Thai Airways operates several daily flights to Chiang Mai from Bangkok (1 hour 10 minutes) and two direct flights daily from Phuket (1 hour 50 minutes). Bangkok Airways has six flights daily from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. In peak season flights are heavily booked. Thai Air Asia and Nok Air, two airlines based at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, offer budget flights.
Chiang Mai International Airport is about 5 km (3 miles) south of the Old City. A taxi ride to the Old City costs B150, a trip in a songthaew about B60.
Airports and Transfers
Bangkok Airways. 053/281519; www.bangkokair.com.
Chiang Mai International Airport. 053/270222; www.chiangmaiairportthai.com.
Thai Airways. 053/920999; 053/920920; www.thaiairways.com.