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Chiang Mai Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Chiang Mai Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Chiang Mai Airport.

What to Expect

  • There are two small, connecting terminals: one for domestic flights and one for international destinations.
  • Some areas were renovated in 2014.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide an airport shuttle. See our Airport Hotel section below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Chiang Mai Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Chiang Mai Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Chiang Mai Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Resident - (5 minutes from the airport) This hotel has two buildings: AR1 has cheaper, smaller rooms. AR2 is newer, with larger rooms. Free airport shuttle is available (to the airport) on the following scheduled times 8:00AM, 9:00AM, 3:00PM, 6:00PM and 10:00PM.
  • Hotel Noble Place - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle service is not available.
  • TL Residence - (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. TL Residence can be reached on foot in 12 minutes if you are traveling light.
  • B2 Thippanate Boutique & Budget Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.
  • B2 Airport Boutique & Budget Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Chiang Mai Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Chiang Mai Airports for two hours. Connect to the “@ AirportTrueFreeWiFi” Network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Available at various locations throughout the airport.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes. Locations: 2 in Domestic Departures • 3 in International Terminal Departures • 1 office at the entrance to International Arrivals.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - King Power Duty Free offers duty-free shopping in International Departures (Floor 2) from 6:00AM - 12:00AM. An assortment of convenience stores, gift shops, clothing stores, and more are found throughout the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - There are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops available. The following are open 24 hours. Black Canyon Coffee (International Departure FL2) • Dairy Queen (International Arrival FL1 • 94 Coffee (International Arrival FL1)
  • Information Desk - Yes, 2 locations available, both are located on the 1st Floor of the Domestic Arrivals.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Kai Sun (Thailand) Co. provides service on the 1st Floor, rate is 200 baht per day for a locker.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Services are provided in both Terminals, 1st Floor. Rates: starting at 150 Baht per piece.
  • Medical Services - Head to the First Aid located on the 2nd floor. Hours 8:00AM - 11:00PM.
  • Mobile Charging - Yes, 4 locations. Domestic Terminal, 1st Floor Hall, Check Point tickets, and Departure Hall • International Terminal, Departure Hall
  • Prayer Room - Muslim Prayer Room - Location: 2nd Floor towards the International Departures (near Burger King). Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM. No overnight sleeping allowed.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - Permitted in the smoking room, 2nd floor, international departures, next to Black Canyon Coffee.
  • Spa - There are 3 locations to choose from. Sauna and Spa (2 locations in International Arrival FL1). Hours: 24 hours • Lanna Massage (International Departure FL2) Hours: 8:30AM - 12:00AM.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buses 4 and 9 link the airport to the city center. The bus stop is located about 100m to the left of the airport terminal. This is not the most comfortable or reliable way to travel to and from the airport, but it’s the cheapest.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite and offer 24 hour service: Asap Car • Avis • Budget • Chic Car Rent • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thai Rental.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, the only hotel that provided an airport shuttle was the Airport Resident. [ See Airport Hotels above ]

Shared-Ride Vehicles

“Songthaews” offer shared transportation along a fixed route. This is not the safest method of travel, but a popular mode of travel among locals and an economical way to travel between the airport and town if you’re traveling with others.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses to the city centre are available from Exit 9, 1st Floor of the International Terminal. Buses depart every 30 minutes and provide 3 destination options.


Taxis are readily available at Exit 1. There is a taxi stand available to assist you, 24 hours a day.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .