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Car Hire at Chiang Mai Airport

This information is correct as of September 2015

Whether you want to see a spectacular starry sky, be laid back in Lampang or live it up in lively Chiang Mai, you can find the best car hire at Chiang Mai Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Chiang Mai Airport

There are five car hire companies with desks at Chiang Mai Airport: EuropeCar, Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Budget. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Chiang Mai Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

The nearest petrol station to Chiang Mai Airport is a Caltex station which is just 9 minutes by car from the airport. Head south then turn right onto Route 1141. Take a left and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.

Driving around Chiang Mai Airport

Chiang Mai Airport is located just 12 km from the city centre of Chiang Mai via the Super-Highway and Chiang Mai-Hod Road.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Chiang Mai Airport.

Chiang Dao

Nestled above the majestic Menam Ping gorge, below the Chiang Dao Mountains; this ‘city of stars’ is so named because of the spectacular visibility of stars in the sky at night. Nature lovers will be in their element here with birdwatching, trekking through national parks, wild camping and breath-taking views. Stalactite filled caves makes for adventurous exploring while the local hot springs are ideal for letting any cares melt away.

Chiang Dao is an hour and a half drive from Chiang Mai Airport. Take the 1141 road from the airport and get on to the main 107 route following signs to Chiang Dao.


Elephants, temples, lively night markets and fabulous street food await in laid-back Lampang. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride along the banks of the Wang River and soak up the city in style. With an archaeological treasure trove of sights including an emerald Buddha, Lampang gives you a taste of the real Thailand, away from the frenetic non-stop action of cities like Bangkok.

Lampang is just an hour and a half from Chiang Mai Airport. Take route 1141 from the airport at get on to route 11, following this to Lampang.

Chiang Mai

A jumble of ancient villages and contemporary city life, Chiang Mai is a city of contradictions, and so much the better for it. Here you can roam the moated old quarter taking in beautiful temple, tranquil gardens and traditional wooden houses while watching monks weave through the narrow streets. After this, delve into the cosmopolitan side of the city with its museums, fine dining, cookery courses, lively bars and fabulous night markets. This city also has a wonderful programme of festivals throughout the year.

Chiang Mai is just 25 minutes by car from Chiang Mai Airport. Simply take the 1141 road from the airport and follow this to the centre of Chiang Mai.

On street parking is available in Chiang Mai at your own risk. This is a busy, bustling city and the safety of your car cannot be guaranteed. While there are some car parks available with reasonable rates, many tourist attractions, shopping areas and hotels in Chiang Mai offer free parking.

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