I'm flying from Bangkok to Chiang Rai on December 4th. I then want to head to Chiang Khong to cross the border into Loas. I was wondering what the cost might be to take a taxi from Chiang Rai airport to the Chiang Khong.
I'm posting this under Laos as I figure most people going this wasy are going to enter Laos.
I realize I can take a bus as well and the cost will be less. However since there are 2 of us, I figured the additional cost for taking 1 mode of transportation instead of 3 1) airport to bus station, 2) bus to Chiang Khong bus station and 3) tuk tuk to border might be worth it.
#1 debidokun has been a member since 23/3/2005. Posts: 2
A friend did that just last week (though she was going in the opposite direction), and said she paid 1,500B for the trip.
Hope that helps.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,738
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Ouch! 1,500 baht. That's an awful lot of money. I'm guessing that is something like three to five times as much as taking public transportation would cost. That would buy quite a few bottles of Beer Lao once you get across the border :-)
The bus only costs 57B each plus 30B for the tuktuk - oodles of bottles of BeerLao.
#4 marianwarren has been a member since 12/3/2006. Posts: 270
Thank you all for you replies!
#5 debidokun has been a member since 23/3/2005. Posts: 2