Chiang Mai Travel Guide: If You Are on a Budget

We spent our Christmas here in Chiang Mai and fascinated with the beauty of the place. We plan 1month ahead before heading to Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai via an agency that we knew. We were lucky to have a discount as we booked our ticket at back and forth. I know everyone is not in favor of riding a bus to Chiang Mai and prefer plane instead, though we are enjoying the ride—if you are as well. Cheaper! So here’s a guide for you.

Here’s how to get to Chiang Mai by Bus, Train, and Flight:

Mo Chit Bus Terminal



>Book your ticket online or in Mo Chit Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) directly.
>Remember that peak season is between November and early April, better to book your ticket ahead of time.
>the nearest BTS Station is Mo Chit, from there you can ride a taxi for about 10min to the station.

Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900
Price: 500Baht – 1400Baht

Mo Chit Bus Terminal



To Hualamphong Railway Station:
>via Bangkok MRT or
>BTS Skytrain is not connected to the station, though you can interchange to MRT at Silom, Sukhumvit and Mo Chit Station.
>Price: 600Baht – 1600Baht

Address: รองเมือง Khwaeng Rong Muang, แขวง รองเมือง เขต ปทุมวัน Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

Hualamphong Railway Station



From the heart of Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport:
>BTS Sukhumvit line Phayathai Station interchange to Phayathai rail link
>Phayathai rail link Suvarnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Airport Rail Link

Bangkok Airport Rail Link
image taken from Bangkok Airport Rail Link Site

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Hidden tips:
We stayed in the Trekker Camp for 2nights and 3days and we paid only 300bhat per night. Amazing isn’t it? The residence offers a free bike as well, which we enjoyed so much. And as for our tour, we booked our 2 days adventure (including Chiang Rai adventure) via Lanna Tour Services which cost as lesser than we expected.
>10 min ride away from the Chiangmai International Airport
>10 min ride away from Night Bazzar
>Lots of restaurant and Thai cuisine nearby
>Use your free bike to “Art in Paradise Chiang Mai” (booked your ticket ahead for a cheaper price)

Enjoy the hidden scenery of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai here.
Chiang Mai: Bai Orchid-Butterfly Farm
Chiang Mai: Night Market
Chiang Mai: Thai Silk Village




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