How To Reach Chiang Mai

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Country rank: 10 out of 32 Places To Visit In Thailand

Sub-Region: Chiang Mai Province


How to Reach Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has an international airport so is well connected with other major international cities. Buses to and from Bangkok take 9 - 12 hours and run at a decent frequency as well.

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How to Reach Chiang Mai from India

Direct flights to Chiang Mai are available from all major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata etc. Most popular airlines being Thai and Silkair.

Visa Policy for Indians

Indians are eligible for visa on arrival at Chiang Mai if their trip is not going to exceed 15 days. All information pertaining to the visa processes are available at the official embassy website.

How to Reach Chiang Mai by Bus

The Arcade Bus Station is the bus station which caters to most buses running in and out of the city. Both government as well as private run buses can be hailed with ease at the station.

How to Reach Chiang Mai by Flight

The Chiang Mai International Airport operates both international and domestic flights. It is located 3km away from the city and is well connected by public transport.

Tentative return flight prices to Chiang Mai from major cities in India:

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Starting City Return price (approximate)
Mumbai ₹ 25,609 Check
New Delhi ₹ 23,424 Check
Bengaluru ₹ 22,652 Check
Chennai ₹ 20,197 Check
Hyderabad ₹ 23,152 Check
Kolkata ₹ 17,132 Check
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How to Reach Chiang Mai by Road

One of the best ways to experience the city and nearby areas is to rent a car and self-drive up the country. Cars may be rented at several places in and around the city with the most convenient being the Airport.

How to Reach Chiang Mai by Train

Trains hardly ever arrive on time in Thailand. Local trains run with a slightly reliable frequency. Do check with your hotel about the frequency of trains to and from the city you wish to visit.

Local Transport in Chiang Mai

One can take a tuk-tuk or samlor to cover short distances and get a feel of the local wind in their hair. To those who consider this a battle between life and death due to the speedy drivers, a taxi would be a safer albeit more expensive option. Local buses best for travellers are B1 and B2 which operate within the city. Songthaew which means 'two-rows' in Thai are modernized mini-trucks which cater to short distances for people going the same way and can be hailed in the street. However, the old city is best explored on foot as it is only 1.5 km sq. in area.

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