Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Information
(Chiang Mai, Thailand)
North-West Thailand's largest air gateway is Chiang Mai International Airport, whose two terminals currently annually greet approaching four million passengers, flying into and out of this ancient Thai city. One Chiang Mai International Airport terminal is reserved for domestic flights, while the other terminal takes care of international flights.
This hub became an alternate Swiss International Airlines and China Airlines stopover during the temporary 2008 closure of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport and has been a Thai AirAsia secondary hub since 2011.
The facility can handle up to 24 flights every hour. Close to 20 different airlines currently operate here, at least half a dozen of which are Thai carriers offering frequent flights to and from Bangkok
. The airport also supplies T'way Airlines charter flights to Busan
, as well as dozens of other non-stop flights to destinations across South-East Asia
Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Address: 60 Sanambin Road, Suthep District, 50100, Thailand
Tel: +66 05 327 0222 33
Chiang Mai International Airport is situated just 10 km / 6 miles south-west of central Chiang Mai, along a road called the Thipanet (Route 108). The airport's international and domestic terminals are housed within a single, spacious structure. Nearby points of reference include the Far Eastern University, the Klaimor Hospital, the B2 Premier Hotel Resort and the Pimanthip Golf Course.
- Travel agents
- ATMs in the Departures and Arrivals areas
- First-floor Arrivals lounge currency exchange booth
- Souvenir, produce, silk and craft shops in Arrivals
- Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Budget all offer car hire at a booth next to the first-floor Domestic Arrivals lounge
- First-aid station on the first floor of International Departures
- Duty free shops in the International Departures and Arrivals lounges
- Post office offering international and local services next to the Domestic Arrivals lounge on the first floor
- Restaurants and cafés in the Arrivals and Departures lounges, as well as before the check-in desks, including a Thai Airways restaurant and a 94 Coffee shop
Cars and Taxis
The airport's transportation service counters are situated opposite its International and Domestic Arrivals exits, on the first floor. The Chiang Mai-Hod Road and the Super Highway are two of the main roads between Chiang Mai and its airport. Taxi travel from the airport to its historic walled city usually takes under ten minutes. Western-style taxis are parked next to traditional Thai tuk-tuks (motorised rickshaws) and songthaews (shared pick-up trucks) outside the terminal building.
Although three-wheeled tuk-tuks and red songthaew trucks far outnumber buses in both Chiang Mai International Airport and the city, the site is a popular stop along Route 4 of the city's 'pink bus' service. Several private companies also offer VIP bus transport services.