Chiang Mai is the hub of Northern Thailand and the Capital City of the Province of this name. With a population of over 170,000 in the city proper (but more than 1 million in the metropolitan area), it is Thailand’s fifth-largest city. Located on a plain at an elevation of 316 m, surrounded by mountains and lush countryside, it is much greener and quieter than the capital, and has a cosmopolitan air and a significant expat population, factors which have led many from Bangkok to settle permanently in this “Rose of the North”. For more information, please visit Wikitravel.

Transportation to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) handles both domestic and regional international flights. The route from Bangkok is one of the busiest in the country, including:


Air Asia, a well-known Asian low-cost airline, has domestic flights from/to Bangkok (Don Mueang airport), Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai.
Bangkok Airways, a full-service carrier positioning itself as an “Asia’s boutique airline”, flies to from/to Ko Samui, Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), Krabi, Phuket and Udon Thani.
Nok Air Thai, low-cost carrier, flies from/to Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport.
Thai Airways, from/to Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport).
Thai Lion Air, low-cost carrier, flies from/to Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport.
Thai Smile, low cost subsidiary of Thai Airways flies to/from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).


Air Asia, from/to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Macau, and Hangzhou, China.
Air China, from/to Beijing, China, and Wuhan, China.
Cathay Dragon
China Eastern Airlines, from/to Kunming, China and Shanghai, China.
China Southern Airline, from/to Guangzhou, China.
Hong Kong Express, from/to Hong Kong.
Jetstar, from/to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Dong Hoi, Vietnam.
Juneyao Airlines, from/to Shanghai, China
Korean Airlines, Four flights weekly from Seoul/Incheon.
Lao Airlines, from/to Luang Prabang in (Laos), from there the flight continues onward to Vientiane.
Qatar Airways, from/to Doha, Qatar.
Shandong Airlines, from/to Chongqing, China.
Sichuan Airlines, from/to Chengdu, China.
Silk Air, from/to Singapore.
Spring Airlines, from/to Shanghai, China.
Tigerair, from/to Singapore.