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  • steebee

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    How would you travel from the Chiang Mai airport into Chiang Mai? Would you take a taxi or bus? What should the fare be, do they have meters or do you negotiate a fare? Do you tip the driver? How long should the trip take?
    Also, I just love this site. Thank you for it.

    #1 Posted: 20/6/2006 - 08:16

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi steebee,

    Glad you like the site!

    I just returned from Chiang Mai and travelled to and from the airport by "private taxi/limo" and it is 120B from the airport to anywhere in downtown Chiang Mai. If you telephone for a pick-up to take you back to the airport it is 150B.

    #2 Posted: 20/6/2006 - 08:47

  • exacto

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    the airport limo service somtam mentions is first rate, and not a bad deal either. i'd probably do exactly that. if the 120 baht is more than you want to pay, you can try to find a tuk tuk or song thaew truck heading back into town. you could probably get a ride for as little as 60 baht, depending on where you are staying. another option is to walk out to the main road and try to catch a tuk tuk for about 60 baht or red song thaew truck back into town. the song thaew would only be 20 baht or so. but those trucks don't pass by the airport all that often keep in mind that it is rainy season here, so you could get soaked by a sudden downpour while waiting to catch a ride.

    where are you staying, anyway?

    #3 Posted: 20/6/2006 - 12:37

  • steebee

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    Sounds like the airport limo service service is the way to go. I havn't booked a room yet . I'm considering some suggestions from the travelfish Chaing Mai section such as: CM Blue House, Manee Guesthouse, Pagoda Inn, Baan Jong Come GH, Tawan Guest House. Do you have a preference or would you suggest another?

    #4 Posted: 21/6/2006 - 02:59

  • steebee

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    Sounds like the airport limo service service is the way to go. I havn't booked a room yet . I'm considering some suggestions from the travelfish Chaing Mai section such as: CM Blue House, Manee Guesthouse, Pagoda Inn, Baan Jong Come GH, Tawan Guest House. Do you have a preference or would you suggest another?

    #5 Posted: 21/6/2006 - 03:01

  • exacto

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    we just stayed at CM Blue House for three nights, and were exceptionally pleased with the value for money. the rooms are big, clean, and include hot water and even towels. everything was blue, from the sheets to the trash cans. a plain room with a fan cost 250 baht, and a room with a tv, great for watching the world cup games, was ony 300 baht. it is located at 30/1 moon muang road soi 6. it is in a great backpacker-friendly location, and definitely worth a look.

    we checked out a few of these other places you mention, and thought they looked pretty good too. the problem with chiang mai is that there are so many great places to stay and so little time.

    if i were to add to your list, i'd suggest chiang mai thai house on thapae road soi 5, and gap house on ratchadamnoen soi 4 (www.gaps-house.com). gap's also has a second guest house on the far side of town that includes breakfast and a free rental bicycle too, but the location is a bit out of the way. i hope that helps. cheers.

    #6 Posted: 21/6/2006 - 10:45

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