Cheap Flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
Flight information Chiang Mai to Bangkok
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Average flight time, total distance 361 miles
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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang
Flying from Chiang Mai to Bangkok? This flight route will take you from the cultural capital of Northern Thailand, to the equally rich and colorful streets of the nations capital city, Bangkok. It’s a short flight, and these hints from Skyscanner will help ensure that you take off with ease.
Flight Route Options
The flight between Chiang Mai and Bangkok is brief, lasting only 1 hour and 15 minutes. 50 flights connect these two cities each day, and you can choose to fly into either Don Mueang (DMK) or Suvarnabhumi (BKK) airports. Don Mueang airport has been in use since the 1920s, and was once the main airport in Bangkok. It’s now used mainly for domestic flights. If you’re flying into Don Mueang from Chiang Mai, you can fly with Thai Lion Mentari, Thai AirAsia, Nok Air, or Thai Smile Airlines. Suvarnabhumi, the newer airport, has come to host most of the international flights to and from Bangkok since its opening in 2006. Flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi are carried by Thai Vietjet Air, Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile, and Thai airlines.
Departing from Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Airport is easiest to reach by driving. If you’ve been renting a car, there is a car rental service near the airport for your convenience. Many airports also provide shuttle services, so check where you’re staying to see if they can deliver you right to the airport, hassle free! Songteaw and tuk-tuks also take passengers to the airport, with fares averaging around 100 baht.
Immigration and Security
Since your entire journey is within Thailand, you’ll have already passed through Thai immigration when arriving in the country. American citizens are allowed to stay in Thailand for under 30 days without a visa, although your passport must be valid for 6 months after the day on which you arrive in Thailand. Although the flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is within the same country, you will have to show ID in order to pass through airport security, so make sure to have your passport with you. For the latest visa information and travel advisories, please check with the U.S. Department of State’s travel website for Thailand.
What to expect in Bangkok
Both Bangkok’s airports are within relatively easy travel distance from downtown Bangkok, and you can reach the city by train, bus, taxi or car. Driving in Thailand can be a bit crazy at the best of times, but if you’re up for the adventure, you’ll find car rentals available near both airports. Skyscanner’s car rental guide will help you navigate the options and find the best prices so you can have your ride picked out before you even take off!
Getting around the city
Bangkok has extensive public transportation networks, so it’s not difficult to get around. Trains and the underground are probably the most relaxing way to go, as they are generally refreshingly air conditioned, quick, and reliable. Public buses go to more locations around the city, but are usually much more crowded. Roads in Bangkok are a combination of cars, buses, tuk-tuks, rickshaws and scooters all trying to make their way around each other, so if you’re walking, make sure to keep your eyes peeled. It’s not uncommon for motorcyclists to give up on the road and zip along the sidewalk instead, so pay attention and take the overhead pedestrian bridges to cross the road when you can.
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