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Guide To Travel from Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Wat Arun, a riverside temple in Bangkok

Wat Arun, a riverside temple in Bangkok

There are three public transport options for the journey from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. 1. Flying from Chiang Mai Airport. 2. A direct train to Bangkok. 3. A bus from either Chiang Mai old town or Chiang Mai bus station to Bangkok. The bus is the cheapest way to travel between Chiang Mai and Bangkok and flying is the quickest form of transport. The big advantage of travelling by train is that if you book a sleeper seat you can save on the cost of a hotel room and by travelling overnight you can maximise the amount of time you have in Bangkok to visit its many attractions.

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Statue at the White Temple in Chiang Rai

Statue at the White Temple in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is 182 km North East of Chiang Mai, and the journey by bus takes between 3 hours and 3 hours 40 minutes. Chiang Rai is ancient city founded in 1262. There are many interesting temples and old buildings to visit in Chiang Mai, the most famous of which is the White Temple. The Night Bazaar and Buddha Cave on Lion Hill are also popular attractions for foreign visitors. The rainy season in Chiang Rai is from June to October and during that time the road between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai can become flooded and we recommend visiting Chiang Rai in the period between November and May to enjoy the city and surrounding countryside in the best weather.

Chiang Mai to Pai

There are fantastic views from Yun Lai Viewpoint near Pai

There are fantastic views from Yun Lai Viewpoint near Pai

There are both bus and minivan services from Chiang Mai to Pai. From Chiang Mai’s main bus station here is one minivan an hour from 07.30 to 17.30. We advise booking in advance to avoid needing to wait several hours at the bus station for a seat to become available. There is also a minivan service which departs from Chiang Mai town every hour from 07.00 until 17.00. The journey by minivan from Chaing Mai to Pai takes 3 hours along a winding mountain road. Keep your eyes straight ahead during this journey to avoid becoming travel sick.

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