The red taxi so-called "Se-Lor", a modified pick-up truck with a
roof over the back, is the most common taxi for commuters in the
urban area. Visitors just tell them the destination and
negotiate the price before making a trip. They normally pick up
and drop other passengers along the way until they reach a final
destination. It normally costs about 10 baht per person, however
it may cost up to 20-30 baht, depending on either his or your
destination as well. For the vicinity areas, the taxi looks the
same but different color, for example the yellow taxi services
between Chiang Mai and Chom Thong.
If you want a faster and some adventure services try Tuk Tuk.
For a short ride, it costs about 20-30 baht per trip and 40-60
baht for a longer ride. Do negotiate the price for your
destination. Remember sit back, relax, but hold tight!.
3-Wheels Bicycle "Saam-Lor"
For sightseeing and sort rides, you may try "Saam-Lor" which
rarely available nowadays. Price range from 20 to 50 baht
depending on the distance.
Local and international rental car companies are available.
North Wheels Chiang Mai office: Tel. (053) 216189, 418233-4,
Journey Car Rent Chiang Mai office: Tel. (053) 216189, 418233-4,
Avis Chiang Mai office: Tel. (053) 201574, 210789-9 Bangkok
Office: Tel. (02) 2511131-2
Budget Chiang Mai office: Tel. (053) 202871, (088) 220310
Bangkok Office: Tel. (02) 2030250
National Car Rental Chiang Mai office: Tel. (053) 245936,
Bike/motor bike rental
A cheaper option in the long run is to rent a motorbike. The
price seems to be 250 Bht everywhere for 24 hours, you might
bargain a bit when you rent from noon onwards.
Air tickets for Thailand with airfares, and flight schedules to
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui and other cities in
At CM airport, there are taxis charging a fixed price of 90 Bht
to bring you to the center.
Going to the airport you can be cheaper off taking a Tuk-Tuk.
A lot of people go by night train to Chiang Mai. It is possible
to book train tickets online.
Note that these trains stop about 45 minutes after departure
time in Don Muang airport, so people willing to take a train
north without going to BKK center can catch the train there.
All the travel agencies in Kao San Road offer buses to CM. Price
ranges around 280 Bht for an overnight bus. Sometimes a free
night at a guesthouse is included in the price, but this is not
always a good option and it may depend on your willingness to
take a trekking with them.