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Arcade Bus Station

The Arcade Bus Station is the main bus terminal in Chiang Mai which services both locals and tourists with bus travel around Thailand.

Arcade Bus Station, is located 3kms north-east of the old city and consists of two large terminals (terminals 2 & 3).

Arcade Bus Station Timetable & Map, Chiang Mai to Pai & Chiang Rai

The Arcade Bus Terminal not only serves northern Thailand, but also has services that go as far as northeastern Thailand and central parts of the country. Some of the popular destinations in northern Thailand include Chiang Rai, Lampang as well as Mae Hong Son. Popular destinations in Northeastern Thailand include Khorat, Surin, Udon Thai and Khon Kaen, amongst others.

Arcade Bus Terminal is where many visitors catch a bus to Bangkok, the journey taking anywhere between 12-15 hours. It is important for travellers to note that there are close to 60 transport companies that operate at Arcade station. All of these companies have different rates, schedules and travel different routes.

The two bus terminals located at Arcade (terminals 2 and 3) are separated by a road. Terminal 3 has an internet cafe, food stalls, an ATM and ticket windows. Travellers should note that most buses for Bangkok depart form this terminal. Terminal 2 also has food stalls and an ATM and also houses a tourist police office.

Buses depart for Bangkok regularly throughout the day starting from as early as 6am and as late as 10pm. Tickets can cost anywhere from 300 THB for a basic bus up to 800 THB for a modern express bus with comfortable reclining chairs. VIP tickets often provide food and water for the trip, but travellers are welcome to bring their own food. Tickets can be purchased directly at the window of the operator you wish to use.

For those wanting to go to Pai in the north, mini buses also depart each hour on the half hour at a cost of only 150 THB. The trip takes around 3hrs and the bus is air-conditioned.

To get to Arcade Bus Terminal from the old city, catch a red truck (songthaew) for around 20-30 THB (per person) or a tuk tuk for around 100 THB (per ride). The trip should take less than 10 minutes.

