Transportation and Tour
Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) to Chiangmai Grandview Hotel & Convention Center
BUS (1 h 14 min) 30 Baht
TAXI (9 min) 150 – 190 Baht
Getting Around Chiang Mai
It is very easy to find songthaew in Chiang Mai either day or night all over the city.
Everyone knows about Thailand’s tuk-tuk – they are quick, noisy, they go everywhere, and depending on your bargaining skill, they are inexpensive. Tuk-tuk is, after songthaew, the second most common mode of transport in Chiang Mai. Compare to songthaew, tuk-tuk is more expensive. Rate starts at 60 baht for a short trip and 100 to 150 baht for longer distance.
SAMLOR (THAI’S RICKSHAW)
literally means “3 wheels” in Thai, is mainly used by tourists taking a casual spin around the old city or some die-hard vendors using them to shuttle their wares to the markets. They can be found around Warorot Market by the river. Unlike rickshaws in Europe’s major cities, Chiang Mai’s samlor drivers are not young hipsters, but old men peddling a dying trade, so make sure you leave a nice tip.
UBER AND GRAB (RIDE-SHARING APP) IN CHIANG MAI
Mobile ride-sharing app, UBER and GRAB is probably the most convenient way (for public transport) to travel around Chiang Mai. In fact, the fare is often cheaper than a regular taxi service if you follow the latest COUPON code (which is so frequently available).