Chiang Rai Bus Terminals

Updated: Jan 21


Chiang Rai Bus Station Terminal 1

Passengers get dropped off at Bus Station Terminal 1 in the city.


The distance between the two terminals. (courtesy of GoogleMaps)

Departures and bus ticket purchases are done at Bus Terminal 2, 6.4km (3.9miles) away!


Chiang Rai bus terminal 2
Outside Chiang Rai bus terminal 2

When we purchased bus tickets we checked online first. 12goAsia is a very useful site to use when traveling south east asia. Our next destination, Sukhothai, had no tickets available online, the tickets could only be purchased at bus terminal 2. One day prior to our departure date we purchased our tickets for our next destination from terminal 2.


To get to terminal 2 we rode the moped we rented, it was a short direct trip. There is another affordable moped rental company at terminal 2, it's located in the same area of the coffee shop outside. We only found out about this moped company the day we left.


Songthaews to terminal 2, 20฿ ($0.60) per person, look for the sign!
Waiting in the songthaew
On the songthaew to terminal 2
Affordable coffee shop at terminal 2
Baked bun pastries 10฿ ($0.30) a piece!
Steamed pork bun 35฿ ($1.05)
Iced coffee 35฿ ($1.05)
Bus schedule

Purchasing tickets at the Chiang Rai bus terminal 2 was easy. The bus tickets were affordable like most public transportation in south east Asia.