Getting To Thailand

Bangkok is one of the worlds largest airline hubs. It caters for flights from across the globe, either direct or with a short stopover.
Chiang Mai is also an international airport, plus it's only an hours flight from Bangkok.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is one of two international airports serving Bangkok. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport. BKK has a complex of three terminals: International Terminals 1 and 2 and a Domestic Terminal. You can fly in direct from dozens of countries, and fly with a layover from almost any airport in the world.

Chiang Mai also boasts its own international airport. Chiang Mai International Airport, located about three kilometres southwest of the Old City, is the main air hub linking Northern Thailand with China, Hong Kong, Laos, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. Travelers also have access to a multitude of domestic routes to Pattaya, Bangkok, Samui, Udon Thani and Phuket.

For the last year, Qatar Airlines have operated flights into Chiang Mai from Doha, Qatar (which has excellent connections to Europe).

It is advisable to allow some time after arriving in Thailand before you start the tour. Resetting your body clock and acclimatizing and you may also want to spend a little time working with us on bike setup. Chiang Mai is an incredible city, and you will never be bored.

Here are some links to help you find your flight to Thailand:-

  • Google flights (look at the flight options in grid view to see some bargains).
  • Skyscanner (excellent for looking at specific dates).

Many airlines offer international flights with a generous 30 kilogram luggage allowance and short lay-over times. But beware some of the cheaper deals that have very long lay-overs and charge extra for luggage and refreshments.

Given the financial status of some airlines and travel agents, it's best to book directly with the airline (not an intermediary) and to book with a credit card that offers cancellation insurance.

We are happy to give further advice and recommendations on flights, but we cannot make the flight booking for you.

Tour Concierge Service

We will meet you or your group at Chiang Mai Airport and transport you to your hotel. After you join us we handle all requests, be it simple or unusual, our team is dedicated to making your stay in Thailand a unique experience. Attention to details and confidentiality is key. Our understanding of the entertainment scene in Thailand is not limited to motorcycle tours. Cocktails bars, clubs, the finest local food and spas & massages can all be part of the mix. We have access to venues no other services can provide. We pride ourselves on a boutique luxury tour and holiday experience that is truly unique. After our team has done its assessment, we will construct a detailed itinerary according to this assessment.

Bangkok and Pattaya Options

You may want to fly into Thailand and initially spend a few days relaxing or partying in Bangkok or Pattaya. If this is the case, then it's best to book flights to Suvarnabhumi (BKK). From there you can travel to you hotel in Bangkok within 30 minutes, or take a taxi to Pattaya in less than 2 hours. When you are ready to travel to Chiang Mai, you can take a cheap domestic flight from U-Tapao, Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang airports.

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Visa Requirements

Nationals of some countries may stay up to 30 days in Thailand without a visa, provided that they hold a valid passport and enter Thailand for tourism. These are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Vietnam.

This can be extended for a further 30 days by visiting a Thai immigration office (Chiang Mai or other cities) and paying a small fee of 1900 baht. If your plan to initially stay longer than 30 days, please visit you local Thai embassy or consulate and obtain a 60 day tourist visa (this can also be extended a further 30 days when in Thailand).


We offer tailored motorcycle tours in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Fully guided and supported motorcycle tours. From budget touring to 5-star luxury motorcycle tours, we are your complete tour concierge service

  • Family-friendly.
  • Fully insured.
  • TAT licenced.

Contact Ace Tours

Tel:  +66 0909 180 436 (TH)
Tel:  +44 t.b.a  (UK)

Ace Bike Tours Office
365/8 Tambon Nong Phueng
Amphur Saraphi
Chiang Mai
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