Thai AirAsia, Bangkok Air, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air and Thai Vietjet all operate daily flights from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. The alternative to flying from Bangkok to Chiang Rai is to take a public bus, which will take around 12 to 14 hours to travel from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.
Flight Schedule from Bangkok to Chiang Rai
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|Bangkok - Chiang Rai ฿ 1,993–4,625 1h 25m – 1h 35m|
|Don Mueang Airport - Chiang Rai ฿ 1,995–2,295 1h 15m – 1h 25m|
Flights to Chiang Rai depart from both Suvarnabhumi International Airport, 999 หมู่ 1 Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Phli, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10540 and Don Mueang International Airport, 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Khwaeng Sanambin, Khet Don Mueang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10210, Thailand.
Chiang Rai Airport
Flights from Bangkok arrive at Mae Fah Luang – Chiang Rai International Airport, 404 moo 4 Ban Du – Rim Kok Ban Du – Rim Kok Amphoe Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000.
About Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai is the capital city of Chiang Rai Province and the most northerly large city in Thailand with a population of around 70,000. Chiang Rai is a popular destination for tourists who come here for the scenery, temples and cooler climate.
Although Chiang Rai has a long and interesting history (it was once the capital of separate kingdom in the north of Thailand) the two most popular attractions in the city are temples which have been built more recently. The most popular of these is the White Temple temple, construction of which commenced in 1998.
The other major, and modern, tourist attraction is the Black Temple. The Black Temple consists of other 40 largely wooden structures painted black which contain artwork created by Thailand’s late national artist, Thawan Duchanee, who passed away in 2014. Thawan Duchanee grew up in Chiang Rai and was noted for his religious paintings and intricate engravings.