|By Air ( 1 hr. from Bangkok
Mai International Airport
Domestic airlines (Thai Airways International, Bangkok
Airways, Air Asia, Orient Thai Airlines and Nok Air )
operate several daily flights between Bangkok and Chiang
Mai. A one-way flight takes about one hour. There are
also regular domestic flights between Chiang Mai and other
major cities in Thailand and international flights to
and from some major Asian destinations, e.g. Singapore,
Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, run by Thai Airways International
and other foreign airlines.
For taxi : สนามบินเชียงใหม่
Bus ( 10-11 hrs from Bangkok )
Several ordinary and air-conditioned buses leaving
daily from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (also known
as Mo Chit) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road. Most air-con buses
leave between 20.00 and 22.00 hrs. and it takes about
10-11 hours to reach Chiang Mai. There are also private
buses which can be conveniently booked in other tourist-oriented
places in Bangkok. But the public buses from the Northern
Bus Terminal are generally more reliable.
For further details,
call the Northern Bus Terminal, 0 2936 2852 to 66, 0
|For taxi : Northern Bus Terminal
|By Car ( 8 hrs from Bangkok
There are two routes to go to Chiang Mai.
||First, take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin
Road) and turn to Highway No. 32 (Asia Highway)
passing Ayutthaya, Angthong, Nakhon Sawan, then
by Highway No. 117 to Phitsanulok and by Highway
No. 11, from Lampang, Lamphun to Chiang Mai.
Second, from Nakhon Sawan, take
Highway No. 1, passing Kamphaeng Phet, Tak and
Lampang to Chiang Mai. The two routes cover nearly
the same distance, about 696 kilometres.
|By Rail ( 11-12 hrs from
Express and rapid trains leave for Chiang Mai from
Hualamphong Station several times daily and the trip
takes about 11-12 hours for express trains. It is highly
recommended to reserve seats well in advance, especially
for sleepers. During long holidays like Songkran and
New Year, it is not uncommon to find that all the sleepers
of all trains are already filled up two months beforehand.
For details, call
the State Railway of Thailand, 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2220
0 2220 4334, 0 2621 8701
or Chiang Mai Railway Station, 0 5324 2094, 0 5324 5363
|For taxi : Hualamphong Station