The cheapest times to fly from SFO to CEI are
- January 29th to May 13th
- August 20th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 8th)
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 SFO to CEI is early March. Prices can be as high as $1927 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $886 for Monday flights around early March.
When to Fly to Chiang Rai
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Chiang Rai (CEI) will usually cost between $887 to $1462 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $920. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1702. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $782 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $998 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to CEI flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to CEI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to CEI flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chiang Rai, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $70 (5%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1041. Return trip prices are from the CEI to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SFO 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 14 hour 41 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 SFO to CEI while comparing.
- 96 miles (154 km) away from CEI
- Usually 28.86% less expensive than CEI
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking SFO 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 SFO to CEI — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $715
- Average savings: $283 (28.36%)
- Price for both tickets: $842
- Average savings: $157 (15.68%)
- Price for both tickets: $889
- Average savings: $109 (10.92%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to CEI? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Austrian, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Etihad, EVA Air, JAL, KLM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Sichuan Airlines, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Chiang Rai Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 7608 miles or 12244 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to CEI?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to CEI flight is about 14 hour 41 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Chiang Rai?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SFO to CEI.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Chiang Rai Airport|
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