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Cheap Flights to Chiang Mai from $14 One Way, $27 Round Trip

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Chiang Mai Flight Information

Traveling To Chiang Mai
Destination Airport IATA Code CNX
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Thai AirAsia, Thai AirAsia X, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines
Flight Price $27
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Visiting Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, the cosmopolitan hub of northern Thailand, is greener and quieter than the nation's capital of Bangkok. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Chiang Mai, the "Rose of the North" and arrange accommodations and ground transportation. Located in the spectacular foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Chiang Mai is a historical and cultural treat for visitors who can start their sightseeing in the walled city, the historical city center.

Arriving in Chiang Mai

Visitors arriving by air fly into Chiang Mai International Airport, located approximately 3 miles southwest of downtown Chiang Mai. Seventeen airlines provide service to this airport, including Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, Kan Air, and Korean Air. Ground transportation options include airport taxis, which charge a flat fee of 120 baht for up to five passengers to any destination in the city. There are also metered taxis available, with fares starting at 90 baht. Bus service is available for 15 baht per person. If you want to charter a tuk-tuk or songthaew, the cost is approximately 50 to 60 baht per person.

Things to Do in Chiang Mai

There really isn't a bad time to visit Chiang Mai as far as the weather is concerned. The city's weather ranges from warm to hot all year long. During the dry season from December through March, the temperature drops significantly in the nighttime hours, so you will need to take a sweater or light jacket with you if you plan to stay out all day. The cool season is from November to February, the hot season from March to June, and the wet season from July to October. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 68°F to 82°F. Popular tourist attractions in and around the city include the Night Bazaar, the view from Doi Suthep, the Wat Phra Singh temple, Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center, Bhuping Palace, and the Elephant Nature Park. Conventional wisdom says you have to eat a bowl of kao soi, purchase an umbrella from Bo Sang, and party on Loi Kroh Road before you can say you have truly experienced Chiang Mai.

Travel to Chiang Mai Made Easy

Chiang Mai is a cultural hotspot with over 300 Buddhist temples and sightseeing attractions that highlight the city's lush natural environment and vibrant economy. There is more to see and experience in Chiang Mai than one can likely fit into a single visit. Orbitz.com can be your travel planner to help you find cheap flights to Chiang Mai and affordable accommodations, so more of your time is spent enjoying your trip.

Chiang Mai When to Go

Chiang Mai’s tropical climate alternates between two main seasons: dry and wet, with the heaviest rains occurring in August and September. While daytime temperatures stay above 80 degrees most of the year, nighttime temps can drop significantly in winter, especially in December and January. For those trekking in the nearby hill country, evenings can be downright frigid, something most people don’t associate with Thailand travel.

The best times to visit are January and February, when Chiang Mai is in full bloom, the air remains cool, and events such as January’s 2nd Orchid Fair and February’s Chiang Mai Flower Festival, which includes floral floats and traditional dancing, bring the city to life. 

While April is on the cusp of Chiang Mai’s dry and wet seasons, and can be both hot and humid, it’s also when the annual Songkran Festival takes place. Some travelers consider this celebration of the traditional Thai New Year the best time to visit the city, since it becomes an all-out water fight, with revelers playfully shooting water guns and drenching one another with buckets of water. If you’re visiting mid-month, be sure to cover your belongings with plastic. Another shoulder-season event is November’s Loi Krathong, a festival of floating lights and sky lanterns that illuminates the entire city.

Whatever time of year you visit, be sure to pick up a copy of artist Nancy Chandler’s Map of Chiang Mai. The San Francisco native has been illustrating and updating her hand-drawn map since the early ’70s. In addition to offering excellent expat and local recommendations on what to do and where to eat, the map makes a wonderful souvenir.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Chiang Mai?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor has the updates you need about current travel advice, quarantine policies and other vital information for your flight to Chiang Mai.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
The majority of airlines will make allowances for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19. To know for certain, read your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions before booking. You can also head to our Customer Service Portal for more detailed info.
Which airlines fly to Chiang Mai?
With 20 airlines to choose from, finding the perfect flight to suit your budget and travel plans will be a breeze. Chiang Mai Intl. Airport (CNX) is the gateway to Chiang Mai and where you’re likely to be flying into. These top international airlines are waiting to take you there:

  • Scoot - 8 flights to Chiang Mai per month
  • Korean Air - 5 flights to Chiang Mai per month
  • AirAsia - 5 flights to Chiang Mai per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Chiang Mai?
Chiang Mai Intl. Airport (CNX). It’s the city’s main airport and is located roughly 2 miles southwest of the downtown area. You’ll be dropping off your belongings and exploring the best of Chiang Mai shortly after landing.
How much is a flight to Chiang Mai?
Plenty of huge deals were picked up this week, with return flights to Chiang Mai fluctuating from $27 to $788. But it was passengers departing from Bangkok (BKK) who snapped up the biggest bargains. One-way tickets to Chiang Mai fell to a low $14.
How to book the cheapest flight to Chiang Mai?
With Orbitz, you’ll uncover some of the most incredible flight deals around from a big range of airlines. But if you’d like to boost your prospects of picking up cheap flights to Chiang Mai, here are some suggestions to follow:

