Chiangmai Airport

Arrival Hall Fl.,1 International Terminal between Gate 10-11, Mueang, Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200,
Tel: +66 (0) 5 327 1293 +66 (0) 84 700 4384 
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:
Daily 8:00 AM - 22:00 PM

Car Rental Chiang Mai

Visitors to the most distinctive culture destination and serene mountain province of Chiang Mai can find the most affordable Chiang Mai car rental options by looking to National Car Thailand at Chiang Mai Airport.

Chiang Mai Province

Chiang Mai is the principal city of northern Thailand located 700 kms. from Bangkok. Founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai has had a long and mostly independent history, which has to a large extent preserved a most distinctive culture. This is witnessed both in the daily lives of the people, who maintain their own dialect, customs and cuisine, and in a host of ancient temples, fascinating for their northern Thai architectural Styles and rich decorative details. Chiang Mai is also renowned for its outstanding handicrafts that illustrate their exquisite cultures, producing products such as silk, wood and ceramics.

Chiang Mai province spreads over an area of 20,000 sq. kms. which include forested mountains offering some of the most picturesque scenery in Thailand. The mountain terrain in Chiang Mai is ideal for adventure travel by trekking on elephant back, river rafting, or four-wheel drive safaris.

Around Chiang Mai, the neighbouring provinces of Lampang, Lamphun and Mae Hong Son have great appeal and is within driving distance from Chiang Mai.

Key sightseeing place includes Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Doi Inthanon, Walking Street.

Natural Wonders

Chiang Mai’s natural attractions include visit remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife. For those who interested in the natural side the Chiang Mai, jungle trekking is a magical experience with elephant trekking, rafting and various hiking trails many of which access the villages of diverse hill tribes groups.

What to do in Chiang Mai

Most activities to be enjoyed in Chiang Mai province take place outdoors. Visitors particularly travel from around the world to explore natural beauty as well as visiting many fascinating ethnic hill-tribe villages. There is much to explore and enjoy in this natural and cultural destination. Some favourites include:

  • Doi Suthep
  • Chiang Mai Zoo
  • Chiang Mai Night Safari
  • Wat Chedi Luang
  • Wiang Kum Kam the Underground Ancient City
  • Mae Sa Elephant Camp
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pui tribal Village and National Park
  • Karen Long Neck Tribes & Chiang Dao Cave
  • Bo Sang Handicraft Village

Chiang Mai Cuisine

For all the foodies out there who love Thai food cuisine, Chiang Mai is the best place to be! One of the first things that you will notice is that most menus will read like a phone book, so you will never starved of choice. As for language barriers, most menus will have a picture of the food or simply you will be able to see it while it is as it is being cooked (with most street stalls!). So don’t worry too much as you will at the very least be able to get a vague idea of what you’re eating.


We would highly recommend anyone who is travelling to the region to take advantage of the cuisine in the region. Not only are you eating Thai food in it’s homeland, its cost is vastly lower that those you would find in western restaurants.

If you would prefer a more ‘familiar’ meal, there are plenty of western style restaurants and fast food outlets in the city.

Chiang Mai Airport

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) welcomes more than 2 million people a year and is located approximately 4 km from Chiang Mai city centre. The airport has both international and domestic terminals within the same single building making connecting flights quite simple. Thai Airways, Bangkok Airway, Nok Air and Air Asia operate daily direct flights from Bangkok, Kan Air, Thai Lion Air, Shanghai Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways, Tiger Airways, Dragon Air also flies direct to Chiang Mai. The passenger terminal consists of arrival and departure lounges, VIP rooms, shops, restaurants, and information office. Numerous transport options are available from the airport to anywhere in the province. It should be noted, however, that unauthorised taxis and public transportation are not allowed within the airport grounds. This limits arriving passengers to renting cars, pre-arranging a pickup, or using an authorised airport transport service.

National Car Rental at Chiang Mai Airport

National Car Thailand operates within the Chiang Mai airport facility on international terminal. Our agency offers competitive rates and a variety of vehicles to choose from. Guests to Chiang Mai can reserve their car ahead of time or visit our counter upon arrival. Take advantage of our stellar customer service and high quality cars. National Car Thailand also offers special promotions throughout the year.

Vehicle Collection/Return Instructions

To collect your vehicle, please proceed to the National counter located at the international terminal between Gate no.10-11. Here our friendly staff will complete your rental agreement and vehicle pick up process.

Note: When paying via credit card, the renter’s name should be on the card presented along with the available credit. Signatures should also match the ones imprinted on the card.

The cards we accept are American Express, Visa, Mastercard, JCB and Union Pay.

Unfortunately, at this stage, we do not accept debit cards and cash is only accepted at specified locations – so don’t rely upon these methods.

To return your vehicle, please contact our counter before arriving and drop of the vehicle at the pick up/drop off outside gate no.11 of international terminal. Our friendly staff will be waiting to complete the check in process.



Be sure to check thoroughly through the car as you leave that you have not left any of your personal belongings. If you are in a hurry to catch a flight, we would advise having everything packed and ready to go before you drop the car off to delays during the inspection. Popular items that are commonly left behind include cell phones, sunglasses, and umbrellas.

Please ensure that you are on time, otherwise late fees will be incurred.

Don’t forget! Please refill car’s fuel tank before you return the car – otherwise you will be required to pay at the end of the rental for the gas that was not replaced (be wary that the price per liter/gallon will be higher than local fuel prices should the car be returned before being refilled.

Traveller’s Tip: For a cheaper refill, avoid using the petrol stations that are immediately outside of the airport! These petrol stations tend to be more expensive, so plan ahead and locate a few stations that are a few miles out to get the best value for your money. There are also places on the internet where you can compare petrol station prices.

After-Hours Return:

Drop box is available at the Airport counter.

Learn more about our Chiang Mai rental options or book your vehicle from National Car Thailand today.

Additional Driver Policy:

If there are additional or multiple drivers who may potentially drive the rental, there is no additional charge. However, they still must be able to provide relevant documents such as driving license and card or passport before driving.