Chiang Mai Airport

General information

Chiang Mai Airport is the main airport in Northern Thailand. The city of Chiang Mai is popular with travellers who want to visit the north of Thailand and those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Chiang Mai Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Thailand, more than half of the total number of flights are operated to and from Bangkok. A flight between Bangkok and Chiang Mai takes a little more than 60 minutes. In comparison, a bus or train ride between the two cities can take anywhere between 10 and 12 hours.


Where is Chiang Mai Airport situated?

Chiang Mai Airport is situated in the north of Thailand to the south-west of the city centre (Old City). Near the airport you can find the popular AirportPlaza Shopping Mall.

How many terminals does Chiang Mai Airport have?

There is one airport terminal that has an area for international flights on the southside of the building and one for domestic flights at the northern part. The check-in desks and Arrivals can be found on the ground floor, Departures on the first floor. Chiang Mai Airport has a runway of 3,100 metres.

Airport Map



The distance from Chiang Mai Airport to the centre of Chiang Mai is 4 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Chiang Mai.

From CNX Airport to Chiang Mai City centre by Car
4 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Chiang Mai Airport by public transport. Visit the Chiang Mai Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Chiang Mai Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Chiang Mai is about THB 200.-. Book your taxi at Chiang Mai Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CNX Airport to Chiang Mai City centre by Taxi
4 km
15 min
THB 200.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Chiang Mai Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Chiang Mai Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Chiang Mai Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Chiang Mai Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Chiang Mai Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Chiang Mai Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Chiang Mai Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Thai Airways
  • AirAsia
  • Bangkok Airways
  • Nok Air
  • Scoot


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Chiang Mai Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Fellow Hostel, Chiang Mai

Situated in Chiang Mai, 300 metres from Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport, Fellow Hostel features accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.


VC@Suanpaak Boutique Hotel & Service Apartment, Chiang Mai

VC@Suanpaak Boutique Hotel & Service Apartment is conveniently located within a 7-minute walk from Chiang Mai Airport. Offering non-smoking modern Thai-Lanna rooms with free Wi-Fi, the hotel comes equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna.


The Prio Residence, Chiang Mai

Providing city views, The Prio Residence in Chiang Mai provides accommodation, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a garden and a terrace.

Hotels in Chiang Mai

Looking for the best hotels in Chiang Mai? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Cozytel Chiangmai, Chiang Mai

Offering warm Northern-Thai style hospitality, Cozytel Chiangmai is located 200 metres from Three Kings Monument. For guests' convenience, it offers a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi access and free private parking on-site.


9 SUITE Luxury Boutique Hotel, Chiang Mai

Boasting a bar, garden and views of garden, 9 SUITE Luxury Boutique Hotel is situated in Chiang Mai, less than 1 km from Chang Puak Market.


The Warehouse Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

The Warehouse Chiang Mai is situated in Chiang Mai, 400 metres from Warorot Market, and has a garden, a terrace and a shared lounge. In a prime location in the Chang Moi district, this property offers a bar and a restaurant.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Chiang Mai Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Chiang Mai: Art in Paradise Illusion Museum Entry Ticket

Experience art from a different perspective with an entry ticket to the interactive Art in Paradise illusion museum in Chiang Mai. Get involved as you are invited to touch and take photographs of the 3D paintings in creative ways.


Chiang Mai: Historic Old City 4-Hour Bike Tour

Discover the charms of Chiang Mai's Old City on a 4-hour bike tour of the back lanes. Experience everyday life in the modern city, and see ancient temples and Buddha images inside the Old City walls. Learn about Chiang Mai's trading history and more.

Tour & transport

Chiang Mai: City Sightseeing and Local Food Tour

Discover the wonders of Chiang Mai and taste the flavors of local cuisine on this private or small group tour. Visit a selection of the city’s iconic highlights, learn about the culture of Northern Thailand, and taste street food, desserts, and more.


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