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Chiang Mai Trips - a selection of itineraries (tours + accommodation) that you can book to make the most of your time in Chiang Mai.
Flight schedules - for flights between Bangkok & Chiang Mai, please see below for the relevant links
Thai Airways (official site); schedule and fares for all Thai Airways flights, flies to most destinations in Thailand and internationally.
Bangkok Airways (official site); flies from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Sukothai, Phuket, Koh Samui, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and other destinations.
Nok Air (official site); flies from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Hat Yai and Phuket.
Air Asia (official site); flies from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Hat Yai and Phuket.
Tiger Airways (official site); flies from Chiang Mai (or Bangkok) to Singapore (discontinued).
Silk Air (official site); flies from Chiang Mai (or Bangkok) to Singapore.
Lao Aviation (official site); flies from Chiang Mai (or Bangkok) to Luang Prabang and Vientiene.
Chiang Mai is situated in the northern part of Thailand and is approx. 800 kms from Bangkok. There are many direct flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai which take 1 hr and 10 mins. You can also fly from southern Thailand - Phuket, Koh Samui & Krabi (you usually have to take a connecting flight in Bangkok). There are also direct international flights from Singapore (Silk Air, Tiger Air), Kunming, China (Thai Airways) and Luang Prabang/Vientiane (Lao Aviation). Once at Chiang Mai Airport you can take an airport taxi into the centre of town; this is only a 5-10 min. journey.
here to see the timetable for flights to and from Chiang Mai on Thai Air
Alternatively, you can take the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Most journeys are overnight and take approx. 12-15hrs. There are some trains running during the day, if you wish to take in the scenery. On the train there are a number of choices available: first class which has private cabins for 2 people, second class sleeping births either A/C or fan (these are only divided by the carriage, seats are folded out to make sleeping births). There are upper or lower births - lower births are preferable (wider and no stairs to climb). You can also take the sprinter train which has A/C seats and is fairly fast compared to other trains. From Chiang Mai Railway Station you can take a tuk tuk or songtaew (red truck) into the centre of town; the journey takes approx. 5-10mins.
here to see the timetable for trains to and from Chiang Mai
You can also take a bus from almost any town in Thailand, to Chiang Mai. Buses from Bangkok run mostly overnight - a journey taking approx. 10 hrs. There are also buses from other towns in Northern Thailand (Sukothai, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai etc.) and North-Eastern Thailand. Once at the bus station, you can take a tuk tuk or songtaew (red truck) into the centre of town; the journey takes approx. 5-10mins.
By Road - take one of our Bangkok to Chiang Mai historical tours, travelling between Bangkok and Chiang Mai and seeing the history and culture along the way.
Mai Information - relevant details to plan your holiday in Chiang
Chiang Mai Accommodation - hotels and resorts in Chiang Mai at discount rates; online booking
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