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It’ll normally take you over a day to get to Chiang Rai, Thailand from the United States. West coast departures from Los Angeles and San Francisco have some of the shortest travel times, but you’ll still be connecting twice and looking at around 30 hours of travel time. Travelers from the south or east coast may have to travel for as much as two full days to reach this mountain town of Northern Thailand. The good news is you may be able to find a Chiang Rai flight deal with all the options for international connections in nearby Bangkok.
There aren’t any nonstop flights to Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI), Chiang Rai from the US, but there are several flights from Thailand and China that you may connect through. When traveling from west coast cities, some common layovers are going to be in Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok, and Beijing. East coast travelers may be routed through connecting airports in Europe, like Frankfurt, Vienna, or Zurich.
$32 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Chiang Rai. This flight is from Bangkok and is 96% cheaper than most flights to Chiang Rai. To find the cheapest price to Chiang Rai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Chiang Rai is possible. If you are planning a flight to Chiang Rai, consider booking flights to Chiang Mai Airport (97 mi from Chiang Rai city center), Pai Airport (98 mi from Chiang Rai city center) or Nan Airport (98 mi from Chiang Rai city center).
The cheapest airport near Chiang Rai is typically Nan Airport with an average price of $554/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
For flights from United States to Chiang Rai, most momondo users will book with popular airlines such as Qatar Airways, EVA Air, China Eastern and Thai Airways. Depending on what airport you fly from, you may have other airlines to choose from.
There aren’t any public transportation options to get into Chiang Rai’s city center from the airport. The rideshare application Grab is available all over Thailand. The Grab app works just like Uber and Lyft do in the US. There are many private shuttle services available in Chiang Rai, and you may review them and book them online through the company Jayride. You may want to check with your hotel or tour group to see if they offer airport rides for their guests, especially if you are arriving late at night or early in the morning, when taxis or rideshare drivers may not be as readily available.
For US citizens, stays under 30 days do not require a visa when traveling to Thailand. Ensure you have six months of validity on your passport and have a full open page in your passport for immigration stamps.
Chiang Rai is a city of about 200,000 people that is the northernmost city in Thailand. While you’re in the city, visit any number of Buddhist temples located all around the city, including the White Temple, Blue Temple, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Fang Min just to name a few. Thailand is famous for its cuisine worldwide, and you can get hot and fresh Thai street food at the Chiang Rai Night Bazaar or the Walking Street. Another popular tourist destination in this part of Thailand are yoga and wellness retreats. Any combination of yoga classes, pilates, or massage treatments are available in the area to rest and rejuvenate. More adventurous types may travel into the mountains of the region to explore the caves or meet and stay with the indigenous nomadic tribes that still farm the area.
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