Serenity Rehab is located approximately 20 minutes from the Chiang Rai airport and 30 minutes from the city of Chiang Rai. Our location is rural and very peaceful and tranquil. It is a perfect setting for focusing on our addiction treatment program, while excursions in the area and fitness activities keep us connected with the surrounding community.
Chiang Rai is the perfect setting for addiction rehab, as it is not a heavily touristed place where drugs and alcohol are predominant, such as Bangkok, Phuket, Samui, and Pattaya. It is simply a different environment, and that is what is needed especially for those in early recovery. When Serenity was located on the island of Samui, we found many of our clients struggled in being surrounded by such a party scene. We relocated to Chiang Rai for this very reason, as well as the ability to lower our fees due to lower costs in rural Chiang Rai.
Getting to Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai is often mistaken for its younger and more popular sister city Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai is approximately 200 km to the north of Chiang Mai, and it takes approximately 3 hours by car or bus from Chiang Mai.
However, and more importantly, Chiang Rai has its own International Airport, with dozens of flights to and from Bangkok every day. Flights are generally 1 hour and 20 minutes between Bangkok and Chiang Rai.
Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)
Mae Fah Luang–Chiang Rai International Airport has flights from both Bangkok airports:
- Don Muang International Airport (DMK),
- Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK),
- Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX),
- Phuket International Airport (HKT), as well as
- Hat Yai, Thailand
- Hong Kong, and
- Kunming, China.
Airlines servicing Chiang Rai International Airport include:
- Bangkok Airways
- China Eastern Airlines
- HK Express
- Will begin direct flights to and from Hong Kong in November 2016
- Kan Air
- Flies Chiang Mai (CNX) to Chiang Rai (CEI) and return every Saturday. Lowest price is 649 THB each way. 35 minute flight.
- Nok Air
- Nok has a partnership with Singapore airline Scoot, to provide ease of transit (check-through and passport service) from Singapore to Chiang Rai (via Bangkok)
- Thai Air Asia
- Thai Lion Air
- Thai Smile (Thai Airways)
- Thai Viet Jet
- Will begin a Chiang Rai to Phuket route, three flights per week, in September 2016.
Air Asia, Kan Air, Lion Air, Thai Smile (a Thai Airways subsidiary), and Thai Viet Jet are all low cost carriers with many connecting flights throughout the region.
*Sometimes connecting through Bangkok may require a change of airports in Bangkok (Don Muang - DMK) to (Suvarnabhumi - BKK) or vice versa. We recommend booking through only one of the airports. However, when that is not possible, there is a free shuttle available between the airports.