Cheap flights to Chiang Mai

NYC — CNX
23 May — 30 May1
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Flights to Chiang Mai in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$763Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$520From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chiang Mai
One-way from$356One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

Cheap flights to Chiang Mai in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CNX flights for May, June
7 Jun. - 16 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

1 stop

24h 30m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 30m
$653

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Deal found 16/5/22

4 Jun. - 10 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

1 stop

15h 30m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

21h 05m
$688

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Deal found 17/5/22

13 Jun. - 19 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

1 stop

26h 40m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

30h 50m
$781

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Deal found 15/5/22

Chiang Mai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chiang Mai found for this year
12 Sep. - 18 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

1 stop

18h 40m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 50m
$520

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Deal found 16/5/22

7 Aug. - 6 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

1 stop

20h 30m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 50m
$610

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1 Nov. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

1 stop

19h 45m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

26h 30m
$636

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When is the best time to fly to Chiang Mai?

Average Chiang Mai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - CNX

Price

$554 - $1,502

CNX

Temperature

21 - 29 °C

CNX

Rainfall

0 - 250 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Chiang Mai?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Chiang Mai, you should look to book at least 47 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Chiang Mai?

Saturday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Chiang Mai. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

When to fly

Due to the area’s tropical climate, it’s important to pick the right season to visit. You may be able to find some cheaper flights to Chiang Mai and accommodation during the hot and rainy seasons but bare in mind various festivals which take place throughout the year, such as Loy Krathong and Songkran, can also make prices rise.

Loy Krathong is the most romantic Thai celebration which is held on the full moon night of the 12th Lunar month, and sees couples book flights for this festival. Join the hundreds of locals and visitors on the banks of the Ping River to release a lantern containing a candle. It is a tradition to write a message or wish on the lantern then let it go at the count of three. Watching hundreds of lanterns float into the night sky is spectacular and a must see.

If you do decide to take a flight to Chiang Mai during the hot season, you’re sure to cool down at the Songkran Festival, during April. This festival celebrates the New Year through a massive water fight. Thais believe that being bathed will bring good luck.

Why fly?

Chiang Mai may be Thailand’s second largest city, but it has a restfulness and beauty that is light years away from the bustle of Bangkok. Instead, it is a city nestled in the hills of northern Thailand which is filled with centuries-old Buddhist temples.

Anyone interested in art and culture should visit sights like the Wat Phra Singh temple, with its world-famous Lion Buddha image and walls that are covered in dazzling mural artworks. There are also fascinating museums to explore, such as the Lanna Folklore Museum.

Shopping is another highlight, and a trip to the market at Talat Warorot is an unforgettable experience (and a great place to buy unique souvenirs for those back home).

Although the city is a fine destination for history lovers, it also boasts a lively nightlife, courtesy of the thousands of students that it hosts, and party fans will feel at home right away. Chiang Mai is also a city of restaurants, from gourmet vegan curries to riverside diners, ensuring that all tastes will be catered for.

The area around Chiang Mai is filled with natural beauty and outdoor activities as well. Get to know some charismatic locals at the Patara Elephant Sanctuary, head out rock climbing under expert supervision or relax on a rafting expedition with a hamper full of food and drink.

There are adrenaline rushes to be had as well, with companies in Chiang Mai organising whitewater adventures, as well as the “Flight of the Gibbon” park, which offers 33 different of zip-lines in beautiful surroundings.

And if all of that sounds like too much excitement, Chiang Mai is also home to several relaxation spas, providing traditional Thai massage.

Chiang Mai climate

Chiang Mai has three distinct seasons, the cool season, hot season and rainy season. The most popular time to take a flight and visit Chiang Mai city is usually the cool season which runs from December through February. Midday temperatures can reach over 30 degrees Celsius, however, the evenings can become quite cool, so make sure you pack accordingly. The hot season, April to June, is usually best avoided as the humidity can be extremely draining, with temperatures reaching 40 degrees. The rainy season, from the end of May to November, is very wet and the area usually experiences sudden bursts of heavy rainfall. November can be a good time to visit as the landscapes are beautiful and lush and the weather starts to dry up, these conditions mean prices may start to rise.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chiang Mai?

Booking a flight to Chiang Mai (CNX) is your only option if you intend on flying to Chiang Mai. It is only a 3.1 km journey from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai’s city centre.