|Prepaid Taxi at Chiang Mai Airport|
Prepaid Taxi from Chiang Mai Airport to the City, Old City or Night Bazaar
A prepaid taxi from Chiang Mai airport to anywhere in the city would cost THB 150. Nothing more is to be paid. Its a short 10-15 minute ride to most hotels and 150 THB is not cheap, but you are actually paying for the convenience. This type of taxis are not to be found in the city and Songthaew and occasional tuk tuks are the only available mode of transport.
Prepaid Taxi Counters inside the airport
|Prepaid Meter Taxi Counter at Chiang Mai Aiport|
|Chiang Mai Airport Prepaid Taxi Counter|
Before coming out of the airport, you need to buy your prepaid taxi ticket at either of these counters. At least one of these counters will be open any time of the day or night.
The drivers outside
|Prepaid Taxi Drivers at Chiang Mai Airport|
The prepaid taxi drivers wait just outside the gate. Hand over your ticket to one of them and you will be escorted to the taxi parking area.
Another Prepaid Taxi Service at 160 THB
|Airport Taxi from Chiang Mai Airport to Down Town|
If you come out of the airport and then decide to take a prepaid taxi, there is this signboard announcing the service to anywhere in the city at 160 THB.
What is a Songthaew
|A Songthaew in Chiang Mai Thailand|
These are high powered vehicles that ply on every street in Chiang Mai. Every Song Thaew will go anywhere you want to go. Just decide on a price and hop in. They will follow the most practical route depending on the passengers they carry and eventually get you to your destination. Fares on Songthaews start at 20 THB.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|