Cheap Flights to Chiang Mai Airport

Cheap Flights to Chiang Mai

Surrounded by lush greenery, rolling hills and centuries-old ruins, Chiang Mai offers a striking contrast to urban Bangkok and the tropical Thai islands.  Similarly, Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is a refreshing change from other Thai airports, as it is conveniently located only three kilometers from the city centre. 

With many traditional and low-cost carriers flying to Chiang Mai, it is increasingly difficult for travelers to know if they're getting the best deal on their tickets to Chiang Mai.  With Skyscanner, Canadian travelers can easily search for cheap tickets to Chiang Mai, compare the cost of fares on different travel dates, and even set up price alerts to be notified instantly if prices go down. 

Best Time to Book a Flight To Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai usually has fantastic weather from mid-April until late January, with hot, dry weather from March until June, infrequent tropical rainstorms from July until mid-September, and warm, dry temperatures from mid-September until late January.  November tends to be busy with festivals, including the world-famous Yi Peng Lantern Festival, which makes it an ideal month to experience authentic Thai culture in Chiang Mai.  Most experts recommend avoiding travel to Chiang Mai from February until mid-April; the air quality during this season is poor due to farmer's burning their excess crops. 

Airlines That Fly to Chiang Mai Airport

Skyscanner has a complete list of the airlines that fly to Chiang Mai.  From Canada, travelers typically choose a major international airline like Cathay Pacific, China Eastern or China Southern to connect to Chiang Mai through other Asian airports. 

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Chiang Mai has a small airport with a domestic terminal and an international terminal.  Passengers can easily walk between the two terminals in minutes.  Similarly, travel to downtown Chiang Mai is easy and fast.  The airport has its own hotel shuttle service which departs every fifteen minutes or so, while reliable metered taxis depart from the north end of the terminal as needed.  Car rental services are available twenty-four hours a day. 

Airport Facilities

The Chiang Mai Airport has a good selection of shops and restaurants, as well as an on-site sauna and spa where you can squeeze in your first (or final) Thai massage.  Of course, there are also ATMs, a currency exchange office (opposite the international arrivals), complimentary wireless internet and two information counters to assist with other inquiries. 

What to See and Do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has hundreds of hotels and guesthouses in and around its historic center.  Skyscanner's hotel search tool can help you find the perfect accommodation for your stay.  Your hosts will guide you towards the nearest Buddhist temples, historic city walls, picturesque parks and unique museums.  You can also participate in once-in-a-lifetime experiences like visiting an ethical elephant sanctuary, watching a muay Thai boxing match or taking a local Thai cooking course. 

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