Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Bus

The bus ride from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai follows a scenic road that meanders through some beautiful green and hilly landscapes.

Green Bus Company

photo of a Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Bus

Green Bus is the only bus company operating the Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Bus route from Arcade Bus Station (Terminal 3).

Chiang Mai Bus Station Terminal 3Chiang Mai Bus Station Terminal 3

Its ticket selling counters are located on the left side right after the main entrance gate.

Green Bus ticket selling counters at Arcade Bus StationGreen Bus ticket counter


It offers 3 kinds of buses to Chiang Rai :

-    V Class Bus (24 or 30 premium seat bus, Air-con, Toilet on board) = 258 THB - Duration / Travelling time 3 hours.

-    X Class Bus (40 seat bus, Air-con, Toilet on board) = 166 THB - Duration / Travelling time 3 hours 20 minutes.

-    A Class Bus (48 seat bus, Air-con, No Toilet) = 129 THB - Duration / Travelling time 3 hours 30 minutes.

Green Bus leaving for Chiang RaiGreen Bus leaving for Chiang Rai
Green Bus from Chiang Rai at Arcade bus StationGreen Bus from Chiang Rai at Arcade Bus Station

Tickets can be bought directly at the Green Bus counters at Arcade Bus Terminal 3 or at one of the many ticket selling counters found in Chiang Mai.

Or you can book Green Bus Tickets online here >

Green Bus Company - Route 166 Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Bus Schedule

Latest Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Bus Timetable for 2018:

Chiang Mai Chiang Rai Bus Type
06:45 09:45 V Class = 258 THB
07:15 10:35 X Class = 166 THB
08:15 11:15 V Class = 258 THB
08:45 12.05 X Class = 166 THB
09:15 12:45 A Class = 129 THB
09:45 13:05 X Class = 166 THB
10:00 13:20 X Class = 166 THB
10:30 13:30 V Class = 258 THB
11:00 14:20 X Class = 166 THB
11:30 14:50 X Class = 166 THB
12:15 15:15 V Class = 258 THB
12:30 16:00 A Class = 129 THB
13:00 16:00 V Class = 258 THB
14:15 17:35 X Class = 166 THB
15:00 18:20 X Class = 166 THB
15:45 18:45 V Class = 258 THB
17:00 20:20 X Class = 166 THB
17:30 21:00 A Class = 129 THB
18:00 21:00 V Class = 258 THB
18:30 (Fri, Sun) 21:50 X Class = 166 THB
19:00 (Fri, Sun) 22:20 X Class = 166 THB

Green Bus Company - Route 166 Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Bus Schedule

Latest Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Bus Timetable for 2018:

Chiang Rai Chiang Mai Bus Type
06:15 09:45 A Class = 129 THB
07:30 10:30 V Class = 258 THB
08:15 11:35 X Class = 166 THB
09:15 12.15 V Class = 258 THB
09:15 12:45 A Class = 129 THB
09:45 13:05 X Class = 166 THB
10:15 13:35 X Class = 166 THB
11:15 14:15 V Class = 258 THB
12:00 15:20 X Class = 166 THB
12:45 15:45 V Class = 258 THB
13:15 16:45 A Class = 129 THB
13:45 17:05 X Class = 166 THB
14:15 17:35 X Class = 166 THB
15:00 18:20 X Class = 166 THB
15:30 18:30 V Class = 258 THB
16:00 19:20 X Class = 166 THB
16:30 19:50 X Class = 166 THB
17:00 20:00 V Class = 258 THB
17:15 20:45 A Class = 129 THB
17:30 20:50 X Class = 166 THB
18:00 21:00 V Class = 258 THB
18:00 (Fri, Sun) 21:00 V Class = 258 THB
18:45 (Fri, Sun) 22:05 X Class = 166 THB
19:30 (Fri, Sun) 22:50 X Class = 166 THB

Green Bus Company - Ticket Selling Counters in Chiang Mai

Location Phone number
Arcade Bus Station Terminal 3 053-266480
Head Office in Chiang Mai 053-242214-5 # 130-132 / 085-0300117
Government Service Center in Chiang Mai 085-0400279
Cowboy Mall Maejo University 053-878331
Chiangmai University (back side) 053-810158
B.I.S. Store 053-233962 / 053-234225 / 053-233962
Chiang Mai Gate 089-6373033 / 053-272786
Mee Chok PlaZa 081-7642511 / 082-8951954 / 053-230358
Rajabhat University 086-7327410
Suan Dok - สวนดอก 053-276160
North-Chiang Mai University 053-441401
Wat Phra Singh 085-6202516 / 089-8508381 / 091-6327356
Mae Hia Market 081-9571223
Chang Klan 081-4735948
Sankamphaeng 085-7187016 / 053-331127
Nightbazaar 089-9995677 / 053-820348-9

For more information phone 0-53-266480 or go to :

About Chiang Rai Bus Stations

There are two bus terminals in Chiang Rai :

 - Terminal 1 (Old Station) which is located right in the city centre.

- Terminal 2 (New Station) which is located just a few kilometres away from the city (off the Super Highway).

Usually buses coming from Chiang Mai stops first at the Terminal 2 on their way to the Terminal 1 but don't worry if you end up getting off at the Terminal 2 as you can go to the city by Songthaew or Tuk-Tuk for just 15-20 THB.

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