Only recently appears a new route network of city buses. Based in the Arcade bus station. Fare 0,46 USD = 15 THB intervals can reach 30 - 50 minutes. Look pretty scruffy, painted white. Location Arcade bus station: 18.800652,99.017876
If you rent for a week or a month, rental prices are significantly lower.
But for a month or more profitable to buy in a store a new road bike, which costs from 46 USD = 1 500 THB and higher.
Pay attention to the serviceability of the bike and the presence of any visible damage. For bikes usually take your passport as a deposit. Be careful on the roads, the traffic in Asia is very chaotic, and the separated bike lanes are very rare.
Network coaches developed at an acceptable level. From Chiang Mai if you want, you can go direct to all surrounding areas of Thailand. And with transfers - wherever you want.
You can compare prices for bus and train tickets in Asia, as well as buy tickets, with the service 12Go Asia
Buses divided into local long distance cheap and long distance high class
Local coaches mainly connect nearby cities. They do not have toilets, air conditioning and may appear quite scruffy and dusty. If you have luggage, it will put in the cargo net, which is on the roof of the bus. The cost of these buses varies from 1,2 USD = 40 THB to 2,1 USD = 70. THB For example the route Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong will cost you 2 USD = 65 THB and about 2.5 hours of your time.
There are more presentable intercity buses close directions. One of the firms is GreenBus greenbusthailand.com On this website you will find the directions of the buses and their schedules.
Buses of the company are divided into four classes of service:
In all vehicles of the company present air conditioning, and sometimes very strong, so do not forget to dress well. Buses run on time and do not usually late.
Long-haul coaches presented quite a large variety of companies. Main line is of course Bangkok. Here are some of them
The minimum cost of this type of buses between Bangkok and Chiang May Day is 12,9 USD = 420. THB Maximum ranges 27,6 USD = 900 THB from NCA. All buses are air-conditioned. Some include the cost of meals and snacks. For food and toilets bus makes a stop. Buses such official companies depart and arrive on the official bus stations. In Chiang Mai's Arcade bus station: goo.gl/maps/Hx0KZ
This charter buses hired as tourist offices. They depart and arrive with a pre-specified locations, such as a gas station or a street corner. When planting, you most likely will be picked up on the mini-pickup truck from your hotel and transfer to the parking of the bus. In such buses be especially vigilant and do not leave any bags that you put into bus luggage anything valuable. All valuable and important take with you to the salon. Do not fall asleep with headphones and a phone in you hand.
The cost varies by season. From 8,6 USD = 280 THB to 13,8 USD = 450 THB for the direction of Bangkok. The bus departs at 7 pm, come on Khaosan Road in 5 - 6 am. Frequent severe delays on the road!
Drive on pre-negotiated rates and routes. Tickets are sold only in tour companies. Rates, duration and characteristics depend on the direction. The vast majority of this mini-vein.
Almost guaranteed huge delays on arrival and departure. The official website of Thai Railways: railway.co.th Rail transport is divided into the following classes:
The prices vary from train to train, and also depend on the specific places, such as the top - bottom shelf.