Bangkok to Chiang Rai
The coach ride from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is probably best
made overnight since passengers can avail themselves of sleep
prior to an early morning arrival. There are both air-conditioned
and non-air-conditioned bus services from Bangkok's Northern
Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) on Kamphaengphet 2 Road.
The journey may take approximately 9-11 hours. Time
Thai Airways Internationals operates daily flights from Bangkok
and other northern Thai cities. Time
Take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road), turn to route No.
32 passing Ayutthaya, Angthong and Singburi Provinces and
change to route No. 11 passing Phitsanulok, Uttaradit and
Phrae Provinces then turn left to Highway No. 103, drive through
to Ngao District and turn right onto Highway No. 1 which takes
you to Phayao and Chiang Rai Provinces. The total distance
is 785 km.