Chiang Mai Transport
The main access point for Chiang Mai is the International Airport, located close to the centre of the city, just to the south west. It takes just 5 minutes to get to the centre of town from the airport.
Chiang Mai also has a train station - the end of the line. Trains run regularly to Bangkok - and the night train is popular for travellers on a budget!
When in the city, the easiest forms of transport are either the Songthaews (Red Cars), or the Tuktuks. Songthaews litterally means 2 benches, and is a popular, cheap form of transport where you sit on benches in the back of an enclosed pickup. Tuktuks are smaller, just a 3 wheeled vehicle. While Songthaews generally follow a fixed (incomprehensible!) route, tuktuks will take you right where you want to go. Most tuktuk drivers are very friendly, so don't take offence when one offers to give you a ride - they are also open to negotiations on the price! There is also a taxi service - but when in Rome.... More information on getting around Chiang Mai.