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Was there a couple a weeks ago, got back from Bangkok, called a metered taxi, walked outside the airport completely, I think they don't want to drive right to the front door and pick you up to avoid conflict with the airport taxis, it cost about 120 baht into town. In the airport I was offered a taxi for 400, the aw its only a few dollars attitude doesn't sit right with me.

Taxi service is a welcome relief to Chiang Rai.

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The meter taxis sit in a bunch outside the airport gate on the main road down to the new stadium. It's probably about a 100 metre walk.

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The meter taxis sit in a bunch outside the airport gate on the main road down to the new stadium. It's probably about a 100 metre walk.

I am not totally sure but I think the ones you see sitting outside the gate have been called by arriving passengers....so to be sure probably better to call ahead as you are boarding plane in BKK .

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Enjoy your visit.

I sure will, thank you. I love this corner of the planet smile.png.

Meter Taxi's 24/7 053773477 or 0819988918.thumbsup.gif

Are these phone numbers still good to go? :)

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The meter taxis sit in a bunch outside the airport gate on the main road down to the new stadium. It's probably about a 100 metre walk.

I am not totally sure but I think the ones you see sitting outside the gate have been called by arriving passengers....so to be sure probably better to call ahead as you are boarding plane in BKK .

I flew out of Chiang Rai in June. I drove and left my car at the airport. There were about 10 cabs waiting outside the gate and the next arrival was not for another hour.

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Just to update a bit on the CR airport taxis: I flew in a few days ago arriving 9:15 am. There were about ten or more taxis sitting at the front gate waiting for any and all passengers. A couple quoted me a flat rate but when I said meter there was no problem. The meter was a bargain at 110 baht to Doi Hang, about a 20 min + ride. The last time I took the airport "limo" for the exact same trip it was a flat 500 baht quote.

I had thought you needed to call in advance for a meter taxi but that was not the case and it was not a problem to just show up. The walk from the terminal to the front gate area where they sit is only a couple of minutes.

I suspect over time that as the "limo" service continues to raise their rates that more and more people will choose to use the metered taxis. My driver spoke a bit of English and took the exact same shortest route from the airport to my house that I would have driven.

Thank goodness we in CR don't have to put up with a nonsense taxi mafia like the one that RULES Phuket.

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I also took the airport taxi from working out of airport compound completely to maesai and the guy said 600THB which is fair to me.

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The CR metered taxis are a very welcome addition to Chiangrai. Quick friendly service with not even a hint of trying to overcharge.

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I also took the airport taxi from working out of airport compound completely to maesai and the guy said 600THB which is fair to me.

Was that return?

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Destination Distance (kms) Fare (Baht)

Ban Du
8
80
Nang Lae
14
140
Mae Khao Tom
25
250
Mae Yao
38
380
Mae Korn
20
200
Hauy Chompoo
27
270
Hauy Sak
20
200
Doi Lan
25
250
Pa Or Don Chai
15
150
Ta Sai
15
150
Doi Hang
15
150
Ta Sud
20
200
Wat Rong Khun
15
150

Mae Sai

63
630

Goldern Triangle

69
690

Thoeng

640
640

Chiang Khong

141
1410

Doi Tung*

60
900

Mae Salong*

64
960

Doi Ang Khang*

180
2700

Pha Tang*

160
2400

Phu Chi Pah*

113
1695

* routes considered to be up-hill

May be a bit diferent now this was when they started They can even take vf home when he has had too much starbucks.

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I also took the airport taxi from working out of airport compound completely to maesai and the guy said 600THB which is fair to me.

Was that return?

It was one way.

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Destination Distance (kms) Fare (Baht)

Ban Du

8

80

Nang Lae

14

140

Mae Khao Tom

25

250

Mae Yao

38

380

Mae Korn

20

200

Hauy Chompoo

27

270

Hauy Sak

20

200

Doi Lan

25

250

Pa Or Don Chai

15

150

Ta Sai

15

150

Doi Hang

15

150

Ta Sud

20

200

Wat Rong Khun

15

150

Mae Sai

63

630

Goldern Triangle

69

690

Thoeng

640

640

Chiang Khong

141

1410

Doi Tung*

60

900

Mae Salong*

64

960

Doi Ang Khang*

180

2700

Pha Tang*

160

2400

Phu Chi Pah*

113

1695

* routes considered to be up-hill

May be a bit diferent now this was when they started They can even take vf home when he has had too much starbucks.

Nice info. When I came in and went from airport to doi hang they told me it is ten baht per KM on the meter. I was actually surprised when the meter to my house only showed 110 baht as I thought/knew it was further than 11 km...the flag drop is 30 baht and I would assume they would then add ten baht per km on top of that but who knows how/why mine was so cheap..... maybe in CR we have the ONLY taxis in all Thailand where the meters show LESS than you expected? I gave the guy a nice tip so he was happy and so was I.

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Just to clarify, If I want the metered taxi I need to walk out of the airport onto the road?

Metered taxi seems like a good option to go to Chiang Sean, as apposed to take airport taxi to downtown and then bus to Ciang Sean.

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Just to clarify, If I want the metered taxi I need to walk out of the airport onto the road?

Metered taxi seems like a good option to go to Chiang Sean, as apposed to take airport taxi to downtown and then bus to Ciang Sean.

yes

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