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Getting to Chiang Mai
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Visitors to Chiang Mai will generally arrive in Bangkok. Chiang Mai is north of Bangkok by 800 km/480 miles. You have several options for travel including plane, train, bus or car.
1 hour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Airport. The airfare is from 1,400 to 2,250 Baht. Then you can take a metered taxi or airport taxi. The trip to ITM costs about 100 Baht and will take around 15 minutes. Please see information on:
10 hours, train fare is about 600 - 800 Baht. Taxi fare to ITM is around 50-100 Baht and take about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. Trains are run by the State Railway of Thailand. Main Station phone numbers: (They usually speak English, but the phone lines are often busy)
Bangkok HuaLampong main Railways Station, TEL (02) 223-3762, 224-7788 or 225-0300, extension 5100-01
Chiangmai Railway Station, TEL (053) 245-363 / 4 or 247-462
8 hours, fare is about 450 - 550 Baht. Then take a taxi (50-100 Baht) to ITM. Several ordinary and air-conditioned buses leave 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 hours 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 2936 3666