Chiang Mai is the gateway city to Thailand’s far north, and a center for many adventure travelers wanting to trek into the surrounding mountainous region. Travelers to this area include backpackers and walkers, students and families. Chiang Mai was founded in 1296, and was the ancient capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom. The city is home to hundreds of beautiful Buddhist temples, dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, and now attracts a variety of tourists looking for a unique taste of Thai culture and history.
Flying to Chaing Mai
1. Which airports serve Bangkok to Chiang Mai?
There are numerous flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, leaving from both Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport.
All flights from arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport, which is conveniently located less than 10 minutes’ drive, by taxi or rental car, from the city center. Or ask your hotel about a pick-up. Many offer a free airport transfer service for guests.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, with around 50 daily flights to choose from. There is a wide choice of airlines, too, including Thai Air Asia, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, and Thai Lion Mentari. Flights leave regularly, throughout the day, all year round.
3. How long is the flight?
Your flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai should take around 1 hour and 15 minutes. All flights are direct, and there is no time zone difference to worry about.
4. Climate changes between Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Both cities are warm year-round, but Chiang Mai is over 400 miles north of Bangkok and tends to be cooler, especially at night. If you are hiking into the surrounding mountainous area is can get cooler still. Both cities tend to get the majority of their rainfall between May and September, with the rest of the year being quite dry.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The Thai Baht is used throughout the country and can be acquired in your home country as well as at banks, hotels and airports in Thailand. Popular credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa are also accepted.
If you are flying from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, you are, of course flying domestically and will not need a visa or passport. Non-Thai travelers will find it useful to carry passports when traveling within the country. They are the best form of identity proof and may be requested by authorities.
Chiang Mai Information
Chiang Mai is located in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Ping river. Steeped in history and tradition, the area is now a center for traditional Thai culture and offers a variety of experiences to delight travelers. From Thai cookery classes to traditional Thai massage and delicious Thai food, make sure to sample as much as you can of what the region has to offer. Wander around the Old City and take in the temples, explore the Doi Inthanon National Park, book a multi-day trek to visit tribal hill villages, or consider a visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
Bangkok to Chiang Mai Last modified: Dec 18, 2018 2:07 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Bangkok to Chiang Mai? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
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|< 7 days||฿2,785||฿8,812|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Bangkok to Chiang Mai flights.
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|December||Bangkok||Chiang Mai||Velvet Sky||12/18/18||12/24/18||0||฿2,785|
|January||Bangkok||Chiang Mai||Nok Air||1/19/19||1/22/19||0||฿1,835|
|February||Bangkok||Chiang Mai||Thai Lion||2/26/19||3/7/19||0||฿1,638|
|March||Bangkok||Chiang Mai||Thai Lion||3/2/19||3/5/19||0||฿1,638|
|May||Bangkok||Chiang Mai||Thai Lion||5/22/19||5/25/19||0||฿1,573|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is ฿9,860.
The average price for direct flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is ฿1,966.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is ฿1,016.
The average price for round trip flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is ฿1,933.
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Airlines in Bangkok flying to Chiang Mai Last modified: Dec 18, 2018 2:07 -05:00Number of routes searched: 39Number of itineraries searched: 12,062,873
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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Airports
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