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taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

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taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

hi,

we are flying in from singapore to chiang mai at 11:30pm. is it safe to get a taxi that late at night without any hassles? we are staying at the Rim Resort (they don't offer free transfer to/from the airport)

how much should i expect to pay? we should set the price before getting into the taxi ... correct? thank you for any suggestions :)

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1. Re: taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

Yes, safe. There are plenty meter taxis that however use a fixed price, and also an airport taxi service, which also uses a fixed price. Both have a ticket counter in the area where you pick up your bags from the belt.

State destination, they look up the price, you get ticket, you give ticket to taxi driver, and pay when you get there.

Price.. I don't know.. 120 or 150 baht I think. It's on the ticket anyway. That's a bit high for the distance, but that's airport pricing for ya.

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2. Re: taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

Is the Rim resort in the "old city"? If so, yes the taxi is safe, the price is fixed at 120฿, paid at the taxi counter. A more detailed explanation here;

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293917-c119591/Chian…

If it turns out that your accommodation is in one of the more far flung locations, refer to this price list for a guide to costs;

chiangmaiairporttaxi.com/PDF%20File/Pricelis…

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3. Re: taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

Its as safe as Singapore if you use your common sense :)

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4. Re: taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

Totally safe , I think the Rim is on the edge of the moat so it's central and not out of town , so it will be cheap , quick and easy. Use the taxi desk at the airport.

Edited: 14 December 2011, 08:09
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5. Re: taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

thank you so much. yes, our hotel is in the old city. :)

we are so excited for chiang mai!

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6. Re: taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

Very safe. If you are concerned why don't you arrange for the hotel to pick you up at the airport and pay a little more ?

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7. Re: taxi from airport to Rim Resort at 11:30pm? safe?

We arrived at 11:30pm in chiang mai in nov and were staying at the rim too! A driver approached us while we were stepping out of the departure hall, quoted us bht150 for the trip to the hotel. As we were tired from the flight, we paid him the extra baht. Big comfortable taxi and he stopped at a nearby 7-11 for us to pick up some food and drinks.

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