Chiang Mai International Airport


Many locals and tourists pass through Chiang Mai International Airport. It’s the gateway to Northern Thailand with over 2 million people arriving and departing each year. Flights come to Chiang Mai International Airport from China, Taiwan, Laos, Singapore as well as Bangkok. It’s only 10 minutes to the city centre by taxi where you’ll find exciting bars, Thai restaurants, street markets and plenty of entertainment. There are other transport options to and from the airport like rental cars, mini shuttle buses or songthaew. Experience a ride in a tuk tuk to and from the airport, it will give you a taste of what Thailand and Chiang Mai is all about.

You’ll find helpful customer service booths, travel agent offices for various airlines like Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, AirAsia and Nok Air. There are also a number of exchange bureaus. Withdrawing money isn’t a problem either, there’s no shortage of ATMs dotted around the airport terminal. If you need a bite to eat, enjoy Thai or international food at one of the food outlets. Enjoy a coffee, fast food or try one of the delicatessens for authentic Thai food. Before your flight, check out the shops that sell handicrafts, souvenirs, silk goods and fresh food.

if you need to send a postcard to relatives or friends, there’s also a post office in Chiang Mai International Airport. The airport has recently undergone major refurbishment so is comfortable, light and airy for passengers while they are waiting for their particular flight. If you’ve got the time, don’t miss out on having a neck, shoulder, head or back massage. The massage parlour can be found on the first floor, how about that for something a little different? Welcome to Thailand. In the airport lounge you can also find a smoking room, prayer room and information counter.

Lots of departure and arrival boards are situated in the airport on the ground and first floor. Just ask anyone if you’re a little unsure about times, flights or anything else. Sit in comfort while waiting for your flight, soaking up the Thai atmosphere. Chiang Mai International Airport is modern with lots of facilities, amenities and services on hand whether arriving or departing. If you’re having a short break or longer in Chiang Mai itself, hotels are only a short drive away. Many of the popular hotels also provide minibus services to and from the airport for their guests.

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