Chiang Mai Buses

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Don’t be late! Buses usually leave on time

Buses remain the most popular and widespread means of transport in Thailand and are used by many Thais and travellers every day across the Kingdom.

On the whole the buses are fairly frequent, safe, reliable and comfortable. Usually they leave on time, travel quickly and some offer a VIP service, while remaining affordable to budget travellers. Buses travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, and back, almost hourly and take about 10 hours.

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 small snack 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 at sub-zero temperatures, so remember to dress warmly.

Bus Timetables (Sombat Tour)

Chiang Mai – Bangkok Bangkok – Chiang Mai
Bus Departure Arrival Fare Bus Departure Arrival Fare
VIP 07:30 17:20 759 VIP 07:00/*07:20 16:30 759
1st Class 08:00 17:50 569 1st Class 08:00 17:30 488
1st Class 09:00 18:50 488 1st Class 09:00/*09:20 18:30 569
VIP 10:00 19:50 759 VIP 09:50 19:20 759
1st Class 13:30 23:20 569 VIP *10:15 19:20 759
1st Class 17:30 03:20 488 1st Class *12:00 22:30 569
1st Class 18:10 04:00 569 1st Class 13:00 22:30 569
VIP 18:30 04:20 759 1st Class *13:00 23:30 488
VIP 19:00 04:50 759 1st Class 14:00 23:30 488
1st Class 19:30 05:20 488 1st Class 18:00 03:30 569
VIP 19:45 05:35 759 1st Class *18:10 03:40 569
1st Class 20:15 06:05 569 VIP *19:00 04:30 759
1st Class 20:30 06:20 488 VIP 19:25 04:55 759
VIP 20:30 06:20 759 1st Class 20:10 05:40 569
VIP 21:00 06:50 759 1st Class 20:25 05:55 488
1st Class 21:00 06:50 488 1st Class *20:30 06:00 488
VIP 21:30 07:20 759 VIP 21:00 06:30 759
VIP 21:50 07:40 759 VIP *21:10 06:40 759
VIP *21:19 06:49 759
1st Class *21:30 07:00 488
VIP 21:39 07:09 759
VIP *22:00 07:30 759
1st Class 22:05 07:35 488
* = Bus departs from Sombat Tour (Vibhavadi Office)
 Sombat Tour: Chiang Mai – Tel: +66 53 304 041-2 | Bangkok – Tel: +66 2 792 1456

 

Bus Timetables – (The Transport Co., Ltd)

Chiang Mai – Bangkok

Bangkok – Chiang Mai

Bus

Departure

Arrival

Fare

Bus

Departure

Arrival

Fare

2nd Class 06:30 17:30 389 2nd Class 05:40 16:40 389
VIP 09:00 18:30 778 2nd Class 07:25 18:25 389
2nd Class 09:00 20:00 389 VIP 09:00 18:30 778
2nd Class 11:30 22:30 389 2nd Class 10:30 21:30 389
2nd Class 16:00 03:00 389 2nd Class 12:30 23:30 389
1st Class 19:00 04:30 500 2nd Class 14:30 01:30 389
1st Class 20:00 05:30 500 2nd Class 19:50 06:50 389
2nd Class 20:00 07:00 389 VIP 21:00 06:30 778
VIP 21:00 06:30 778 1st Class 21:40 07:10 500
2nd Class 21:00 08:00 389 1st Class 23:00 08:30 500
1st Class 23:00 08:45 569 1st Class 23:15 08:40 569
 The Transport Co., Ltd: Call Center  Tel: 1490



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