Phuket is one of the world’s most beautiful islands and is located in the Andaman Sea. Known all across the world for its beaches, this island is lush and tranquil. Beaches like Karon and Rawai are some of Asia’s most famous, while lesser-known gems such as Mai Khao Beach are also becoming more and more popular. Those who fancy a dash of adventure on their Phuket trip can enjoy scuba diving in the Phi Phi Islands, while those who want some culture can visit attractions like the Thai Hua Museum in Phuket City.
Flying to Phuket
1. Which Airports serve Chiang Mai to Phuket?
When departing from Chiang Mai, you’ll need to leave from Chiang Mai International Airport, which is conveniently located just a short taxi ride away from the city. You’ll land at Phuket International Airport in Phuket and there are plenty of options to connect you to Patong, Phuket City or your resort.
2. Which Airlines operate flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket?
There’s a range of airline choice in place when taking flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket, including AirAsia and Bangkok Airways.
3. How long is the flight?
If you need to make the journey between these two cities in a simple and speedy way, you’re in luck. Flights on this route usually take two hours. While the flights are sometimes more common during peak tourist season, they do run throughout the year too.
4. Climate changes between Chiang Mai and Phuket
Chiang Mai’s average high temperature in the middle of the peak international tourist season is 89°F. When in Phuket, this can drop slightly to 86°F but temperatures will continue to be warm.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
Chiang Mai and Phuket are both located in Thailand, which means you won’t need to change currency (the Thai baht) when traveling between the two. You also won’t need to acquire a visa to travel via airplane from Chiang Mai to Phuket, either.
Chiang Mai is northern Thailand’s largest hub, and that makes it a busy and cosmopolitan kind of place. The feel of the island of Phuket, though, is slightly different and there’s certainly a more relaxed way of life on offer here.
Phuket is an island with a decent population of over 300,000, but its main appeal is by far its beaches. From nightlife beach locations such as the famous Paradise Beach with its “Full Moon” parties to relaxing, luxury beaches like the Paresa Resort, there’s something for every traveler looking for sun, sea, and sand. Gorgeous hotels abound here and those who highly value an amazing place to stay will be spoiled for choice. Phuket isn’t devoid of cultural attractions, though, there’s a whole range of top things to do here if you fancy a break from the beach, including the Trickeye Museum and the Thai Hua Museum.
Chiang Mai to Phuket Last modified: Jul 18, 2019 3:19 -04:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Chiang Mai to Phuket?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket.
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|< 7 days||฿5,556||฿4,260|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Chiang Mai to Phuket
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 Chiang Mai to Phuket is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Chiang Mai to Phuket by Month
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 Chiang Mai to Phuket flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|July||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||7/31/19||8/7/19||1||฿3,488|
|August||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||8/22/19||8/26/19||1||฿2,778|
|September||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||9/3/19||9/5/19||1||฿2,778|
|October||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||10/1/19||10/7/19||1||฿2,994|
|November||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||11/2/19||11/5/19||1||฿3,180|
|December||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||12/12/19||12/14/19||1||฿3,180|
|January||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||1/23/20||1/28/20||1||฿2,778|
|February||Chiang Mai||Phuket||Thai Lion||2/19/20||2/24/20||1||฿3,272|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
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 Chiang Mai to Phuket is ฿3,118.
The average price for direct flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket is ฿15,433.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket
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 Chiang Mai to Phuket. 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 Chiang Mai to Phuket is ฿1,451.
The average price for round trip flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket is ฿3,118.
Chiang Mai to Phuket Flight Questions
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Airlines in Chiang Mai flying to Phuket Last modified: Jul 18, 2019 3:19 -04:00Number of routes searched: 30Number of itineraries searched: 1,393,411
Wondering which airlines fly out of Chiang Mai to Phuket? We've gathered the average price of Chiang Mai airlines with flights to Phuket. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.
Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.
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Chiang Mai to Phuket Airports
These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chiang Mai and Phuket. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.
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