Northern Thailand Transportation

  • Tuk-tuk is a great way to get around
    Tuk-tuk is a great way to get around
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  • Songtheaw ride.
    Songtheaw ride.
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  • Feeding time for the deer, Sukhothai Airport.
    Feeding time for the deer, Sukhothai...
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Northern Thailand Transportation

  • Train

    Chiang Mai Transportation

    Many people miss out on a wonderful experience by flying to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. The best choice is the overnight train, which is clean, safe, comfortable and fun. If you are a couple or a family with even numbered members I recommend the 1st class cabin. If you are traveling alone and/or don’t want to share a private cabin then 2nd class is...

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  • Tuc Tuc & bikes

    Chiang Mai Transportation

    Like anywhere in Thailand, tuk-tuks are everywhere and are useful for getting around. All you need to do is wave them down (in a lot of cases they will actually ask you if you need a ride before you even consider it!) and tell them your destination. Very cheap way to get around and we negotiated a price before we left.

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  • Busses

    Chiang Mai Transportation

    There are a cheap buses that travel to Bangkok from Chiang Mai which i have avoided for many years as once i was on one that broke down halfway to Bangkok. We were left on our own as the driver was in no position to refund our money and a replacement bus never arrived, so we ended up paying another fare on a regular bus to Bangkok. However on my...

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  • Airplane

    Chiang Mai Transportation

    The straight answer is yes. The easiest and fastest way to go about that is probably to contact Thai airways and have them set up a taxi for you from Chiang Mai airport to Chiang Rai. But this is by far not the cheapest. You could try and get a taxi from the street to take you if you can negotiate a good price, and then there is always a hotel...

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  • Night Train

    Taking the night train from Chiang Mai in the north, down to Bangkok in the south was an overnighter, we didn't really give ourselves enough time when choosing the train, so were too late to get a sleeper car. This would have come in extremely handy for the journey. Instead we shared along with everyone else, (which was alright) but if you expect...

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  • Transportation to Chiang Mai

    Countryside? Trust me, after 1 hour of rice paddies, you ain't looking forward to the next 12. If you have to take a train, do the overnight, down a few Singhas and sleep like a baby.I took the bus twice, both times they broke down for several hours. I've taken the overnight train 3-4 times, which is fine with a good book.My advise, take the plane....

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  • Night Train to Chiang Mai

    Take the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Reserve early and pay a little more for a comfortable compartment. It sleeps two and has a sink. There were even fresh flowers on the table. You can sleep well. Don't worry; they will wake you up in time to get off.

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