Taking a taxi to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a quick and easy way to travel. With the popularity of Grab, Uber and other carpooling services, hiring a taxi seems unnecessary. But not all countries have Uber or Grab services and if they do, it is often limited to major cities.
Getting a taxi upon your arrival at airports is the best and most convenient way to travel to your hotel or any other destination. A high number of of passengers arriving at the same time may make it difficult to get a taxi, Grab or Uber on spot. Some airports do not offer free WIFI service so booking a Grab or Uber service may not be possible. In some airports there are taxi booking booths but neither there presence nor sensible prices are guaranteed.
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When travelling by taxi, the distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai can vary greatly depending on the route chosen . Often taxi drivers are locals who know backstreets and shortcuts that can put Google Maps to shame. The path taken by skilled taxi drivers may sometimes be longer but will bypass traffic jams, road constructions and other mishaps. This level of personalized driving will typically result in the fastest time of travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
When travelling by taxi, the Bangkok to Chiang Mai travel time depends heavily on traffic conditions. Taxis provide the best and fastest way to travel in cities as city buses follow fixed routes while taxis can pick you up at any pick-up point and bring to any drop-off point as long as there is an overland way to get there.
The skill of the driver is also a factor that determines the duration of your travel. Local and veteran drivers may know the area like the back of their hand. This gives them the advantage of leaning all the backstreets and shortcuts that can even be more effective than routes suggested by Google Maps.
For travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by taxi, there will be either flat fare or metered fare.
Pre-computed, or flat fare can be more expensive but unlike buses and trains you do not need to buy a ticket for each passenger. If you are a group of 4 or less, you can take just one car – the fare is calculated on ‘per car’, not ‘per passenger’ bases.
This makes taxi a cheap option for travelling when in small groups..
If a taxi company offers larger vehicles like SUVs, it is a good idea to opt for it as it will be only slightly more expensive but will accommodate at least 6 passengers and enough space for your luggage. This makes it even more budget-friendly for groups and families.
We have partnered with multiple taxi companies from hundreds of locations. Choose any date and time from our Bangkok to Chiang Mai timetable for taxi services.
Getting a taxi has many advantages. Most taxi companies have a fleet of cars and drivers controlled by a centralized call-centre. This makes the service available anytime you need it.
Some taxi companies can also offer larger vehicles for groups or travellers with oversized luggage.
Arguably the most convenient advantage of travelling by taxi is that you can ask the driver to stop at stores, supermarkets or even make a short detour to take a couple of pics while travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.