|Getting around Chiang Mai
|From Airport, Train & Bus
Terminal to Town
There is an airport taxi service which can be contacted
at the taxi kiosk. From the airport, train station and
bus terminal, you can easily get a mini-bus (or song
thaew in Thai) to town. If you would like to charter
a minibus or car, better check the correct fare at the
TAT counter first. Normally, first-class hotels provide
free transportation between the airport, railway station
or bus terminals and the hotel for their advance booking
The major means of public transport in Chiang Mai
town is mini-buses. Plying around town, they are
in vivid colours and look like small pick-up with
a roof. Tell the destination to the driver and negotiate
the price before getting on. Normally the rides
cost between 10 and 20 baht.
Taxis (Tuk Tuks) and Motorcycle Taxis
These types of taxis are available around the town.
Fares are to be negotiated.
Many travellers prefer to use a bicycle to get around
and this is very convenient as everywhere in Chiang Mai
town as well as the suburbs is accessible by bike. Bicycles
can be rented at bicycle shops and certain guesthouses.
Motorbikes, Mountainbikes & Private Cars
These can be hired from any car rent company in Chiang
From Chang Phuak Bus Station near Chang Phuak Gate,
there are regular buses and minibuses going to the following
|Bo Sang - San Kamphaeng
|Fang (via Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Chiang
|Hot - Doi Tao
(via Hang Dong, Mae Klang Fall, Chom Thong)
|Mae Cho - Phrao
For more information, call Chang Phuak Bus Station,
0 5321 1586.
|Getting to/from Other Provinces
From Arcade Bus Station on Kaeo Nawarat Road, there
are ordinary and air-con buses going to other northern
provinces, e.g. Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Sukhothai,
Phitsanulok and Phrae and some major provinces in the
northeastern, e.g. Khon Kaen, Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani.
For detailed information, call Arcade Bus Station, 0
Besides Bangkok, tourists can travel between Chiang
Mai and some northern and central provinces by train,
For details, call Chiang Mai Railway Station, 0 5324
4795, 0 5324 2094, 0 5324 5363 to 4, or Bangkok Railway
Station, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020.
Apart from Bangkok, domestic airlines operate flights
between Chiang Mai and other northern provinces, e.g.
Mae Hong Son, Sukhothai, Nan, Phrae, Mae Sot (Tak province)
as well as Udon Thani, Samui and Phuket. International
fights operating are from Chiang Mai to Kunming and
Chiang Mai to Xishuangbanna in China.