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Traveling to Chiang Rai

Thailand Visa and Travel Documents

• Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mfa.go.th/web/2637.php
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How to get to Chiang Rai

From Bangkok

By Air

Daily flights connecting Bangkok with Chiang Rai are available from:

By Bus

The coach ride from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is probably best made overnight since passengers can gain sleep prior to an early morning arrival. There are both air-conditioned bus services are recommended, from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) on Kamphaengphet 2 Road. The journey may take approximately 9-11 hours.

For further details, call the Northern Bus Terminal +66 2936 2852 to 66 or +66 2936 3666
By Rail

There is not yet a direct train service to Chiang Rai. You must take the train to Lampang (9 hrs. from Bangkok) or Chiang Mai (11 hrs.) and then travel by bus to Chiang Rai. (2.30 hrs. from Lampang and 3 hrs. from Chiang Mai)

Call the State Railway of Thailand +66 2223 7010 or +66 2223 7020 for more details.

From Chiang Mai
By Bus

Chiang Rai is 182 kilometers north of Chiang Mai. Air conditioned buses leave 12 times daily from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Chiang Rai. Some buses continue to Mae Sai and Chiang Saen.
Travel in Chiang Rai
By Taxi

Taxi meter is available in Chiang Rai. Please call 0-5377-3477.


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