Pattaya To Chiang Mai By Bus

People living in Pattaya really have two choices if they want to travel to Chiang Mai by bus. They can take the once daily minibus which will collect passengers directly from their hotel or house or they can take the Nakhon Chai Air bus service.

The minibus can be booked from just about any travel agent in Pattaya. Expect to pay in the region of 1,900 Thai Baht one way.

To Chiang Mai by Minibus

The Nakhon Chai Air bus, more a luxury coach really, has several departures during the day. You will though have to make your own way up to the bus station on Sukhumvit Road. The bus starts its journey in Rayong and picks up its Pattaya passengers at the Sukhumvit Road bus station.

The Nakhon Chai Air bus station is located on 30/7 Moo 9, Sukhumvit Road close to the Pattaya Klang intersection.

The bus journey is approximately 10-12 hours. Only a little less in time travelled than the bus journey to Phuket in the south. The driving distance is 834 Km. There are varying rest stops through the journey.


Air Bus Station on Sukhumvit Road


Currently January 2011) there is only a VIP Bus Service in operation from Pattaya to Chiang Mai.

17.00 which arrives at 06.25

18.00 which arrives at 07.25

19.20 which arrives at 07.10

19.50 which arrives at 07.30

The disparity in arrival times is determined by the number of stops the bus makes.

The cost of a VIP seat is 725 Thai Baht (one way)

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Dazzie 6 years ago from Pattaya

Nice article and useful info.

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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you Dazzie

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Russell-D 6 years ago from Southern Ca.

Peter, we took classes at Payap University in Chaing Mai. At lunch the culenary class not only prepared our food but sat with us and talked in English, answering questions about life in the US. We found CM a lively city. Stayed at Suan Doi House and loved the huge temple for its architechture and the invitation to attend class with the monks. But, our arrival was a flight from Bangkok. The tale is in Russell-D "A La Carte" Thailand chapters. David

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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks David. Yes I like Chiang Mai too. Altogether different. I have been there three times and wandered around.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I never went to Pattaya but heard a lot about it. I went near the border of Malaysia and Thailand. It was beautiful.

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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Hello, hello, - Malaysia is exceptionally beautiful...almost manicured. Thanks for reading.

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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

Great hub. Thank you for sharing the pics

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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

gr82bme - Thank you for stopping by.

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