Chiang Mai Bus Station – Find Out About The Terminals In The City.

Chiang Mai being one of the most important cities in the country and capital of the province offers an excellent bus network that allows you to connect to any point in the province and the main cities of northern Thailand as well as Bangkok.
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CHIANG MAI BUS STATION

CHIANG MAI BUS STATION

Chiang Mai has 2 bus stations: Chang Puak Bus Station and Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station, both of which are easily connected by both public transportation and taxis.

CHIANG MAI BUS STATION – CHANG PUAK BUS STATION

CHIANG MAI BUS STATION - CHANG PUAK BUS STATION

Chang Puak Bus Station is located near Chotona Road, near the walled area. From here most of the buses that make routes within the province leave, allowing you to connect with places like Chiang Dao, Fang, Mae Rim, Tha Ton, Lamphung as well as buses that also leave for Mae Hong Son, allowing you to also go to places like Pai or Soppong.

CHIANG MAI BUS STATION – ARCADE BUST STATION

Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station is the main bus station in Chiang Mai and the departure point for long distance buses linking the city with the main destinations in the north (such as Chiang Rai or Pai) and the centre of the country more like Sukhothai or Bangkok.

Buses Chiang Mai – Bangkok

Buses Chiang Mai - Bangkok

The station is located about 3 km from the walled area on Kaew Nawarat Road one of the main arteries of the city. The station is modern with easy access to the terminals. The best way to get there is by songthaews (collective taxi) or ordinary taxi.

BACKPACKING TIPS

If you are going to take a long journey it is best to do it in a 24 seat VIP bus. They are more expensive but much more comfortable. Sometimes it’s always good to pay a little more.
Compare prices, there are many companies. BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY PIRATE COMPANIES. AVOID COMPANIES THAT FOCUS ONLY ON TOURISTS WITH SUPER LOW PRICES. Buy your ticket where you see the local people doing it.
If you travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok try to do it in some vip 24 to travel that way at night and comfortably.
If you are going on a long distance trip it is best to do it on a 24 seat VIP bus. They are more expensive but much more comfortable. Sometimes it is always good to pay a little more.
Compare prices, there are many companies. BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY PIRATE COMPANIES. AVOID COMPANIES THAT FOCUS ONLY ON TOURISTS WITH SUPER LOW PRICES. Buy your ticket where you see the local people doing it.
If you travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok try to do it in some vip 24 to travel that way at night and comfortably.

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