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Aug 06, 2020 00:01
From Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is always represented among the top 5 travel destinations in Thailand. The city of Chiang Mai is less than 700 kilometers away from Bangkok.
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Getting there is easy. Countless tourists and locals want to go to Chiang and Bangkok every day. Bus, train and plane leave several times a day in both directions. Due to the great competition, the prices for transportation are very low. Even the flights are very cheap.

FAQ right at the beginning: Which travel option is recommended?
The easiest way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is to book a taxi to the airport and a flight to Chiang Mai. To do this, go to one of the many travel agencies everywhere in Bangkok. A taxi or minibus will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the airport entrance. From about a week before departure, the flight prices usually rise again significantly. The travel agency also adds something to the price. Therefore, while it is the easiest and most convenient option, it is the most expensive.

By train
Duration: 9 hours

By bus
Duration: 10 hours

By plane
Duration: 1 hour


Bus connection from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
Buses run daily from Bangkok's "Morchit" bus station to Chiang Mai's "Arcade Bus Terminal" bus station. With about 520 baht and a travel time of 9-10 hours it is an acceptable transportation option. The advantages are, little can go wrong. You only have to make it to the "Morchit" bus station, buy a ticket there and get on. But to get the more comfortable seats, it is advisable to buy the tickets online in advance. At least one day in advance, as there are only a few "First Class" seats per bus. As in all of Thailand, the air conditioning is fully turned on in the bus. Especially uncomfortable on the feet. The first cold is almost certain after a 10 hour bus ride. It is worth taking long clothes or a thin blanket with you. There is also something for the head and ears. A hoodie is practical if you should be blown directly by the cold wind of the air conditioning. Depending on the seat, it can be very uncomfortable after 5 minutes.
In summary: The only advantage that speaks for the bus is the low price.


Train connection from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
There are about 5 trains that run the route directly to Chiang Mai every day.
Start is at the central station in Bangkok "Hua Lamphong". The train journey takes about 12 hours and costs 600 baht in first class. The second class at half price only 281 baht. Such an approach is a bit more convenient. Less curvy and bumpy roads and a constant speed with no stops at traffic lights or traffic jams.

The train is preferred for a journey by the majority and especially the night train (sleeping car). Here it is particularly recommended to book 1st class in the sleeping compartment for approx. 1250 baht. If you want your own compartment, a ticket in the sleeping compartment costs 1953 baht. But be careful, the sleeping cars are very popular. Most likely you have to book / reserve a ticket at least one week in advance.

Flight connections from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
The best and fastest solution, however, is the airplane. Just 1 hour flight. Of course you have to take into account the journey of about 1 hour. As well as the 1 (better 2) hours you have to be at the airport beforehand. So a total of about 4 hours. Depending on the season and flight provider as well as the time and weekday of the departure, the flight tickets are available from approx. 600 Baht (approx. € 16). But you still have to include the taxi (e.g. Grab) or the bus to the airport.

Bus to the airport: approx. € 3, 60 minutes
Taxi to the airport: around € 20, 60 minutes

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Aug 06, 2020 00:01
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From Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is always represented among the top 5 travel destinations in Thailand. The city of Chiang Mai is less than 700 kilometers away from Bangkok.
[thailand-faq.com]
/ thailand-faq.com
Getting there is easy. Countless tourists and locals want to go to Chiang and Bangkok every day. Bus, train and plane leave several times a day in both directions. Due to the great competition, the prices for transportation are very low. Even the flights are very cheap.

FAQ right at the beginning: Which travel option is recommended?
The easiest way to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is to book a taxi to the airport and a flight to Chiang Mai. To do this, go to one of the many travel agencies everywhere in Bangkok. A taxi or minibus will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the airport entrance. From about a week before departure, the flight prices usually rise again significantly. The travel agency also adds something to the price. Therefore, while it is the easiest and most convenient option, it is the most expensive.

By train
Duration: 9 hours

By bus
Duration: 10 hours

By plane
Duration: 1 hour


Bus connection from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
Buses run daily from Bangkok's "Morchit" bus station to Chiang Mai's "Arcade Bus Terminal" bus station. With about 520 baht and a travel time of 9-10 hours it is an acceptable transportation option. The advantages are, little can go wrong. You only have to make it to the "Morchit" bus station, buy a ticket there and get on. But to get the more comfortable seats, it is advisable to buy the tickets online in advance. At least one day in advance, as there are only a few "First Class" seats per bus. As in all of Thailand, the air conditioning is fully turned on in the bus. Especially uncomfortable on the feet. The first cold is almost certain after a 10 hour bus ride. It is worth taking long clothes or a thin blanket with you. There is also something for the head and ears. A hoodie is practical if you should be blown directly by the cold wind of the air conditioning. Depending on the seat, it can be very uncomfortable after 5 minutes.
In summary: The only advantage that speaks for the bus is the low price.


Train connection from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
There are about 5 trains that run the route directly to Chiang Mai every day.
Start is at the central station in Bangkok "Hua Lamphong". The train journey takes about 12 hours and costs 600 baht in first class. The second class at half price only 281 baht. Such an approach is a bit more convenient. Less curvy and bumpy roads and a constant speed with no stops at traffic lights or traffic jams.

The train is preferred for a journey by the majority and especially the night train (sleeping car). Here it is particularly recommended to book 1st class in the sleeping compartment for approx. 1250 baht. If you want your own compartment, a ticket in the sleeping compartment costs 1953 baht. But be careful, the sleeping cars are very popular. Most likely you have to book / reserve a ticket at least one week in advance.

Flight connections from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
The best and fastest solution, however, is the airplane. Just 1 hour flight. Of course you have to take into account the journey of about 1 hour. As well as the 1 (better 2) hours you have to be at the airport beforehand. So a total of about 4 hours. Depending on the season and flight provider as well as the time and weekday of the departure, the flight tickets are available from approx. 600 Baht (approx. € 16). But you still have to include the taxi (e.g. Grab) or the bus to the airport.

Bus to the airport: approx. € 3, 60 minutes
Taxi to the airport: around € 20, 60 minutes From Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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