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Chiang Mai Bus Station

The Chiang Mai Bus Station provides a seamless transport system for both locals and tourists who wish to connect to various destinations around Chiang Mai and beyond.

The main bus terminal, Arcade Bus Station, is located 3kms north-east of the old city and consists of two large terminals (terminals 2 & 3). The other bus station is called Chang Puak Bus Station (terminal 1) and is the local bus that services the Chiang Mai Province.

Chiang Mai Bus Station, Terminal Map, Prices & Times to Bangkok

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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Bus Chiang Mai - Bangkok ฿ 534–911 10h – 11h
  •   Express 08:30, 10:00, 18:35, 20:00
  •   VIP27 20:30, 21:50
  •   VIP31 19:45, 21:00
  •   VIP 19:15, 19:30, 20:00
  •   VIP24 20:00
  •   VIP20 21:30
  •   Express 06:00, 06:30, 09:15, 16:00, 18:50, 19:00, 20:35
  •   VIP31 19:00, 21:10
  •   VIP20 21:19
  •   VIP 15:00, 16:00, 20:02, 20:15, 20:20, 20:40
  •   VIP24 20:00, 20:20, 20:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang ฿ 1,499 20h
  •   VIP36 09:00
  •   Express 18:00
  •   VIP36 18:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Khon Kaen ฿ 577–898 11h 5m – 12h
  •   VIP24 19:00, 19:01
  •   Express 05:00, 05:01, 07:00, 07:01, 08:30, 11:00, 11:01, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Express 07:00, 11:00, 12:15, 13:15, 17:15, 18:30, 19:00, 19:15, 20:15, 20:30, 21:30, 22:15
  •   VIP24 19:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Phitsanulok ฿ 347 5h 30m – 5h 50m
  •   Express 07:00, 08:30, 12:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Express 00:30, 01:00, 01:30, 02:00, 03:00, 17:30, 18:00, 23:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Nakhon Phanom ฿ 840 16h 15m
  •   Express 07:00, 17:30, 19:30
  •   Express 07:00, 15:00, 17:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Mahasarakham ฿ 667 12h 35m
  •   Express 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Express 10:55, 16:10, 18:10, 19:10, 21:05
Bus Chiang Mai - Roi Et ฿ 699 13h 10m
  •   Express 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Express 10:10, 15:25, 17:25, 18:25, 20:25
Bus Chiang Mai - Sakhon Nakhon ฿ 763 13h 40m – 14h 45m
  •   Express 07:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30
  •   Express 08:30, 09:00, 09:35, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 16:35, 17:00, 17:35, 18:30, 19:00, 19:35
Bus Chiang Mai - Udonthani ฿ 630 12h 30m
  •   Express 07:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30
  •   Express 10:45, 17:45, 18:45, 20:45
Bus Chiang Mai - Ubon Ratchathani ฿ 840 16h 5m
  •   Express 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Express 07:30, 12:45, 14:45, 15:45, 17:45
Bus Chiang Mai - Bueng Kan ฿ 826 14h 55m
  •   Express 14:30
  •   Express 14:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Yasothon ฿ 757 14h 15m
  •   Express 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Express 09:00, 14:15, 16:15, 17:15, 19:05
Bus Chiang Mai - Phetchabun ฿ 442 7h 15m
  •   Express 08:30, 12:00, 16:00, 19:00, 20:00
  •   Express 01:00, 15:55, 20:55, 22:55, 23:55
Bus Chiang Mai - Loei ฿ 511–840 9h 5m – 9h 30m
  •   VIP24 20:30
  •   Express 07:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30
  •   VIP24 22:45
  •   Express 13:30, 20:30, 21:30, 23:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Nong Khai ฿ 898 12h 35m
  •   VIP24 20:30
  •   VIP24 19:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Pai ฿ 195 3h
  •   Minivan 06:30, 07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30
  •   Minivan 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son ฿ 245–495 2h – 6h 55m
  •   Minivan 06:30, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 20:00
  •   Intercity 20:00, 21:00
  •   Express 20:00, 21:00
  •   Minivan 07:00, 08:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 22:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Phuket ฿ 1,746 23h 30m
  •   VIP 12:30
  •   VIP 12:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Nan ฿ 297–587 5h 20m – 7h 30m
  •   Express 07:15, 09:00, 10:00, 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30, 18:00, 22:30
  •   VIP 10:00, 14:30, 22:30
  •   Express 07:30, 08:30, 10:45, 12:30, 15:00, 17:00, 20:30, 22:30
  •   VIP 10:45, 20:30, 22:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai ฿ 229–495 3h 10m – 6h 35m
  •   VIP 05:15, 06:45, 07:15, 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
  •   Express 05:15, 06:00, 07:15, 08:00, 08:45, 09:15, 09:30, 09:45, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:15, 15:00, 15:15, 15:30, 16:00, 16:15, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:30, 19:00
  •   VIP 07:30, 08:15, 09:00, 09:15, 09:45, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00, 17:45, 18:00
  •   Express 06:15, 07:30, 08:00, 08:15, 08:45, 09:45, 10:15, 10:30, 11:00, 12:00, 13:15, 13:45, 14:00, 14:15, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:15, 17:30, 18:00, 18:45, 19:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Phayao ฿ 211–321 2h 35m – 5h 10m
  •   Express 07:00, 08:00, 12:00, 14:15, 16:30, 17:00, 17:45
  •   VIP 07:00, 08:00, 16:30, 17:00
  •   VIP 08:00, 15:00, 17:00
  •   Express 06:00, 08:00, 10:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:45
Bus Chiang Mai - Phrae ฿ 233–366 3h 50m
  •   VIP 08:30, 12:30, 17:00, 18:00
  •   Express 08:30, 12:30, 16:15, 17:00, 18:00
  •   Express 06:00, 08:00, 09:00, 13:00, 17:00
  •   VIP 08:00, 09:00, 13:00, 17:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Mae Sot ฿ 390 6h 35m
  •   Express 08:30, 13:10
  •   Express 06:15, 10:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Louang Namtha ฿ 1,250 12h
  •   VIP36 09:00
  •   VIP36 02:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Oudomxay ฿ 1,349 15h
  •   VIP36 09:00
  •   VIP36 23:30
Bus Chiang Mai - Kanchanaburi ฿ 619–919 12h
  •   Express 07:20, 18:00
  •   VIP 20:00
  •   Express 08:30, 18:00
  •   VIP 19:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Hua Hin ฿ 1,127 14h
  •   VIP33 18:00
  •   VIP33 17:30

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

Operating Hours
24 hours

Ticket Prices / Admission
Trip to Bangkok: From 300 THB
Trip to Pai: From 150 THB

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