About Chiang Mai

Ground Transport from the Airport

The Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) is located about 5 km from the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, the conference venue. Most hotels offer airport transfer services for a fee. A taxi to or from the airport is generally 150 baht.

Chiang Mai City Bus
The R-3 (red line) bus provides service from the airport to across Kad Suan Kaew shopping mall where the conference venue is located. You will need the R-3 (yellow line) to get from Kad Suan Kaew back to the airport. Please consult the bus website for more details and information on an app that tracks bus location. http://cmtransit.com/

These red pick-up trucks are the most common and cheapest form of transportation in the city. You must flag them down from the side of the road and negotiate with the driver where you want to go. The standard price is 20-30 baht per person, per ride, but trips to the airport can cost 40-50 baht. Songtaews often act as buses and will pick up additional passengers en route to your destination.

These three-wheeled motorcycle taxis are available for private hire, and can be flagged down from the side of the road. You must negotiate the price of the trip with the driver. Prices range from 80 baht upwards. Be sure to settle on a price before beginning the journey, otherwise you may end up with an expensive ride.

Taxis can only be hired directly at the airport from taxi counters or from the taxi call center. They are the most expensive option. There is no price negotiation and the taxi company will inform you of the fee based on the distance you are traveling. - Taxi meter: +66-53-279-291 - Airport Taxi: +66-53-201-307

Grab is the ride-sharing service throughout Southeast Asia, similar to Uber. Rides through Grab are less expensive than taxi services in Chiang Mai, but you must have a fairly stable internet connection to hail a ride. For more information and to download the Grab app, click here (hyperlink: https://www.grab.com/th/en/taxi/).