There is a licensed airport taxi service available at the taxi kiosk outside the
baggage-claim area. Purchase a ticket and present it to the drivers waiting by the
arrivals exit area. The trip will cost about 100 Baht for a sedan car that seats
4-5 people (with luggage).
From the airport, train station and bus terminal, you can easily get a song taew
(red mini-bus). To charter a minibus or car, please check the correct fare at the
TAT counter first.
Normally, first-class hotels provide complimentary transportation between the airport,
railway station or bus terminals and the hotel for guests who have made advance reservations.
1. For relative short distances you can take a sam lor or tuk-tuk (a tricycle). Fares
must be bargained in advance. Short rides within the city costs between 20 and 30
Baht. Longer rides may cost as much as 50 Baht.
2. Just new in town is the taxi-metre, the same as those running around Bangkok.
The minimum (starting) fare is 35 Baht.
3. Song taew (red mini-bus) is the most common means of transportation in town. Passengers
can hop in and out as they wish. Simply tell the driver the destination and negotiate
the price before boarding. Fares range from 10-20 Baht depending on the distance.
Some travellers prefer to ride a bicycle around the city as most of the roads and
alleys are accessible by bicycle. Bicycles can be rented from bicycle shops and certain
5. Rental cars
All major car rental companies such as AVIS, Budget, and Hertz, as well as Thai car
rental companies are ready to provide suggestions on travel itineraries. The easiest
way to locate a car rental company is to ask at the airport or the hotel, as those
are the places where most companies are located.
Chiang Mai roads are in good condition with signs posted in English.
How to get to Chiang Mai & how to get about when there