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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, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price₱11,921Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from₱24,641From Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chiang Mai found for this year
9 Nov - 13 Nov
₱24,641pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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1 STOP
CNX
Chiang Mai
CNX
Chiang Mai
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3 STOPS
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Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
9 Nov - 13 Nov
₱26,237pp
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Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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CNX
Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai
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2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
9 Nov - 13 Nov
₱27,035pp
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Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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2 STOPS
CNX
Chiang Mai
CNX
Chiang Mai
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3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

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
₱14,715
February
₱12,670
March
₱12,620
April
₱15,114
May
₱14,266
July
₱13,119
August
₱10,325
October
₱12,520
November
₱13,867
December
₱15,213
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Chiang Mai is currently ; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

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.
MNL - CNX
Price
₱10,324 - ₱22,769
CNX
Temperature
29 - 37 °C
CNX
Precipitation
5 - 238 mm

Due to the area’s tropical climate, it’s important to pick the right season to visit. You may be able to find cheap flights to Chiang Mai and accommodation during the hot and rainy seasons but keep 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. 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.

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

The best time to book flights to Chiang Mai is 61 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Chiang Mai?

The cheapest flights to Chiang Mai are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

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

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Chiang Mai. Flights at noon are usually the most expensive.

City overview

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.

Travellers who book flights to Chiang Mai in search of 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 for any visitor taking a flight to Chiang Mai (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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Getting around Chiang Mai

For a quintessentially Thai experience, you can navigate the streets of Chiang Mai via tuk-tuk (a cross between a small van and a moped). They are plentiful and cheap, but be sure to arrange a price before leaving. Other options include vans with covered areas for passengers (known as “songthaews”), as well as privately rented cars. Cycle-powered “samlors” are also a common sight and a relaxing way to see the city.

Getting from the Airport to the City

There is a Super-Highway connecting the city to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) and cabs or tuk-tuks will take no time to whizz into town. Negotiate a price beforehand for the best deal. Alternatively, many hotels will arrange for pick-ups, so check at booking if this service is available. Hire cars can be rented at the airport, but pre-booking is advised.

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

Most people fly into Chiang Mai (CNX) if they book a flight to Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is conveniently located just 3.1 km from Chiang Mai’s city center.

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