The average price of a 7-day trip to Chiang Mai is $1,337 for a solo traveler, $2,401 for a couple, and $4,502 for a family of 4. Chiang Mai hotels range from $11 to $170 per night with an average of $34, while most vacation rentals will cost $90 to $400 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) are between $947 and $1,552 per person for economy flights and $2,972 to $4,870 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $20 to $34 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Chiang Mai, TH

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CNX and stay in a Chiang Mai hotel:

  • January 29th to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th and November 5th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Chiang Mai is usually late October.

 

Average Chiang Mai Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $754-$2,044($108-$292 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $34 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $500 to $1,350 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $35 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $62 to $76 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $2,288-$4,036($327-$577 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $68 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,000 to $2,700 for economy

Lodging: $19 to $35 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $62 to $76 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $2,788-$7,084($398-$1,012 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $136 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,000 to $5,400 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $70 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $99 to $122 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Chiang Mai

How cheap can you make a vacation to Chiang Mai? The cheapest trip to Chiang Mai is about $90 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 6% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $10.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $630-$1,729($90-$247 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $10 to $19 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $500 to $1,350 for economy

Lodging: $10 to $11 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $1,200-$3,212($171-$459 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $38 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,000 to $2,700 for economy

Lodging: $10 to $11 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $2,400-$6,274($343-$896 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $76 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,000 to $5,400 for economy

Lodging: $20 to $22 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $57 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Chiang Mai cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Chiang Mai Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Chiang Mai.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $1,674-$9,209($239-$1,316 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $71 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,000 to $3,672 for first class

Lodging: $68 to $170 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $840 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $2,940-$13,378($420-$1,911 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $142 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,000 to $7,344 for first class

Lodging: $68 to $170 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $400 to $840 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Chiang Mai for a week is $5,880-$23,732($840-$3,390 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $284 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,000 to $14,688 for first class

Lodging: $136 to $340 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $640 to $1,176 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Chiang Mai Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Chiang Mai is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Chiang Mai due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Chiang Mai Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Chiang Mai hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Chiang Mai.

 

Flight Costs to Chiang Mai

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,552 average in early August to a low of $947 in late October. Median flight price is $1,063. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Chiang Mai our data includes 152 originating airports, and 108 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Chiang Mai from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $6,899 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Don Mueang International (DMK) in Bangkok (Thailand) at an average of just $53.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Chiang Mai, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $606, so you can easily save about 64% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Chiang Mai can easily cost $140 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $10 per person. Private tours can cost $288 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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