Travel from Chiang Khong to Bangkok

The only way to travel direct by public transport from Chiang Khong to Bangkok is to take a bus. The alternative way to travel would be take a bus from Chiang Khong to Chiang Mai and from there a train or a plane to Bangkok.

Bus Times from Chiang Khong to Bangkok


There is a single daily bus service from Chiang Khong to Bangkok which you can book online.

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15:3002:50฿ 1,100VIP 24Bangkok Busline

  • The journey by bus from Chiang Khong to Bangkok is scheduled to take 11 hours 20 minutes.

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Chiang Khong Bus Station


Bus services from Chiang Khong to Bangkok depart from Chiang Khong Local Bus Station.

Google Map of Chiang Khong Local Bus Station

Bangkok Bus Station


Bus services from Chiang Khong to Bangkok terminate at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

About Travel to Bangkok


Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal is not currently connected to either of Bangkok’s modern efficient suburban public transport systems: the BTS, which is an elevated suburban railway network, or the MRT, which is an underground train system. For travel within Bangkok you need to take either a bus, which we don’t recommend for leisure visitors as local bus services are very slow and often confusing to use, or a taxi. It’s a very short journey in taxi to reach either Chatuchak MRT station or Mo Chit BTS station for onward connections to most popular destinations in Bangkok. The fare in a meter taxi should be around 60 THB, if that is you can find a meter taxi willing to take you on this short journey. If you are travelling alone then it is generally easier to take a motorbike taxi on this 5 minute trip to the nearest BTS or MRT station.

The BTS is Bangkok's modern elevated suburban railway network
The BTS is Bangkok’s modern elevated suburban railway network

If your next destination in Bangkok is the area around the Khao San Road then you are better off travelling the whole way in a meter taxi. The area around the Khao San Road, as well as near the Grand Palace, is not currently connected to either the MRT or BTS networks. There is a taxi rank at Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, however, the taxis which wait there are often unwilling to use their meters for foreign visitors and instead ask for fixed fares often 3 to 4 times higher than what the fare would be if they use their meter. The way to get around this problem is to wait in front of the main entrance to the ticket hall for a taxi dropping off a passenger and approach them for a ride. Our experience is that this is often the only way to find a taxi driver at the Northern Bus Terminal who is willing to use their meter for a foreign visitor.

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