to Chiang Mai province, getting to Chiang Rai province by
airplane is fairly simple, as it too hosts a convenient modern
(international) airport on Chiang Rai city's doorstep. The
only operating international flights, however, are currently
from Kunming in China. Nevertheless, more routes are supposed
to be added in the near future, such as from Hong Kong, Vientiane
well as from Bangkok (1 hr 20 min), domestic flights also
operate from the neighbouring province of Chiang Mai (40 min).
The bus station in Chiang Rai city is located on Prasopsuk
Road. Buses depart and arrive here regularly from many of
the major towns throughout Thailand, as well as daily departures
to and from Bangkok's Mor Chit 2 (Northern) Bus station. Inside
the main terminal building is an information desk with all
the routes, departure times and prices etc.There
are different types of buses available; regular, air-conditioned
and VIP air-conditioned with luxury reclining seats.
journey times are as follows:
are also several private bus companies that operate coaches
between Bangkok and Chiang Rai.
There is no train service to Chiang Rai.
A combined bus and boat trip to Chiang Rai can be made by
taking a local bus from Chiang Mai to Tha Ton which takes
approximately three hours, and continuing on a long-tail boat
along the Mae Kok River (4-6 hours). The boat fare is 160
baht per person or 1,600 per boat.
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