Cheap flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Flight information Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 582 kilometres

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Most popular airline last month

Thai AirAsia

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang

2 airports

Flying From Chiang Mai to Bangkok


There are at least 57 nonstop flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok per day. The majority of the flights are operated by Thailand-based airlines such as the flag carrier, Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways, Thai Lion Mentari, Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Vietjet Air, and Kan Air. There are also connecting flights such as the flight via Yangon on Myanmar Airways.


Budget Airlines that fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok


Many of the airlines that currently fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok are low-cost airlines. These include Thai Lion Mentari, Nok Air, Thai AirAsia and Thai Vietjet Air.


Departure from Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)


Chiang Mai International Airport is a major international airport serving the Northern Thailand region. The route between the capital, Bangkok is one of the busiest air travel routes in the country. The airport is located near the city centre, only 15 minutes away by car. The most convenient way to travel to the airport is by taxi. Fares to the city centre is approximately RM 15.00 (US $3.36). A cheaper option, if you are travelling with minimal luggage, is a minivan service for RM 5.00 (US $1.12). This is also the same rate if you want to travel by the local tuk-tuk.


Things to do in Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)


While waiting for your flight, you can have a meal at any of the coffee shops and restaurants that are located in the departure area. There are also shops selling local products like silk and handicrafts and bookstores at the terminal. Wifi is available.


Arrival at Bangkok International Airport (BKKT)


Also known as Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok International Airport is the busiest airport in Thailand. There are any options for ground transport at the airport. Taxis and rental cars are available 24 hours. Taxi fare to the city centre averages at RM 37.60 (US $8.41) and takes around 30 minutes to an hour to travel. There is also an Airport Rail Link that can cover the distance to Phyathai Station within 30 minutes. Normal fare starts at RM 1.88 (US $0.42) while the express service costs RM 5.64 (US $1.26).Minivans and buses also serve the airport. Shuttle buses are available if you need to transfer to Don Mueang International Airport.


Things to do in Bangkok International Airport (BKKT)


As the largest international airport in the country, Bangkok International Airporthas a wide range of amenities at the terminal. There are many duty-free outlets for international passengers as well as a wide variety of food outlets to choose from. Foreign currency exchange counters, ATMs, business centres are also located in the arrival area. If you prefer to stay awhile to rest, there are airport hotels such as the Boxtel which offer rooms at RM 156.50 (US $35.00) for 4 hours of use. There are also other hotels within a 10-minute walking distance from the airport.


Arrival at Don Mueang International Airport (BKKT)


Flights on Nok Air, Kan Air, Thai Air Asia, Thai Lion Air and Thai Smile from Chiang Mai land at the older Don Mueang Airport. The airport functions as a regional airport and a low-cost airline hub. It has two terminal and Terminal 2 is used for the domestic flights. Transport from the airport is limited to taxis, private shuttles and a few buses. Taxi fare to the city centre is approximately RM 25 (US $5.60) and takes around 30 minutes to an hour to travel.


Things to do in Don Mueang International Airport (BKKT)


Upon arrival at Don Mueang International Airport, you will find the airport has a good range of shops that operate 24 hours. This is good for travellers who wish to rest for a while before heading out into the city. There are duty-free shops, cafes and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy. Wifi is free at the airport. There are also mobile phone shops and currency exchange counters for your travel needs.


Time Difference between Chiang Mai and Bangkok


There is no time difference between Chiang Mai and Bangkok.


Weather in Bangkok


Bangkok experiences a hot tropical monsoon climate. There are three different seasons, the hot season, wet season, and the cool season. Average temperatures in Bangkok are above 30 °C throughout the year despite having rainy weather.


Exchange rate between Chiang Mai and Bangkok


There is no difference in currency for Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Both use the Thai Baht. 1 Thai Baht is equal to 0.03 US Dollar.


Average cost of a meal in Chiang Mai and Bangkok


Chiang Mai is popular holiday destination but the food prices are still cheaper in Chiang Mai than in the Thai capital city.  A budget lunch in Chiang Mai cost RM 10.50 (US $2.35) compared to a budget lunch in the capital which would cost around RM 15.00 (US$3.35).


Average cost of hotel/night in Chiang Mai and Bangkok


The cost of accommodations is definitely more expensive in the capital, Kuala Lumpur than in Tioman. One-night stay in a top resort in Tioman would cost about the same per night at around 520 RM (US$120.00) for a mid-range hotel room in Kuala Lumpur. A mid-priced resort in Tioman would cost you an average of 175 RM (US$40.00).


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This information is correct as of December 2016.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.