Public Bus and Songthaew Taxi
From Chiang Mai - Public Buses depart from the Chang Puak Bus Station (just North of the moat in Chiang Mai. Not to be confused with the Arcade Bus Station which is the main inter-province bus station), their final destination is usually Fang or Tha Ton. There are two options, either the cheaper public non-AC big bus, or the faster AC public minivan (159 Baht per person).
It is best to get off the bus / minivan at the main Chiang Dao bus stop in the centre of Chiang Dao town (near the Tesco Lotus Express, opposite the Star bar, rather than the Chiang Dao bus station) as there are not always songthaew taxis at the bus station. From there you can get a songthaew taxi (or songtao - a pick-up truck with roof and two rows of seats in the back) to Chiang Dao Nest 1 and 2. The songthaew costs 150 Baht for the 7km journey.
From Fang / Tha Ton direction there are public buses (Fang and Tha Ton), and public minivans (Fang only) that stop in Chiang Dao enroute to Chiang Mai.
We get a number of people who cycle from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao every year. To welcome and encourage cyclists to Chiang Dao Nest we are giving 10% off Chiang Dao Nest accommodation for people who undertake the 80km (approx) challenge of cycling all the way. We will shortly be posting suggestions of enjoyable alternative routes which avoid the main 107 highway (where possible). For details of the offer please click here...
Car / Motorbike
From Chiang Mai head due north on the 107 highway, from Chang Puak Gate in the city, and keep going for about 75km. At the mid-point of the Chiang Dao bypass, make a left turn towards the Chiang Dao mountain and cave. Follow this road for about 5km, past Chiang Dao Cave to Chiang Dao Nest 2 and 700 metres further, taking the left-hand fork to Chiang Dao Nest 1.
We can arrange a private taxi for you and your family / friends to Chiang Dao Nest.
Prices from central Chiang Mai (including Chiang Mai Airport / Chiang Mai Train Station / Chiang Mai Bus Station), one-way, are as follows ...
- Private Songthaew - 1050 Baht*
- Private AC Minivan - 1550 Baht*
- Private Saloon / Sedan Car - 1250 Baht* (max: 3 or 4 passengers with 1 x large bag and 2 x small bags)
*Additional 200 Baht charge if pick-up time is between 20.00pm and 6.00am.
We can additionally arrange your return or onward taxi journey too, and pick-up / drop off at other locations. Please ask us for prices.