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What is the best way to go from Bangkok to Chiang Mai? And two days are sufficient to meet Chiang Mai?

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    We took the night train: it is cheap enough, but comfortable and if you take a sleepcompartment quite cosy as well. (even including meals) We loved the experience. This was some years ago so you should check if circomstances have changed. about 5 years ago

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    The train can be comfortable or not, it depends on which car you will go. The trains are quite old and the tracks are even older. It takes about fourteen to fifteen hours to get frkm BKK to CM. If you cannot sleep on the train, you're going to be very dizzy on arrival.

    Another option is the night bus, which connects the two cities is twelve hours. It's as comfortable as a bus can be. AC can be a high but also a low. It depends on the temperature they set it up at.

    I guess the best way to go is by plane. With so many carriers connecting the two cities, prices sometimes go very low. The cheapest I've found is Bangkok Airways, who sell a roundrip for around 60 euros, luggahe and taxes included. The flight takes one hour. about 5 years ago

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    Take the overnight train, opt for the lower berth. Two days should be enough if yr visit is confined to just Chiangmai but u may want to extend yr trip and visit chiangrai to visit the hill tribes n take a quick boat ride on the Mekong. about 5 years ago

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    Night train the best, or take a bus to Ayutia, spend the day there and catch the night train to ChangMai from there about 5 years ago

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    Fly - it's cheap and a very short flight about 5 years ago

    Answered by Sarah T via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Fly for sure about 5 years ago

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    If your in a hurry go with Air Asia but the absolute best way for the sights is by bus, i am not a big fan of bus travel in Thailand as 90% of operators have no interest in passenger safety and as such crash on a regular basis or just break down often. But there is one company called NCA that runs this route and it has a great fleet of well maintained new Benz coach's and really good drivers. (my husband runs a transport company so trust me on this) All the bus's are speed limited to 90 KPH so don't expect to break the sound barrier, additionally the service on-board is first class, they only do Bangkok to Northern city's and Chiang Mai is on the route schedule. Check there site http://www.nca.co.th you will have to use Google translate as there site is all Thai only. Trains are ok too but they are not as good as they once were, 5 years ago i would have taken the train (and did) but not now. If you need a hotel i get mine here for cheap rates http://www.ihotelthai.com about 5 years ago

    Answered by Lani Jones via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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