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Book a shared shuttle or private car
from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

  • Door-to-door in 3 h 19 min from ...
  • World-class customer service
  • Safe, licensed driver
  • Up to 70% less emissions

Daytrip offers a perfect solution for every budget and travel style - a shared shuttle departing five times a day with a small group of up to 10 passengers, or a private car where you're in charge of the itinerary and schedule. Both options will get you from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, door-to-door, in about 3 hours 19 minutes in unmatched safety and comfort.

Trip Information

Meet-and-Greet at your accommodation in Chiang Mai
Comfortable, air-conditioned car or van with a professional, English speaking driver and complimentary bottled water
Drop-off at your accomodation in Chiang Rai
World-class, English-speaking customer service team at your disposal
  • 3 h 19 min
  • 187 km
  • door-to-door

Optional sightseeing itinerary

Private service only

Stops available with a private car

Wat Chamthewi

Wat Chamthewi

Pillaged of their gold leaf finish, these bare sandstone chedis are exemplary examples of the ancient Dvaravati style. A Topless Treasure 

Botanical Tweechol

Botanical Tweechol

One of the largest gardens in Thailand is a pleasantly manicured oasis filled with topiaries and exotic flora and fauna. The Big Green 

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

This venerated temple is one of the last places in Thailand to see Mon-style architecture - and it has the world’s largest gong! Bang Me Gong, Mon 

Wat Analayo

Wat Analayo

At the heart of this serene, statue-filled temple complex is a viham with dazzling jewel-encrusted Buddhas. Precious Moments 

White Temple

White Temple

Surreal ornamentation and a glistening facade make this glossy temple unique in Thailand. A Bright Buddhist Beacon 

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Good to know

Traveling with children

If you're traveling with children, please let us know in the booking so we can get the appropriate child seats or boosters ready.

Pets and service animals

While pets are not allowed on the shared shuttle service, they can generally be accommodated on our private service from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. For inquiries about service dogs, please contact us before booking.


Gratuity isn’t included or required, but if you really enjoyed your trip, you can show your driver your appreciation with an optional tip (10% is sufficient).

Tickets & cancellations

Private trips can be changed or canceled up to 24 hours before departure.

For shared shuttles, we offer a range of ticket types to suit every traveler's needs (and budget).

Super-flexible: You're covered in case of train/plane delays or any other unexpected changes; reschedule (subject to availability) or get a full refund up to 15 minutes before departure!

Flexible: Change or cancel up to 24-hours before departure, but you won't receive a refund if you miss your pick-up.

Non-refundable: No changes or cancellations, and you won't receive a refund if you miss your departure.


  • Big luggage
  • 29x21x11 inches
  • 74x53x28 cm
  • Small luggage
  • 22x14x9 inches
  • 56x36x23 cm

Each passenger is allowed to have one checked bag and one carry on. If you're traveling with more bags or oversized luggage, take a private car.

Booking and payment

Ride availability is shown in real-time and bookings are confirmed instantly. Pay securely online with your major credit card.

You can also purchase tickets directly from the driver in cash if seats are available.

Daytrip is the most convenient way to experience 12,900+ cities around the world.

In addition to our growing list of shared shuttle routes, our carefully selected private drivers can take you to the most intriguing destinations in 65+ countries on all continents except Antarctica.
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