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Chiang Mai - Bangkok ฿438 – ฿876 8h 40m
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 10:00, 18:00, 18:35, 20:00, 20:30
  •   Bus Express XXL 07:20, 11:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:30, 19:30, 21:00
  •   Bus Premium 50 16:00, 16:30, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Premium 55 06:30, 09:00, 11:30, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00, 21:00
  •   Bus SVIP 24 09:00, 17:00, 21:00
  •   Bus VIP 32 19:00, 19:15, 19:30, 20:00
  •   Bus VIP20 20 21:30
  •   Bus VIP24 24 20:00
  •   Bus VIP27 27 21:50
  •   Bus VIP36 36 20:00
  •   Bus Express L 19:00, 19:30
  •   Bus Express XL 06:00, 06:30, 09:15, 16:00, 18:30, 18:30, 18:50, 20:00, 20:20, 20:30, 20:35, 21:15
  •   Bus Express XXL 06:00, 10:20, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 17:00, 18:00, 18:30, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:15, 21:40
  •   Bus Premium 50 16:50, 18:30, 20:30, 21:15, 21:20, 21:40, 21:40, 23:00
  •   Bus Premium 55 05:40, 07:25, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 19:30, 19:50
  •   Bus SVIP 24 09:00, 19:20, 21:00
  •   Bus VIP 32 15:00, 16:00, 16:00, 20:02, 20:15, 20:20, 20:30, 20:40, 21:15, 21:40
  •   Bus VIP-Class 21:40
  •   Bus VIP20 20 21:19
  •   Bus VIP24 24 20:00, 20:30
  •   Bus VIP27 27 22:00
  •   Bus VIP36 36 18:00, 19:50
Chiang Mai - Bueng Kan ฿826 14h 55m
  •   Bus Express XL 14:30
  •   Bus Express XL 14:00
Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai ฿229 – ฿495 5h 15m
  •   Bus Express L 07:15, 07:15, 07:45, 08:00, 08:00, 08:00, 08:45, 09:30, 09:30, 09:45, 10:00, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:15, 15:00, 15:30, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:00, 18:30, 19:00
  •   Bus Express XL 06:00, 08:30, 09:15, 09:45, 12:30, 13:15, 13:30, 15:15, 16:15, 17:00, 17:30
  •   Bus VIP 32 06:45, 07:15, 08:00, 08:00, 08:15, 08:45, 09:30, 10:30, 12:15, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 15:45, 16:30, 17:15, 18:00
  •   Bus Express L 07:30, 08:00, 08:15, 08:15, 08:45, 09:45, 09:45, 09:45, 10:15, 10:30, 11:00, 12:00, 13:45, 14:15, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 18:45, 19:30
  •   Bus Express XL 06:15, 06:15, 06:15, 07:30, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:15, 17:15, 18:15
  •   Bus VIP 32 07:30, 07:30, 08:15, 09:15, 09:45, 09:45, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00, 17:45, 18:00, 18:00
Chiang Mai - Hua Hin 14h
  •   Bus VIP 32 18:00
  •   Bus VIP 32 17:30
Chiang Mai - Kanchanaburi ฿619 – ฿919 12h
  •   Bus Express XL 07:20, 18:00
  •   Bus VIP 32 20:00
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 18:00
  •   Bus VIP 32 19:00
Chiang Mai - Khon Kaen ฿520 – ฿898 12h
  •   Bus Express XL 05:00, 05:01, 07:00, 07:01, 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus VIP24 24 19:00, 19:01
  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 12:15, 13:15, 17:15, 18:30, 19:00, 19:15, 20:15, 20:30, 21:30, 22:15
  •   Bus VIP24 24 19:30
Chiang Mai - Loei ฿511 – ฿840 9h 30m
  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30
  •   Bus VIP24 24 20:30
  •   Bus Express XL 13:30, 20:30, 21:30, 23:30
  •   Bus VIP24 24 22:45
Chiang Mai - Louang Namtha ฿1,250 12h
  •   Bus VIP36 36 09:00
  •   Bus VIP36 36 02:30
Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang ฿1,499 20h
  •   Bus VIP36 36 09:00
  •   Bus Express XL 18:00
  •   Bus VIP36 36 18:00
Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son ฿245 – ฿495 2h – 3h 30m
  •   Bus Express XL 20:00, 21:00
  •   Bus Intercity XL 20:00, 20:00, 20:00, 21:00, 21:00, 21:00
  •   Bus Minivan 15 06:30, 06:30, 06:30, 07:00, 07:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Minivan 15 07:00, 08:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 22:00
Chiang Mai - Mae Sot ฿390 6h 35m
  •   Bus Express L 08:30, 13:10
  •   Bus Express L 06:15, 10:00
Chiang Mai - Mahasarakham ฿667 12h 35m
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Express XL 10:55, 16:10, 18:10, 19:10, 21:05
Chiang Mai - Nakhon Phanom ฿840 16h 15m
  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 17:30, 19:30
  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 15:00, 17:00
Chiang Mai - Nan ฿297 – ฿587 5h 20m
  •   Bus Express L 07:15, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 14:30, 15:30, 18:00, 22:30, 22:30
  •   Bus Express XL 10:30, 11:30, 22:30
  •   Bus VIP 32 10:00, 14:30, 22:30, 22:30
  •   Bus Express L 07:30, 08:30, 10:45, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 20:30, 22:30
  •   Bus Express XL 07:30, 12:30, 22:30
  •   Bus VIP 32 10:45, 20:30, 22:30
Chiang Mai - Nong Khai ฿898 12h 35m
  •   Bus VIP24 24 20:30
  •   Bus VIP24 24 19:00
Chiang Mai - Oudomxay ฿1,349 15h
  •   Bus VIP36 36 09:00
  •   Bus VIP36 36 23:30
Chiang Mai - Pai ฿195 3h
  •   Bus Minivan 15 06:30, 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30
  •   Bus Minivan 15 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00
Chiang Mai - Phayao ฿211 – ฿321 2h 35m
  •   Bus Express L 06:30, 07:00, 08:00, 11:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00
  •   Bus Express XL 06:30, 12:00, 14:00, 14:15, 14:30, 17:45
  •   Bus VIP 32 07:00, 08:00, 11:00, 13:30, 16:30, 17:00
  •   Bus Express L 08:00, 10:15, 11:00, 12:30, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00, 18:15
  •   Bus Express XL 06:00, 07:30, 10:30, 16:00, 17:45, 18:00
  •   Bus VIP 32 08:00, 11:00, 12:30, 15:00, 17:00
Chiang Mai - Phetchabun ฿442 7h 15m
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Express XL 01:00, 15:55, 20:55, 22:55, 23:55
Chiang Mai - Phitsanulok ฿347 5h 30m – 5h 50m
  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 08:30, 12:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Express XL 00:30, 01:00, 01:30, 02:00, 03:00, 17:30, 18:00, 23:00
Chiang Mai - Phrae ฿233 – ฿366 3h 50m
  •   Bus Express L 07:45, 08:30, 12:30, 17:00, 18:00
  •   Bus Express XL 06:00, 13:30, 16:15
  •   Bus VIP 32 07:45, 08:30, 12:30, 17:00, 18:00
  •   Bus Express L 08:00, 09:00, 12:30, 13:00, 17:00, 17:45
  •   Bus Express XL 06:00, 10:30, 17:45
  •   Bus VIP 32 08:00, 09:00, 12:30, 13:00, 17:00, 17:45
Chiang Mai - Phuket ฿1,746 23h 30m
  •   Bus VIP 32 12:30
  •   Bus VIP 32 12:30, 15:00
Chiang Mai - Roi Et ฿699 13h 10m
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Express XL 10:10, 15:25, 17:25, 18:25, 20:25
Chiang Mai - Sakhon Nakhon ฿763 13h 40m – 14h 45m
  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 09:00, 09:35, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 16:35, 17:00, 17:35, 18:30, 19:00, 19:35
Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani ฿840 16h 5m
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Express XL 07:30, 12:45, 14:45, 15:45, 17:45
Chiang Mai - Udonthani ฿630 – ฿840 12h 30m
  •   Bus Express XL 07:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30
  •   Bus VIP24 24 20:30
  •   Bus Express XL 10:45, 17:45, 18:45, 20:45
  •   Bus VIP24 24 20:30
Chiang Mai - Yasothon ฿757 14h 15m
  •   Bus Express XL 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Bus Express XL 09:00, 14:15, 16:15, 17:15, 19:05

Address
165, Soi 5, Kaeonawarat Road
Wat Ket, Chiang Mai

Operating Hours
First bus from around 7am

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