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Which Airlines Operate Flights To Chiang Mai From The UK?

  • THAI
  • Qatar Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates
  • British Airways
  • EVA Air
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa

Are There Any Direct Flights To Chiang Mai?

At present, there are no direct flights for Chiang Mai from the United Kingdom. Connecting flights are available from all major airports in the UK. Airlines offering connecting flights include Qatar Airways, THAI, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, KLM and others.

What Is The Flight Duration For Chiang Mai?

  • From London Heathrow to Chiang Mai, it takes 13 hours and 55 minutes on an indirect flight with THAI. Bangkok is the stopover.
  • The minimum flight duration from London Gatwick to Chiang Mai is 14 hours and 50 minutes with Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways flies via Doha.
  • Qatar Airways offers the shortest connecting flights from Manchester to Chiang Mai. The total flight time is 15 hours and 35 minutes. Doha is the stopover for Qatar Airways flights.
  • The minimum flight duration from Birmingham to Chiang Mai is 15 hours and 10 minutes with Qatar Airways. This is a one-stop flight that stops over at Doha.
  • From Edinburgh, KLM and Bangkok Airways offer code-shared flights to Chiang Mai that take 16 hours and 55 minutes minimum. These are two-stop flights that fly via Amsterdam and Bangkok.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Chiang Mai?

The most tourist friendly period lasts from October to April when the temperatures are moderate (averaging 23 °C) with sunny days that are accompanied by pleasant breezes. On the whole, Chiang Mai is a year-round tourist destination but the majority of people prefer to travel during the said months.

Which Is The Cheapest Time Of Year To Fly To Chiang Mai?

Price-wise travellers can look for cheap flights to Chiang Mai during the low-season, starting from mid-April to mid-June. Right after the peak-season comes to an end, Chiang Mai experiences a slight fall in tourist arrivals. The summer season, with its rising temperatures (averaging 29 °C), is one factor. Both hotels and airlines may be expected to drop prices or offer special holiday packages.

Which Is The Main International Airport In Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai International Airport is located approximately 3 kilometres southwest of the city centre. The third busiest airport in Thailand serves the entire Chiang Mai province. It takes about 10-15 minutes by car to reach the city from the airport. The IATA code for this airport is CNX. This is the receiving airport for all cheap flights to Chiang Mai from the UK.

What Are The Major Tourist Attractions In Chiang Mai?

The beautiful country of Thailand is enough to trigger thoughts of an overwhelmingly beautiful culture, stunning surroundings, exotic temples and diverse ethnic tribes. And when it comes to exploring all these in one city then Chiang Mai, Thailand's second most favourite tourist destination, only next in line to Bangkok, is the place you need to visit. Highlights include:

The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple:

Boasting a relaxed vibe - the very essence of Thai culture - the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a white elephant shrine that features a large golden stupa. The temple has long inspired aesthetes from all over the world and made thousands fall in love with its charismatic architecture. The site is located on the Doi Suthep Mountain which is about 15 kilometres from central Chiang Mai. Visiting the Doi Suthep Mountain is a complete daytrip. Apart from the temple, there is the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park that houses beautiful waterfalls and rich wildlife.

The Wat Phra Singh Temple:

The Wat Phra Singh is yet another temple complex that offers a captivating insight into the culture and practices of ancient Thailand since the temple in question is a restored Buddhist site from the 14th century. Buddha statues, very well done in gold and copper, are the main attractions that enthral the visitors with architectural extravagance and rare natural beauty in the surrounding gardens and countryside.

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar:

But temples are not all that Chiang Mai is famous for. Whereas nightlife in Bangkok is focused on the beaches, the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is abuzz with locals and tourists alike. This is just the place for souvenir-hunting as only the best handicrafts make it to these shelves. Besides domestic articles and decoration pieces, electronic items and gadgets can also be found under a cheaper price tag.

Chiang Mai Night Safari:

A class apart from the traditional sense of nightlife, roaming a safari park at night gives a unique statement to the nature of your adventure and underlines the fact that Chiang Mai caters to all kinds of tastes. Jeeploads of safari lovers are either in or on their way to this nocturnal paradise and the park offers choices in good food and stage performances. This definitely makes it to the top of any list of tourist attractions that regard uniqueness and adventure above all else.

Maesa Elephant Camp:

Mention the name 'Thailand' and the mind immediately conjures up images of monks climbing a never-ending staircase, a bustling nightlife and of course, elephant rides. Elephants and tourists go hand in hand which is why the last, but certainly not the least important thing on a traveller's to-do list, should be visiting this elephant camp. Feed the majestic giants. Get a ride! Get a selfie!

How To Get To Chiang Mai From Chiang Mai International Airport?
Taxi and Tuk-Tuk:

Chiang Mai International Airport offers a number of transportation options for passengers arriving at the airport. Public Taxi service is available 24 hours for the comfort and ease of the arriving passengers. Taxi services will include songteaw and the popular local transport called tuk-tuks. You will find them on stand-by outside the airport. Tuk-tuks are three-wheeled and windowless vehicles that can be spotted by their blue or red colour. Songthaews, on the other hand are covered long-bed trucks offering cheaper transport as compared to the tuk-tuks.

Private Car Hire:

Limousine and car rental service counters are also available and located opposite the domestic and international arrival lounges on the first floor. Most of Chiang Mai's hotels offer pick and drop services for its valued guests free of charge. Please check with your hotel at the time of booking if such services are being offered.

Which Are The Best Hotels In Chiang Mai For Travellers?
  • Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel - 4-star
  • Yaang Come Village Hotel - 4-star
  • De Chai The Colonial - 4-star
  • Bodhi Serene Hotel - 4-star
  • Villa Sirilanna Hotel - 4-star
  • Sakorn Residence and Hotel - 3-star
  • Thannatee Boutique Hotel - 3-star
  • ISTY Hotel - 3-star
  • Goldenbell Hotel - 3-star
  • The 3 Sis Hotel - 3-star
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