Chiang Mai Airport is located only 15 minutes from the city centre and is easily accessible by Taxi or Songtaew. You do not need to book transport ahead as there is a taxi rank outside arrivals, manned by knowledgable staff who know the hotels and the area very well. The prices into town are fixed if you are staying around the city centre.
Chiang Mai Airport is small but well-equipped with a range of coffee shops, noodle restaurants and fast food joints. It is also a good place to pick up any last minute shopping, with a range of handicrafts on sale here, including scarves, clothing, traditionally made toileteries and local delicacies.