Getting There Chiang Rai

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Chiang Rai

By Car   

1. Travel from Bangkok by Highway 1 (Phaholyothin Road), which passes through Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Kampangpetch, Tajc, Lampang, Phayao, before reaching Chiang Rai city.Total distance is 830 kilometers.

2. Another route passes through Chiang Mai. In Lampang province, take the highway to Lampang and Chiang Mai. From Chiang Mai city, go to Doi Saket, Mae Kajarn, Wieng Papao and Mae Saruay, then on to Chiang Rai city.Total distance from Bangkok is 900 kms.

3. A third route splits off from Highway 1 at Nakhon Sawan, going to Pichit province via Pc Talay and Po Pratap Chang districts. From Pichit, travel on Highway 1084 to Phitsanulok and Uttaradit. Turn right on Highway 1105 to Denchai district, Phrae province. Turn right again onto Highway 101-46 kms. from Rong Kwang in Phrae. Turn left onto Highway 103, and travel 70 kms. until the intersection with Highway 1 at Ngao district. Turn right to travel to Phayao and Chiang Rai. Total distance from Bangkok is 780 kms.

By Bus  

 Air-conditioned and non-airconditioned under the Transport Co.,Ltd. (Bor.Kor.Sor.) and other private companies depart regularly from the Northern Bus Terminal on Kampangpetch 2 Road in Bangkok The ttip takes about 10 hours. Reservations are recommended for air-conditioned busses. For more information, call the Northern Bus Terminal at 537-8055-6.

Bangkok – Chiang Rai Bus Schedules 

By Rail    

There are no direct rail links to Chiang Rai. Passengers must go either to Chiang Mai or Lampang. From there, travel either by bus or car to Chiang Rai. For more information about train service to Chiang Mai and Lampang, call the Passenger Service Division at the Bangkok Railway Station at 223-7010 or 223-7020 

By Air  

Thai International flies directly 3 times each day (4 on Sunday) from Bangkok to Chiang Rai and twice daily from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. For more information call 1566. For reservation phone 280-0060 or 628-2000 in Bangkok, or (053) 210043-5, 211044-7 in Chiang Mai, or (053) 715734-5 in Chiang Rai.