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Hi all

Does anyone know how much is the airport taxi fare from the CM intl airport to Central Duangtawan hotel? Are there other alternatives of transportation from the airport to the hotel?

TQ

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QUOTE(Andy B @ 2006-03-29 11:09:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi all

Does anyone know how much is the airport taxi fare from the CM intl airport to Central Duangtawan hotel? Are there other alternatives of transportation from the airport to the hotel?

TQ

Why not take the free(?) shuttle bus to your hotel?

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QUOTE(Andy B @ 2006-03-29 11:09:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi all

Does anyone know how much is the airport taxi fare from the CM intl airport to Central Duangtawan hotel? Are there other alternatives of transportation from the airport to the hotel?

TQ

I may be mistaken, but I thought that the Duangtawan had a van for airport pickup ...

Have you checked this out ???

gonzo

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If you don’t have a free shuttle turn sharp left as you exit the baggage collection area and there is a taxi desk there. Tell the lady where you want to go and she will write a ticket for you to give your driver who can be found just outside the building. Your journey will probably be 100 – 120 baht and this will be written on the ticket so no bargaining required.

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If you are dead set on an airport taxi as opposed to a meter taxi, it will cost you 140 baht. Why not look for the D2W guy holding the sign up for their free shuttle bus?

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Personally I don’t like the meter taxis on the grounds that I have never persuaded one to use the meter. They have always insisted on a fixed price so although I have tried to use them on several occasions I have never used one. I have heard that they also add a 50 baht surcharge for starting at the airport but have no first experience of this.

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The price is indeed what's on the meter plus 50 baht. This surcharge applies regardless whether you go to or from the airport. I don't know for sure, but my impression is that it is somehow tied to a fee they are charged by the airport.

Personally I have never had a problem with drivers refusing to use the meter. Maybe I am unwittingly doing something right?

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Personally I have never had a problem with drivers refusing to use the meter. Maybe I am unwittingly doing something right?

Or perhaps I'm doing something wrong! Mai pen rai :o

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The price is indeed what's on the meter plus 50 baht. This surcharge applies regardless whether you go to or from the airport. I don't know for sure, but my impression is that it is somehow tied to a fee they are charged by the airport.

The 50 baht surcharge to/from the airport sounds like a scam to me. Maybe the (ex) songthaew drivers heard about the surcharge in Bkk, and want the same here. Easier than bargaining the fare. :o

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The price is indeed what's on the meter plus 50 baht. This surcharge applies regardless whether you go to or from the airport. I don't know for sure, but my impression is that it is somehow tied to a fee they are charged by the airport.

The 50 baht surcharge to/from the airport sounds like a scam to me. Maybe the (ex) songthaew drivers heard about the surcharge in Bkk, and want the same here. Easier than bargaining the fare. :o

Quite right - a 'me too' attitude - the present system in CM certainly costs more Baht per km than Bangkok.

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The price is indeed what's on the meter plus 50 baht. This surcharge applies regardless whether you go to or from the airport. I don't know for sure, but my impression is that it is somehow tied to a fee they are charged by the airport.

The 50 baht surcharge to/from the airport sounds like a scam to me. Maybe the (ex) songthaew drivers heard about the surcharge in Bkk, and want the same here. Easier than bargaining the fare. :o

I always use the taxi outside the airport building. Comon.. 100 - 150 baht is like ... euhm 3 euro/4 dollars !

So cheap and so easy if you have a lot of luggage

Cheers

Bates

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The price is indeed what's on the meter plus 50 baht. This surcharge applies regardless whether you go to or from the airport. I don't know for sure, but my impression is that it is somehow tied to a fee they are charged by the airport.

The 50 baht surcharge to/from the airport sounds like a scam to me. Maybe the (ex) songthaew drivers heard about the surcharge in Bkk, and want the same here. Easier than bargaining the fare. :o

I always use the taxi outside the airport building. Comon.. 100 - 150 baht is like ... euhm 3 euro/4 dollars !

So cheap and so easy if you have a lot of luggage

Cheers

Bates

Since they have learned to use a meter in Bangkok (in the past it was all but impossible to make them do it but these days quite easy), why not try to encourage the same behaviour in Chiang Mai..?

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The price is indeed what's on the meter plus 50 baht. This surcharge applies regardless whether you go to or from the airport. I don't know for sure, but my impression is that it is somehow tied to a fee they are charged by the airport.

The 50 baht surcharge to/from the airport sounds like a scam to me. Maybe the (ex) songthaew drivers heard about the surcharge in Bkk, and want the same here. Easier than bargaining the fare. :o

I always use the taxi outside the airport building. Comon.. 100 - 150 baht is like ... euhm 3 euro/4 dollars !

So cheap and so easy if you have a lot of luggage

Cheers

Bates

Since they have learned to use a meter in Bangkok (in the past it was all but impossible to make them do it but these days quite easy), why not try to encourage the same behaviour in Chiang Mai..?

I see your point, but you seem to be assuming that would satisfy them...

I'm of the opinion that it would make then hungrier...

Also, in Bkk, it's only from the airport, and at least your 50 baht offers you some 'protection'....

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Since they have learned to use a meter in Bangkok (in the past it was all but impossible to make them do it but these days quite easy), why not try to encourage the same behaviour in Chiang Mai..?

Here here! There is often a meter taxi or two outside Airport Plaza and in my experience they will only quote a fare. I have it almost down pat now – how much? 150 baht. Meter please? 150 baht. Meter please? 150 baht…….by which time I am almost past them and just keep going to the road, flag down a song taew and agree to pay 20 baht. I no longer expect to get them to agree to using the meter but have to keep trying in the hope that maybe, someday, they will use the meter :o

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