Travel from Nan to Chiang Mai

The only direct public transport services from Nan to Chiang Mai are long distance bus services. Nan is not connected to Thailand’s railway network and there are no direct flights from Nan to Chiang Mai.

Bus Times from Nan to Chiang Mai


There are nine direct bus services a day from Nan to Chiang Mai available to book online.

NanChiang MaiTicketService
07:4514:55฿ 261Express
08:3014:55฿ 305Express Combo
08:3014:55฿ 471VIP combo
11:3017:55฿ 305Express Combo
11:3017:55฿ 471VIP combo
16:0022:25฿ 305Express Combo
16:0022:25฿ 471VIP combo
22:3004:05฿ 305Express Combo
22:3004:05฿ 471VIP combo

  • The journey by bus by Nan to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take from 5 hours 35 minutes to 6 hours 25 minutes depending upon which bus service you take.

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Nan Bus Station


Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Nan Bus Terminal.

Google Map of Nan Bus Terminal

Chiang Mai Bus Station


Bus services from Nan to Chiang Mai terminate at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3.

Google Map of Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3

About Travel to Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 is located 4.3 km to the east of Chiang Mai’s Old Town on the other side of the Ping River. The cheapest way to travel from Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3 to Chiang Mai Old Town is to take a red shared taxi. These shared taxi services depart from inside the bus station. There is a kiosk and waiting area for this service, which costs a fixed amount of 30 THB per person. The red shared taxi services go past the popular riverside area on route to the old town. Alternatively you can take a tuk-tuk, which should cost around 100 THB to any destination within the old town.

Green Bus service from Nan to Chiang Mai
Green Bus service from Nan to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai city’s main tourist attractions, which are temples such as Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, are located inside the compact old town area of Chiang Mai which is surrounded by a moat and sections of the old city walls. Within the old town there is plenty of budget accommodation as well as some boutique hotels. For larger hotels, and more lively nightlife, try the riverside area near the busy Chang Klan Road. Many visitors to Chiang Mai prefer to stay in the riverside area overnight and visit the old town in the day time. Popular out of town attractions include the hill top Wat Doi Suthep and Mae Sa Elephant Camp, both of which are within a 1 hour drive from Chiang Mai city centre.

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