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Chiang Rai, How to get there

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Picture Taken by Panot Kanjavasoon, using a Fuji Finepix A500 Camera. Taken 25/12/2008. Exp time 1/40th sec. F.No: F/8.5 lens focal length, 6.4mm

Phu Chi Fa Point Chiang Rai

Getting There

By Plane

Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) is located on Phaholyotin Road eight kilometres from downtown Chiang Rai. Car rental is available on arrival from Avis.

The airport is served by Air Asia and Thai Airways to Bangkok and SGA Airlines to Chiang Mai. Despite the name, the airport has no international connections at all.

By Bus

There are two bus stations in Chiang Rai. The old bus station and new bus station - A minibus service runs between the two. It costs 10 Baht and takes 20 minutes.

Old Bus Station is located in the centre of town. Buses coming from Chiang Rai province stop here.

Chiang Khong, on the Laos border. Buses leave every hour or so and have the destination clearly marked. The journey takes two and a half hours and costs 70 baht on local bus.

New Bus Station, Arcade Bus Terminal, ( 7 km north of the city, opposite Carrefour and just off the super highway ). Buses from else where in Thailand stop here

Chiang Mai - There are three types of bus: normal, a/c and VIP. Normal (local) - stops everywhere. Takes 4+ hours. Costs 96 Baht. A/C - stops one. Takes about three hours. Costs 169 Baht. VIP - takes three hours, costs 360. Operated by Green bus departs Chiang Mai on a regular basis.

By Train

The nearest train station is at Chiang Mai.

By Car

Chiang Rai is about 820 km north of Bangkok and is easily accessible from Bangkok via highways  1 /  32 and from Chiang Mai on highway  118.

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