserved seat with air conditioning is about 800-900 baht.

Airplane from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

The most expensive way, but the fastest. First of all, you can search for tickets through ticket search engines on all airlines and There are presented as regular scheduled flights and low cost. The second option is to buy airline tickets airline, which is considered the cheapest in Asia. During the actions, there really are some very good options. Ticket prices start at 1500 rubles.

The airport in Chiang Mai is almost in the city, we take a songteo and somewhere for 50 baht we go, or we take a tuk-tuk. In Bangkok, most likely you will fly to Don Muang Airport but not a fact, since it depends on the specific airline (maybe Suvarnabhumi Airport).

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