Chiang Mai Railway Station

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How to travel from/to Chiang Mai Railway Station?

When travelling to and from Chiang Mai Railway Station, which is just 10km from the city centre, you have 3 options: you can take a taxi, songthaew or tuk-tuk. All options will take between 15-20 minutes to the city centre and prices range from $1.30 to $5.

3 ways to get from/to Chiang Mai Railway Station

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Taxi15m150 THB ($4.10)Read article for more info
Songthaew15m40 THB ($1.05)Read article for more info
Tuk-Tuk20m120 THB ($3.25)Read article for more info

For a direct transfer between Chiang Mai Railway Station and the city centre, you can either take a taxi or a tuk-tuk. The taxi is a good option to escape Thailand’s hot weather, while the tuk-tuk lets you travel more like a local. Fares range between $4 to $5.

If you don’t mind waiting for other passengers, you can take a songthaew for only ($1.30).

Itinerary from/to Chiang Mai Railway Station

Chiang Mai Railway Station by Taxi

Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 150 THB ($4.10)
Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 150 THB ($4.10)

Ordering a taxi is quite cheap and a very convenient way to travel with your luggage to/from your hotel to Chiang Mai Railway Station.

It’s a little more expensive than a songthaew or tuk-tuk, but it offers you the convenience of being dropped off at your hotel and have an air-conditioned ride.

Expect to pay around 150 THB ($4.10) for a taxi from/to Chiang Mai Railway Station and city center. You can also book a Grab taxi online, where fares are often cheaper during non-peak hours.

Chiang Mai Railway Station by Songthaew

Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 40 THB ($1.05)
Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 40 THB ($1.05)

Songthaews are the most popular and affordable mode of transportation in Chiang Mai. The red songthaews can be easily spotted as you exit the train station.

Taking a songthaew to and from Chiang Mai Railway Station and the city centre takes about 15 minutes and costs 40 THB ($1.05) per person.

During non-peak hours, songthaew drivers tend to increase prices and offer you a ‘private ride’ for 100 THB ($2.70)150 THB ($4.10). This short journey is not worth the increased price unless you are on a tight deadline.  We recommend negotiating a fair price with the driver or waiting for other passengers to board the songthaew.

Be sure to inform the driver where you want to be dropped off before departing from Chiang Mai Railway Station.

Chiang Mai Railway Station by Tuk-tuk

Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 120 THB ($3.25)
Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 120 THB ($3.25)

You can also find several tuk-tuks outside of Chiang Mai Railway Station and along nearby Rot Fai Road.

If your hotel is in the Tha Pae Gate area, expect to pay 120 THB ($3.25). For other locations in the city centre, a tuk-tuk ride costs 150 THB ($4.10).

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