The panorama view of Panonrama View of Phra Maha Dhatu Nabhamethanidol and Nabhapolbhumisiri at Doi Inthanon National Park after the sunset with twilight sky.iangmai, Thailand

Flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Chiang Mai (CNX)

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Visiting from Adelaide to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai travel information

Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand is a calm and laid-back place to relax. Immerse yourself in the lush green countryside, pristine rainforests, scenic waterfalls, authentic markets, elephant sanctuaries and peaceful country villages. Popular attractions in Chiang Mai include a visit to the Wat Phra That Dio Suthep temple, Talat Warorot market and the botanic gardens. Be sure to sample to the famous spicy Thai noodle curry soup, absorb the beauty of the rice fields and visit local villages. Discover a city that still has a strong Thai history in place.

When to visit

Best time to visit Chiang Mai

The best times to visit Chiang Mai are from November to early February with cool temperatures between 19°C and 29°C. In November you can catch the Loy Krathong festival and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities including a bike tour of the old town or a cruise along the Ping River. March to May is very hot with temperatures reaching 40°C, here you can cool off in the hotel pool. June to October is monsoon season in this ancient town, though you can still enjoy the temples and Thai cuisine.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport serving Chiang Mai, the capital city of Chiang Mai Province in Thailand. It is a major gateway to Northern Thailand and becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Located less than 10 minutes by taxi from the city centre, Chiang Mai International Airport consists of a domestic and international terminal.

Arriving in Chiang Mai

The friendly staff at Chiang Mai Airport will welcome you when you arrive and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you to the city centre. 

Getting into Chiang Mai from Chiang Mai international Airport 

Various transport options are available to get to the city centre from the airport. Taxis, airport shuttle, private transfers, minibus and hotel shuttles are available at Chiang Mai Airport to get to the city centre. Airport transfers can be easily booked in advance. The best way is to take a taxi from the terminal building for the short ride to town. Songteaw city buses and tuk-tuk's are available or alternatively you may wish to rent a car. Popular ride share services are Uber and Grab for a convenient way to travel.

Getting around Chiang Mai

Getting around Chiang Mai is easy, as the city has many transport options. Songthaews (local buses) are the most convenient and cheap ways of travelling and can take you to the markets and attractions. Tuk-tuks are a fun way to travel a short distance and can easily be found thought town. Taxis are the most comfortable way to get around, though be sure to ask for the meter to be turned on or you can rent a motorbike or hire a bike to explore Chiang Mai. To explore more of the region and surrounding town in Northern Thailand you may wish to rent a car.

Departure information

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Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Adelaide, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Adelaide AirportLocated 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL)Opens external site in a new window is Australia's fifth busiest airport. Both domestic (QF400 and above) and international (QF1-QF399) services operate from the same terminal. 

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