Chiang Mai International Airport, located only 3 km from the city centre, is one of the most important airports in the country and the main airport in northern Thailand, with daily connections to destinations such as Bangkok, Phuket, Samui, Krabi and with international connections to countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, Laos, Taiwan and Korea.
CHIANG MAI AIRPORT
With about 250 weekly flights in the area, the main Thai airlines such as Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways, as well as the most important low cost airlines such as Air Asia and Nok Air operate.
Chiang Mai International Airport is very small and family oriented offering all the necessary facilities such as restaurants, wifi zone and rest areas.
HOW TO GET FROM CHIANG MAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE CITY CENTRE
To go to the city from the airport you can take a taxi with an average price of 100 bth per way. If you have made a reservation at a hotel it is easy to get a free private taxi service, the best thing is that once you have made your hotel reservation check with them if you have that pick-up service.
You can also get from the airport to the city by public bus, the bus is number 4 and only costs 15 bth per person (it runs every 30 min and takes about 30 min to get to the wall area).
WHICH DESTINATIONS CAN I CONNECT WITH CHIANG MAI BY PLANE?
The option of going by plane Chiang Mai is perfect to do it from Bangkok because you will have almost an hour flight every day and the trip does not arrive at 2 am. It is also ideal to go by plane to Chiang Mai if you are in the area of Krabi – Phuket making perfect the option to know the north of Thailand and the area of the Andaman Sea without wasting much time traveling (to do it by land would take you almost 2 days of trip).
Here is a list of the main connections you can make by plane from Chiang Mai:
Cheap flights Chiang Mai – Bangkok
Cheap flights Chiang Mai – Phuket
Cheap Flights Chiang Mai – Krabi
Cheap flights Chiang Mai / Pai
Cheap Flights Chiang Mai – Koh Samui
Cheap flights Chiang Mai – Me Hong Son
Cheap Flights Chiang Mai – Suratthani
The best flight option will always be with low cost companies.
The cheapest flights to/from Chiang Mai are the first one in the morning and the last one in the afternoon.
If you book in advance you will find really cheap flights making it almost not worthwhile to travel to Bangkok by train or go by train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.