Getting Around Chiang Mai

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Chiang Mai

There are several modes of both public and private transportation available to ensure your convenience when it comes to getting around Chiang Mai. They are as follows : 

Vehicles For Rent   

Currently, there are about 30 rental businesses operating in the city of Chiang Mai. cars, vans, motorcycles, and bicycles are available for hire at most of these rentals.
Insurance for cars is available at the majority of rental businesses.Vehicles are rented for a time period, with no limit put on the mileage. The only conditions are that you pay for the gas the vehicle uses and return it safely and on time. Most businesses will also require that you deposit your passport as a guarantee of the punctual and safe return of the vehicle.   


A pickup that has been converted into mini-bus with two long seats on each side. Regular routes of Song Taew are from the city to other districts in Chiang Mai and some nearby provinces. The fare is about 5-20 Bahts depending on distance.
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Airconditioned vans travel from Chiang Mai City to Chiang Dao and Fang daily. The vans leave the “Chang Perk Station” every hour from 07.30 to 16.30 . The fare is about 80 Baht. 

Local Bus   

Airconditioned and non-airconditioned buses travel from the “Chang Perk Station” to many tourist destinations in Chiang Mai every day.
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Public Transportation in Chiang Mai City   

Besides rentals, another way of getting around the city is through the use of public transportation. Songtaews, Tuk Tuks, or motorized three – wheel taxis; Samlors, or pedal trishaws and buses are all available public transportation. These are numerous and can be found everywhere in the city.