The cheapest times to fly from JFK to CEI are

  • January 29th to May 20th (except the weeks of February 19th and April 2nd)
  • August 27th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to CEI is early May. Prices can be as high as $2480 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $928 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Chiang Rai

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Chiang Rai (CEI) will usually cost between $952 to $1672 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $991. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1987. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $996 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1123 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to CEI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to CEI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to CEI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to CEI flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chiang Rai, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $167 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1100. Return trip prices are from the CEI to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to CEI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to CEI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) in Chiang Mai

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from CEI
  • Usually 29.04% less expensive than CEI
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to CNX flights

Destination alternative #2: Lampang Airport (LPT) in Lampang

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from CEI
  • Usually 6.06% less expensive than CEI
  • 2-layover flights available

See JFK to LPT flights


Flight Hacking JFK to CEI

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to CEI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (JFK > BKK > CEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $787
  • Average savings: $336 (29.93%)

See JFK to BKK flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (JFK > KUL > CEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $880
  • Average savings: $243 (21.65%)

See JFK to KUL flights

Hack #3: Phuket (JFK > HKT > CEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $236 (20.98%)

See JFK to HKT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to CEI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air India, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Sichuan Airlines, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chiang Rai Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8233 miles or 13250 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to CEI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to CEI flight is about 15 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Chiang Rai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from JFK to CEI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code CEI
Destination airport name Chiang Rai Airport
City Chiang Rai
Country Thailand
Latitude 19.9
Longitude 99.8


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