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Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong by Taxi?

Posted by debidokun on 27/11/2007 at 00:54

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 27/11/2007 at 10:14 admin

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.

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Posted by exacto on 27/11/2007 at 12:00

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 :-)

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Posted by marianwarren on 27/11/2007 at 14:09

The bus only costs 57B each plus 30B for the tuktuk - oodles of bottles of BeerLao.

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Posted by debidokun on 27/11/2007 at 16:06

Thank you all for you replies!


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Posted by stickmansucks on 12/6/2011 at 23:03


Do you know what is the cheapest price from Chiang rai airport to Chiang kong / Huay Xai border ?


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