Unlike most Southeast Asian countries, travel in Thailand is generally straight forward and efficient. Even if you have a kayak and gear, No problem! The extensive bus, rail and air networks allow travelers to get virtually anywhere in the country. From the capitol city of Bangkok, there are many options to get to Chiang Mai. Thailand lifestyles
Busses depart from Bangkok’s Mo Chit Bus Station almost every hour from 7am until 9pm.
Fares range from:
$5 US (250 Baht): 2nd Class Fan
$12 US (550 Baht): 1st Class VIP
This trip takes approximately 12 hours.
Chiang Mai bound trains depart from Bangkok’s Hualamphong Train Station daily , starting at 7:45am until 10pm.
Fares range from:
$7 US (300 Baht): 2nd class sleeper w/fan
$ 30 US (1200 Baht): 1st class cabin w/AC
This trip takes approximately 14 hours.
From Bangkok’s Don Muang Domestic Air Terminal Thai Airways, Nok Air, offersdaily service to Chiang Mai, with many flights departing hourly.
Fares are about:
$30-55 US (1300-2275 Baht): Coach Class
$85 US (3375 Baht)” Business Class
This flight takes approximately 55 minutes.
Siam River Adventures Co.,Ltd. will happily take care of your bus, train or plane reservations to Chiang Mai and beyond.
Health ConsiderationsWhile the health risks of travel in Thailand can seem quite intimidating, few travelers experience more than an upset stomach. Clinics and hospitals are quite good throughout the country, particularly in major cities. Most prescription drugs and over the counter treatments are readily available in most areas of Thailand. Though no immunizations are required for travel into Thailand, we recommend consulting a physician or visit www.thetraveldoctor.com for more health information.
Travelers from most countries will be granted a 30 day Tourist Visa upon arrival in Thailand. 90 day Non-immigrant Visas can be applied for in your home country for a fee. Contact your nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate for more information. Visas for many countries around the world can be easily obtained in Bangkok by travel agencies or from there local Embassy or consulate.