HOW TO GET THERE
From Chiang Mai to Marisa Resort & Spa – Chiang Dao by Car, Bus or Pick up arrangement.
By Car: By driving directly to the resort use Highway No. 107 (Direction from Chiang Mai to Fang). This trip takes about 1 hour. The resort is located 7 km north of Chiang Dao and well signed-out. Just after you passed km sign 81 turn left.
GPS: N 19 44.825 (latitude) , E 98 97 556 (longitude)
By Bus: If you travel to any districts in Chiang Mai, use Chang Phuak Bus Terminal located on Chotana Road, tel. 053 211 586. Destinations include those located along the northern route (Highway No. 107) which passes through Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, Chiang Dao. Some buses continue to Tha Ton, the northern-most province of Chiang Mai. Ask the driver or one of the employees to drop you off at km sign 81(busstop Marisa Resort). Afterthat it is only 700 mtrs by walking (9 mnts) to our resort. Last bus and/or minivan leaves at 6pm from Chang Phuak Busstation direction Thaton. (Public busfare approx THB. 50 per person, depending on fuel prices).
Pick up arrangement: It is also possible to arrange a pick up for you from the airport, bus terminal or railwaystation by our resort’s A/C Van or Car. For more information please see the remarks at the room rates.
From Bangkok (Approximately 8 hours)
Route 1: Drive on Highway No.1 (Phahonyothin) and turn left to Highway No.32 (Asian Highway) which passes Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, and Nakhon Sawan, then take Highway No. 117 to Phitsanulok and Highway No. 11 to Lampang, Lamphun and Chiang Mai. The total distance is 695 kilometers.
Route 2: From Nakhon Sawan, take Highway No. 1 passing Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Lampang, and Chiang Mai. Total distance is 696 kilometers.
There are ordinary, 2nd class and 1st class air-conditioned buses leaving for Chiang Mai daily (8.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m.) from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal). Call 02 936 3600, 02 936 2852 or 02 937 8055 for a more updated bus timetable. Private buses, which can be conveniently booked in tourist-oriented places in Bangkok, are also available. However, the public buses from the Northern Bus Terminal are generally more reliable. The journey takes approximately 10-12 hours, depending on traffic.
Express and rapid trains, operated by the State Railways of Thailand, are leaving for Chiang Mai from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station 6 times a day from 8.30 a.m.-10.00 p.m. The trip takes about 11-12 hours for express trains. From Bangkok to Chiang Mai you can take Train number 1 or 13 and from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Train number 2 or 14. For more information, contact tel. 1690, or 02 223 7010, 02 223 7020. Chiang Mai Railway Station, tel. (053) 24 2094, 244 795, .247 462 245 363-4
Domestic airlines including Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Nok Air and 12Go are operating several daily flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Thai Airways also operates domestic flights from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai and Phuket. International flights to and from Chitakong, Luang Phrabang, Khunming, Yangon and Narita (Japan) are also provided. Call +66 (0) 2 628 2000 (Bangkok), +66 (0)53 211 044-7 (Chiang Mai), or visit www.thaiairways.com for more information.
Bangkok Airways also offers several flights daily on the Bangkok – Chiang Mai route, some with a stopover at Sukhothai. International routes to and from Jinghong and XiAn are also available. Call +66 (0)2 265 5555, + 66 (0)2 265 5678 (Bangkok Office) or + 66 (0)53 276 176 (Chiang Mai Office) or visit www.bangkokair.com for more information.
For Nok Air, call +66 (0)2 900 9955 or visit www.nokair.co.th for reservations. Apart from flight Bangkok-Chiang Mai, the airline also operates flights between Chiang Mai and Udon Thani twice a week.
For Air Asia, call +66 (0)2 515 9999 or visit www.airasia.com for more information.