The Chiang Mai Airport is the largest domestic and international airport located in northern Thailand and services over 6 million passengers each year. The Chiang Mai Airport code is CNX.
With hundreds of flights each day, Chiang Mai Airport is the most convenient way to get in and out of Chiang Mai and is conveniently located just 15 minutes south-west of the city centre.
Chiang Mai Airport Domestic & International Flights, Taxi Price to Old City
The terminals are linked in one large rectangle building and all check in counters are located on the ground level. Passengers then make their way up to level 1 to pass through security and immigration (for international flights). After passing through security, you will be able to purchase food and drink as well as get a foot massage, purchase souvenirs and buy duty free alcohol.
For arrivals, there are ATM’s located in the arrivals hall as well as money changers. Chiang Mai Airport has a taxi desk located inside the arrivals hall which organises authorised taxis for passengers at fixed rates. It is advisable to only use this taxi service as you will be charged an inflated rate if you opt for a driver waiting at the exit.
The authorised airport taxis charge a flat rate of 160 THB to get into the old city. The prices are listed up on the wall and it is worth having your hotel name ready to show the person behind the desk. They will write down the destination and give you a receipt with the price noted on it. They will then send you to the taxi queue where you wait for your number to be called and then get in your designated taxi. Upon arrival at your destination, you then pay the driver the fee as agreed by the agent.
Red trucks (songthaews) and tuk tuks are also an option, however if travelling with more than 2 people, it works out about the same to catch a taxi which is also more comfortable (and air-conditioned!). Uber can drop off at the airport, but cannot pickup.
|Flight Chiang Mai - Khon Kaen ฿ 1,125–2,836 1h – 1h 5m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Udonthani ฿ 1,283–2,899 1h – 1h 10m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son ฿ 2,253 45m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Kuala Lumpur ฿ 3,878 2h 55m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Don Mueang Airport ฿ 1,414–2,419 1h 5m – 1h 20m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Macau ฿ 3,511 2h 30m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Hat Yai ฿ 3,511 2h 5m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Phuket ฿ 3,188–7,495 1h 55m – 2h 5m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Hunan ฿ 3,966 2h 55m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Krabi ฿ 4,666 1h 55m – 2h|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Hong Kong ฿ 3,966–9,707 2h 35m – 2h 50m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Suratthani ฿ 3,057–7,436 1h 50m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Zhejiang ฿ 3,966 3h|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Rayong ฿ 1,584–2,539 1h 15m – 1h 30m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Shanghai ฿ 12,089 4h 10m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Yunnan ฿ 7,290–11,057 1h 40m – 1h 45m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Beijing ฿ 15,703 4h 15m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Hubei ฿ 15,618 3h 20m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Guangdong ฿ 4,015–17,726 2h 35m – 20h 25m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Incheon ฿ 16,434 5h 20m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Sichuan ฿ 21,253 2h 35m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Yangon ฿ 5,120 1h 25m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Koh Samui ฿ 10,321 1h 45m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Mandalay ฿ 8,232 1h 30m|
|Flight Chiang Mai - Suvarnabhumi Airport ฿ 2,744–6,922 1h 10m – 1h 25m|