Cheap Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in 2019

Flight information Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Average flight time, total distance 361 miles

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Cheap Flight Information from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Average Flight Time 1 hours, 10 minutes
Departure Airport Suvarnabhumi (BKK), Don Mueang (DMK)
Destination Airport Chiang Mai (CNX)
Direct Airlines AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Thai Airways
Minimum Round-Trip Ticket Price* $49


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Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai: Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Drive or Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

Flying is much quicker unless you wish to make a road trip out of your adventure. The average car drive to Chiang Mai is about eight hours and 30 minutes, whereas you will arrive in Chiang Mai in about an hour and 15 minutes when you fly.

What Airlines Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

There are several choices of airliners to fly with and each offer competitive rates. The following airlines offer convenient flights seven days a week:

What Airport Do I Depart From?

Domestic flights are serviced through both Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Muang Airport (DMK). The airport you will fly from depends on the airliner you book your airfare with.

Do I Need My Passport when Flying from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

You should carry your passport with you at all times to show to local authorities if asked. To enter into Thailand, you need to have a valid passport with at least two blank pages and an expiration date of at least six months beyond your date of travel. You do not need to obtain a tourist visa for stays that are less than 30 days.

What Airline Offers the Cheapest Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?

Thai Airways often beats the competitors and offers the cheapest airline tickets. If you plan your trip well in advance, you can snag cheap tickets for less than $55. Download the Skyscanner app and set up price alerts so we can notify you when the best deals are found. We will search the Internet for cheap tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai so you don't have to!

Cheap Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

There are over 40 different daily flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, beginning just before 5 AM and continuing all the way through to just after 10 PM. Carriers who offer daily flights include AirAsia, Vietjet Air, Nok Air, Thai Smile, Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways and Lion Mentari. These carriers all have multiple daily departures seven days a week, and some add service on select days.

Competition and flight options on this route have increased dramatically in recent years, and it is now the second-busiest route in the country (behind only Bangkok-Phuket). There is high regular demand on this route, but with over 19,000 daily seats available, there's also plenty of room for price wars between the different airlines.

So how do you find the best prices? Check out the basic flight search tool found at the top of our homepage to quickly get a list of each airline's offerings for your desired dates. Just enter Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport as your departure destination, Chiang Mai International as your arrival destination, and your dates. You'll then be able to sort the resulting list by the lowest fares available!

Peak and Low Seasons in Chiang Mai

Though Chiang Mai is considered a quieter and more relaxed alternative to places like Bangkok, it's still primarily a popular tourist and shopping destination, and as such you can generally expect passenger traffic (and fares) to be higher on the weekend.

Early February to mid-April is a low period during which fares will probably be at their lowest. Unfortunately, the reason for this is that it is the rice field burning season, during which the city usually experiences high levels of air pollution.

The busiest season starts on the first of November and runs right up to when the rice fields start burning in February, the time of year when the weather is most pleasant. Fares will generally be at their highest during this period. They pick up again for a bit in April once the smoke has cleared out and the annual Songkran festival begins, but are generally down during monsoon season from May to November. There may be a spike in August as there is an influx of European tourists on summer holiday, however. September is likely to have the lowest fares of the year outside of burning season as it rains almost every day.

Hotels and Rental Cars Near Chiang Mai International Airport

Quite a few hotels are directly adjacent to the airport on both its east and west sides, ranging from budget accommodations at about $20 USD per night to luxury rooms for around $70 USD when things aren't too busy. Dozens of hostels, guest houses and additional hotels are available by making a quick trip into the city. You can get a list organized by price, amenities and accommodation type with the Hotel Search feature.

Sixt Rent A Car and Tipoa Car Hire are available at the airport, and Budget Car Rental is just outside the airport. You can check their rates for any given day using the Car Rental Search tool.

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