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There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) by bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai 166

฿297 - ฿404

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Taxi  •  3h 59m

  1. Take a taxi from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) 252 km

฿2800 - ฿3400

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) 252 km

฿650 - ฿1000

Private Transfer  •  3h 59m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)

฿3839

Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Last updated: 3 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is to bus which costs ฿290 - ฿410 and takes 4h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is to taxi which costs ฿2800 - ฿3400 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). However, there are services departing from Chiang Rai and arriving at Chiang Mai International Airport via Nakhon Chai Air Chiang Mai and Maharaj Hospital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is 156 km. The road distance is 252 km.

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The best way to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) without a car is to bus which takes 4h 39m and costs ฿290 - ฿410.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX), including transfers.

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Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Chiang Rai station.

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Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, arrive at Chiang Mai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is 252 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX).

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There are 3065+ hotels available in Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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  • Distance: 155.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

What companies run services between Chiang Rai, Thailand and Chiang Mai Airport (CNX), Thailand?

Greenbus Thailand operates a bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai every 4 hours. Tickets cost ฿260 - ฿370 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Phone
0-5326-6480
Email
servicecenter@greenbusthailand.com
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿260 - ฿370
Website
Greenbus Thailand
Jed Yord
Website
12go.asia
Shuttle from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
฿3839
Schedules at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai Airport (CNX)
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Estimated price
฿2800 - ฿3400
Taxi Meter Chiang Rai
Phone
+66 88 801 8882
Taxi Chiang Rai
Phone
+66 0-5375-0773
Website
taxichiangrai.com
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com
Chiang Rai One Plus Taxi
Phone
+66 093-381-3157
Website
onepluschiangraitaxi.com

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