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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Chiang Mai

Sydney (SYD) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

Typically, flights to Chiang Mai from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Chiang Mai, which has an average price of $921

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CHIANG MAI FROM SYDNEYMay18% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Chiang Mai costs on average just $757 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CHIANG MAI FROM SYDNEYDecember56% more expensiveIt costs about $1,434 for flights to Chiang Mai from Sydney in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CHIANG MAI FROM SYDNEYDecember251% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Chiang Mai from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Chiang Mai?

How long does it take to fly to Chiang Mai?

If you're flying to Chiang Mai, Thailand, from Sydney, you can expect flights to have a single stopover and a travel time of just under 13 hours. Travelling from Brisbane will take a little longer with one or two stopovers and a travel time of roughly 17 and a half hours. Flights from Melbourne to Chiang Mai can be expected to have a flight time of around 14 hours with a single stopover or closer to 17 hours with multiple stops.

Where can you fly directly into Chiang Mai from?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Chiang Mai from Australia at the moment, but you will find flights with a single stopover. If you’re travelling from Sydney, Kingsford Smith has flights with a single stopover in Bangkok before heading to Chiang Mai. Melbourne has Chiang Mai flight deals with a single stopover in Hong Kong. Travelling from Brisbane? You’ll find flights with a single stopover in Taipei or flights with multiple stopovers in Singapore and Bangkok.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Chiang Mai?

    The cheapest month to fly to Chiang Mai from Australia is in May. Flight prices, which tend to average around $757, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you are unable to visit Chiang Mai during the month of May, then departing from Australia during the month October is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $784.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Chiang Mai?

    In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Chiang Mai is about 54 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are $921. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Chiang Mai from Australia for as low as $512 on momondo.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Chiang Mai?

    According to our data, Monday is the cheapest day to fly to Chiang Mai from Australia. The lowest ticket price found for a Monday departure recently was $885. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to depart from Australia because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around $992.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Chiang Mai?

    Our data shows that the cheapest Australia to Chiang Mai flights are usually those with departure times at midday. Our users have found flights to Chiang Mai at midday for as low as $618. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Chiang Mai is in the morning when prices are around $957.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Chiang Mai?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Chiang Mai is possible. If you are planning a flight to Chiang Mai, consider booking flights to Lampang Airport (80 km from Chiang Mai city centre), Pai Airport (87 km from Chiang Mai city centre), Mae Hong Son Airport (121 km from Chiang Mai city centre), Phrae Airport (144 km from Chiang Mai city centre) or Chiang Rai Airport (160 km from Chiang Mai city centre).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Chiang Mai?

    With an average price of $64 per person, Chiang Rai Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Chiang Mai. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.


Chiang Mai flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Chiang Mai found recently by users on momondo
Scoot
4 Mar.
MEL14:40Melbourne
20h 05m
1 stop
CNX10:45Chiang Mai
12 Mar.
CNX07:25Chiang Mai
26h 15m
1 stop
MEL10:40Melbourne
Scoot
18 Apr.
SYD16:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
21h 10m
1 stop
CNX13:55Chiang Mai
7 May
CNX11:50Chiang Mai
16h 35m
1 stop
SYD04:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
4 Mar.
MEL14:40Melbourne
29h 10m
3 stops
CNX19:50Chiang Mai
12 Mar.
CNX07:50Chiang Mai
25h 50m
2 stops
MEL10:40Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
4 Mar.
MEL14:40Melbourne
29h 10m
3 stops
CNX19:50Chiang Mai
12 Mar.
CNX01:45Chiang Mai
31h 55m
3 stops
MEL10:40Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
4 Mar.
MEL14:40Melbourne
31h 25m
2 stops
CNX22:05Chiang Mai
12 Mar.
CNX09:10Chiang Mai
24h 30m
2 stops
MEL10:40Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
21 Feb.
ADL05:35Adelaide
28h 40m
1 stop
CNX10:15Chiang Mai
7 Mar.
CNX09:55Chiang Mai
14h 40m
1 stop
ADL00:35Adelaide

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Chiang Mai

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Chiang Mai, view some of our deals below provided by Scoot and Singapore Airlines
Multiple Airlines
14 Feb.
PER12:15Perth
29h 30m
2 stops
CNX17:45Chiang Mai
Scoot
4 Feb.
SYD16:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
18h 00m
1 stop
CNX10:45Chiang Mai
Scoot
14 Feb.
PER12:15Perth
19h 30m
1 stop
CNX07:45Chiang Mai

Which airlines fly to Chiang Mai?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Chiang Mai
  • Which airlines fly to Chiang Mai?

    Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Scoot and Cathay Pacific are the most popular airlines that fly from Australia to Chiang Mai on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Chiang Mai with these airlines and other airlines flying from Australia.


Airports near Chiang Mai

Below you will find all the airports in Chiang Mai along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Chiang Mai Airport?

After reaching Chiang Mai International Airport, Chiang Mai, you’ll have many transport options for reaching the city centre. Firstly, you can hop on the airport bus which passes by many landmarks and takes roughly 20 minutes to get to the city centre. The R3 buses can be found just outside the arrivals hall. You can also take a private taxi from outside the arrivals hall, this trip will take around 15 minutes. You will also find local tuk-tuks and songthaews outside the airport, or taxi apps are available in Chiang Mai and have a designated pick-up point at the airport.


Popular routes to Chiang Mai

Most frequently searched flights to Chiang Mai along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Bangkok to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time1h 10m
Cheapest price$50
Sydney to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time18h 00m
Cheapest price$498
Perth to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time22h 45m
Cheapest price$681
Phuket City to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time2h 05m
Cheapest price$147
Coolangatta to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time24h 35m
Cheapest price$8,656
Adelaide to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time28h 40m
Cheapest price$788
Brisbane to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time39h 05m
Cheapest price$873
Melbourne to Chiang Mai Flights
Fastest flight time20h 05m
Cheapest price$512

Visa requirements for visiting Chiang Mai

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Chiang Mai?

If you’re travelling for tourist purposes, you will be able to enter Thailand and visit Chiang Mai without needing a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your arrival date and you must have proof of onward travel within 30 days. If you wish to stay longer than 30 days, you can apply for an extension through immigration in Chiang Mai. To travel for business, you will need to apply for a visa through the closest Thai consulate.


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Best things to do and see in Chiang Mai

What can you see and do in Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai is a city unlike any other with a wide array of activities to partake in and sights to see. You can traverse the treetops on a local zip line tour or visit the self-proclaimed smallest bar in the world, Tiny Corner. You’ll be able to sign up for Muay Thai classes, or spend time moving through the Old City to experience the temples and shrines in the city. Chiang Mai has something for everyone. Part of Chiang Mai’s history is the elaborate Buddhist temples in the city that you can visit like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a Theravada Buddhist temple at the top of Doi Suthep Mountain. Other must-see temples are Wat Chedi Luang and the restored 14th-century temple Wat Phra Singh. When looking to escape the city or while visiting Doi Suthep Mountain, you can make your way to Doi Suthep–Pui National Park and splash around in the waterfalls along the trails. Chiang Mai Zoo is a must for those travelling with kids. It contains an array of wild animals, an aquarium and a waterpark. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is the place to be for local souvenirs, fabrics and Thai cuisine.