Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)Last Updated: May 27,2020
Chiang Mai International Airport, whose airport code is CNX, is located in the southwest of Chiang Mai, where it is very close to the urban area, with about 4 kilometers far away, and the traffic there is also very convenient. It only takes 15-20 minutes to drive from the airport to Chiang Mai city center. Chiang Mai International Airport is the most important transportation hub in northern Thailand, connecting Chiang Mai with other cities in Thailand and other countries in the world.
Chiang Mai International Airport Introduction
Chiang Mai International Airport has only a two-story terminal building. The first floor is the arrival hall for international and domestic passengers, and the second floor is the departure hall for international passengers. Chiang Mai is the gateway city to northern Thailand, with the rise of tourism in northern Thailand in recent years, and the status of Chiang Mai International Airport has become increasingly important. According to statistics, the average annual number of passengers being sent here is more than two million, and about 130 international flights from China, Singapore, Myanmar and Laos land here. The airport has complete facilities and the staff's service attitude is intimate and warm.
It is also very convenient to transfer from Chiang Mai International Airport to other parts of Thailand. For example, there are direct flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok every day. The flight takes about one hour, and the ticket price is not expensive, about 1300 baht. In addition to Bangkok, there are also many daily flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket, Koh Samui and Hua Hin.
Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
There are many flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Thai Airways provides 10 direct flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai every day from 6: 15-21: 30. The fare is about 3500 baht, because Thai Airways change the flight schedule almost every month, so everyone should always pay attention to the official website. AirAsia also provides more flights, but the flight schedule changes more frequently than Thai Airways, and the price changes are also very large, which will be generally based on the order rate on the day. AirAsia will provide 7-8 flights daily during peak tourist season, 3-4 in the low season. Bangkok Airways has a relatively fixed flight schedule. It will send flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai at 8:00, 12:05, 17:00, 20:30 and 22:00. Thai Oriental Airways is even less, with only 2-3 flights a day.
Services and transportation at Chiang Mai International Airport
The area of Chiang Mai International Airport is not large, but there are cafes, chain restaurants, pharmacies and post offices, as well as several shops selling Thai silk, handicrafts and other souvenirs. There is a set of Chiang Mai night zoo in the airport, which has now become the photo spot for tourists to take pictures. There is also a smoking room in the international passenger stay area, and the density of duty-free shops and markets in the area is relatively higher.
There are currently many ways to get from the airport to the center of Chiang Mai, mainly: taxi, minibus, songthaew, tuk tuk or free or paid transfers by hotel.
It is very convenient to take a taxi to the downtown area of Chiang Mai. There are four taxi counters on the first floor of the airport to queue for a taxi. The price is 150-250 baht; it is much cheaper to take a minibus, which just costs 40 baht, but the driver will wait for a certain number of passengers to depart; the price of songthaew and tuk tuk is between 100 and 150 baht, and remember to bargain with the driver.
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