We are a big hit in Chiang Mai – says Uber


Uber said yesterday that their trial service in Chiang Mai is a big hit as they expand their service in the northern city.

Asia Pacific representative Amy Kunrojpanya said that the fledgling service had been very well received by locals and tourists alike.

The service started in Chiang Mai on November 1st and in the first two weeks Uber are very pleased with the take up of people using the service.

Amy said that the service will raise the standard of public transportation giving the travelling public new choices and convenience especially as trips can be booked and ordered using an app.

She said yesterday that the flag fall is 20 baht with an extra 2 baht per kilometer or two baht per minute if there is heavy traffic and the vehicle is held up.

Amy Kunrojpanya

Amy Kunrojpanya from Uber. Image: Manager Online

In addition to this there is standard rate of 150 baht to and from the airport and 250 baht to and from Doi Suthep.

“We have received a good reaction both from the travelling public and our registered drivers,” she said. “Following the successful trial we will be expanding the service.

The company first offered the service in Bangkok, Chiang Mai being the second city in the country and the 18th to have the service in SE Asia.

The company operate in 450 cities worldwide comprising 72 countries.

According to Uber figures 100,000 people expressed an interest in using their service in Chiang Mai of which 28% were tourists, 61% foreign residents and 11% local Thais.

Via: Manager


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