  • Departing from or landing at other airports can help you cut costs. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports. Next, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below the form fields to see your options.
  • If your travel plans aren’t written in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to bring up the flight deals across different departure dates. If you find a suitable cheaper fare, go with it.
  • To fine tune your results, click on ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also choose your preferred flight times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Once you know your travel dates, reserve your flight. Fares generally get dearer as the departure date nears.
  • Bundle your hotels, flights and car rentals into a competitive package deal. Save your hard-earned cash for things you’re really excited about, like exploring Chiang Mai.
  • Where possible, don’t fly during the busy season. Airfares often hit their highest during school breaks, summer and around other vacation times like Easter and Thanksgiving.

How long is a flight to Chiang Mai?
Depending on where you take off from, your flight to Chiang Mai could be just an hour or two or longer. Below are the flight times for three of the most popular domestic routes:

  • Bangkok (BKK-Suvarnabhumi Intl.) to Chiang Mai Intl. Airport (CNX) - 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Bangkok (DMK-Don Mueang Intl.) to Chiang Mai Intl. Airport (CNX) - 1 hour and 9 minutes
  • Phuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.) to Chiang Mai Intl. Airport (CNX) - 2 hours

What is the best time to book a flight to Chiang Mai?
Catch a bargain and book your seats to Chiang Mai in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t stress. February and August often have affordable airfares too. Just make sure you don’t sleep on a sale though — cheap flights pop up and vanish in an instant!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Chiang Mai?
Get a great flight deal by booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the best days of the week to score cheap airfares to Chiang Mai.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Chiang Mai?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, Monday is normally the best day to get cheap flights to Chiang Mai. Tuesday also has wallet-friendly fares, whereas Saturday has the highest ticket prices. Although flying out at the weekend is often more convenient, you’ll have more cash in your pocket to play with if you head out at the start of the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Chiang Mai?
According to Orbitz data, you should fly out in August. This is generally an excellent month to pick up cheap flights to Chiang Mai. It’s worth bearing in mind that the most expensive time to jet off is in June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We understand that plans can change and flexibility matters. That’s why you can search for flights that include free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Simply click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll show you fares with more flexibility than candy in a car on a hot day!
What do I need for the flight to Chiang Mai?
It’s always smart to be ready for anything when going on a trip. Keep in mind the following tips for a smooth flight:

  • In all cases you’ll have to show proof of identification. How much? This depends on where you’re jetting from. When booking your flight, you are encouraged to type in the same name, birth date and gender as listed on your government-issued ID.
  • If you’re flying directly to Chiang Mai, it’s likely you’re going to be in the air for quite some time. Bring some snacks and things to keep you occupied. Now is a good time to dive into that book you’ve haven’t finished!
  • Long-haul voyages can get very cold, especially if you’re flying throughout the night. If you don’t want to shiver in your seat, pack a jacket and some wool socks.

How many direct flights are there to Chiang Mai?
You can lock in a seat on one of 179 flights that travel straight to Chiang Mai every month. Thai AirAsia, Thai Vietjet Air and Nok Air are just a few of the airlines that will get you there in one stretch. Thai Smile, Thai Lion Air and Bangkok Airways are some other carriers that fly to Chiang Mai nonstop.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Chiang Mai?
Smart travelers have a talent for finding first or business-class airfares to Chiang Mai without the steep price tag. Follow in their footsteps with these useful hints:

  • Flexibility is everything. By being open to a few travel dates, you’ll have a better chance of picking up a rewarding deal on business or first-class airfares.
  • Search for a low-cost carrier that has business-class seats. They usually come with more space and a glass of Champagne — and a nicer price.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat at the front of the plane. You may also be able to upgrade with points earned through a loyalty program.

How to get into Chiang Mai from the airport?
A Chiang Mai Intl. Airport (CNX) car rental is an excellent way of traveling from CNX airport to downtown Chiang Mai. Pick up a ride from one of the leading rental companies on-site, like Budget, Sixt or Hertz and then head northeast. You’ll need to drive about 2 miles to reach the city center. Chiang Mai car rentals is another option situated downtown if you don’t want to drive right after you disembark the plane.
What is the best time to go to Chiang Mai?
Chiang Mai is an awesome year-round vacation destination, but the most popular months to visit are . If you prefer warmer weather, consider traveling in summer. Like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer season starts June 20. During this time, temperatures typically float between 70undefined and 90undefined during the day.
Travel tips for Chiang Mai

  • Wear your comfy kicks and discover this bustling city on foot. There are many awesome attractions you shouldn’t miss, such as Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center and Chiang Mai National Museum.
  • Also check out the sights a quick drive from Chiang Mai’s center. Head toward Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Chiang Mai Zoo and experience a different side of this wonderful destination.
  • When you want to discover other parts of Chiang Mai Province, pick up a car rental and hit the road for Chom Thong. Fang is another worthwhile city with countless things to see and do.

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