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Getting to Chiang Mai

As the north's major tourist destination, Chiang Mai is quite easy to get to. The city is even being promoted as something of a hub. Whether its planes or buses, you have several travel times a day to choose from to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.


Chiang Mai's international airport is served by just about every domestic air carrier in Thailand, as well as a few international airlines based in the region. See our comprehensive Chiang Mai airport guide at for more information about the airport and which airlines fly there.

Airport Transfers

The airport taxi service is cheap and easy to use. Just visit the counter just outside the baggage claim area. Transfers to most city hotels are just 120 Baht (