Regularly scheduled flights arrive into and depart from Chiang Mai International
Airport, which is 3km south of the centre of the old city. Unless otherwise noted the following airlines use the Suvarnabhumi Airport for travel from and to Bangkok.
Air Asia ( www.airasia.com) Flies to Bangkok (1660B, six daily) and Kuala Lumpur (from 4000B,one daily).
Bangkok Airways (S10 2265 5556; www.bangkokair.com) Flies to Bangkok (3400B; two daily) and continues to Samui (7300B).
China Airlines ( 5320 1268; www.china-airlines.com) Flies to Taipei (12,OOOB, two per week).
Lao Airlines (0 5322 3401; www.laoairlines.com) Flies to Vientiane (8400B, two daily) and Luang Prabang (5600B, one daily).
Nok Air (1318; www.nokair.com) Flies to Bangkok Don Muang (2440B, four to five daily); note that Nok Air is a.subsidiary of THAI; it also operates a code-share flight from Chiang Mai to Pai (6606, one daily) and Mae Hong Son (1090B, one daily) with SGA.
One-Two-Go (1141, ext1126; www.fly2go.com) Flies to Bangkok's Don Muang (1950B, three daily).
Siam GA (0 5328 0444; www.sga.co.th) Flies to Pai (660B, one daily) and Mae Hong Son (1090B, one daily); these are code-share flights with Nok Air.
Silk Air (0 5390 4985; www.silkair.com) Flies to Singapore (16,0006, one daily).
Thai Airways International : Flies to Bangkok (1700B); there are two daily flights to Don Muang Airport and eight to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Also flies to Mae Hong Son (13006, three daily).
Chiang Mai's long-distance terminal is known as Arcade Bus Terminal and is about 3km Irom the old city. From the town centre, a tuk-tiik or chartered sofng-tita-ou should cost 40B to SOB.
From Chiang Mai's Arcade bus terminal, Bangkok-bound buses leave about every hour between 7am to 10.30am and again between 7pm to 9pm. Green Bus Thailand is the biggest company at the Arcade terminal; it serves Chiang Rai with hourly departures from 7am to 4pm. Mae Sai, Mae Sot and Chiang Saen buses leave twice a day. Other routes include Phayao to Chiang Khong with frequent departures between 6.3am to 5.30pm; I.ampang, Phrae and Nan with hourly departures between 6.30am to 6.30pm.
The ticket counters that serve Pai, Mae Hong Son and Mae Sariang are beyond the main terminal. For Udon "1'hani there are five departures Irom noon to 8pm.
Do note that from Bangkok, the most reliable companies use Bangkok's Northern and Northeastern bus terminal (Mo Chit). It is not advisable to go north with a bus company that leaves from Bangkok's tourist centres, like Th Khao San. These invariably over-promise and under-deliver. The most egregious example occurred in November 2008 when the driver and staff of a Bangkok-Chiang Mai bus contracted by a Khao San Rd travel agent stole up to 150,0008 worth of valuables from the passengers and then abandoned the bus and the riders outside of Ayulhaya,
For buses, to destinations within Chiang Mai Province, use the Chang Pheuak Bus Terminal, which is north of the old city. You should be able to get a ('hang Pheuak terminal for 20B. Destinations served by-the (..hang Pheuak terminal include Chiang Dao (SOB, Hi hours, every 30 minutes), Chom Ihong (4IB, two hours, every 20 minutes), Fang (105B, three hours, every 30 minutes), Hang Dong (ISB, 30 minutes, every 20 minutes) and Tha Ton (115B, every two hours, tour hours).
There is also a sorng-tfhi-ou stop on Th Praisani between Talat Warorot and Mae Ping serving nearby towns, like Lamphun, Bo Sang, San Kamphaeng and Mae Rim. S6mg-taa-ou and buses also park on the east side of the river near Saphan l.ek and make the trip to Lamphun, Lampang and Chiang Rai (via an older and slower road).
Chiang Mai's train station : is about 2.5km east of the old city. The train station has an ATM, a left-luggage room (LOB per piece) and an advance-booking counter at the regular ticket window (open 24 hours). For information on schedules and fares contact the station or the State Railway of Thailand .
All Chiang Mai-bound trains originate from Bangkok's Hualamphong station. At the time of writing there were six daily departures from Bangkok to Chiang Mai (and the same number in the opposite direction) and the journey took between 12 and 15 hours. Note in the fares below that we've indicated seats in air-con cars; if there is no designation this means that the seats are in tan-cooled cars. Rapid trains leave Bangkok at 2.30pm arriving at 5.10am the next day. Fares are 391/231B for 2nd-/3rd-class seats and 541/491B for lower/upper sleeping berths in the 2nd-class cars.
Express trains leave Bangkok at 10pm and arrive in Chiang Mai at 12.45pm the following afternoon. Fares are 431/271B for 2nd-/3rd-class seats, 54IB for 2nd-class air-con seats, 581/53IB for lower/upper sleeping berths in 2nd-class cars, and 821/75IB for lower/upper sleeping berths for a 2nd-class air-con cars.
Sprinter (special express diesel) trains leave Bangkok at 8.30am and 7.20pm arriving in Chiang Mai at 8.30pm and 7.40am, respectively. Fares are 61 IB for 2nd-class . air-con seat.
Special Express trains leave at 6pm and 7.20pm, arriving the next day at 7.15am and 9.45am. Fares are 1253B for a 1st-class air-con sleeper and 881/791B for lower/upper 2nd-class air-con sleeper.
Trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok include the following services; express (departing 2.50pm, arriving 5.10am), special express (departing 4.30pm and 5.50pm, arriving 5.30am and 7am, respectively), sprinter (departing 9pm and 8.45am, arriving 9.10am and 8.25pm) and rapid (departing 6.45am, arriving 9.10pm).
Sleeping berths are increasingly hard to reserve without booking well in advance; tour groups sometimes book entire cars and available spots get even more scarce during holidays like Songkran (mid-April), Chulalongkorn Day (October) and Chinese New Year (late February to early March). See the Transport chapter for information about advance bookings.
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