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Home Flights Asia Thailand Cheap flights to Chiang Rai, Thailand

Cheap flights to Chiang Rai

Popular in August High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in September Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop
Average price $929 Average for round-trip flights in March 2020
Round-trip from $798 From New York to Chiang Rai

When is the best time to fly to Chiang Rai?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - CEI
Price
$647 - $1648
CEI
Temperature
82.4 - 95 °F
CEI
Rainfall
0.47 - 12.68 inches

From November to February during the high season, the temperature is cool. It often drops to 68 degrees Fahrenheit and for Thai people this is very cold, for visitors, it tends to be just about perfect. During the hot season, March to May, temperatures rise to 97 degrees while the monsoon season provides a little sunshine but mostly rain and mist. Festivals take place throughout the year such as the Lychee Fair, King Men Rai Festival, Vesak Day, Loy Kratong and of course the exciting water festival, Songkran.

The cheapest time to visit Chiang Rai is during the low season between June and August, when the weather is cooler. It’s the ideal time to take the kids too as many children will be on vacation from school. Thailand also has national holidays which is a great opportunity to mingle with the locals and get a taste of real Thai life.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Chiang Rai?

The cheapest flights to Chiang Rai are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Wednesday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Chiang Rai trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Chiang Rai overview

Chiang Rai is in the north of Thailand and quite a small, quiet place to visit. The town and surrounding countryside is great to explore during a vacation. When traveling to this once capital of the Lanna Kingdom, enjoy a hill tribe tour, unique wild life and visit the Golden Triangle. This is where Thailand, Burma and Laos all meet. Chiang Rai is now very popular with vacationers from around the world who like to experience traditional and rural lifestyles. There’s plenty going on in Chiang Rai with beautiful temples to contemplate in, fabulous markets, great restaurants and a vibrant night life. One of the most iconic landmarks is the amazing Clock Tower. It’s situated in the downtown area and was built to honor the King. At 7pm, 8pm and 9pm it comes to life with an impressive light and sound display. The White Temple or Wat Rong Khun is also a must-see. This temple is all white and looks like frosting off a cake. Chiang Rai may be a relatively small destination but has a huge heart, especially with the friendly people who make visitors more than welcome. There are hills to climb, long tail boat trips on the Mae Nam Kok to Tha Ton and bamboo rafting to enjoy. For the less energetic, relax at your hotel or outside a bar and just watch the world go by.

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Getting around Chiang Rai

Getting from the Airport to the City

Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) is small and just over six miles from the city’s downtown area. There are plenty of songthaew, taxis and tuk tuks to take you to your accommodations. Do remember to ask for a price before getting on board and barter for a discount, great fun. Ask your driver if he or she would take you on a tour of Chiang Rai once you’ve settled in. This shouldn’t cost too much and is a wonderful way to see what this jewel in the North has to offer visitors.

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