Cheap flights to Chiang Mai

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Flights to Chiang Mai in 2021

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$742Average for return flights in October 2021
Return from$861From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chiang Mai found for this year
27 Dec. - 14 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

2 stops

25h 55m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

27h 10m
$1,323

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/10/21

27 Dec. - 14 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

2 stops

25h 55m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

26h 30m
$1,335

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/10/21

27 Dec. - 14 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNX

Chiang Mai

1 stop

21h 55m
CNX

Chiang Mai

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

34h 20m
$1,385

Thai Airways

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Deal found 19/10/21

Can I fly to Chiang Mai from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Chiang Mai

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Chiang Mai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chiang Mai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Chiang Mai.

Can I fly back to Australia from Chiang Mai?

Returning to Australia from Chiang Mai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chiang Mai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chiang Mai are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

Cheapest prices for Chiang Mai flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Chiang Mai found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$911

February

$727

March

$705

April

$835

May

$725

June

$782

July

$698

August

$714

September

$733

October

$697

November

$733

December

$1,100

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Chiang Mai is October. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Chiang Mai Airport?

Average Chiang Mai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - CNX

Price

$696 - $1,370

CNX

Temperature

21 - 29 °C

CNX

Precipitation

0 - 250 mm

The best time to fly to Chiang Mai is during April, but great deals can be found at other times. April sees the temperatures in Chiang Mai peak to their warmest. September tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

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?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Chiang Mai. Flying on Friday 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 at midday. 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.

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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.

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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.