Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI) is located on Phaholyotin Road, 8 kilometers from downtown Chiang Rai. Car rental is available on arrival. The airport is served by AirAsia and Thai Airways from Bangkok (flight time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes) and SGA Airlines from Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai is about 820 km north of Bangkok and is easily accessible from Bangkok via highways # 1 / # 32 and from Chiang Mai on highway # 118.
There is scheduled boat service between Chiang Rai and Thaton in Chiang Mai province daily.