The cheapest times to fly from LAX to CEI are

  • January 22nd to May 13th
  • October 15th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 LAX to CEI is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1937 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $799 for Thursday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Chiang Rai

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Chiang Rai (CEI) will usually cost between $940 to $1508 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $978. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1672. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $694 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1075 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to CEI flight.

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

LAX to CEI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to CEI flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chiang Rai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $165 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1072. Return trip prices are from the CEI to LAX 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 LAX 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 17 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 LAX to CEI while comparing.

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

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from CEI
  • Usually 35.12% less expensive than CEI
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CNX flights


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to CEI — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $683
  • Average savings: $393 (36.51%)

See LAX to BKK flights

Hack #2: Phuket (LAX > HKT > CEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $810
  • Average savings: $265 (24.65%)

See LAX to HKT flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (LAX > KUL > CEI)

  • Price for both tickets: $843
  • Average savings: $232 (21.58%)

See LAX to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Etihad, EVA Air, JAL, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Sichuan Airlines, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chiang Rai Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7945 miles or 12786 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to CEI flight is about 15 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Chiang Rai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from LAX to CEI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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