Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Flight information Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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Average flight time, total distance 582 kilometres

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Thai AirAsia

Chiang Mai

1 airport

This information is correct as of February 2016

Airlines that fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Currently Thai AirAsia, Nok Air, Thai Smile, Thai 102, Bangkok Airways, Thai Lion Mentaria and Aero VIP offer flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

Terminal Information – Departing

Bangkokis served by two airports.

Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport is situated 15 miles north of Bangkok. Trains operate from Don Mueang Station opposite the airport to Hua Lumpong Railway Station in central Bangkok, taking approximately 50 minutes. Airport buses also depart from the front of the arrivals area to many of the main hotels and to Sukhumvit and Hua Lumpong Railway Stations. Regular public buses run to Hua Lumpong Railway Station. Bus A1 offers services to Bangkok bus station every 20 minutes between 0830-2330. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport.

Inside Don Mueang International airport there are cash machines, currency exchange facilities, baby changing, free wi-fi internet, several restaurants and snack bars and shops selling gifts, books, electronics and jewellery. There is also an on-site hotel.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 18 miles east of Bangkok. An airport rail link runs 24-hour services from the station beneath the terminal building. The Makkasan Express route stops only at Makkasan Station in 15 minutes, costing 90* Bangkok dollars while the Phaya Thai Express Line goes non-stop to Phaya Thai Station in 17 minutes costing the same amount. A slower city train, which stops at seven stations and takes a little under 30 minutes operates routes into Bangkok in 45 minutes costing 24* Bangkok dollars. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport.

Inside Suvarnabhumi Airport there are cash machines, free wi-fi and currency exchange desks, baby changing facilities, fast food outlets, bars and restaurants. There are many shops selling everything from flowers and designer clothes to gifts, duty free items, books and electronics. There is one hotel on the airport site.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Chiang Mai Airport is easily reached from the city centre via car, taxi, tuk-tuk and public transport. There is a bus service that departs from the airport every 20 minutes into the Old Town, costing 25* baht, but many visitors may find taxis more convenient.

Inside the airport there is a currency exchange bureau, cash machines, a VIP lounge, baby changing facilities, limited duty-free shopping, coffee shops, fast food outlets, snack bars and pizza places. There is a dining restaurant and sports bar on the mezzanine level, as well as shops selling silk, gifts, magazines and souvenirs. An internet café has Wi-Fi internet available.

Practical Information

You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of Bangkok’sAirports, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.

We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.

What to expect in Chiang Mai

Visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’, is a chance to escape the tourist traps of much of Thailand and experience tantalising sights, sounds and flavours including mystical temples, trekking steamy jungles, sumptuous street food and bustling local markets. Explore medieval city walls, winding through narrow streets lined with wooden houses or enjoy a night on the town in trendy bars and lively restaurants. Whether you want to see the sunrise on a jungle hilltop, mediate with monks, enjoying a massage or shopping for silks, Chiang Mai is a truly exotic experience.

The peak season for visiting Chiang Mai is December to January, when daytime temperatures drop below 30°C – a relief after the steamy monsoon months of June to October. The Flower Festival in February and Inthakin in May are two popular festivals that lure visitors to Chiang Mai. There is no need to have a large budget when visiting, as this is still a very cheap place to be. A museum ticket costs around £1.90*, a taxi from the airport to the city centre costs from £3.00*, food from street stalls starts at just 58 pence* while a budget dinner can be as little as £3.00* per person.  A pint of beer or a cocktail won’t set you back more than £2.00*.

*Prices subject to change

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